Volume 27 (2016) / Issue 7
Banking and its issues do not respect jurisdictional boundaries. Whatever form “brexit” eventually takes the most significant aspects of banking regulation are, and will remain, international. This paper considers the UK’s continuing need for crossborder engagement with the EU in the key operational areas of standard setting, supervision, crisis management, anti-money laundering and payments systems. In addition, it looks at how close coordination with the EU can help address the risk of “regulatory capture” and, separately, in improving culture, ethics and governance in banking.
Consequently, it is important that the UK and the other European states, together with other jurisdictions, continue to work to maintain and develop cross-border cooperation. Moreover, the UK, and the other states, will continue to need to conform to the highest global standards. This will extend to cross-border supervision and coordination set against a background of common standard setting.
At some point it is inevitable that there will be another serious banking crisis. The effects are likely to extend across borders. Consequently, even outside the EU, the eurozone and the scope of the European Central Bank, the UK will need to prepare and to engage closely with the EU’s developing financial crisis management arrangements.
This will include cross-border recovery and resolution planning.
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