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Switzerland and United Kingdom Aspire to Cooperate on Financial Services

July 3, 2020 | News

Switzerland and United Kingdom Aspire to Cooperate on Financial Services

On 30th June, 2020 in Bern, Swiss Finance Minister Ueli Maurer and his UK colleague Rishi Sunak signed a joint statement on further cooperation between the countries relating the financial services in a virtual meeting. They also discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic influenced an economy and finance market.

The joint statement emphasizes the striving of both countries for the common agreement which ensures the trans-border market access for a broad range of financial services connected to insurance, banking activities, management of assets and capital market infrastructure. In such a way, Switzerland and the UK demonstrate their interest in the opening of financial markets and stability in the financial sphere and are eager to establish themselves as the world's leading financial centres in Europe.

The finance ministers exchanged opinions about the question of stock market equivalence and measures of Swiss stock exchange infrastructure protection. They assume that a mutual access to the Swiss and British stock market should be facilitated based on mutual recognition once both sides have taken the necessary actions after the end of the United Kingdom's transition period in relation to the EU.

The next Swiss-UK Financial Dialogue is planned on 8th September. In this meeting the implementation of the ambitions set out in the joint statement will be discussed. An interim assessment will be realized at the end of 2020.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic protection measures, the meeting took place via video conference in London and Bern.
Switzerland and United Kingdom Cooperate on Financial Services
Source: https://www.admin.ch/gov/en/start/documentation/me...

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