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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.

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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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The hurdles ahead for open finance in the UK

September 16, 2021

As the OBIE seeks to widen the initiative to include ‘open finance’, it is important to consider the dangers and drawbacks.

Investec UK crowned best-performer among largest UK banks

September 1, 2021

Well-capitalised UK banks not only weathered the Covid-19 pandemic, but also helped the government support other businesses during it. However, other challenges, such as Brexit, remain.

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Testing the water: UK shared bank branch pilots

August 27, 2021

The 'hub model', which allows five banks to share one premises, is an example of how branch networks are evolving.

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Direct listings: banks still have key role to play

August 25, 2021

The success of fintech Wise’s direct listing in the UK in July makes it certain that other companies will follow suit.

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Banks and government need to coordinate to recover pandemic loans

August 19, 2021

Banks are facing a hangover: after being told to lend money quickly during the Covid-19 pandemic, they now face the challenge of recovering it.

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UK mulls pros and cons of scrapping bonus cap

August 13, 2021

Critics argue that a cap on bankers’ bonuses is ineffective and outdated, but the issue remains controversial.

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