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The hurdles ahead for open finance in the UK

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As the OBIE seeks to widen the initiative to include ‘open finance’, it is important to consider the dangers and drawbacks.

Investec UK crowned best-performer among largest UK banks

September 1, 2021

Well-capitalised UK banks not only weathered the Covid-19 pandemic, but also helped the government support other businesses during it. However, other challenges, such as Brexit, remain.

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Testing the water: UK shared bank branch pilots

August 27, 2021

The 'hub model', which allows five banks to share one premises, is an example of how branch networks are evolving.

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Direct listings: banks still have key role to play

August 25, 2021

The success of fintech Wise’s direct listing in the UK in July makes it certain that other companies will follow suit.

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Banks and government need to coordinate to recover pandemic loans

August 19, 2021

Banks are facing a hangover: after being told to lend money quickly during the Covid-19 pandemic, they now face the challenge of recovering it.

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UK mulls pros and cons of scrapping bonus cap

August 13, 2021

Critics argue that a cap on bankers’ bonuses is ineffective and outdated, but the issue remains controversial.

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Surviving post-pandemic support: what next for SMEs?

August 5, 2021

Banks should take sympathetic and positive approach when considering an SME client’s financial position.

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Diversity and inclusion in financial services: the expectation gap

July 29, 2021

UK regulators are developing diversity policies and planning to roll them out in a way that will affect every corner of every bank.

UK banks’ outlook steady amid bumpy operating environment

July 23, 2021

Bank profitability forecast to improve in the near term on the back of a decline in provisions after a pandemic-related spike in 2020.

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The DoJ’s power to subpoena foreign banks expands as the SFO’s diminishes

July 22, 2021

Recent legislation signals the US government’s determination to root out financial crime, regardless of where it may originate.

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