Financial services firms could face more restricted access to EU markets following draft Brexit deal
EU membership allows for unrestricted access for financial services but the system of equivalence, which the EU extends to a number of countries it deems to have comparable regulatory regimes, only covers a limited range of market participation. Law firm Hogan Lovells estimates the regime only covers around a quarter of all EU cross-border financial services business. This would give UK financial firms the same level of access as large US and Japanese business, while at the same time tying...
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