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Banks take stock of UK financial services bill

November 17, 2020

Leaving the EU poses problems and opportunities for banks under the UK’s new regulation framework.

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UK financial sector blueprint centres on fintech and green bonds

November 11, 2020

Post-Brexit plans for financial sector focus on tackling climate change and promoting fintech.

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UK banks prep IT systems for negative rates

November 10, 2020

Lenders must respond by November 12 to Bank of England request on whether in-house tech is ready for below zero rates.

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Credit options widen for the UK's embattled SMEs

November 2, 2020

Covid-19 has hit many smaller UK firms hard, but wider sources of credit and new dispute resolution mechanisms may provide a silver lining.

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Moody’s downgrades UK banks as pandemic bites

October 23, 2020

Negative impact on creditworthiness will increase in proportion to severity and duration of crisis, says rating agency.

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Western banks brace for loan loss surge

October 19, 2020

Write-offs at big banks in the UK, the US and Australia are expected to rise as government stimulus expires, according to Moody’s.

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Open banking UK rollout gathers pace

October 15, 2020

Government-backed initiative to allow registered third-party providers access to consumers’ financial data has two million users.

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UK challengers seize SME opportunity to gain ground

September 29, 2020

Incumbent banks' tendency to prioritise larger clients has created a gap in the market during Covid-19 crisis.

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London bridges gap between UK and China

September 24, 2020

Despite the uncertain political climate, London has emerged as a hub for Chinese finance – but Brexit could yet throw a spanner in the works. 

What legacy will Covid-19 leave for UK businesses and banks?

August 28, 2020

The UK needs a proactive supervisor and community banks to deal with the aftermath of the pandemic, says Philip Sinel.

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