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Banking Focus

Here you will find articles produced for the Banking sector of the Financial Services Faculty.

Is KYC the key to anti-money laundering?

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With London’s ‘laundromat’ moniker for dirty money back in the spotlight since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, evolving rules around KYC and AML may prove timely, Daniel Lanyon writes.

How long will this cost-of-living crisis last?

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We are now at the point of the most significant phase in the cost-of-living crisis so far, though with no guarantee that it will not be repeated in the autumn. At least then, in the UK, there should not be new tax increases to add to the pain.

How big a shock is inflation to the financial system?

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This has been an economic rollercoaster. Barely had we got used to the idea of the biggest recession since 1921 (and for a while the deepest since the Great Frost of 1709), which was the story of 2020, we have an inflation problem of the kind not seen for decades, which is the story of 2022.

Regaining trust in financial services

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How far does Financial Services have to go to regain trust from consumers, asks Adam Leach.

How best to regulate the bank cloud boom?

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The adoption of the cloud by banks is hard to regulate given the rapidly growing supply of services by third parties. But financial regulators are increasingly turning their sights on the megatrend.

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