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    1. June 13, 2016

      Free Lunch: The bank, the fox and the henhouse

      Are these constraints loose enough for you? The tug of war between banks and their regulators goes on, and at the...

    2. June 6, 2016

      New bank safety plans criticised for encouraging risky loans

      Banks will be encouraged to lend more to their weakest borrowers and take on excessive risks if global regulators push...

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      Although many in the insurance industry think that it is behind other sectors when it ...
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    1. May 26, 2016

      BoE pushes on with bank ringfencing rules

      The Bank of England is to push ahead with its new rules for banks on ringfencing their retail operations, shrugging off...

    2. May 24, 2016

      Softer line on European trading rules approaches

      After years of being buffeted by tougher capital markets rules, Europe’s financial community may soon feel a favourable...

    3. May 23, 2016

      Banks cut budgets for maths and models as rules change

      Banks are cutting back their nine-figure budgets for PhDs and complicated risk software ahead of a regulatory clampdown...

    4. April 21, 2016

      Banks score victory in fightback on capital

      Banks scored a coup in their fightback against rising capital requirements as global standard-setters dropped plans to...

    5. Fast FT

      April 21, 2016

      Banks chalk up win in Basel capital rules

      Banks scored a coup in their fight-back against rising capital requirements as global standard-setters dropped plans to...

    6. April 6, 2016

      Lenders’ fears ease over Basel absolute leverage regulations

      Banks with sizeable derivatives portfolios will not be as badly hurt as they feared by new regulations capping lenders’...

    7. April 4, 2016

      Banking risks: Basel’s trickle-down

      In so-called “Chinese water torture”, drops of water fall slowly on the forehead until insanity takes hold. Bankers...

    8. March 24, 2016

      Tighter rules proposed for banks’ credit risk

      The biggest lenders to corporates may have to hold even more capital as a result of proposed new rules that would curb...

    9. Fast FT

      March 24, 2016

      Basel proposes limits on banks using own risk models

      Lending to corporates and financial institutions has emerged as the biggest casualty of new rules curbing how much...

    10. March 14, 2016

      Basel IV spectre looms for battle-worn bankers

      If you want to see a grown banker cry, the phrase “Basel IV” should do it. Banks have spent the past few years raising...

    11. March 4, 2016

      Banks face increased capital requirements under new rule

      Some of the world’s biggest banks will soon have to hold even more capital, after global regulators banned them from...

    12. January 19, 2016

      Basel rules to cost banks €40m-€120m each, says study

      Global banks will have to spend between €40m and €120m each to implement global regulators’ latest rules on trading...

    13. January 14, 2016

      Basel Committee softens new rules on bank capital

      Global banking supervisors have softened new rules forcing investment banks to hold much more capital against their...

    14. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      Regulators soften new bank rules on capital

      Global banking supervisors have softened new rules forcing investment banks to hold much more capital against their...

    15. December 10, 2015

      Banks score victory on use of ratings in capital calculations

      The banking lobby has beaten back a global reform plan that it claimed would result in a “substantial” increase in...

    16. November 18, 2015

      Bank trading reform would lift capital needs by up to ninefold

      Global regulators have estimated that contentious new rules will force one bank to set aside nine times as much capital...

    17. October 28, 2015

      Exchanges band together to seek softer bank capital rules

      A group that includes some of the world’s largest exchanges has written to the head of a leading international...

    18. September 15, 2015

      Global banks reach almost all 2019 capital standards

      The world’s top 200 banks still need another €147bn in safe assets to meet new liquidity rules that come into force in...

    19. September 7, 2015

      Europe’s banks could need €26bn in extra capital, says report

      Europe’s biggest banks would need up to €26bn in new capital — hurting their ability to lend and pay dividends — if...

    20. August 12, 2015

      Comment: Weakening leverage ratio undermines banks’ accounting

      The essence of banking is leverage. For every dollar of capital a bank’s owners contribute to its funding, some...

    21. June 8, 2015

      Banks urged to set aside more capital for interest rate risk

      Banks will have to put aside more capital to deal with a rise in interest rates from their ultra low levels, global...

    22. May 25, 2015

      Basel group faces challenge of ensuring banking rules compliance

      After seven years of frenetic rulemaking in the wake of the global financial crisis the Basel Committee on Banking...

    23. May 25, 2015

      Banks warn on new risk assessment models for trading operations

      The world’s biggest banks are seeking to play on regulators’ fear of another flash crash in debt markets to lobby...

    24. May 4, 2015

      Global regulators shift focus to risk and conduct

      Global regulators, which have so far focused on repairing banks’ balance sheets, are starting to look at conduct and...

    25. March 29, 2015

      Swiss banking model is ‘dead’, says Abu Dhabi finance centre chief

      Abu Dhabi intends to set itself up as a new hub for wealth management, with the head of its nascent international...

    26. March 18, 2015

      New rules for OTC derivatives delayed for 9 months

      Tougher rules for trading over-the-counter derivatives have been delayed by nine months after regulators acknowledged...

    27. March 3, 2015

      World’s biggest banks still €300bn short of safe assets, says regulator

      The world’s biggest banks are still short of €300bn worth of safe assets to comply with new rules designed to reduce...

    28. January 28, 2015

      Basel Committee overhauls banks’ disclosure model

      The way banks disclose risks they hold on their balance sheets has been overhauled by the world’s top banking...

    29. January 12, 2015

      Investors might yet long for the days of Dimon’s swagger

      Gone is Lloyd Blankfein’s $68.5m pay cheque, gone is John Thain’s $35,000 commode, there is less swagger in Jamie...

    30. December 22, 2014

      Banks face restrictions on use of rating agencies in risk assessment

      Banks’ scope to use credit rating agencies to assess the risks in their portfolios will be sharply reduced as global...

    31. December 11, 2014

      Banks tempted with ‘carrot or stick’ plan on packaged loans

      Banks that simplify the bundles of asset-backed loans they sell to investors could be rewarded with lower capital...

    32. December 5, 2014

      Basel Committee raps EU on global capital rules

      The European Union is failing to implement fully global capital rules aimed at making banks more resilient, according...

    33. October 20, 2014

      Basel to speed up work on leverage ratio

      Global regulators are speeding up work on the leverage ratio, a measure of bank capital that is seen as less vulnerable...

    34. FT Alphaville

      September 15, 2014

      Building bank liquidity buffers, the FHLB, TBTF, WTF way

      Hey did you hear the Fed finalised its liquidity coverage ratio rules for large US banks? Yep, you can read the...

    35. September 1, 2014

      Banks say funding rules will make key equities trades more expensive

      Banks are sounding the alarm about a proposed global rule aimed at forcing them to fund themselves more safely, warning...

    36. July 13, 2014

      BoE pushing to ease Basel capital requirements on small lenders

      The Bank of England has been lobbying for an easing of global capital requirements for small banks, amid concerns that...

    37. April 15, 2014

      Six ways Europe’s financial sector is meant to mend its ways

      What Michel Barnier, the EU commissioner responsible for financial services, dubbed a “rulemaking spring” is drawing to...

    38. March 31, 2014

      Banks turn to compression to meet new Basel rules

      Until recently, the Basel III capital requirements had never been a central part of the post-crisis debate by the...

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