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Consultation on Partial Revision of “Direct Transmission" Circular

August 20, 2020 |Banking


Consultation on partial revision of “Direct transmission” Circular

After the look back study of the “Direct transmission” Circular in 2019, FINMA is providing a consultation regarding the partial revision of the Circular until 15.10.2020.


The “Direct transmission” Circular went into effect on 1 January 2017 and is intended to ensure the direct statute-established information exchange between supervised institutions and foreign authorities. FINMA announced the revision of the “Direct transmission” in two years after the circular had taken effect. In the period from July to September 2019 Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA was conducting a look back analysis. Meanwhile the interested parties had the opportunity to share their experience to promote the improvement of the circular.


Key points of the partial revision

In the explanatory report FINMA announced that a lot of suggestions made during the consultation exercise were submitted again. It was also suggested to add the list of foreign authorities competent to provide administrative assistance. the parties intended in the revision are of the view that the catalogue of examples of notifiable transmissions of information should be reduced. The changes in the “Direct transmission” Circular contain the explanations and simplifications.
Source: https://www.finma.ch/en/news/2020/08/20200820-mm-anh-rs-17-06/

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