Insight

In this section experts provide in-depth analysis of the important themes and issues facing the banking industry

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  • Chief Executive’s newsletter – December 2014

    Anthony Browne

    Welcome to my newsletter

    The twinkling of Christmas lights, the scent of mulled wine and the sight of high streets crammed with shoppers shows that another year is coming to a close. It has certainly been a year of challenges and change for the banking industry.

    The Competition and Markets Authority announced an investigation into the current account and small business banking markets.  Meanwhile, the Chancellor asked the Bank of England to launch the Fair and Effective Markets Review to assess the operation of wholesale financial markets.  Last month’s fines for manipulation of foreign exchange trading only underlined why that review is so necessary to rebuild trust in this important part of our industry.

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    Written by Anthony Browne

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  • How hard would it be to collect an FTT?

    Rod Roman, Partner, EU FTT Global Leader, EY

    After a year of analysis, EY has delivered a report to the European Commission on the collection aspects of the proposed Financial Transaction Tax. Providing this report has now completed our engagement and we have no on-going role with the Commission or Member States with regard to EUFTT.

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    Written by Rod Roman, Partner, EU FTT Global Leader, EY

  • Chief Executive’s newsletter – November 2014

    Anthony Browne

    Welcome to my newsletter

    As the unseasonably warm autumn gives way to the nip of winter, the climate is also changing in Brussels. Last weekend the new European Commission took office for the first time. The UK’s Commissioner Lord Hill will be responsible for encouraging jobs and growth through the development of the Capital Markets Union, as well as making sure that the financial system is safe and resilient. Shortly before the new Commission took office, Banking Union marked its first milestone as the results of stress tests for 130 European banks, including four British banks, were published.

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    Written by Anthony Browne

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  • Are traders geared up for MiFID II?

    Mohammad Adil, senior consultant Avantage Reply

    We are in the midst of a digital revolution and the financial industry is impacted as much as other industries. In the last ten years, innovation in the financial markets has gathered pace with superfast execution speed, auto pattern identification trading and automated market inefficiency robots. This innovation has brought challenges for regulators across the globe with concerns about flash crash, market manipulation and front running.

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    Written by Mohammad Adil, senior consultant Avantage Reply

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