Our latest Financial Services thought leadership and articles.
Updated EU AML framework was transposed into UK law on 10 Jan 2020
What are the changes and what can you do to ensure your firm is compliant?
How banks are responding to the financial risks of climate change
With sustainable finance expecting to be a crucial factor in the economic recovery in response to Covid-19 and regulators still encouraging banks to actively embed climate-related risks in their business operations and risk management frameworks, Mazars has analysed how 30 of the largest banks worldwide have been handling climate-related financial risks.
Responsible banking practices: benchmark study 2020
With Environmental, Social and Governance factors, and responsible banking practices more broadly becoming an essential focus for the banking industry, Mazars has assessed how banks are embedding sustainability into their commercial practices.
Tackling climate change: The role of banking regulation and supervision report
Mazars and the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) are proud to have come together to produce a global report providing unique insight on current and upcoming financial regulatory evolutions aimed at tackling climate change.
How ESG is reshaping global financial Services
The time has come to take the business of sustainability seriously. Governments and businesses can no longer afford to focus on short-term gains to the detriment of longer-term sustainability.
Risk and Regulatory Data - Impact of Covid-19
With the current Covid-19 pandemic and its widespread effects, banks must rely more than ever on data driven insights to monitor their changing risk profile, support quick decision making and respond to impacts on their customers and operating models.
Brexit Watch #6: Seeing past the fog of uncertainty – How are the regulators responding?
The British political landscape has been unsettled and uncertain. Boris Johnson defeated Theresa May in July 2019 to become Prime Minister with his “do or die” conviction for the UK’s exit from the EU, with or without a deal.
Climate change and banking - action, not words
One day ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, 22 September 2019 – The United Nations launched the Principles for Responsible Banking with the sign up of 130 international banks, collectively holding more than USD 47 trillion in assets.
Climate change - The Bank of England’s commitments
In 2018, the Bank of England (the “BoE”) set up a project called “Future of Finance” aimed at anticipating the upcoming changes in financial services for the next decade, and the impact of these changes for market participants, customers and regulators.
Euro vs Sterling vs Dollar vs… Libra??
The status quo of banking has been disrupted with Facebook’s recent announcement of its Libra cryptocurrency project on June 18, 2019. Crypto-asset societies around the world were nervously excited while the regulators had their eyes wide open.
Brexit Watch #5: Brexit extension – how are the regulators reacting?
During a meeting of the Special European Council on the 10 April 2019, EU leaders agreed to a flexible Brexit extension until 31 October 2019, to allow for the ratification of a withdrawal agreement.
Brexit Watch #4: A snapshot of how the financial services regulators are reacting
Brexit preparation is one of the largest undertakings that regulators and market participants have ever done, considering the uncertainty and the impact it carries.
Mazars Insurance Broker M&A Outlook 2019
Following a survey of over 150 insurance brokers across the UK, our Insurance M&A experts report on the sentiment of the market and look ahead to 2019.
Life Expectancy - The Slowdown
For the first time in modern history, life expectancy is slowing in the UK. Find out what this means for financial services and actuarial projections
Future-proofing financial services: insight report for board directors
Effective leadership is the critical success factor for financial services companies facing regulatory and societal change. Read our special report to find out how it will affect your company.