Live & Local events 2018/19 start this month

Continuing our successful Live & Local events programme that began in April 2016, this month sees the start of the 2018/19 programme.

From September 2018, we will be travelling across the UK with a new series of events for regulated firms. As before, we 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 are aimed at general insurance, retail investment and mortgage firms, we have added events for non-bank payment services firms to this year’s programme. Furthermore, we are holding two general insurance workshops for compliance consultants.

The first set of events run from September to December 2018, see below for details.

Additional sessions taking place in 2019 will be announced later this year on the Live & Local webpage.

Events in September to December 2018

For retail investment firms, we are hosting interactive workshops on Defined Benefit Pension Transfers featuring a case study that will put into practice our expectations in this area.

Registration is now open for the workshops in October to December 2018.

Details of retail investment events

For general insurance firms, we are offering the following events:

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

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

Details of general insurance events

For mortgage firms, we are hosting monthly ‘Ask the regulator’ Q&A roundtable discussions for intermediaries and lenders to engage with a panel of FCA and industry representatives in an open, informal setting.

Registration is open for the roundtables in September to December 2018.

Details of mortgage events

In September and November 2018, we are holding ‘An introduction to FCA Payments Supervision’ events in London and Manchester for non-bank payment services firms that will provide clarity on our role and expectations, and our supervisory approach. These events will also offer you an opportunity to ask us questions and meet our Payments Department.

Registration is open for these events.

Details of payment services events

In addition to the above events for regulated firms, we are offering two general insurance workshops specifically for compliance consultants in October and November 2018. Following the success of these interactive workshops focusing on how to identify and prevent harm with our regulated general insurance firms, we are holding these events for compliance consultants to share with you what we have presented to our firms, and provide you with an opportunity to ask us questions and give feedback.

Registration is now open for these events.

Details of compliance consultants events