Strengthening individual accountability in banking

Supervisory Statement 28/15

First published on 7 July 2015

This SS sets out the Prudential Regulation Authority’s (PRA’s) approach to strengthening individual accountability in banking. It applies to all Relevant Authorised Persons (Relevant Firms) as defined in section 71A of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA) namely:

  • banks;
  • building societies;
  • credit unions; and
  • PRA designated investment firms.

The statement seeks to advance the PRA’s statutory objective of ensuring the safety and soundness of the firms it regulates by setting out the PRA’s expectations of how Relevant Firms should comply with the regulatory framework of the:

  • Senior Managers Regime;
  • Certification Regime;
  • assessment of fitness and propriety;
  • Conduct Rules; and
  • regulatory references.

Current version

Published 17 December 2021. Effective from 1 March 2022.

- Following PS28/21 ‘Remuneration: Identification of material risk takers’ 

Past versions