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Werner Hoyer

Werner Hoyer: Decarbonisation a security issue

September 23, 2022

The European Investment Bank can play a vital role in drawing investment to projects that diversify Europe’s energy supplies.


EU banks face new deforestation financing rules

September 16, 2022

As the world’s forests vanish faster than ever, the European Parliament moves towards tighter due diligence rules. But how effective are they?

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What to look out for in the FCA’s improved representatives regime

September 16, 2022

The UK’s financial watchdog is introducing new rules to its appointed representatives regime amid consumer-harm concerns. 

Gavel and currency

EBA announces plan to address faltering AML/CFT colleges

September 14, 2022

The European Banking Authority has set out an action plan following its report outlining deficiencies in the supervisory networks’ operations.

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Banks too must prepare for the flood

September 12, 2022

As climate change threatens increased risk of floods, banks and insurers have a responsibility to galvanise their insurance policies.

Coal power plant

Capital adequacy requirement for new fossil fuel projects gains EU support

September 2, 2022

Supporters say the 1250% requirement will target the projects that do the most environmental damage.

Contactless payments

Forecasts point to a strong increase in digital payments

September 2, 2022

Huge growth in digital payments during the Covid-19 pandemic points to a longer-term trend, with physical payments set to gradually wane.

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The potential of microcredits in Europe

September 1, 2022

Microfinance can unlock the entrepreneurial potential within under-represented and disadvantaged vulnerable population groups, the number of which remains significant in Europe.

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Could the UK revoke guarantees for Covid-19 loan schemes?

August 24, 2022

The war of words between the UK government and banks about extensive losses over government-guaranteed loans during Covid-19 has escalated.

Shifting sands

The shifting sands in European payments

August 17, 2022

A huge project backed by the European Central Bank and the continent’s major lenders looks to further accelerate the digital transformation of the European payments sector.

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