Analysis

Flood risk
Analysis, Climate
January 23, 2024

More than 70% of Apac bank assets exposed to flood risk 

Apac banks’ loan books could end up underwater as sea level rises
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Financial firms to firms
Analysis, Regulation & Supervision
January 22, 2024

China increased fines to financial firms by 2,500% in 2023

Payment providers like Alipay are made a political example of by regulators
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grey list
Analysis, Regulation & Supervision
January 18, 2024

UAE tipped to exit FATF ‘grey list’ in February

It follows state-led campaign to align with AML/CFT global standards
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Revolut
Analysis, Prudential
January 17, 2024

Revolut: when is a bank not a bank?

Revolut must improve governance and reduce costs to secure a banking licence
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T+1
Analysis, Digital Transformation
January 17, 2024

UK T+1 task force shifts timeline amid wrangling

Its delayed final T+1 report is now due in spring
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penalty discount
Analysis, Governance & Reporting
January 16, 2024

PRA poised to reveal details of new penalty discount scheme

But banks and lawyers are wary of the regulator’s seemingly juicy offer
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trade finance
Analysis, Digital Transformation
January 16, 2024

UK regulator rapped by ICC over trade finance inaction

PRA labelled a ‘hindrance’ in hard-hitting remarks on trade finance
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Blockchain sandbox
Analysis, Crypto
January 15, 2024

EU bets the bank on digital finance with blockchain sandbox

European central banks and Dutch institutions first movers on blockchain sandbox
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bitcoin ETF approval
Analysis, Crypto
January 11, 2024

Fake bitcoin ETF approval may trigger lawsuits

The SEC faces being sued by a wave of industry players
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window dressing
Analysis, Capital
January 11, 2024

Regulators call time on banks’ ‘window dressing’

Banks ‘play system’ by expanding balance sheets then shrinking them each quarter-end
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Analysis, Risk Management
January 9, 2024

Banks’ non-financial risk training slammed as ‘inadequate’

Industry needs to agree a global certified industry standard for training 
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