Andrew Bailey, deputy governor of the Bank of England, who is in charge of regulating banks, has warned he will take more action on bonuses.
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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."
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 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."
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."
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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Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney has warned that there is a "distinct possibility" that the Royal Bank of Scotland would have to move outside of Scotland in the event of a vote for independence.
Speaking to MPs on the Treasury select committee, Mr Carney said European laws require banks to have their head offices in the same member state as their registered offices. Asked if RBS would have to move to the remaining UK if voters backed independence, he said:
It's a distinct possibility but I shouldn't prejudge it.
It depends on their arrangements as well, if they were to adjust more into Scotland the minor management of the institution.