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PRA raises the bar on model risk management

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The UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority has published detailed principles for banks to follow on managing their model risk.

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UK regulator proposals aim at equity market boost

May 24, 2023

The FCA has set out plans for a revival of the country’s equity capital markets post-Brexit. 

Michael Kotzbauer

Commerzbank’s restructure pays dividends

May 24, 2023

The board member responsible for corporate clients, Michael Kotzbauer, talks about how the tough retrenchment process has left the German lender in a stronger position to weather further storms. 

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Portuguese banks ‘cautiously positive’

May 23, 2023

The country’s banks are in a more solid position than their European peers, but ESG and digitisation remain challenging for the sector, and more consolidation could be on the cards. 

Digital wave

Riding the crest of the tokenisation wave

May 17, 2023

Heads of digital assets at buy- and sell-side firms are busying themselves with digital bond issuances on their proprietary tokenisation platforms. But what is behind their newfound love for tokenising traditional financial assets? 

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Big Bang 2.0: should ring-fencing of banks be phased out?

May 5, 2023

A professor of financial economics at Warwick Business School examines the pros and cons of ring-fencing banks and suggests a new method to more effectively protect people’s savings.

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How does UBS’s takeover of Credit Suisse stack up financially?

May 2, 2023

The first quarter results for both banks are in, but the value of what UBS has acquired remains to be seen. 

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Higher gender pay gap in fintech driven by lack of transparency

April 27, 2023

UK fintechs work at the cutting edge of technology, so why are they less innovative when it comes to equal pay and gender diversity? 

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The future of fintech is international

April 20, 2023

HSBC hosts Singapore fintech companies as part of UK Fintech Week. 

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UK regulators shake up financial services with new bill

April 17, 2023

Crypto opportunities and greater UK-focused regulation lie ahead as the UK Financial Services and Markets Bill clears the last hurdles. 

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