Bafin neglecting consumers, conference speakers say
Report from FOS highlights malpractice by loan middlemen
Misleading advertising common among high-interest loan providers
UK regulator lists risks for the year ahead
The last in our series of top 10 op risks for 2014 looks at tighter consumer regulation. An industry plagued by scandal will now face closer regulatory attention on its retail side
Internal failures will prove as dangerous as external threats for the financial industry in 2014
Senate minority vows to block any and all CFPB directors, unless Congress is able to approve the agency's budget
The Q2 slowdown in US growth is no short-term blip, according to investors.
The need to diversify customer credit risk and the rising importance of fiduciary standards make open architecture distribution vital to structured products’ future. As advisers become concentrated in bigger institutions and market volumes remain...
Marketing structured products is a tough challenge, with both nascent and established markets battered by the Lehman Brothers collapse. Meanwhile, providers must also adapt their techniques to suit interactive and online channels, and be increasingly...
BITS, a Washington, DC-based non-profit consortium of 100 of the largest financial institutions in the US, has published new voluntary guidelines for financial services aggregation that promote sound, private and secure services.
By publicly casting doubt over aspects of the Basel II Accord's methodology, rating agency Standard & Poor's is voicing concerns shared by many in the banking industry. Joanne Hart asks how this dispute may affect bondholders and the market in general.
UK high-street retailer Littlewoods has saved £1.5 million through an energy risk management and procurement programme. Utilyx’s Nigel Cornwall looks at how other companies can reduce energy costs through purchase programmes
With energy – and particularly natural gas – costs on the rise, are end-users finally coming to terms with the importance of hedging or are they still waiting to get burned before they enter the hedging market? Kevin Foster reports
NEEDHAM, MASSACHUSSETTS - Banks should use the time gained by delays to the Basel II bank accord to plan for the replacement of systems that can’t handle the ever-increasing volume of loans to the retail sector, a report by banking technology consultants...