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The US's slow journey to faster payments

December 1, 2014

US consumers may be calling for real-time payments, but progress has been slow, with the industry’s payments evolution only at ‘the end of the beginning’, according to the American Banking Association. 

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2014: the year of banks behaving badly

December 1, 2014

Growing geopolitical risk and the rising toll of misconduct fines overshadowed what should have been a year of strengthening economic recovery.

Why real-time payments are not yet a reality

November 24, 2014

The US is working towards real-time payments, but will they actually be an improvement for banks?

US asset-backed securities rules reassure issuers, but not investors

November 3, 2014

The US Securities and Exchange Commission altered new rules for asset-backed securities to ease privacy concerns, but investors want more disclosure.

CFTC offers olive branch to Europe

CFTC offers olive branch to Europe

November 3, 2014

The new commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has pledged to replace existing regulation with more cross-border friendly rules. Will it be enough to reverse the fragmentation of the global market? 

What now for investment banks

What now for investment banks?

October 1, 2014

Investment banks have experienced huge changes since the global financial crisis and are still struggling to adapt their business models. But while the industry might have to make do with much lower returns in future, it is far from being on its knees. 

Axel Weber

Monetary policy: caught between price stability and financial stability

September 2, 2014

The interest rate needed for low inflation and full employment is different from the interest rate needed for financial stability. How did this happen and what can be done about it?

Regulation gets real for virtual currencies

August 26, 2014

Both the EU and New York are looking to bring digital currencies under a full regulatory regime, but their approaches are rather different.

New York is top US international finance centre for FDI

August 20, 2014

New York leads the world’s international finance centres for inbound and outbound foreign direct investment into the financial services sector, but other US financial centres are also proving attractive destinations.

US sanctions are the start of a slippery slope

July 1, 2014

The US sanctions regime will drive business into the shadows and accelerate the growth of alternative trading currencies.

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