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Practical guidance, commentary and support on the banking sector for financial services professionals.

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Carbon neutral

ESG: the risks and opportunities

During September and October, our event series will enable better understanding of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk.

Banking Focus

Banking: It’s the letter K

The UK is destined for a K-shaped economic recovery, with the benefits and downsides split between different businesses and sectors, but, finds Daniel Lanyon, the divergence is very much uncharted territory.

Unfavourable demographics to worry about

Populations are getting older. And, in economic terms, they are not growing older gracefully. In doing so they are creating problems says David Smith, Economics Editor for the Sunday Times in his monthly editorial for the Financial Services Faculty.


Unlocking the secrets of IFRS 9

Grant Thornton Head of Risk and Finance Assurance, Retail Banking Shuvo Banerjee looks at how the new accounting standard has impacted bank risk models.

COVID-19 and Stress Testing

Stress testing is an important tool that is used by regulators for an increasingly wider set of firms. This webinar will help you understand the latest rules and how they work with the latest accounting standard, IFRS 9.

COVID-19 and IFRS 9 expected credit losses for banks

The subjective nature of IFRS 9 Financial Instruments means banks are facing difficult decisions when it comes to applying the standard in a world grappling with the health and economic impacts of coronavirus.

Staying afloat during IBOR reform

Mark Spencer, Financial Services’ Accounting Advisory team lead at BDO, sets sail on the amendments issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and Financial Reporting Council (FRC).

10 things in Financial Stability Report

The Bank of England's Financial Stability Report December 2019 flagged changes to the UK bank capital framework, interesting stress test results and other changes to look out for in 2020. Investors and analysts are looking at these areas to understand banks' maximum distributable amount (MDA)

Is crypto now inevitable

Bitcoin has drawn mainstream financial interest, but will it establish itself as a legitimate asset class, asks Billy Bambrough.

ISDA Statement on UK FCA LIBOR Announcement

ISDA has published the following statement in response to the announcement by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on the future cessation and loss of representativeness of the LIBOR benchmarks.

Libor transition - what you need to know

Corporate governance

Pre-recorded webinars

LIBOR Transition: The Regulators' View

Watch and listen to the recording of this webinar. FCA and Bank of England, in conjunction with ICAEW Financial Services, give their perspective on LIBOR Transition.


Culture and purpose in financial services

Inspiring confidence

ICAEW's Inspiring Confidence campaign explores the issues affecting consumers and financial services providers in a rapidly changing world.

Banks, insurers and investment managers play vitally important roles within society, to encourage economic development and allow individuals and businesses to save, invest, insure and make payments. We must have confidence in them. Responsible providers, responsible consumers, better regulation and better information underpin this confidence.

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Join Banking membership

Banking is fast moving and ever changing. Our unique perspective and ability to convene with stakeholders right across the financial services landscape, means we can provide you with industry insights, expert opinion, analysis and independent resources to put you ahead of the curve.