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A Disturbance In The Force – A Schism In The Making

Five years on from the referendum question, which posed, should the UK leave the European ...
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"We’re Sorry But Our Systems Are Unavailable At Present"

What all banks and financial institutions dread in the ‘always on’ world of digital is ...
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Time to Be Clear on Uncleared Margin Rules (UMR)

Following regulatory forbearance due to Covid and the resultant extensions to the ...
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A Valentines proposal for Banks & Fintechs: Engagement, Partnership or Separation?

Banks have always been top of the food chain.  The threat of FinTechs (Challenger Banks ...
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Elf on The Shelf – What Would The Regulatory Elf Be Up To?!

Elf on the Shelf is a simple concept that has proved to be immensely popular. It is based ...
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Brexit Pragmatism paves the way to proportionate Banking Regulation

Markets appear, according to commentators, to be pricing in a last-minute deal between ...
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The Haunting of an OTF; the Devil will be in the detail.

Following on from the MAR report in my last blog comes one on a consultation from ESMA ...
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A Ghost of Christmas Past Makes an Early Appearance – ESMA and MAR Haunt the Spot FX Market

As we approach Halloween market abuse has come back to haunt the FX market. Our Advent ...
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Climbing the Mountain and Levelling the Playing Field – a dichotomy solved?

For some time in the UK the regulators and authorities have tried to introduce true ...
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Do you know your SOFR from your SARON? The new benchmarks

Given the longstanding focus on the familiar, well-used trading benchmarks and ...
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The new Lego - building blocks of the new cross-border payment roadmap

  I have been catching up on some light reading in the glorious English sunshine.  One ...
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Uncleared Margin Rules – more regulatory requirements are on the horizon!

The regulation for Uncleared Margin Rules (UMR) was set in motion at the 2009 G20 meeting ...
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