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What is the outlook for UK banking litigation in 2023?

February 6, 2023

With a multitude of open avenues for litigation, here are the key areas that banks should keep tabs on in the coming year.

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The Quincecare duty: 35 years on, the debate has only just begun

February 3, 2023

The anti-fraud duty has gained recent prominence as upcoming legal challenges threaten to increase banks’ responsibilities in the context of increasingly sophisticated fraud.

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Electronic Trade Documents Bill to bring global trade into the 21st century

February 2, 2023

Laura Murray, interim head of global trade and receivables finance at HSBC UK, shares her views on the potential impact of the Electronic Trade Documents Bill.

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Peru’s banking system to grow says finance minister

January 31, 2023

The banking industry in Peru is nascent but stands to benefit from planned government measures, explains Alex Contreras, minister of economy and finance.

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Rush to phase out fossil fuels could trigger financial instability

January 30, 2023

Policy-makers are making a concerted effort to steer the financial sector away from supporting fossil fuel producers, creating opportunities for new lenders, but some worry about the impact on the global economy.

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Five key takeaways from the FCA’s AML crackdown in 2023

January 27, 2023

With AML compliance at the top of the FCA’s enforcement agenda for this year, we highlight important focus points for banks and other regulated firms operating in the UK.

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Breaking down silos within banks

January 25, 2023

Understanding the efficiency-draining barriers between banks’ departments, let alone breaking them down, requires a personal approach.

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Data residency laws frustrate Asian banks’ cross-border activity

January 23, 2023

As Asia looks towards greater levels of connectivity, banks are struggling to work out how to operate within ever more stringent data protection laws.

Basel’s crypto treatment disappoints banks

January 23, 2023

Bankers now have a much clearer view of how their exposures to crypto will be treated from a prudential perspective. On a positive note they gained some clarity, but they are not entirely happy with the outcome.

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Edinburgh reforms: a dent in the UK’s gold-plated armour?

January 16, 2023

In the race for ‘turbocharged’ economic growth, is the UK putting its reputation for gold-plated financial services rules, which kept risky behaviours in check, on the line? 

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