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Will the European Commission give ground over Basel III output floor?

June 18, 2021

Critics say proposed minimum capital requirements will disadvantage EU banks and hamper the eurozone’s recovery from Covid-19.

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Pandemic won't derail Portugal, says central banker

June 14, 2021

Portugal’s central bank governor Mário Centeno on the resilience of the country’s economy and the likelihood of bank consolidation.

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UK banking vacancies surge in May

June 9, 2021

IT and compliance roles are in demand, as banks digitalise operations and grapple with the post-Brexit regulatory landscape.

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The impact of Italy’s €235bn recovery plan on banks

May 28, 2021

Ambitious scheme seeks to boost growth and drive reforms, but it will require sustained political support.

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Investing in sustainable fashion

May 26, 2021

How investors, big brands and the government can improve British fashion.

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The implications of the UK’s anti-corruption sanctions for banks

May 26, 2021

The broad definition of ‘involvement’ in corruption should give banks pause for thought.

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Pandemic has boosted UK consumer trust in incumbent banks

May 26, 2021

Only 20% of respondents to an EQ Credit Services survey are willing to borrow from an alternative lender in 2020, down from 62% in 2019.

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Are banks ready for their green stress tests?

May 26, 2021

The ECB and the Bank of England’s first green stress tests may not yield meaningful results.

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Currency concerns could derail Scotland’s independence bid

May 25, 2021

As Scotland inches closer to independence, it’s worth examining the immediate fiscal and monetary hurdles the fledgling country would face. 

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A strong and simple framework for the regulation of UK banks?

May 19, 2021

The UK regulator wants to simplify the rules for banks and building societies. How might this work?

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