UK-based banks mull post-Brexit switch from London to Paris

Leading international banks based in Britain are planning to shift some operations from London to Paris following the Brexit vote, in order to maintain access to the European Union financial markets, France’s senior financial regulator says.

Benoît de Juvigny, the secretary general of the French stock market regulator, AMF, said the banks have conducted research aimed at moving their operations to the French capital.

“Large international banks… have already undertaken real due diligence and we have received a lot of practical questions regarding the way they are going to be managed from our perspective, with their relationship with the French regulators,” Benoit de Juvigny, secretary general at the AMF, told BBC television Wednesday.

“In some cases I would say we are still at the level of inquiries or informal inquires by consultants, by lawyers and so on,” de Juvigny said.

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