The European Central Bank (ECB) presents the new 50 euro note at the bank’s headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, July 5, 2016. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

LONDON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – The European Union should allow clearing houses in Britain to continue serving customers in the bloc to avoid a significant risk of market disruption, nine financial industry bodies said on Thursday.

Britain fully left the EU last December and the London Stock Exchange, whose LCH SwapClear arm clears the bulk of swaps denominated in euros, has temporary permission to continue serving customers from the EU until June 30 next year.

Brussels is putting pressure on banks to shift activity worth trillions of euros to Deutsche Boerse’s Eurex arm in Frankfurt where it could be directly supervised for any threats to financial stability.

In a letter on Thursday to EU financial services chief Mairead McGuinness, the industry associations call on her to provide certainty…

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