CONTINGENCY PLAN DEADLINE IS HERE – Friday saw the deadline for financial service institutions to unveil their plans in the case of a ‘Hard Brexit’. Sam Woods, boss of Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), set the deadline in April because in his words, planning was “uneven across firms and plans may not be being sufficiently tested against the most adverse potential outcomes”. He wanted written confirmation from the top level management of these financial service institutions to ensure contingency plans were being considered and that a “wide range of scenarios” were being examined. Managing Director of Accenture, Peter Beardshaw, has commented saying, “Banks will need to assess the impact on their customers and the challenges, but also opportunities, this might provide.”#SpartanInternational