yuoprn-UK banking regulator to propose crypto issuing, holding rules after Basel 3 finalized
The United Kingdom’s bank regulator, the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA), will propose rules for issuing and holding digital assets, Bank of England (BOE) executive director of the Prudential Policy Directorate Vicky Saporta said in a speech at the bank Feb. 27. The rules will be developed with consideration for Basel III rules and the Financial Services and Markets (FSM) bill now being considered by the Parliament.
The FSM bill, which had its second reading in the House of Lords in January, would give the PRA the new secondary objective of facilitating U.K. international economic growth. To this end, Saporta said, “PRA rule making can deliver three things: harness the UK’s strengths as a global financial center, maintain trust in the UK as a place to do business and tailor regulations to UK circumstances.” She added:
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