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Anne Plested

The hard reality of Brexit

Whichever type of Brexit you hope for, there remains the possibility of a UK withdrawal from the EU in March next year with no agreement in place, and no transition period. The European Banking Autho...

27 Jun 2018
Freddie McMahon

Frugal Engineering to digitalise Standard Operating Procedures

Frugal Engineering is the science of breaking up complex engineering processes to reduce the complexity and cost of producing products, without compromising quality. One example of Frugal Engineering ...

08 Jun 2018
Operational Risk Management
Retired Member

Bracing for Brexit

There are very few things we can be certain of in regard to Brexit, other than the fact that it won’t be concluded in 2018. It would be premature, though, to dismiss Brexit as topic solely for the pol...

27 Mar 2018
Banking Regulations
Bob Lyddon

Is the ECB bankrupt, at least on a mark-to-market basis?

Yesterday Reuters published an article entitled "Restive bond markets may complicate ECB's exit plans". This was a piece speculating about how and when the ECB can taper off and finish its A...

21 Feb 2018
SEPA and European Payments
Retired Member

Brexit: Over-cooked, over-done and perhaps not the main course

Over the past few months; most of us have been trying to make sense of the actual state of affairs that will occur due to Brexit. We have used our regulatory know how to dissect the legal parts, look ...

06 Feb 2018
Retired Member

History of the World Part III

Those of us who have been in the industry for a while will remember what became known as the "Battle of the Bund" back in the early 1990s.The quick version is that newly formed DTB (now Eure...

06 Feb 2018
Bob Lyddon

Predictions for the Payments industry in 2018: new EU Treaty signed for full EMU

This is the third of our predictions for the Payments industry in 2018, and it is about the Euro and its path to full completion. Brexit is both a threat and an opportunity for the “centralisers” at t...

31 Dec 2017
SEPA and European Payments
Alexandre Neves

BREXIT - EU, a multi-level integrated area.

For a better formatted text, visit my LinkedIn page: European Union, a multi-level integrated area. Thank you very much for reading this article. Happy to receive your comments / feedback and suggesti...

15 Nov 2017
Trends in Financial Services
Henri Wajsblat

How bank CFOs are using technology to drive transformation

The CFO role in financial institutions has always been pivotal. But as the industry evolves and technology and data become increasingly critical to operations, CFOs have taken the lead in driving indu...

14 Nov 2017
Innovation in Financial Services
Jean-Stephane Gourevitch

Autopsy of a disaster: Thoughts on the Equifax debacle

The Equifax debacle demonstrate the danger lurking into a very outdated, non-customer friendly and absolutely not transparent approach to data. The market is sanctioning Equifax before the regulators ...

10 Nov 2017
Innovation in Financial Services
Alexandre Neves

Brexit, an overview

On 23 June 2016, UK has expressed the democratic will of leaving European Union. The outcome of Brexit referendum initiated the process that terminates the deep and special relationship between UK and...

07 Nov 2017
Trends in Financial Services
Bob Lyddon

Forget Bermuda & look at the 'legal' tax avoidance within the EU

Brexit negotiations resume this week with the UK government reportedly going to cave in to a bill of EUR60 billion in exchange for a trade deal, their not having worked out how detrimental the current...

06 Nov 2017