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December 10, 2012

Britain tightens grip on foreign banks

The UK’s chief financial watchdog has sharply tightened its grip on overseas banks that want to take deposits in Britain, pressuring them to open locally-regulated subsidiaries with their own access to cash and capital.

The Financial Services Authority is at the forefront of moves by global regulators to force the arms of overseas banks to have separate capital and liquidity to protect depositors and taxpayers from a bank collapse.”

 

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Read Brooke Masters’ full FT article here

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