Banking, Regulation & Risk Banking, Regulation & Risk
- Philippine banks squeezed as Covid-19 ravages economyby David Robinson on June 11, 2021 at 12:29 pm
Weak credit growth and rising non-performing loans are among concerns, as authorities struggle to get virus under control.
- UK banking vacancies surge in Mayby David Robinson on June 9, 2021 at 11:57 am
IT and compliance roles are in demand, as banks digitalise operations and grapple with the post-Brexit regulatory landscape.
- Regulators will save banks from DeFiby Justin Pugsley on June 9, 2021 at 11:37 am
Regulators are riding to the rescue of traditional banks, making it far harder for cryptocurrencies and decentralised finance, or DeFi, to dethrone them. If anything, crypto is an exciting new opportunity for the banking sector.
- UK interest rates swaps business haemorrhaging to US and EUby Justin Pugsley on May 28, 2021 at 2:38 pm
Trillions of pounds of business migrated out of the City of London in March, according to Deloitte and IHS Markit [from Global Risk Regulator].
- The impact of Italy’s €235bn recovery plan on banksby David Robinson on May 28, 2021 at 12:11 pm
The ambitious scheme seeks to boost growth and drive reforms, but it will require sustained political support.
- The implications of the UK’s anti-corruption sanctions for banksby Anita Clifford on May 26, 2021 at 11:34 am
The broad definition of ‘involvement’ in corruption should give banks pause for thought.
- Pandemic has boosted UK consumer trust in incumbent banksby David Robinson on May 26, 2021 at 9:58 am
Only 20% of respondents to an EQ Credit Services survey are willing to borrow from an alternative lender in 2020, down from 62% in 2019.
- It is time to rebrand complianceby Martin Lindstrom on May 20, 2021 at 1:31 pm
Compliance is a cornerstone of the banking industry, but it has also become an excuse preventing the industry from evolving.
- A strong and simple framework for the regulation of UK banks?by Chris Finney on May 19, 2021 at 11:09 am
The UK regulator wants to simplify the rules for banks and building societies. How might this work?
- Are banks ready for their green stress tests?by Silvia Pavoni on May 17, 2021 at 7:11 pm
As the ECB and the Bank of England launch their first green stress tests, lack of data, poor disclosure and inadequate governance may get in the way of meaningful results.
- Asian Islamic finance plugs into fintech futureby Kimberley Long on May 14, 2021 at 5:19 pm
Asia’s Muslim population is held back by the lack of faith-based financial services. With more countries recognising the need for sharia-compliant banking, fintechs are moving into this space.
- Corporate default risk on the rise in Japanby David Robinson on May 14, 2021 at 1:25 pm
As some sectors struggle, banks’ provisions for loan losses are equivalent to just 0.3% of assets.
- Staying within the rules will not protect banks from risksby Robin Henry on May 12, 2021 at 11:46 am
The involvement of shadow banking entities and a lack of transparency can cause disproportionate losses.
- FRTB: a silver lining?by Justin Pugsley on May 10, 2021 at 2:46 pm
The Fundamental Review of the Trading Book has proved monumentally difficult to implement, but there could be a positive consequence around the management of data.
- Asia’s appetite for green bonds risingby Kimberley Long on May 6, 2021 at 5:17 pm
Interest in green bonds is increasing in Asia, but investors are asking more questions about how their money will be invested.
- UK regulators looking to make ‘quick fixes’ to MiFID IIby Justin Pugsley on May 6, 2021 at 1:04 pm
Authorities have launched a consultation on the treatment of investment research and reporting requirements for share trading [from Global Risk Regulator].
- The secrets behind successful bank mergersby Nuno Fernandes on May 5, 2021 at 11:59 am
What should executives focus on to navigate the ‘perfect storm’ of M&A opportunities?
- The shifts in female representation on bank boardsby David Robinson and Lillian Higgs on May 4, 2021 at 5:16 pm
Legislation has spurred female representation on bank boards in a number of developed countries but others still lag behind.
- Sanctions wave intensifies compliance headachesby Michael Imeson on May 1, 2021 at 6:38 pm
As the number and complexity of financial sanctions rapidly multiplies, banks must spend more on people and technology to ensure they comply with the rules.
- US bank M&A surges as tech investment drives dealsby David Robinson on April 30, 2021 at 10:53 am
As the country exits the pandemic, institutions are looking to cut costs and scale up to invest in digital services.