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Rachel Adamson

The never-ending Libor scandal: why a public inquiry is now needed

March 15, 2022

The financial services industry needs to get to the bottom of what went wrong with Libor and Euribor. Were the right people charged and convicted for the offences that took place?

Equity prices

One-day US securities settlement moves another step closer

March 2, 2022

The SEC has added its support to the move from a T+2 to T+1 settlement cycle in 2024. And while T+0 remains on the table, a wholesale move has been deferred for now. 

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Cyprus’s banks keep calm and carry on

February 23, 2022

The country’s banking sector has shown strength and resilience by offloading problem assets during the pandemic and maintaining improved compliance and regulatory standards.

Mishcon de Reya

Supply chain risks and ESG compliance

February 11, 2022

The introduction of a compliance-related approach to financial crime enforcement, where liability may be triggered by actions far down a supply chain, will likely be applied to ESG concerns too.

Syed Rahman

Are SPACs on their way to the UK?

February 9, 2022

What is the likelihood of the UK attracting special purpose acquisition companies following changes to the regulatory rulebook?

Money laundering

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.

natwest bank branch

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.

Libor transition

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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