Examining the banking regulations that make you mad

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EU’s relaxed approach opens transatlantic liquidity gap

The EU has introduced a liquidity coverage ratio for banks that is noticeably weaker than its US equivalent.

Conduct risks become a prudential concern

Ever-growing penalties for misdemeanours ranging from Libor rigging to money laundering are starting to undermine bank capital ratio calculations.

Europe stretches the rules to reach high-frequency trading

Market participants are disputing attempts by the European Securities and Markets Authority to extend crucial MiFID II rules to address a new political priority.

Regulation gets real for virtual currencies

Both the EU and New York are looking to bring digital currencies under a full regulatory regime, but their approaches are rather different.

New priorities confuse EU regulatory drive

Key legislation on the structural reform of banks held over from the previous European Parliament and European Commission may now take a back seat.

ECB leaves eastern Europe feeling stressed

Austrian banks are complaining that the eurozone stress test is biased against central and eastern Europe.

Funding rules stoke shadow banking debate

The Basel Committee’s net stable funding ratio takes is taking aim at the market for securities financing and lending.

European directives raise data dilemmas

The European Parliament has voted for an overhaul of outdated data protection laws, but banks are grappling with some uncertain implications

EC weighs in on interchange fee battle

Legal battles over MasterCard and Visa’s interchange fees have raged for years in various markets around the world, but now the European Commission is pushing ahead with legislation that will cap the level of the fees, which will have major repercussions for card-issuing banks and the payments market. 

PSD2: playing with firewalls

The European Commission's proposed update to the Payment Services Directive will allow third parties to penetrate banks' security firewalls, which is leaving banks understandably nervous.

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