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Third UK lockdown ‘credit negative for banks' asset quality’

January 6, 2021

Additional lockdown measures will add negative pressure to banks' profitability, says Moody’s.

A loaded regulatory agenda beckons for 2021

January 4, 2021

Although no more big changes are expected to the Basel framework, it will still be a busy year for compliance departments. 

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The ECB should steer clear of unrealistic green goals

January 4, 2021

Should the ECB enter the fight against climate change? Not without a precise doctrine.


Deepfakes pose new cybersecurity risk for banks

January 4, 2021

As banks shift to remote identification, manipulated digital representations throw up new headaches.

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David Malpass on debt, China and climate

January 4, 2021

World Bank president on effective development finance and the need for debt transparency, particularly from China.


Finma launches consultation on climate risk transparency for financial sector

December 18, 2020

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority has launched a consultation over increasing transparency around the threats associated with climate change. 

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FSOC calls on agencies to monitor vulnerabilities across the financial sector

December 17, 2020

Financial Stability Oversight Council has recommended steps for regulators and market participants to address risks to financial stability.

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Fed acknowledges climate change threat to financial stability

December 14, 2020

US Federal Reserve has acknowledged the climate change risk, bringing it in line with other central banks and global bodies.

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Developed market banks ‘can withstand higher defaults’

December 10, 2020

G-SIBs can afford core capital ratios to fall by 5 percentage points before eating into capital buffers, according to Capital Economics.


GHOS calls time on post-crisis Basel reforms

December 9, 2020

Basel Committee oversight body marks end to post-global financial crisis banking reforms.

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