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Click and Collect- Why financial services companies need a digital first collections strategy

Recent figures from the Bank of England seem to indicate that we are heading for a fresh household debt crisis in the UK. People are borrowing at the fastest rate in almost a decade as confidence in t...

08 Dec 2015
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What are the Dangers of Light Touch Regulation in the Alternative Finance Space?

Interesting piece in the Financial Times recently on the issue of alternative groups like P2P lenders, insurers and asset groups seizing business from lenders by offering cheap and convenient finance....

08 Dec 2015
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Are financial services firms ready for the KYC risk management revolution?

As new know your customer (KYC) rules are being implemented by countries around the world, banks and investment management companies are beginning to realize the scale of the challenge around managing...

07 Dec 2015
Ben O'Brien

BoE expect significant investment in stress testing models

Although the latest stress testing results revealed there has been significant improvement in stress testing processes since last year, the results also identified considerable variation across banks....

07 Dec 2015
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MiFIR: How ISINs Work: 3

It’s surprising how many people think that ISINs (International Securities Identification Numbers) are free. In practice, very little around ISO standards is free, other than the time and effort that...

06 Dec 2015
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A more holistic view of a regulatory compliance framework

Following on from my post last week about the need for a ‘regulatory compliance framework’, I will now examine the importance of taking a more holistic view of this challenge. We are now in a much bet...

04 Dec 2015
Ivy Schmerken

Equity Market Structure: The Buy-Side View

Buy side traders debating the pros and cons of the U.S. equity market structure recently gave high marks to the computerized stock trading landscape, though it didn’t take long for concerns to surface...

03 Dec 2015
Anna Monteiro

THE CHALLENGE OF COMPLYING WITH THE AMENDED TRANSPARENCY DIRECTIVE MANDATES

First introduced in November 2013, the Amended Transparency Directive (TDA) provided EU member countries two years to conform their regulations to those adopted by the EU Commission. With the deadline...

03 Dec 2015
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MiFIR: How ISINs Work: 2

Who allocates ISINs to financial instruments? You could easily get half-a-dozen different answers based on the assumptions of people in financial markets. As a starting point, ISINs are not issued b...

02 Dec 2015
Ben O'Brien

The 2015 stress testing results and key areas for improvement

Today, the 2015 stress testing results of the UK’s seven largest banks and building societies have been revealed. The results show that there has been significant improvement in stress testing process...

01 Dec 2015
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Managing strategic programmes in a world of constant regulatory change

The challenge of tackling regulation continues to cause undue worrying and stress for many in the world of investment banking. The problem is not that complying with individual regulation in itself is...

01 Dec 2015
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Neglecting data kills transformation programmes

The industry needs to start thinking about data differently. If you want to get the best possible outcome from your transformation programme, you need to pay adequate attention to your organisational ...

01 Dec 2015