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ISDA publishes fallbacks amid fears over Libor transition

November 19, 2020

Some market participants are lagging in their preparations to transition to alternative interest rate benchmarks.

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Colombia’s financial services industry thrives despite domestic tumult

November 18, 2020

South American country has seen rise in interest from foreign lenders amid a challenging environment.

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Banks take stock of UK financial services bill

November 17, 2020

Leaving the EU poses problems and opportunities for banks under the UK’s new regulation framework.

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Biden victory ushers in tougher environment for US banks

November 16, 2020

Higher taxes and tighter regulation may beckon as new administration shifts emphasis towards climate change and healthcare.

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Payment holidays help Irish banks contain NPLs

November 13, 2020

Tougher Covid-19 restrictions in Q4 could cause asset quality to deteriorate and NPLs to rise.

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ECB ponders ‘bad bank’ for souring eurozone loans

November 12, 2020

Central bank and EU authorities have been in talks to set up a ‘bad bank’ to absorb expected surge in NPLs from Covid-19.

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UK financial sector blueprint centres on fintech and green bonds

November 11, 2020

Post-Brexit plans for financial sector focus on tackling climate change and promoting fintech.

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UK banks prep IT systems for negative rates

November 10, 2020

Lenders must respond by November 12 to Bank of England request on whether in-house tech is ready for below zero rates.

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Spanish banks 'face asset quality slump’ in 2021

November 5, 2020

Government support has mitigated credit risks but impact of Covid-19 second wave likely to ramp up pressure on lenders, says DBRS Morningstar.

Central bank digital currencies could transform banking

November 2, 2020

Commercial banks should keep an eye on the development of central bank digital currencies: they could have a profound impact on the financial system and on banking business models.

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