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ROE continues to fall at Danish banks

October 21, 2021

Danske Bank, the country’s largest lender by Tier 1 capital, saw return on equity drop to 2.7% in 2020.

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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.

Tier 1 capital jumps at Liechtenstein's banks

October 19, 2021

Low-risk lending to wealthy customers has helped maintain asset quality during the pandemic.

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KTPB looks to the future

October 15, 2021

The chief executive of Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank on its new digital initiatives and the outlook for Islamic banking in Turkey.

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UK regulators’ muddled approach to non-financial misconduct

October 14, 2021

The FCA has over-reached on a number of occasions and has then had to backtrack.

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Social factors pose new risks for banks’ credit profiles

October 13, 2021

Regulatory efforts in the UK and Europe to encourage diversity and access to cash could have an impact on institutions’ operating models.

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Rising demand for ESG banking roles in England and Wales

September 29, 2021

Vacancies are driven by growing demand for environmental consultants, data compliance experts and diversity specialists.

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New beginnings for the Cypriot banking sector

September 29, 2021

Forging a regulatory strategy in a time of crisis is not easy, but the Cyprus financial sector has come out stronger and more resilient, says Demetra Kalogerou, chairwoman of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission. 

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HSBC’s lead on French competitors narrows

September 28, 2021

The Banker’s 2021 Top 250 European Banks ranking shows that the industry has withstood the test of the pandemic; however, challenges around profitability remain.

Maltese banks reel from Covid-19 tourism slump

September 24, 2021

The small Mediterranean country’s reliance on tourism-related activities led pre-tax profits to tumble last year at leading lenders.

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