Items tagged with "Banking"

EU E-Payments Lack Clarity

European banks are seeking clarification on the European Banking Authority’s (EBA’s) e-money transaction and reporting regulations. Following an EBA workshop, banks from nine European countries have endorsed a note requesting clarification on the definition of e-money transactions and the related reporting requirements. EBA’s guidelines on fraud reporting under PSD2 require banks to report fraudulent e-money […]

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India extends XBRL to Co-operative Banks

As part of a number of regulatory requirements established in recent months, this week the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) mandated regular XBRL reporting for urban co-operative banks (UCBs). UCBs are co-operatively owned, usually formed around communities or small groups with a common interest and used to finance small businesses within that community. They have […]

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US Federal Regulators Accept Alternative Data

Five US Federal financial regulatory agencies have issued a joint statement outlining their thoughts on the use of alternative data in underwriting and credit analysis by banks, credit unions and financial firms. The statement, issued by the Federal Reserve Board (Federal Reserve), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the […]

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EBA Consults on Reporting Requirements for Market Risk

This week the European Banking Authority (EBA) launched a public consultation on specific supervisory reporting requirements for market risk. These reporting requirements form the first part of the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) introduced by the revised Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR2) in the prudential framework of the EU. This consultation paper includes proposals […]

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The Case for ISO 20022

Major central banks are set to switch their payments systems to ISO 20022 by 2025, bringing much-needed standardisation to the global payments infrastructure. Earlier this month The Banker sat down with Saqib Sheikh, SWIFT’s global head of ISO 20022 programme, to outline why the migration to ISO 20022 is so important for the banking industry. […]

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Survey Dives into KAMs in the Banking Sector

An Accountancy Europe survey of Key Audit Matters (KAMs) reporting has found a slight dip in the number of KAMs reported by European banks – although numbers are still significantly higher than the average for all industries. KAMs became mandatory with the new and revised auditor reporting standards which came into effect for audits of […]

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SRB Publish 2020 Taxonomy

Europe’s Single Resolution Board (SRB) is taking steps to protect taxpayers from having to bail out the banks. This week they have published a taxonomy extension in order to facilitate their shift to full XBRL reporting in 2020. The SRB was formed in response to the ‘too big to fail’ problem revealed by the 2008 financial crisis. In […]

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Adopting the LEI Could Save Banks Billions

Interesting news from the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) this week as research shows that wider use of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) by banks could unlock an estimated US $2-4 billion across the global banking sector annually. While the LEI has been proving beneficial for identification in regulatory environments for some time now, […]

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Machine Learning on the Rise in Financial Services

A Bank of England (BoE) report has found that the use of machine learning (ML) is on the rise in financial services. The report is based on a joint survey from BoE and the Financial Conduct Authority in 2019 of 106 firms. The UK economy is increasingly powered by big data, with financial services in particular […]

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Predicting UK Bank Distress with Machine Learning

The UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) is working on machine learning techniques to predict bank distress. Using novel data sources, mainly confidential regulatory returns, this still experimental early warning system for predicting bank distress significantly outperformed other models. This development follows the Danish Business Authority’s machine learning-based Early Warning Europe, which uses large data sets from five European countries […]

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