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UK regulator proposals aim at equity market boost

May 24, 2023

The FCA has set out plans for a revival of the country’s equity capital markets post-Brexit. 

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Big Bang 2.0: should ring-fencing of banks be phased out?

May 5, 2023

A professor of financial economics at Warwick Business School examines the pros and cons of ring-fencing banks and suggests a new method to more effectively protect people’s savings.

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Higher gender pay gap in fintech driven by lack of transparency

April 27, 2023

UK fintechs work at the cutting edge of technology, so why are they less innovative when it comes to equal pay and gender diversity? 

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The future of fintech is international

April 20, 2023

HSBC hosts Singapore fintech companies as part of UK Fintech Week. 

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UK regulators shake up financial services with new bill

April 17, 2023

Crypto opportunities and greater UK-focused regulation lie ahead as the UK Financial Services and Markets Bill clears the last hurdles. 

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Shift to the cloud accelerates with Nationwide modernisation

March 20, 2023

Robust cloud-based payments systems are seen as a crucial way for incumbent banks to compete more effectively with fintech start-ups.

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Balancing speed and fairness in regulatory investigations for individuals

February 20, 2023

Now is an opportune time to consider introducing UK regulatory investigation time limits in order to achieve better fairness and proportionality.

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What is the outlook for UK banking litigation in 2023?

February 6, 2023

With a multitude of open avenues for litigation, here are the key areas that banks should keep tabs on in the coming year.

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The Quincecare duty: 35 years on, the debate has only just begun

February 3, 2023

The anti-fraud duty has gained recent prominence as upcoming legal challenges threaten to increase banks’ responsibilities in the context of increasingly sophisticated fraud.

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Five key takeaways from the FCA’s AML crackdown in 2023

January 27, 2023

With AML compliance at the top of the FCA’s enforcement agenda for this year, we highlight important focus points for banks and other regulated firms operating in the UK.

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