UK Conduct Regulator Wants Improvements To Banks' Whistleblowing Arrangements

Author:Shearman & Sterling LLP
Profession:Shearman & Sterling LLP

On November 14, 2018, the FCA published the outcome of its review of firms' whistleblowing arrangements. The FCA has reviewed how retail and wholesale banks have implemented its whistleblowing rules by looking at firms' policies and procedures, the role of the whistleblowers' champion, firms' whistleblowing annual reports and the relevant training arrangements.

Both the FCA and the PRA published their whistleblowing rules in 2015 and the FCA extended certain of the requirements to U.K. branches of overseas banks in early 2017.

The FCA has published its findings, including areas of good practices, areas for improvement and the FCA's expectations of firms' whistleblowing arrangements. The FCA...

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