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Banking sector

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

BoE's Haldane warns AI threatens UK jobs

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Bank of England cheif economist Andy Haldane has warned that the UK needs a skills revolution.

Regulators assess banks exposure to cryptocurrencies

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Global banking regulators are assessing the size of banks’ exposure to “crypto-assets” such as bitcoin and looking at introducing capital safeguards, in a move that could deter banks from embracing the nascent market.

Banking by app to overtake online by 2019

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More consumers will bank via their app than online by next year, according to industry analysts CACI.

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.

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