Tag Archives: Banking

Retail finance services in Asia

As Asia’s financial services sector undergoes significant transformation, banking leaders provide insight into how they are staying ahead of the curve. The report by EFMA takes an in-depth look at some of the exciting developments that are taking place across Asia, outlining the biggest challenges facing retail banks across the continent, and what is being …
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2015 Banking M&A Outlook

Following a five-year slowdown in banking sector mergers and acquisitions (M&A), 2015 activity appears to be poised for a rebound across both small and large regional banks. At the same time, the global banking sector is expected to continue its pruning of non-strategic businesses and/or duplicative operational centers, creating opportunities for further business system rationalization …
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Supervisory Transparency in the European Banking Union

Bruegel Think Tank has just published the report “Supervisory Transparency in the European Banking Unión”. The study highlights: -Bank supervisors should provide publicly accessible, timely and consistent data on the banks under their jurisdiction. Such transparency increases democratic accountability and leads to greater market efficiency. -There is greater supervisory transparency in the United States compared …
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Wealth Management in New Realities

A new report from Roland Berger explores changes in the worldwide wealth management industry. After the recent financial and economic crisis, the wealth management sector seems to have fully recovered: Bankable assets rose to EUR 29 trillion worldwide in 2012, a year-on-year increase of almost 8 percent – and this upward trend will continue. Indeed, …
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European Banking Sector Stress Test

The results of the 2011 EU-wide stress test were published by the European Banking Authority (EBA) on July 15, 2011. This year’s EU-wide test has been carried out on 91 banks representing 65percent of the Euro zone’s banking sector’s total assets. According to the results, of the eight banks that failed the test, five were …
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Future Outlook for Financial Services

Eurofound has just launched a new report titled “Financial Services: Challenges and Prospects”. The recent financial crisis has brought to light the serious challenges that the European financial services sector is facing. The report reviews the economic trends in the banking and insurance industries and the debate on the regulation of financial markets. It concludes …
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