On 8 May 2019, the Central Bank of Ireland found Campbell O’Connor & Company, a private client stockbrokers
Asia and the rest of the world has been rocked by the 1MDB corruption scandal which has seen investigations triggered around the globe including the United States, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Malaysia.....More
The Telegraph wrote an article this week entitled “Banks ordered to treat vulnerable customers with empathy”, which looked at a problem that exists in banking where vulnerable customers are still being treated poorly.
On 26 February I had the privilege of representing the ICA by attending and speaking at the 4th Annual ICA Conference in Moscow, organised by our Russian partners, International Compliance Services. This year the conference theme was ‘The Era of GRC: Governance, Risk and Compliance – Introducing the Unitary International Compliance Standard’.
As a neat follow up to Dave Robson’s blog earlier this week (view here), which provided a succinct analysis on two key areas of the HSBC annual report, risk and legal proceedings, here’s my take on the RBS 2014 results released yesterday. Bearing in mind you and I (the UK taxpayer) own almost four-fifths of RBS; it’s an opportune time to find out how they are performing, particularly around risk.....More
A topic that is high on the agenda in our discussions around the future of banking. Are we actually seeing the ‘seismic shift’ that has been suggested? Having attended the recent BBA Conference on Digital Banking I have been giving a lot of thought to the subject and reviewing what I see as the key points that came out during the day:-
Last week, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit the headlines with his promise of bank accounts for every household in the country, a bid to offer help to the country’s poor. The initiative is part of a movement towards financial inclusion, which means making financial services accessible by people who do not have formal identification documents, fixed abodes or even known dates of birth.....More
The Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards was set up to look into professional standards and culture within the UK banking sector. Its recent report – "Changing Banking for Good" – puts forward several recommendations.