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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.

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US and UK banks bask in stellar third quarter results

November 12, 2021

Surge in profits driven by pandemic rebound and M&A bonanza unlikely to last, say analysts.

Mortgages at Swiss banks rise as house prices jump

November 11, 2021

The four largest banks in the country have seen a steady increase in mortgage holdings over the past five years.

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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.

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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