Latest articles from Farah Khalique

Pauline Lambert

Banks gear up for tougher stress tests

Covid-19 and climate change are sending supervisors back to the drawing board when it comes to the design of stress tests to ensure banks are fully prepared for an increasingly uncertain future

Olivia Perney

Banks can weather the pandemic storm

Analysts are confident that most banks can cope with the economic impact of a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, but they warn that losses could nonetheless pile up

Monique Melis

Wirecard: where did it all go wrong?

The dramatic collapse of Wirecard, once one of Europe’s leading fintechs, has left in its wake wide-ranging questions around supervision and the role of Germany’s regulator, BaFin

Piers Haben

Regulators firefight Covid-19 with “Quick Fix” hose

Though EU regulators have moved swiftly to ease compliance and capital burdens on banks, they nonetheless still face challenges, particularly when the non-performing loans start to pile up.

Kay Swinburne

Can the EU finally make CMU a reality?

Will Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic prove to be a catalyst to revive efforts to establish a capital markets union in the EU, or will it be the final nail in the coffin for this beleaguered project? 

Josh Galper

Covid-19 serves as catalyst for US deregulation of financial services

The economically devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic seems to have acted as a catalyst for US regulators to loosen prudential rules further and faster ahead of the presidential election in November.

Julia Smithers Excell

Firms lash out at ESMA over “regulatory creep”

If ESMA gets its way, third-country financial firms doing business in the EU will have to provide vast amounts of extra information in what many see as a Brexit-related political move 

Christian Lee

FSB throws CCP equity on the line in resolution consultation

The FSB has once again waded into the controversial debate over who pays when a clearing house goes under and in a consultation paper is looking at a range of options including the use of equity

Christian M. Stiefmueller

Covid-19 crisis resurrects shadow bank concerns

With the world once again in crisis, this time due to the Covid-19 pandemic, supervisory attention is turning to shadow banks for fear they might be harbouring hidden systemic risks. 

Amélie Champsaur

BRRD could be sidelined in the event of widespread bank failures

With Europe sliding into a deep economic slumber following the Covid-19 pandemic, questions are being asked about the state of some the continent’s banks and whether BRRD is up to resolving them if it comes to that