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Global standard setters challenge the crypto barbarians

August 9, 2021

International standard setters are closing in on cryptoassets and their interventions are likely to intensify in the regulated sphere of the financial services industry, but that is not necessarily bad news for banks. 

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Singapore leads in cleaning up the crypto industry

August 6, 2021

The regulator’s ‘in-principle’ approval of a cryptocurrency exchange is part of a global push to tackle fraud and scams in cryptoassets.

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Triple threat: shadow banking, big tech and China’s megabanks

August 5, 2021

As commercial lenders look beyond the pandemic, three fast-growing sectors represent new risks.

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Japan seeks to shake off cash

August 2, 2021

Japan’s digital payments vision has been slow to get off the ground.

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South Africa’s banks count costs of unrest

July 30, 2021

Looting and arson forced the closure of hundreds of branches and caused widespread damage to ATM infrastructure.

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EU sets out bold new approach to AML

July 23, 2021

Influential new authority could have direct supervisory powers and will seek to improve co-ordination between national supervisors.

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The DoJ’s power to subpoena foreign banks expands as the SFO’s diminishes

July 22, 2021

Recent legislation signals the US government’s determination to root out financial crime, regardless of where it may originate.

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Branch evolution: moving to a hybrid model

July 21, 2021

As digitalisation forces branch closures and online services become more personalised, banks could still retain in-person services.

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Asia’s tax issues come into sharp focus

July 21, 2021

Tax hikes may be a speedy route to economic recovery in the Asean region.

Sunak signals new era for the City of London

July 12, 2021

The UK looks set to tread an increasingly independent path on financial services, veering more towards the US and emerging markets. Hopes of gaining equivalence from the EU on financial services are fading. 

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