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ESMA – Bank of England MOU on no-deal Brexit for CSDs & CCPs

ESMA – Bank of England MOU on no-deal Brexit for CSDs & CCPs

On 4 February 2019, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has agreed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with the Bank of England (BoE) for the recognition of central counterparties and of the central securities depository established in the United Kingdom (UK), that would take effect should the UK leave the European Union (EU) without a withdrawal agreement, the no-deal Brexit scenario.

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Brexit: ESMA ready to recognise UK CSD

Brexit: ESMA ready to recognise UK CSD

European Commission has published today a communication, allowing ESMA to recognise, on the temporary and conditional basis, the UK CSD in case of Brexit no deal. ESMA expressed its support to this decision.

In more detail:

ECSDA appreciated the publication by the European Commission of the communication for Brexit no-deal contingency plan, as issued on the Commission website.

We also note that ESMA Board of Supervisors expressed support to “continued access to the UK Central Securities┬áDepository (CSD), in order to allow the UK CSD to serve Irish securities and to avoid any┬ánegative impact on the Irish securities market.” For more please see ESMA website.