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Banks must prepare for a hard Brexit

March 14, 2017

With the triggering of Article 50 coming shortly, the countdown to the UK’s departure from the EU will begin. Banks need to assume the worst outcome in their planning, writes Brian Caplen.

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Is stress testing good for you?

March 7, 2017

Banks should stop complaining about stress testing and start using it to better understand their business models – although, surprisingly, there does not seem to be an off-the-shelf platform to do the job, writes Brian Caplen.

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Lloyds Banking Group gears up for the digital talent war

March 1, 2017

Lloyds Banking Group director of innovation Claire Calmejane understands only too well how hard it is to attract talent in the digital space. She outlines to Joy Macknight how the group is bringing in, upskilling and retaining the right staff.

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SGCIB looks to fill the covered bonds gap

March 1, 2017

No one in the covered bonds market had a busier start to 2017 than Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking, seen as a leading liquidity provider. And while others are pulling out of the sector, SGCIB perceives this as a chance to increase its share of the market, as Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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UniCredit CIB’s co-heads find one and one make three

March 1, 2017

UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking’s co-chiefs talk to Danielle Myles about the bank’s new strategic plan, leveraging the bank’s vast corporate client base, and how the division stands to benefit from Brexit. 

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Will banks follow the reshoring trend?

February 28, 2017

The reshoring of manufacturing is well under way but the globalisation of services is set to continue. However, as Brian Caplen writes, for banks the offshoring/reshoring calculation is extremely complex.

Embracing technological innovation can safeguard and improve financial industry's future

February 27, 2017

Although technology can sometimes feel like a threat, financial institutions that embrace it can slash costs, reduce cyber risks and better meet customer needs, says Timothy Adams of the Institute of International Finance.

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Fire your bank analyst – hire a data scientist

February 20, 2017

Both running a bank and investing in a bank are being transformed by data analytics, writes Brian Caplen.

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Phoenix Group makes sterling Tier 3 capital first

February 15, 2017

After a period of sizeable acquisitions, UK life assurance giant Phoenix Group Holdings took advantage of Tier 3 capital’s shorter minimum maturity to move senior bank loans into hybrid capital. Joanne Hart reports.

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Buying a fintech company? Beware of the numbers

February 14, 2017

Banks looking to partner with or buy a fintech company need to do careful analysis, as the sector is notorious for using non-GAAP financial measures to present a glowing picture. Brian Caplen looks at what to avoid.

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