New Bank of England warning over bankers' bonuses

Deputy governor of the Bank of England Andrew Bailey has told ITV News that the three-year deferral of bankers' bonuses should be increased but played down suggestions of a decade-long delay.

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Tyrie: Bailey's plans counter risk of short-term rewards

Conservative MP Andrew Tyrie, chair of the parliamentary commission on banking standards, has welcomed Andrew Bailey's plans to defer bankers' bonuses by up to seven years.

"There is always the risk in banking that people get rewarded for short-term, apparently good, decisions which turn out to have something rotten in them later on," he told ITV News.

"It's crucial that our regulator is really attentive to that and that's why we do need long deferral of remuneration."

Deputy BoE governor warns he will take more action on bankers' bonuses

Tyrie: Bailey 'putting down marker as tough regulator'

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Senior MP Andrew Tyrie responds to BoE warnings: "Bailey is clearly putting down a marker that he will be a tough regulator." watch ITV at 6

Conservative MP Andrew Tyrie is chairman of the Treasury Select Committee.

Deputy BoE governor warns he will take more action on bankers' bonuses

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Bankers 'must understand their pay is not riskless'

Deputy governor of the Bank of England Andrew Bailey told ITV News the point of having regulation on pay is to make bankers understand a bonus could be "taken back".

He said: "For me it's about...making bankers understand that their remuneration is not riskless, in the sense that, once it's deferred, it can be taken back."

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Bonus delay 'should probably be between 5 and 7 years'

Deputy governor of the Bank of England Andrew Bailey told ITV News that bankers' bonuses should probably be delayed between five and seven years instead of the three-year deferral currently in place.

The Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards previously suggested up to a 10-year bonus delay but Mr Bailey told Economics Editor Richard Edgar that retirement had to be taken into account.

He said: "You've got to balance that against, what might be a rather common sense argument, about what is the expected length of people's working lives.

"I'm not in the business of deferring for a long time into retirement."

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Deputy BoE governor: Bonus delay should be increased

Deputy governor of the Bank of England Andrew Bailey has told ITV News that the three-year deferral of bankers' bonuses should be increased but played down suggestions of a decade-long delay.

The Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards previously suggested up to a 10-year bonus delay but Mr Bailey suggested the time limit implemented should "probably be somewhere in between" three years and a decade.

He told ITV News Economics Editor Richard Edgar: "The reason deferral matters, to coin a phrase, is that it creates skin in the game.

"The skin in the game is that the deferred but unpaid money can be taken back and a lot more of that taking back goes on now than took place in the past, so when problems subsequently emerge which cause costs to banks and their customers that deferred remuneration can be hit and it is.

"But I would like to see deferral increased."

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