Financial Services Will Be at Heart of Brexit Talks

British finance minister Philip Hammond reiterated on Tuesday that he wanted to prioritise the country’s financial services sector in talks about the country’s new relationship with the European Union.

“I certainly have been seeking to reassure financial services businesses that we will put their needs at the heart of the negotiation with the European Union,” Hammond told parliament.

“We understand their needs for market access. We also understand their needs to be able to engage the right skilled people,” he said.


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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Currency Analyst at OANDA
Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years' experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Sky News, Bloomberg, CNBC and BBC. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and he is recognized as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.