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FCA Live and Local Restarts in September

July 10, 2018

What has happened?

Continuing the Live & Local events programme that began in April 2016, the FCA is now launching its 2018/19 programme. From September 2018, the FCA will be travelling across the UK with a new series of events for regulated firms. As before, it will visit each region more than once during the programme to give firms more opportunity to attend a variety of events.

While a regular series of events is aimed at general insurance and mortgage firms, the FCA has added events for non-bank payment services firms to this year’s programme. It will also hold ad hoc events for various sectors featuring its Executive Committee, as well as additional events focusing on priorities set out in its business plan.

The FCA is announcing a new set of event dates and locations every few months on the Live & Local web page, located here. The first set of events will run from September to December 2018.

For general insurance firms, the following events are to be offered:

  • Interactive workshops on the extension of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) and the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD)
  • Q&A roundtable discussions with a panel of FCA and industry representatives

Registration is now open for these events in September to December 2018.

For mortgage firms, monthly Q&A roundtable discussions will enable intermediaries and lenders to engage with a panel of FCA and industry representatives in an open, informal setting. Registration is now open for the roundtables in September to December 2018.

From September to November 2018, the FCA will be holding ‘An introduction to FCA Payments Supervision’ events in London, Birmingham and Manchester for non-bank payment services firms that will provide clarity on the regulator’s role and expectations and its supervisory approach. These events will also offer an opportunity to ask questions and meet the FCA’s Payments Department. Registration is now open for these events.

How can Thistle help you?

Thistle will continue to keep this programme under review and will issue further updates where necessary. Please contact Thistle if you need assistance in relation to any of these issues.