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Brexit and equivalence — the path to salvation for UK banks?

March 3, 2021

There are over 40 areas of potential equivalence in UK-EU financial services law. But they are so narrow that UK banks stand to gain little.

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Incumbent banks square up to the challengers

March 1, 2021

Challenger banks caught big banks on the hop, but now the incumbents are fighting back. 

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Libor’s long farewell — is this the final act?

March 1, 2021

The global drive to replace Libor with alternative benchmarks is entering a final crucial period.

City of London pivots towards new opportunities

February 28, 2021

New opportunities may beckon for the City of London as the UK looks at tweaking its regulatory regime.

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Central bank digital currencies breakthrough in Asia

February 25, 2021

China and Cambodia are rolling out central bank digital currencies, well ahead of other jurisdictions. 

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AI shares the heavy lifting in Libor transition

February 23, 2021

With references to benchmark across thousands of contracts, banks have enlisted artificial intelligence to support transition effort.

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Credit risk tops Rwandan central bank’s priorities

February 22, 2021

The National Bank of Rwanda wants timely and accurate provisioning by lenders to avoid a cliff edge.

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UK banks fret over operational risks related to negative interest rates

February 19, 2021

The threat of below zero rates rates continues to hover over the country’s banking system.

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Nigeria’s central bank clamps down on cryptocurrencies

February 18, 2021

CBN’s effort to force financial institutions to close cryptocurrency accounts has sparked angry backlash.

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Financial firms have borne brunt of cyber attacks during pandemic

February 16, 2021

Cyber criminals are adapting their methods to include spear phishing campaigns and account impersonation.

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