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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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Bank lending to governments influenced by cultural stereotypes in Europe

January 13, 2023

Ongoing research finds “a feeling of trust in a country’s population is a vital component in a bank’s decision to lend to a government”.

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Is the UK gambling on a return to casino capitalism?

January 12, 2023

It is tempting to dismiss the UK government’s plans to scrap banker bonus caps, reintroduce a competitiveness mandate for regulators and to potentially dilute conduct rules to turbo charge the City of London’s growth as a return to casino capitalism. The reality is somewhat more nuanced.

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Stressed gilt market conditions shine spotlight on UK DB pensions

January 11, 2023

The gilt market spiral in September, which created a material risk to UK financial stability, has brought defined benefit pension schemes under greater regulatory scrutiny. 

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