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Mete Feridun

Integration of Pillar 3 Disclosures into Regulatory Reporting: New Challenges and Opportunities

The Basel Committee’s revised Pillar 3 framework of 2015 was intended to address shortcomings in the consistency and comparability of firms’ regulatory disclosures. Introducing standardised disclosure...

12 Feb 2020
Banking Regulations
Niall Twomey

KYC Utilities: The Second Coming, Learning from Past Failures

In the previous blog, I examined the current compliance challenge and how e-KYC utilities can solve the age-old challenges of collection, validation and processing of customer data and documentation. ...

11 Feb 2020
Financial Transformation
Barley Laing

Why retrospective ID investigation is critical for 5AMLD compliance

Time pressure and cost are two big issues faced by those in financial services as they seek to ensure compliance with a proliferation of new know your customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) re...

10 Feb 2020
Digital Identity Management
Chris Principe


CRYPTO or GOLD It’s the start of a new year and a new decade! I am feeling great because I am back in my twenties again! As I recall my twenties and early banking career, I realize how my thinking has...

09 Feb 2020
Bernd Richter

The EU pension dilemma: Pan-European Personal Pension to the rescue?

Pension is known in the western world as income at age and what pays the bills, when one retires from his/her job life, what was put aside during work life. But not many actually understand how much i...

08 Feb 2020
Trends in Financial Services
Vikas Seth

eIDAS and Electronic Signatures, A positive way forward for European organizations

eIDAS and electronic signatures – A positive way forward for European organizations Electronic signatures have gained popularity over the years due to the level of convenience and security around t

06 Feb 2020
Digital Banking Trends
James Follette

The Commercial, Business and Retail Banking Outlook for 2020 and Beyond

Over the past few years, interest has risen in digital-first banking, blockchain technology, automation and the concept of digital banking profiles. And as we head into the 2020s, we’ll see further tr...

05 Feb 2020
Disruption in Retail Banking
Kevin O'Neill

What does 2020 hold for Asset Management and Asset Servicing?

Looking ahead into 2020 we can expect to see continued geopolitical uncertainty, fee pressures, increasing regulatory demands and market volatility. The regulatory burden for Asset Managers and Asset ...

04 Feb 2020
Trends in Financial Services
René Hendrikse

Curing the KYC compliance challenge with AI

Jokingly dubbed "deal prevention units" by some front-office staff, compliance teams now have the third most-stressful City jobs after that of an investment banker and a trader. Pre-crisis, ...

04 Feb 2020
Financial Services Regulation
John Pucciarelli

Regulation: A Surprising Catalyst for Innovation

Created in response to the global financial crisis, the Uncleared Margin Rules (UMR) are one of the most consequential regulatory events for the derivatives industry in recent years. While the rules w...

03 Feb 2020
Financial Services Regulation
Claus Christensen

Is business banking ripe for FinTech disruption?

There are always many reasons one might want to organise a trip to Paris. For the last couple of years, the Paris FinTech Forum has become another one of these reasons. First launched in 2015 and host...

03 Feb 2020
Digital Banking Trends
Amanda Steward

It’s hard to run if you can’t walk - laying the foundation for the future of finance

This is the second in a series of three blog posts which looks at how a digital finance transformation enables a future-ready finance department - one that can use data, technology and human talent to...

03 Feb 2020
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation