The COVID-19 situation is complex and fast-moving, resulting in an extremely challenging environment to navigate. We have developed a daily regulatory intelligence bulletin, powered by RegHub and Corlytics, which aims to provide a summary of regulatory developments relating to COVID-19. More information on how COVID-19 might impact your firm is available here.

Tuesday 19th May 2020

United Kingdom

HMTApply for the coronavirus Future Fund
UK FinanceMan pleads guilty to sending Covid-19 scam text messages following DCPCU investigation

European Union

ECBChristine Lagarde: Interview with Les Echos, Corriere della Sera, Handelsblatt and El Mundo
Philip R. Lane: Interview with El País
EIOPAEuropean insurers face increased risk exposures due to Covid-19, but market perceptions and imbalances remained at medium level
ENISASecuring smart infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic
ESMAESMA – non-renewal and termination of short selling bans by Austrian FMA, Belgian FSMA, French AMF, Greek HCMC, Italian CONSOB and Spanish CNMV
EUPARLPlenary round-up – Brussels, May 2020
What role for the European Semester in steering the economic recovery?


AMFThe AMF suspends the ban on the creation or increase of net short positions


BDEComparecencia del gobernador, Pablo Hernández de Cos, ante la Comisión de Asuntos Económicos y Transformación Digital del Congreso de los Diputados


BNBL’impact de la crise sur le chiffre d'affaires des entreprises reste important : la revalidation de l'économie belge prendra du temps


DNDDNBulletin: Dutch consumers expect to be hit long-term by economic crisis due to coronavirus outbreak

United States of America

CFTCAgency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
DOTStatement of Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin Before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
FinCenFinCEN Advisory FIN-2020-A002 - Advisory on Medical Scams Related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Hong KongJapan

SFCSFC welcomes re-appointment of Chief Executive Officer

South KoreaJapan

FSCMeasures to Improve ETF and ETN Markets


BOTPerformance of the Thai Banking System in the First Quarter of 2020
SEC-THโครงการ “ส่งพลาสติกกลับบ้าน”


APRAAPRA publishes weekly data on the superannuation early release scheme

New ZealandJapan

FMAFMA reports steady progress on financial advice transitional licensing

Note: Key Updates as of 8:00am Tuesday 19th May 2020