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Brit banks want Big Cloud to face examination

by on14 September 2021


Worried about relying on a handful of companies

Big cloud suppliers like Amazon, Google and Microsoft might have to  comply with resilience standards and testing if they want to flog their services to British banks.

The Bank of England, along with regulators in Europe and the United States, is worried about the reliance of banks on a handful of Big Tech firms for cloud computing in increasingly critical banking services, and the impact an outage at one of them could have on financial stability.

Bank of England executive director for prudential supervision Victoria Saporta, told an event held by the Institute of International Finance that a global approach would be best.

“Our current thinking is that the most effective ... approach to managing these risks from critical third party services providers is through a combination of minimum resilience standards aimed directly at critical third parties ... coupled with resilience testing of these critical third parties", Saporta said.

Last modified on 14 September 2021
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