Tag Archives: banking

US Long-Arm Jurisdiction Creates New Terrorism Headaches for Banks (Among Others)

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I am indebted to John Blancett, partner of law firm SDMA for drawing my attention to a startling decision of the US Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit: Tzvi Weiss et al. v. National Westminster Bank Plc (judgment delivered … Continue reading →

ECB Stress Tests: The Whole Truth?

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On October 26th, the results of European Central Bank’s European Union-wide asset quality review (AQR) and stress test were published. An exercise covering 123 banking groups from 22 countries with a total of EUR 28 trillion assets as of December … Continue reading →

Misuse Confidential Information and Risk a Significant Payment

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A recent decision of the English High Court found Barclays Bank liable to pay damages of €10 million to CF Partners for breaching an equitable duty of confidence. The Court held that the bank had misused confidential information, supplied by … Continue reading →

Millennials – Changing How We Bank

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Banks must evolve and tailor their service platform for the huge Millennial demographic--or face the disintermediation experienced by other industries. Continue reading →

Big Data for Banks: Friend, or Foe?

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While the jury is still out on the matter, a realistic answer at the present time would most probably be “both”. In this blog, I will explore and share the rationale for why this is so and how to manage … Continue reading →

M-Payments – New Ways and New Risks in Moving Money

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Electronic payment systems are nothing new. The first electronic payments were made over telegraph wires in the 19th century, hence still referring to ‘wire transfers’ today. Mobile-based payments (m-payments) are, however, a much more recent development. Continue reading →

Changes in Banking are Affecting Employees’ Wellbeing

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Regulation is creating change and uncertainty within the financial services industry—and impacting the wellbeing of a bank’s greatest asset: its people. Continue reading →

Is International Hacking an Act of War?

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Historians will tell you that, despite the bloodshed in the Middle East and Africa, we are currently in one of the most peaceful periods in human existence. However, this era of ostensible peace has us wondering what future war will … Continue reading →

The End of Banking: De Novo No More

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In just 11 years, all banks in the U.S. will be gone. At least, that’s what extrapolating the current pace of bank consolidation would suggest. Less than 30 years ago there were over 18,000 banks; the FDIC reports that as … Continue reading →

Banking Brain Drain: Four Unintended Consequences of Post-Crisis Regulation

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Since the financial crisis, governments have made wide-ranging changes to the way financial institutions are regulated. In particular, regulators have focused on the amount and type of capital that banks and other financial institutions must hold, and set new standards … Continue reading →