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Combatting money-laundering in the EU

December 15, 2021

While some EU jurisdictions have been under the spotlight for lax money-laundering controls, the problem goes much deeper than the headlines, as Anita Hawser reports.  

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EU finalisation of Basel III leaves banks concerned

November 15, 2021

European Commission’s proposals to better insulate EU banks from shocks have been met by the industry with concerns.

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Natwest vs the FCA: are retail banks fighting a losing battle?

November 3, 2021

UK financial watchdog has shown it will use criminal rather than just civil regulatory powers to go after a bank that has fallen short on compliance.

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Implications of the FCA’s new ‘use it or lose it’ approach

October 21, 2021

Banks may be affected by the UK watchdog’s more proactive approach to cancelling regulatory permissions.

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Concerns linger over US dollar Libor transition

October 19, 2021

Most banks should have negligible Libor exposures by the end of this year. But pockets of concern remain.

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Social factors pose new risks for banks’ credit profiles

October 13, 2021

Regulatory efforts in the UK and Europe to encourage diversity and access to cash could have an impact on institutions’ operating models.

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SEC warns Coinbase over proposed yield product

September 20, 2021

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has threatened to sue the crypto exchange Coinbase if it launches its planned lending product. 

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Teaming up to fight financial crime

August 13, 2021

Tackling money laundering, terrorist financing and other financial crime is a difficult chore for banks. However, new approaches are beginning to make a difference. 

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UK mulls pros and cons of scrapping bonus cap

August 13, 2021

Critics argue that a cap on bankers’ bonuses is ineffective and outdated, but the issue remains controversial.

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Jamaica begins ‘retail’ CBDC pilot

August 12, 2021

The Bank of Jamaica has distributed $1.5m in central bank digital currencies to authorised institutions.

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