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UK Bank Ring-Fencing Legislation

What is Bank ring-fencing?

Published by HM Treasury, the Bank ring-fencing legislation will be fully enforced from 1st January 2019, but what exactly does the ring-fencing legislation entail?

Following the global financial crisis that started in 2007 the Government developed legislation to fundamentally change how banks are run  as well as strengthen the UK financial system. The Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 introduced the notion of ring-fencing as recommended by the Independent Commission on Banking. Details of the regime are set further into legislation that was passed in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and through the rules of the city regulators – the PRA and FCA. Links to the various ring-fencing legislation can be found below in our useful reading and links section to the side.

In essence, the rules require that the largest UK banks must separate the provision of their core retail banking services from their other activities such as investment and international banking. The ring-fencing of activities within Banks, otherwise known as structural reform by the PRA, must take place in the biggest of the UK’s Banks by the start of 2019.

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Ring-Fencing Deadline

The UK’s biggest banks must comply with all aspects of the ring-fencing legislation by 2019.

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1st January 2019

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