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New HMRC insolvency legislation could undermine banks

February 11, 2021

Crown preference rights allow the UK government to take insolvency payments before banks and unsecured creditors.

Gary Gensler

Gensler's SEC nomination paves way for tougher oversight

February 11, 2021

Regulatory veteran may seek greater disclosures and investor protection measures and clamp down on SPACs.

Nirmala Sitharaman

India plans ‘bad bank’ to tidy up struggling banking sector

February 10, 2021

The country’s banks entered the pandemic in poor shape, and the central bank has warned the NPL ratio could exceed 13% this year.

Giampaolo Gabbi

EU’s SME support effort requires revision

February 9, 2021

Capital requirement regulations have been extended to infrastructure finance, but need tweaking to be fully effective.

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Big data’s impact on financial services at a crossroads

February 8, 2021

Push by regulators to force leading tech firms to share data could provide a huge opportunity for other players.

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ECB’s push on cross-border bank mergers faces hurdles

January 22, 2021

Lack of a fully fungible capital and liquidity regime may limit large-scale mergers between eurozone countries.


Will there be a post-Brexit fintech boom?

January 21, 2021

The UK’s departure from the EU has created uncertainty. But the picture around fintech is more nuanced.

Lael Brainard

Fed governor: regulators must stay on top of AI risks

January 20, 2021

Use of complex machine learning models holds pitfalls as well as opportunities, says Lael Brainard.


New US whistleblower reward scheme bolsters AML fight

January 14, 2021

Programme encourages whistleblowers from anywhere in the world to provide info about money laundering to relevant authorities.


Deepfakes pose new cybersecurity risk for banks

January 4, 2021

As banks shift to remote identification, manipulated digital representations throw up new headaches.

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