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Handbook of Banking Regulation and Supervision in the United Kingdom
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Handbook of Banking Regulation and Supervision in the United Kingdom

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9781858988184 Edward Elgar Publishing
Maximilian J.B. Hall, Reader in Banking and Financial Regulation, Loughborough University, UK
Publication Date: 1999 ISBN: 978 1 85898 818 4 Extent: 448 pp
Max Hall offers a thoroughly revised and updated edition of his classic handbook on the evolution and structure of UK banking supervision. He examines the major developments at the national and international level which have transformed the conduct of banking supervision in this country.

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Max Hall offers a thoroughly revised and updated edition of his classic handbook on the evolution and structure of UK banking supervision. He examines the major developments at the national and international level which have transformed the conduct of banking supervision in this country. New issues explored in depth include:

• the collapse of BCCI

• the collapse of Barings and its impact on domestic policy

• the Arthur Andersen review

• the creation of the Financial Services Authority

• reforms of the famous Basle Concordat and capital accord

• implementation of the European Commission’s Single Market programme for financial services

This book will prove indispensable to those concerned with the evolution and conduct of domestic supervisory policy in the area of banking.
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‘This new edition of the Handbook of Banking Regulation and Supervision in the United Kingdom is a timely and welcome addition to the literature. Its review of the major events in the history of supervision provide a context for our current system and its clear explanation of how banking supervisors currently go about their work is valuable to anybody with an interest in financial supervision.’
– From the foreword by Howard Davies, The Financial Services Authority, UK
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Contents: Preface Part I: The Evolution of Supervisory Practice 1. Regulation and Supervision in the Early Post-war Years (1945–73) 2. The UK ‘Secondary Banking Crisis’ (1973–75) 3. The Basle Concordat 4. Supervision under the Banking Act 1979 5. The Johnson Matthey Bankers Affair and its Aftermath 6. Reforms Instituted under the Banking Act 1987 7. International Harmonization of Banking Supervision 8. Implications of the Financial Services Act 1986 9. Requirements Arising from Membership of the European Community 10. The British and Commonwealth Bank Affair 11. The Bank of Credit and Commerce International Affair 12. The Barings Affair Part II: The Structure of UK Banking Supervision 13. An Overview of the Bank’s Supervisory Approach 14. The Role of Auditors and Reporting Accountants in the Supervisory Process 15. Relationships Between the Bank and other Supervisory Bodies 16. Authorization Procedures under the Banking Act 1987 17. The Assessment of Capital Adequacy 18. The Assessment of Liquidity Adequacy 19. The Treatment of Foreign Currency Operations 20. The Treatment of Large Exposures 21. The Assessment of the Adequacy of Provisions 22. The Assessment of Country Risk 23. Ownership Rules 24. Deposit Protection Arrangements 25. The Supervision of Banking Groups/Financial Conglomerates 26. Miscellaneous Index
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