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EU sets out bold new approach to AML

July 23, 2021

Influential new authority could have direct supervisory powers and will seek to improve co-ordination between national supervisors.

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The DoJ’s power to subpoena foreign banks expands as the SFO’s diminishes

July 22, 2021

Recent legislation signals the US government’s determination to root out financial crime, regardless of where it may originate.

Mid-tier Italian lenders squeezed by limited business models

July 21, 2021

Reliance on net interest income as a key driver of operating revenue could lead to ongoing profitability weakness.

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Supporting Spain's resilient recovery

July 19, 2021

Spain has a unique opportunity to rebuild its economy in a greener, more robust way.

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Can UK banks adopt a Morgan Stanley-style approach to returning to work?

July 7, 2021

The US investment bank is looking to bar non-vaccinated staff from its New York offices, allowing it to remove remaining restrictions.

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Are Italy’s NPL woes set to return?

July 2, 2021

A government-backed securitisation scheme has helped turn Italian banks’ balance sheets around. But as Covid-19 support measures ease, bad loans are expected to rise.

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Lessons for banks from subprime lender Amigo’s woes

July 1, 2021

A UK high court decision means that if a bank wants to bind customers into a compensation scheme, it needs to consider what is a ‘fair level’ of compensation.

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UK consumers drawn to neobanks during pandemic – but trust issues remain

June 30, 2021

Demand for digital-only services has flourished, but many people still prefer to pay their salaries into an incumbent high street bank. 

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Will the European Commission give ground over Basel III output floor?

June 18, 2021

Critics say proposed minimum capital requirements will disadvantage EU banks and hamper the eurozone’s recovery from Covid-19.

BancoPosta leads Italian banks impressive Top 1000 performance

June 18, 2021

By shoring up their capital levels before the pandemic, Italy’s banks weathered the worst of the economic slump.

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