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The UK is poised to seize payments opportunities
Once a quiet corner of the world, payments is a diverse and complex industry that is evolving at rapid speed.
The future requires more than technology alone
As we get closer to true global interconnectivity via friction-reducing solutions optimising efficiency and promoting scale, we are reminded that communication, inter-personal relationships and experience are vital.
Are voluntary codes a route to enhancing conduct?
In general, the post-crisis regulatory framework has been a force for good in improving standards of conduct and stability across the financial sector.
Dynamic capital impact assessments help banks to navigate FRTB
Banks need a dynamic capital assessment solution to test out different scenarios and ensure they adopt the most appropriate FRTB compliance strategy.
Cross border retail payments explained
The cross border retail payments market is complex, involving many different parties, use cases and underlying arrangements.
The future of payments will be bank transfers
Cards have overtaken cash in payments but they will soon have a rival in the form of a direct “Pay By Bank” option.
Why sending money across borders will become easier and cheaper
Cross border payments: expensive, slow and stifling businesses
New payment solutions are stepping in to help businesses trade internationally, without the high cost and slow transfer times of traditional cross border payments.
Regulations need industry collaboration
Sarah Christman, a Senior Risk Professional at The IRM’s ERM in Banking and Finance Special Interest Group answers questions on why collaboration amongst industry is necessary to deal with regulations.
Fundamental Review of the Trading Book and International Bond Markets
Andy Hill, Senior Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy at the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) discusses what FRTB means for bond markets, the implementation challenges and who will foot the bill.
Why does the FRTB matter?
Bank trading books play a vital role in enabling companies to access financing, so it’s critical that the calibration of trading book capital rules is appropriate.
A smooth transition to a new EU market risk regime
With the recent publication of the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB), the global reforms aiming at improving the level of capital set aside for market risk in banks reached a turning point.
Transaction transparency is a must for attracting investors to your firm
RTS 28 has officially arrived ─ and it can help investment firms prove their worth to clients.
"In your opinion, who is the biggest winner from PSD2?"
Ask the panel: We spoke to experts about what PSD2 will mean for their industry, and who will benefit the most.
Developing requirements under PSD2 is a challenge in itself
The Directive will enhance competition and facilitate innovation in payment services by opening access to the payment accounts that consumers hold with banks.
PSD2 could drive down overall cost of payment services
The Financial Conduct Authority is ready for PSD2, which it says will improve customer service and create a level playing field for providers old and new.
Who is monitoring the new rules of PSD2?
The Payments Systems Regulator will be responsible for monitoring and enforcing rules covering the treatment of requests by payment service providers to get access to payment systems.
MiFID II: The beginning of research price discovery
There is currently considerable confusion surrounding investment research pricing and large price ranges for services are emerging with some very public announcements.
New regulation putting added pressure on firms' technology
Time is running out to ensure your technology systems are not only ready, but also compliant for MiFID II, says leading capital market's tech provider, Itiviti Group AB.
How tech is relieving the MiFID burden
Technology is redefining the way firms comply with financial regulation, focusing on data quality, centralisation and strategically advancing organisations.
MiFID II is a journey, not an event
As we get into the final stretch before the 3 January 2018 go-live date, the readiness of the market is still a question mark.
Voice trading under MiFID II: debunking myths
There is a common misconception that MiFID II will put an end to voice trading.
Cleared derivatives industry working hard to comply with MiFID II
FIA has been busy listening to its members and working with them to create industry standard operational and documentation approaches to facilitate timely compliance.
MiFID II and the private equity and venture capital industry
Many firms across both the private equity and venture capital industry fall within the scope of MiFID II, due to the regulated activities they undertake.
Greater transparency in financial trading
After seven years of discussions resulting in over 2,000 pages of European legislation and guidance, MiFID II will take effect on 3 January 2018.
AFME highlights the need for more clarity around MiFID
Regulatory change is nothing new for wholesale banks but their preparations for MiFID II have not been as straightforward as they would have liked.
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