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Chinas new tech savvy banks

China's new tech-savvy banks: how private lenders could threaten the status quo

The banking licences being granted to private companies in China look set to shake up the country's financial sector, with its 'big four' lenders coming under pressure from tech-savvy newcomers with a strong customer network, such as Alibaba and Tencent.

The day conduct risk came knocking

An enhanced regulatory discipline recalibrated almost two years ago, conduct risk has served as a point of confusion for firms due to the lack of prescriptive guidelines provided by the regulator. However, this is no excuse for ignoring the issue.

BCBS reviews sovereign risk weights for banks

BCBS reviews sovereign risk weights for banks

An end to the zero-risk view of sovereign debt could hit bank balance sheets and the borrowing costs of more indebted countries.

How secondments could improve regulation

Secondments would provide regulators with greater expertise, but potential conflicts of interest must be carefully handled.

Time for shareholders to join bankers' pay debate

Regulators are fretting over the structure of bankers' pay; shareholders should be more worried about the size of it.

Fighting a common threat

Regulators and banks unite to fight common cyber crime threat

Regulators are playing an important role in how banks guard against cyber risks, but their emphasis is very much on guidance and co-operation rather than rules and coercion.

Multiple regulation challenges lie ahead in 2015

Banks face a continued onslaught of regulation in 2015 as politicians fine-tune forthcoming legislation to toughen up the banking system.

Facing up to regulatory fragmentation

Facing up to regulatory fragmentation

Differences in the content and timing of rules on resolution planning, structural reforms and derivatives threaten to unravel cross-border banking models.

Breaking bad banking

Breaking bad banking and the rise of conduct risk

Conduct risk – the risk of staff acting unprofessionally, unethically or illegally – has become a major concern for supervisors and banks, as Michael Imeson reports.

Too soon to call time on too big to fail

The G20 has asked the Financial Stability Board to test the potential impact of measures to end bank bail-outs before providing its seal of approval.

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