U.K. : JPMorgan Could Move Thousands of Staff – Jamie Dimon
Thu Jul 07 2016
Nikki Bailey (1062 articles)

U.K. : JPMorgan Could Move Thousands of Staff – Jamie Dimon

JPMorgan Chase & Co could be forced to move thousands of staff out of Britain if the country loses its automatic right to sell financial services to the European Union after last month’s Brexit vote, bank CEO Jamie Dimon told an Italian newspaper.

Currently, banks based in the U.K. can sell services freely across the EU under a “passporting” system, considered the most significant feature of the EU single market for financial firms. But that is now in doubt after Britons voted to leave the bloc.

“The key issue is the ‘passport rule’ that we have in London and allows us to provide services to clients in the European Union,” Il Sole 24 Ore quoted Dimon as saying on Thursday.

“However, if the EU imposes new conditions on Britain … the worst-case scenario is we would have to move some thousands of employees to other branches in the euro zone,” Dimon said.

JPMorgan jpm has 16,000 employees in Britain. Its European headquarters are in London and the bank has offices in the English coastal city of Bournemouth as well as in Scotland.

Those locations helped JPMorgan produce $ 14.2 billion worth of revenue last year from operations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Nikki Bailey

Nikki Bailey

Nikki Bailey reports on US Stocks. She covers also economy and related aspects. She has been tracking US Stock markets for several years now. She is based in New York

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