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  • German savings bank association chief resigns over tax returns

    The German Savings Banks Association said on Friday its president is stepping down after filing late tax returns. Prosecutors said last week they were investigating Georg Fahrenschon for possible tax ...


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    https://in.reuters.com/article/german-banks-taxavoidance/german-savings-bank-association-chief-resigns-over-tax-returns-idINL8N1NN4C34692
  • ECB's Nowotny says central banks considering cryptocurrency regulation

    European Central Bank governing council member Ewald Nowotny said on Thursday that legislators and central bankers are discussing whether they should intervene to regulate cryptocurrencies, as China a...


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    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ecb-bitcoin-nowotny/ecbs-nowotny-says-central-banks-considering-cryptocurrency-regulation-idUSKBN1DG2NX4691
  • Weekly mortgage applications rise as rates briefly fall back

    That pushed total mortgage application volume higher by 3.1 percent for the week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's seasonally adjusted report. Volume remains 8.5 percent below a one...


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    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/15/weekly-mortgage-applications-rise-as-rates-briefly-fall-back.html4685
  • South Korea, Canada sign first standing currency swap

    South Korea and Canada have signed a standing bilateral currency swap agreement that will allow both countries to provide liquidity for the counterparty to support domestic financial stability, the Ba...


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    https://ca.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idCAKBN1DF33P-OCABS4686
  • Europe needs fresh push at overhauling banking sector - IMF

    The International Monetary Fund urged Europe to make a fresh push at strengthening its banking sector on Tuesday, calling for weak institutions to be closed, bigger financial safety buffers and a revi...


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    https://in.reuters.com/article/europe-banks-imf/europe-needs-fresh-push-at-overhauling-banking-sector-imf-idINL8N1NK4D24683
  • Germany reluctantly backs compromise on new global bank rules

    German regulators are backing a compromise for passing new global banking rules aimed at avoiding a repeat of the 2007 financial meltdown, their representative at the talks said on Tuesday. The rules,...


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    https://in.reuters.com/article/regulation-banks-bundesbank/germany-reluctantly-backs-compromise-on-new-global-bank-rules-idINKBN1DE2HL4684
  • How Open Banking Can Upgrade The Banking Experience

    Banking is now on the cusp of experiencing a similar revolution as a growing number of institutions embrace the idea of open banking where banks partner with third parties to offer customers a wider (...


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    https://www.forbes.com/sites/alanmcintyre/2017/11/13/how-open-banking-can-upgrade-the-banking-experience/#54f202ab1c464677
  • Egypt central bank says foreign currency inflows to bank system $80 bln since float

    Foreign currency inflows into Egypt’s banking system have reached $80 billion since the central bank floated the pound last year, central bank governor Tarek Amer said on Monday. The central ban...


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    https://in.reuters.com/article/egypt-cenbank/egypt-central-bank-says-foreign-currency-inflows-to-bank-system-80-bln-since-float-idINL8N1NJ6HN4678
  • EM ASIA FX-Asian currencies subdued by uncertainty over US tax reform plans

    Most Asian currencies were subdued on Monday as uncertainty about U.S. President Donald Trump's tax reform plans checked investor enthusiasm. The head of the House of Representatives' tax-writ...


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    https://in.reuters.com/article/asia-forex-emerging/em-asia-fx-asian-currencies-subdued-by-uncertainty-over-us-tax-reform-plans-idINL3N1NJ28O4676

EVENTS

Conferences

5th Asia Marine Insurance Conference

5TH ASIA MARINE INSURANCE CONFERENCE

November 20-21, 2017
The 2-day Conference will provide the premium peer networking and dialogue event for ship owners, ship managers, underwriters and all the stakeholders in the maritime industry to come together to discuss the common threats and issues and find sustainable solutions of mutual interest to insurers and ...

Europe’s leading private banking & wealth management conference

EUROPE’S LEADING PRIVATE BANKING & WEALTH MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

November 23-23, 2017
Private Banking and Wealth Management you can join senior executives from Europe’s premier private banks and wealth management as they discuss the evolution of the private banking client, changing business models, and the opportunities presented by both digital innovation and regulatory adjust...

5th Annual Corporate Banking Forum

5TH ANNUAL CORPORATE BANKING FORUM

November 23-24, 2017
Banking industry went through a lot of whacking changes recently and also the corporate banking field was affected. Although the changes here are implemented less rapidly, corporate bankers need to face an era of changes. Our upcoming 5th Annual Corporate Banking Forum is a great opportunity to get ...

2017 Crowe Annual Financial Institutions Conference

2017 CROWE ANNUAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS CONFERENCE

November 28-28, 2017
Industry thought leaders from Crowe Horwath LLP for our annual financial services industry update in this important year of sweeping regulatory changes that could dramatically affect your financial institution. Gain insight from nationally recognized speakers on topics covered to help your instituti...

15th Annual Investors

15TH ANNUAL INVESTORS' CONFERENCE ON SOUTH AFRICAN DEBT CAPITAL MARKETS

November 16-17, 2017
IMN, now part of Euromoney’s investment and banking arm, is excited to announce the 15th Annual Investors' Conference on South African Debt Capital Markets, taking place 16-17 November 2017, in Cape Town, South Africa. The completely refocused 2017 agenda will mark an exciting return to ou...

Life Insurance and Pensions Conference

LIFE INSURANCE AND PENSIONS CONFERENCE

November 16-17, 2017
The event will bring together the leaders and the industry experts, to provide you with information on the latest trends and development in life and pensions product design, the customer retention and also how to make the most of the disruption happening in the industry and how to stay safe from ris...

MBA

MBA'S ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE 2017

November 13-15, 2017
MBA's Accounting and Financial Management Conference 2017 prepares you for the changes that affects your business' bottom-line. This conference provides critical information and insights essential to finance and accounting professionals in both the single-family & commercial/multifamily ...

Live Stream - Accounting and Financial Management Conference

LIVE STREAM - ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

November 13-15, 2017
MBA conference sessions & live streams are developed at the knowledge level appropriate to the topic. Apply current accounting principles to mortgage banking companies, including MSR accounting and valuation, pipeline management, hedge accounting, accounting for credit losses and the classificat...

 

Webinars

JUL 27, 2016
WEBINAR REPLAY: KEY CONSIDERATIONS FOR A SUCCESSFUL PRIVATE HEALTH EXCHANGE
Implementing a private health exchange might seem like a daunting task for an employer to consider, but what if it’s not? With the right planning, expertise and stakeholders, moving to a private health exchange can be a smooth transition for both the employer and employee.
NOV 21, 2017 | 10:00 Am
HOW DO YOU BECOME THE DIGITAL BANK OF TOMORROW - TODAY?
Customers expect their banking experience to be as good as that offered by other industries. PwC recently reported that 88% of financial institutions are concerned that they are losing revenue to innovators. Funding of FinTech startups continues to increase, with over US$40 billion investe...
NOV 21, 2017 | 10:00 am
RATIO ANALYSIS TO DETERMINE FINANCIAL STRENGTH
Credit (Risk) Analysis is one of the most important functions performed by banks. Because interest and fee income from loans represent the largest source of revenue for banks, thorough credit analysis must be performed before loans are approved and funded. Credit Analysis starts with sprea...
NOV 21, 2017 | 1:30 PM
FRAUD PREVENTION FOR BANKS
Defending against fraud and cyberattacks is not an easy task for banks; but new technologies and strategies, including RASP, behavioral biometrics and machine-learning-based analytics, are allowing financial institutions to reduce their fraud losses while enhancing their customer experienc...
NOV 22, 2017 | 9:00 am
CREDIT PROVISION IN DIGITAL FINANCIAL SERVICES
This webinar will look at new forms of mciro-credit provision using new alternative credit scoring mechanisms using data derived from use of basic mobile phones. Financial services delivered over mobile phones are key to improving financial inclusion in developing countries, especially of ...
NOV 29, 2017 | 11:30 AM
FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT BANKING: AML RISKS, DE-RISKING ISSUES, AND CURRENT TRENDS
There has been a recent focus on the risks related to a bank onboarding and maintaining a foreign correspondent banking relationship with another bank. In addition to a bank needing to fully understand the KYC and CDD needed and required to have this relationship, a bank needs to know what...
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PRINCIPLES OF LAND TITLE EXAMINATION IN CALIFORNIA
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CURRENT ISSUES IN TIN VALIDATION AND B NOTICES
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VOLUNTEERING FOR TROUBLE? CLASSIFYING, MANAGING AND DISCIPLINING VOLUNTEERS
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