NPLs and high costs threaten European bank profits

EU bank profits remain under pressure from non-performing loans and rising costs says the European Banking Authority.

European banks retreating from derivatives clearing

Pressured European banks beat a retreat from derivatives clearing and cede to US players.

European securitisations rise as reforms stall

European securitisation issuance is on the rise despite regulatory uncertainty over efforts to revive the market.

Anti-money laundering

Anti-money laundering: a top 2017 priority for regulators

Some senior bank managers still don’t fully appreciate the importance regulators are attaching to complying with anti-money laundering rules.

MiFID II rules driving asset managers to overhaul research sources

EU rules on paying for investment research are driving EU asset managers to rethink their sourcing strategies for such research, according to a survey by the Electronic Research Interchange (ERIC).

Eurozone edging closer to shifting euro-clearing from London

ECB stepping up rhetoric to see euro-clearing shifted from London to the eurozone on the basis of making the activity easier to supervise

ESMA targets asset managers for systemic attention

ESMA sees a case for asset managers to come under greater regulatory scrutiny in case they pose systemic risks

Richard Frase

Equivalence: Britain's post-Brexit fallback

The UK's upcoming departure from the EU and likely the single market as well has raised a flurry of speculation over what will replace current trading rights. This has brought the EU's equivalence regimes for third countries into sharp focus

ESMA announces details of 2017 clearing house stress tests

ESMA announces key areas for stress testing CCPs, which will include liquidity for the first time

National Crime Agency

Banks and regulators tighten collaboration in money laundering fight

Relations between banks and the authorities often become strained when enforcers try to access confidential data on suspects. In a bid to enhance working relations between the two, and combat crime, the UK has been working on developing an effective money laundering task force. By Nick Kochan.

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