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European Central Bank boss warns banks they will be left behind if they don’t finish Brexit preparations now

Banks’ Brexit plans still need work if they are going to be ready for the UK leaving the EU, according to a powerful member of the ECB. Sabine Lautenschlaeger, vice-chair of the board of the Single Supervisory Mechanism, said issues remain in preparations for both UK-based banks trying to access the EU and EU-based banks wanting to service clients in the UK. “My message to all affected banks is this: don’t procrastinate,” she said, speaking at a banking forum in Frankfurt. “No one will wait for you. When Brexit happens you will either be prepared, or not. I advise you to be prepared.” Source City AM

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