digital strategy

14 February, 2019

A disruptive influence: how new technology is challenging boards

The global economy is undergoing a profound shift driven by technology, which is harnessing advances in medical science, biochemistry and machine learning to reshape the boundaries of human endeavour....
City of London, financial, banking

14 February, 2019

A new culture of compliance in a complex environment

Both banking and insurance sectors have experienced a stream of new regulations over the past decade. Much of it stems from the global financial crisis and centres on capital stability in the shape of...
financial services

16 January, 2019

Special report: Future-proofing financial services

Financial services firms are facing an unprecedented raft of challenges. Since the financial crisis, a new regulatory environment has forced a revamp of the responsibilities of boards, pushing functio...

20 December, 2018

Being prepared: The rise in internal investigations

A complaint about your company or staff is never a comfortable experience. But in banking and financial services it could spark an internal investigation that can prove gruelling and expensive to unde...
banks, banking

14 September, 2018

Action needed now on banking fraud and the erosion of trust

Why is it that western banks are increasingly reliant on business models that reward staff as salespeople, treat clients as fools, and present financial products like goods on a supermarket shelf? The...
City of London, financial, banking

21 June, 2018

‘Grandfather’ financial services post-Brexit to protect 36m policyholders

A crisis over cross-border financial contracts could adversely impact 36 million policyholders in the UK post-Brexit. A
Commonwealth Bank

5 June, 2018

Commonwealth Bank faces record fine over money laundering failings

Commonwealth Bank, Australia's largest bank, is to pay a fine of AU$700m (£400.3m; €456.8m) to resolve a money laundering case. It is thought to be the biggest civil penalty ever imposed in Aust...
chancellor, Philip Hammond

9 March, 2018

CBI: Brexit deal must avoid ‘cliff edge’ for financial services

A Brexit deal that fails to include UK financial services is "like building a ship with no sails", according to the deputy director general of the Confederation of British Industry. Josh Hardie was...
Barclays

23 February, 2018

Barclays International reveals its gender pay gap of 48%

Barclays International, the investment bank, has revealed it has an average gender pay gap of 48%, a hefty differential illustrating the challenge facing financial services on equal pay. The figure...
Audit and fraud investigations folder

15 January, 2018

Reported fraud in the UK soars to more than £2bn

The total value of fraud in the UK has risen by 538% to £2.11bn in the past 15 years, and was up by 6.5% in 2017 from £1.99bn in 2016, new research shows. The study by accountancy firm BDO LLP, ...