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2nd July 2020

The Shareholder Rights Directive II due to go live on the 3rd of September 2020 By Yamen Bousrih, Business Expert

SRD II won’t be postponed! The verdict came from the European Commission earlier this month!  Despite the joint letter sent by several post-trade groups and the call to postpone the deadline of SRD II and the Implementing Regulation, the European Commission decided earlier this month to go ahead with the implementation of the directive as originally planned this year on the 3rd […]

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26th June 2020

Between the Devil and the deep blue sea By Dale Eastham, Senior Digital Transformation Consultant

When it comes to Digital Transformation, the perceived risk for banks and insurers is on one side, eternal damnation for trying, or on the other drowning because they did nothing. 100% Digital challenger FinTech brands do not have this issue, but they are struggling to gain market share and move into profitability, because customers are […]

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9th June 2020

EBA introduces new reporting and disclosure templates for June 2020 submission By Samuel Welford-Smith, Business Development Manager, UK & Ireland

The EBA announced on the 2nd June 2020 guideline on “reporting and disclosure of exposures subject to measures applied in response to the COVID-19 crisis” Published article can be found HERE. Why: In response to the need to address negative economic consequences of COVID-19 pandemic, the European Union (EU) and Member States have introduced a […]

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4th June 2020

Resilience, a secret to success… By Helen Nicol, Head of Solutions

On 4th March I attended a networking event in London with the topic of “Resiliency”. Little did any of us know then what to happen over the coming weeks and how many of the topics we covered there would come into play. It is now almost two months ago since the world recognized it was […]

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4th June 2020

Does liquidity scarcity exist, or do you just have to know where to look? Collateral Management Question Series

It certainly exists as UMR represents a regulatory landscape, the likes of which have never been seen before, which has the collateral pool shuddering at the concept of an unprecedented demand for collateral comprised of high-grade assets and an increase in haircut provisions. While it is noted that increased collateral requirement in the market means […]

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