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Simon Kent

Simon Kent

Global Head of Financial Services at Kearney
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Reducing complexity: a key driver for competition in UK banking?

22 Mar 2023

After the confidence crisis caused by the failures of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and then, stunningly, Credit Suisse this month, one key change for UK banking may have flown somewhat under the radar. At the very end of February, the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) announced a new consultation paper: CP5/23 – Remuneration: Enhancing proportion...

Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation

The Banking Industry: Reflections on 2022 and thoughts for 2023

13 Jan 2023

After the unpredictability of 2022, it’s now more important than ever that the banking and finance industry takes a best-fit approach for 2023 and beyond. Doing so will require an approach where data is at the heart. Why 2022 was a year of turbulence 2022 finally saw an emergence from the pandemic peak and hope that the worst is now over. Although...

Long reads

A "wall of capital" — and a watershed moment for the transition to net zero

18 Nov 2021

COP26 was not short on big announcements—and the Finance Day, Wednesday 3rd November, was one of the biggest. Holding aloft a green budget box, UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak stated that the 450 banks, insurers, pension funds, and assets managers that make up the Glasgow Financial Alliance of Net Zero (GFANZ) have pledged to put the fight against clima...