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Big changes ahead for banks’ accounts as new standard on bad debts completes response to the financial crisis, says KPMG

The IASB has today issued the fourth and final version of its new standard on financial instruments accounting – IFRS 9 Financial Instruments.
Modified date: 24/07/2014
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KPMG welcomes further clarification from the Treasury on retirement income reform but warns that insurers need to act quickly

KPMG welcomes the further clarification from Her Majesty’s Treasury on its retirement income reform consultation ‘Freedom and Choice in Pensions’
Modified date: 22/07/2014
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FCA’s new premium rules: Insurers must go beyond basic requirements to be more proactive and transparent

David Brown, general insurance partner at KPMG, comments on the FCA’s decision to draw up new rules to ensure renewal quotes include previous premiums
Modified date: 11/07/2014
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IIS 50th annual seminar: “Life insurers must embrace today’s game-changing technologies now or risk falling behind”, says KPMG

New industry paper presented at the International Insurance Society’s 50th annual seminar in London
Modified date: 23/06/2014
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Customer service at banks second only to e-retailers, says KPMG report

Customer service at banks is second only to that offered by e-retailers according to KPMG’s Customer Experience Barometer.
Modified date: 23/06/2014
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It is time for the asset management industry to shine, says KPMG report

Opportunities abound for the global asset management industry as the shrinking of the banking sector has thrust asset management to the heart of global capital flows and the pace of regulatory change is starting to ease off, according to a new KPMG report
Modified date: 23/06/2014
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Asset management industry to radically transform over the next 15 years, says KPMG report

The global asset management industry will radically transform over the next 15 years due to seismic shifts in client demographics, technology and changing social values and behaviours, according to KPMG.
Modified date: 16/06/2014
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Pensions Regulator redresses the balance in Defined Benefit pension funding

Mike Smedley, pensions partner at KPMG, comments in response to the Pensions Regulator's Code of Practice on funding defined benefit pension plans, annnounced before parliament today.
Modified date: 13/06/2014
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CMA’s proposals in private motor insurance market brings much-needed relief for industry, says KPMG

Murray Raisbeck, insurance partner at KPMG, comments in response to the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) proposals to increase competition and reduce the cost of premiums for motorists in the private motoring market.
Modified date: 13/06/2014
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KPMG strengthens its Pensions Insurance Solutions team with senior hire

KPMG’s UK pensions practice has recruited Adam Davis, formerly head of pricing and product development at Metlife UK, as a senior member of its Insurance Solutions leadership team.
Modified date: 13/06/2014
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KPMG boosts its investment management practice with Julie Patterson from the IMA

Julie Patterson will join as a director to work alongside Charles Muller in KPMG’s EMA financial services regulatory centre of excellence, covering the investment management sector.
Modified date: 09/06/2014
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PRA consultation papers provide insight into enhanced oversight of insurers, says KPMG

The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) today issued two draft supervisory statements specifically aimed at the insurance sector
Modified date: 30/05/2014
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UK insurers should adopt a retailing mentality and embrace digital channels, says KPMG report

UK insurance customer experience is improving, but insurers need to focus on personal interaction with customers, digital channels and adopting a retailing mentality, according to a new report by KPMG.
Modified date: 28/05/2014
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Companies invest over £7.3 billion in social programs but impact is uncertain, says KPMG

Together, 100 of the world’s largest companies reported social investments valued at over £7.3 billion in 2013, yet few companies are reporting the impact these investments are actually having on the people they are intended to help.
Modified date: 21/05/2014
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Success of Banking Standards Review Council hinges on getting the right people in place, say KPMG

Bill Michael, EMA head of financial services at KPMG responds to Sir Richard Lambert’s Banking Standards Review paper published today
Modified date: 19/05/2014
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KPMG launches new website to facilitate fund tax reporting

Responding to industry and investor demands for a central repository to store the tax reports of offshore funds, KPMG is pleased to announce the launch of KPMG reportingfunds.co.uk.
Modified date: 30/04/2014
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Relaxation of Chinese insurance ownership rules will encourage domestic consolidation and create opportunities for foreign insurers

In response to China’s decision to relax mergers and acquisitions rules for the insurance industry, KPMG predicts a focus on domestic consolidation and rationalisation within the market.
Modified date: 14/04/2014
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More pain ahead for the banking industry, says KPMG report

Further pain is ahead for UK banks as the sector struggles to reconcile the conflicting demands of investors, customers, regulators and government according to a KPMG report which analyses the 2013 results of the UK’s five largest banks.
Modified date: 09/04/2014
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Successful €20bn IBRC loan sale signals market’s ability to wind up Europe’s troubled banks quickly

The Special Liquidators of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Ltd, Kieran Wallace and Eamonn Richardson of KPMG Dublin, have announced the outcome of the €20bn loan sales processes in respect of two IBRC loan books
Modified date: 02/04/2014
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FCA Risk Outlook fails to address long term savings and protection gap

The FCA’s Risk Outlook reiterates their focus on culture and behaviour but fails to set out a constructive long term vision for the UK’s savings and protection market.
Modified date: 31/03/2014
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UK Bank Levy increases top five UK Banks’ Tax Rate to 71%

KPMG research into the UK Bank Levy shows that the UK’s top five banks suffered an effective tax rate of 71.3% on their 2013 profits which is partly attributable to the UK Bank Levy
Modified date: 26/03/2014
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Solvency II becomes reality

Today’s approval of the Solvency II amendments directive, Omnibus 2, at the European Parliament plenary session draws to an end the elongated process to establish a new prudential regime for European insurers.
Modified date: 11/03/2014
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KPMG expresses disappointment at further IMD2 delays

Although the Insurance Mediation Directive 2 (IMD2) was covered in this morning’s European Parliament plenary session, a vote to approve the latest redraft was deferred.
Modified date: 27/02/2014
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Global banking regulation has failed to hit the mark, says KPMG report

KPMG’s annual Evolving Banking Regulation report concludes that many banks and regulatory bodies have not achieved as much as they should have since the crisis.
Modified date: 06/02/2014
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EU proposals go further than Liikanen by banning proprietary trading outright

Giles Williams, regulatory partner at KPMG Comments on the European Commission’s proposed regulation to improve the resilience of EU banks
Modified date: 29/01/2014
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Money laundering shoots to top of bank boardroom agenda as threat of criminal prosecution becomes reality, says KPMG

Bank boardroom focus on money laundering is at an all time high, according to data released today by KPMG
Modified date: 29/01/2014
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Forcing rules on bank competition would be a mistake

Bill Michael Responds to the Labour party’s plan to cap the market share of banks in a bid to increase competition
Modified date: 29/01/2014
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Mike Walters joins KPMG to lead financial risk management group

KPMG is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Walters as head of its financial risk management group
Modified date: 28/01/2014
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European Central Bank asset quality review to throw up some ‘failures and surprises’ in 2014 says KPMG

KPMG’s EMA head of financial services, Bill Michael, believes the European Central Bank’s asset quality review will be the single biggest challenge facing European banks in 2014
Modified date: 19/12/2013
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KPMG welcomes trilogue’s agreement on Omnibus 2 package

Peter Ott, European Head of Solvency II at KPMG comments following last night’s political agreement among the trilogue parties on Solvency II’s Omnibus 2 negotiations
Modified date: 14/11/2013
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