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Do tech start-ups need their own bank?

Today 08:46 am

Collapsed firms Silicon Valley Bank and Silvergate Capital catered to the specific financing needs of tech start-ups and crypto firms. Who understands their needs now?

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Gig economy workers need banking support

Today 08:41 am

Singapore has called for fintechs to provide stronger safety support for their staff, but globally, gig economy workers are often let down by the banking sector.

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The pending transformation of South Korea’s banking industry

March 29, 2023

South Korea’s financial regulators are exploring ways to increase competition in the sector and break the dominance of the biggest lenders.

Can the securities industry deliver T+1 in T-minus 15 months?

March 28, 2023

The US SEC has set May 2024 as the implementation date for shortening the standard settlement cycle for US securities transactions, a challenging deadline for the industry to hit. 

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AT1s face an uncertain future

March 28, 2023

The chaos that ensued from the AT1 wipeout at Credit Suisse’s point of failure has raised questions about the future of the asset class.

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Credit Suisse: How did we get here?

March 24, 2023

Credit Suisse had bumper years, particularly during the dotcom boom, and it weathered the 2008 financial crisis reasonably better than UBS. But trouble was never far from the bank’s door. 

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SVB: US regulators have generated “a moral hazard”

March 24, 2023

While the collapse of SVB might have been predictable, what was surprising was the US regulators’ response and the precedent it sets.

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Is the UBS/Credit Suisse deal enough to protect Europe from US bank contagion?

March 23, 2023

The sale of Credit Suisse to UBS may have preserved market stability for now, but economists warn we are not out of the woods yet. 

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SVB: Regulatory implications for UK banks

March 22, 2023

Jonathan Chertkow, part of the Hogan Lovells SVB Task Force, recounts the events of the collapse and examines the performance of UK banking regulation.

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Collaboration needed in the fight against payment fraud

March 22, 2023

In an increasingly real-time world, how can companies better fight fraud?

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