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Banking sector

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

Data Management

Five years after data compliance requirement BCBS 239 was introduced, Rob Konowalchuk investigates what’s changed and where banks are heading.

RBS to launch stand-alone digital bank

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The state-backed Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is working on secret plans to create a stand-alone digital challenger bank to compete with emerging fintech leaders like Monzo and Revolut.

Major cuts at Deutsche Bank

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Deutsche Bank is planning to cut up to 500 trading and investment-banking jobs globally, as part of cost cutting efforts.

Metro Bank records first annual profit

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The challenger bank announced its first ever full-year profit before tax of £18.7m in 2017, with a strong expansion seeing its assets and loans both grow by more than 60%.

FCA proposes letting more small firms complain

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The Financial Conduct Authority is pushing for more companies to be allowed to complain to the Financial Ombudsman Service if they’ve been treated badly by their banks.

Banks forced to reveal current account data

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UK banks will be forced to reveal how long it takes to open a current account and how often they have suffered security breaches, under new rules devised to encourage account switching.

Bank shares soar after lighter Basel reforms

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UK banking stocks made big gains after global rules designed to prevent a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis proved softer than investors initially feared.

Major banks join new German clearing service

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Eurex Clearing has attracted the likes of HSBC, Citigroup, BBVA and JP Morgan to its service on the continent, proving a great threat to London’s dominant clearing industry.

Atom Bank seeks more capital for growth

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Digital challenger Atom Bank is looking for new investment to sustain its rate of growth, as it eyes £1bn of deposit holdings.

Brexit could cost Britain 75,000 finance jobs

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The Bank of England believes that up to 75,000 jobs could be lost in financial services following Britain's departure from the European Union.

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