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Belgian banks plot platform to share anti-money laundering data

November 25, 2020

Lenders seek secure system to share info about shadowy entities behind dirty money deals.

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A social green deal for Europe

November 19, 2020

A just economy will need social as much as green elements, says Fisma's Marcel Haag.

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Banks take stock of UK financial services bill

November 17, 2020

Leaving the EU poses problems and opportunities for banks under the UK’s new regulation framework.

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Payment holidays help Irish banks contain NPLs

November 13, 2020

Tougher Covid-19 restrictions in Q4 could cause asset quality to deteriorate and NPLs to rise.

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ECB ponders ‘bad bank’ for souring eurozone loans

November 12, 2020

Central bank and EU authorities have been in talks to set up a ‘bad bank’ to absorb expected surge in NPLs from Covid-19.

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UK financial sector blueprint centres on fintech and green bonds

November 11, 2020

Post-Brexit plans for financial sector focus on tackling climate change and promoting fintech.

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UK banks prep IT systems for negative rates

November 10, 2020

Lenders must respond by November 12 to Bank of England request on whether in-house tech is ready for below zero rates.

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Spanish banks 'face asset quality slump’ in 2021

November 5, 2020

Government support has mitigated credit risks but impact of Covid-19 second wave likely to ramp up pressure on lenders, says DBRS Morningstar.

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SEB brings Sweden’s first sovereign green bond to market

November 2, 2020

Landmark transaction is latest in illustrious track record in green bonds for Swedish bank. 

SMEs and IT

Credit options widen for the UK's embattled SMEs

November 2, 2020

Covid-19 has hit many smaller UK firms hard, but wider sources of credit and new dispute resolution mechanisms may provide a silver lining.

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