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Banking sector

Articles on the banking sector from our leading edge monthly magazine, FS Focus.

Shadow Banks murky or just misunderstood

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As mainstream banks have struggled with debts and regulation after the financial crisis, shadow banking has bridged the gap. But at what cost? Peter Wilson reports

PRA set out Brexit priorities

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All financial service firms with EU cross-border activities need to report their Brexit contingency plans following the triggering of Article 50.

Bank of England implicated in Libor scandal

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New BBC Panorama recordings involving senior Barclays manager, Mark Dearlove, imply Bank of England involvement in the Libor scandal.

Not out of the woods yet

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One of the Treasury Committee’s key inquiries into recovery and resolution questions whether the UK’s banking reforms have solved the problem of ‘too big to fail’. John Mongelard assesses the progress.

Was it really worth it

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The Bank of England may have announced last year that the UK banking system is in a good place, but Kevin Dowd isn’t so sure

Banking news February 2017

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The latest Financial Services banking news from the Faculty.

Central Banking hits the buffers

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Financial crises and an upswing in distrust of established institutions have raised question marks over the continued role of central banking. Pádraig Floyd gauges the temperature.

More stress

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The 2016 stress tests were published on 30 November. The faculty’s John Mongelard looks at what the tests really mean.

How does stress testing work

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Failures in banking during the financial crisis led to uncomfortable questions about the operational effectiveness of banks. James Berrecloth considers how stress testing can ensure banks can stand up to future pressures.

Banking news December 2016

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