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Regulation drives alternative lenders out of the shadows

January 2, 2013

Non-bank organisations are increasingly engaged in bank-like activities, filling the gaps that banks are leaving and finding entirely new opportunities, which has led authorities to take note and tighten up the regulatory and supervisory framework for the shadow banking system. 

Moving with the tech times

Big data makes a big difference to banks

December 3, 2012

The truly enormous volumes of information available to financial institutions today is transforming the way they do business and helping them to provide a better service for their customers.

Moving with the tech times

Can you trust your IT?

December 3, 2012

If a bank does not command the trust of its customers and the wider population, it is nothing. An essential foundation of that trust is a dependable and secure IT system.

Managing the customer experience across all channels

Managing the customer experience across all channels

December 1, 2012

Customers are increasingly interacting with their bank using different technology platforms, including tablets, mobile phones and laptops. And while customers are enthusiastically embracing new technologies, the more traditional bank branches are also being given a new lease of life.

Canada regulator keen to avoid complacency trap TEASER

Canada regulator keen to avoid complacency trap

September 3, 2012

Canadian banks have a reputation for being among the safest in the world, but the country's head regulator, Julie Dickson, still sees room for improvement and is wary of the dangers that lurk around the corner.

Will Dodd-Frank capsize the US financial sector

Over-regulation threatens to capsize US financial sector

April 2, 2012

The regulations implementing the Dodd-Frank Act, which was signed into US law in 2010 in response to the G-20's global financial regulatory reform agenda, are being written, and banks do not like what they see.

How finance departments can embrace change

November 11, 2011

Regulatory reform, ever-advancing technology and commercial pressures mean that finance departments have to constantly update and improve their procedures and processes. This difficult task falls to finance directors and chief financial officers, whose roles have evolved out of the backroom and onto centre stage in a matter of years.

Nordea

Sweden's banks emerge from the crisis in good health

May 4, 2011

The Swedish economy has bounced back well from the crisis, with banks among the main beneficiaries. Leading bankers at three of the country's biggest banks - Nordea, Swedbank and Handelsbanken - explain how they have achieved such impressive results. 

Bank of Valletta

Malta extends its banking reach

March 23, 2011

Malta's domestic banking sector is small and follows traditional principles, yet a steadily growing international banking presence is capitalising on interesting new opportunities such as those presented by the island’s emerging fund management and insurance industries.

Michael Bonello, governor of the Central Bank of Malta

Malta's central bank plans for healthy future

March 22, 2011

Michael Bonello, the governor of the Central Bank of Malta, outlines his country’s key economic strengths, especially in the financial sector, and explains what is being done to remedy any weaknesses.

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