Latest articles from Western Europe

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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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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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Shift to the cloud accelerates with Nationwide modernisation

March 20, 2023

Robust cloud-based payments systems are seen as a crucial way for incumbent banks to compete more effectively with fintech start-ups.

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Russian sanctions: a cat and mouse game

March 15, 2023

A year in, how are the sanctions imposed by the West on Russian entities, goods, assets and individuals taking shape?

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Turkey’s controversial monetary policy continues

March 3, 2023

The central bank of Turkey’s macroprudential adjustments has made the operating environment for the country’s banks increasingly complex.

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Balancing speed and fairness in regulatory investigations for individuals

February 20, 2023

Now is an opportune time to consider introducing UK regulatory investigation time limits in order to achieve better fairness and proportionality.

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Moving the needle on gender diversity in Europe’s banks

February 15, 2023

Despite gains at the boardroom level, women are still largely absent from the executive level within European banks. So, what will move the needle?

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Climate and capital: complexity is a poor excuse for not properly insuring against risk

February 9, 2023

We should err on the side of caution when risk-weighting climate-exposed assets, but delaying action in its regulation is making a difficult problem worse.

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What is the outlook for UK banking litigation in 2023?

February 6, 2023

With a multitude of open avenues for litigation, here are the key areas that banks should keep tabs on in the coming year.

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The Quincecare duty: 35 years on, the debate has only just begun

February 3, 2023

The anti-fraud duty has gained recent prominence as upcoming legal challenges threaten to increase banks’ responsibilities in the context of increasingly sophisticated fraud.

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