New events added for Live & Local 2018/19 programme

In addition to previously announced events scheduled up to December 2018, we are now opening registration for events taking place in January, February and March 2019. 

We began the 2018/19 programme in September 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.

A regular series of events are aimed at general insurance, retail investment and mortgage firms, plus events in November 2018 for non-bank payment services firms and a general insurance workshop for compliance consultants.

Additional sessions in 2019 will be announced in the coming months on the Live & Local webpage

Live & Local 2018/19 events currently open for registration

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 from November 2018 to March 2019.

Details of general insurance events

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 from November 2018 to March 2019.

Details of retail investment 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 from November 2018 to March 2019.

Details of mortgage events

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

Registration is open for the November event in London.

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. The first event took place in London in October, while the second one will be held in Manchester in November 2018. Following the success of these interactive workshops earlier this year with our regulated general insurance firms on how to identify and prevent harm, 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 the November event in Manchester.

Details of compliance consultants events

Details for a new set of Live & Local events will be released in the coming months via our Live & Local webpage, Regulation Round-up, LinkedIn and Twitter. Sign up to our Live & Local email updates to be alerted by email to upcoming events in your region.

What delegates have said about the Live & Local events:

  • Keeps you in touch with thinking on key issues
  • Extremely positive session with lots of interaction, good context. Very beneficial. Good to have a mixed panel
  • It is welcome that regulators are being approachable and open
  • Important information presented in accessible format
  • Always useful to hear real life experiences from the FCA
  • Relaxed, informal, knowledgeable, human