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UK banks subject to the most stringent pay rules in Europe

23 June 2015

Helen Beck, partner in Deloitte’s financial services reward practice, said: “The PRA has clearly listened to feedback from UK banks. Its proposals for a tiered approach to deferral periods, where the length of deferral increases from three to seven years according to an individual’s risk taking responsibility, is clearly less problematic and severe for banks than originally proposed. Pay arrangements for most junior risk and compliance staff are likely to remain unaffected as a result, which is helpful. The PRA’s proposals for a seven year minimum deferral period, in addition to the extension of clawback periods to ten years, goes much further than the European Banking Authority’s latest proposals. This will mean that board executives of UK banks will be subject to the most stringent pay rules in Europe from next year.”


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