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Budget 2021: Fintech omission disappoints

4th March 2021

Company: bobsguide
Hopes of detailed spending plans for fintech were dashed when Chancellor Rishi Sunak failed to specifically mention the sector in his Budget speech on March 3. Luke Hamm, CEO of R&D tax specialists GovGrant said in a statement that the government had “fallen short” of expectations. “Fintech is one of the crucial sectors... read more
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Five key agile learnings for businesses during Covid-19

25th February 2021

The last 11 months have passed at a crawl, and yet it is hard to believe that for nearly a year – a whole year – the world has been in the grip of Covid-19, the deadliest pandemic since the 1918 flu. You do not need me to point out that our lives, in all aspects, have been irreparably changed. And even when the events of 2020 (and,... read more
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Bitcoin surge prompts new warnings from regulators

15th January 2021

Company: bobsguide
Regulators issued fresh warnings on investing in cryptocurrencies after Bitcoin skyrocketed to a new all-time high last week. The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) cautioned consumers about the high risks involved in investing in cryptocurrencies. “Investing in cryptoassets, or investments and lending linked to them,... read more
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AML rules missing targets

5th January 2021

Company: bobsguide
The rise of anti-money laundering (AML) related fines over the past few years shows regulators are homed in on tackling the problem, but current supervisory regimes lack efficiency when it comes to tackling the amount of fraud, according to market participants. “Banks spend billions on their compliance plan, and then they get fined on... read more
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German regulators warn markets on Brexit uncertainty

18th December 2020

Company: bobsguide
Germany’s supervisory authority BaFin has said that market participants should take all precautions necessary for a possible hard Brexit. Last week, the Bank of England said that the UK is “well prepared for serious economic shocks” in the event of a No Deal Brexit but warned that disruption to financial services could arise.... read more
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Why having a full view of financial services clients is so important

16th December 2020

The institutional investment management industry worldwide is moving deeper into the 24/7/365 digital operating environment. Most of the largest asset management firms are in advanced phases of their digital transition; while medium and smaller firms are still plotting their digital roadmap or beginning their journey. All roads lead to a full... read more
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No let up for CAT obligations

2nd November 2020

The latest Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) reporting obligations went live on October 26. However, there’s no time to rest for firms, who are now tasked with preparing for the next set of requirements in January 2021. Having moderated a CAT webinar with leading industry experts from FINRA CAT, Morgan Stanley, RegEdge, and Cboe Global Markets... read more
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Challenger banks may re-evaluate business models

29th October 2020

Company: bobsguide
Lack of sustainability threatens challenger bank longevity, according to a panel at Money 2020 Moneyfest yesterday. “Of course companies have to be profitable, but most of all they have to be sustainable. This is the point, and to be sustainable you can’t always reach out to the market and do fundraising,” said Paola... read more
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Is analytics the missing piece in a complex settlement jigsaw?

29th October 2020

At a time when the costs of doing business are skyrocketing, is it sustainable for banks to persevere with the current approach to trade settlement failure? While there will always be trades that fail, the tolerance levels of banking boardroom execs must be at breaking point right now if the latest Esma Trends Risks and Vulnerabilities (TVR)... read more