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UK Banks Performance Benchmarking Report

Analysis of interim 2014 results from Barclays, RBS, Lloyds, HSBC, Standard Chartered and exploring the future direction of the banking sector
Modified date: 18/09/2014
Benchmarking study; Business and industry issue

Banks should pre-empt potential direction of European Central Bank’s Comprehensive Assessment to demonstrate strength, says KPMG

KPMG calls for banks to take early proactive action to address capital needs likely to arise from Comprehensive Assessment
Modified date: 09/09/2014
Press release

UK Banks Performance Benchmarking Report – Reinvention of UK Banking

The UK Banks Performance Benchmarking Report explores key trends in the full year results of the big five UK headquartered banks.
Modified date: 09/09/2014
Benchmarking study; Business and industry issue

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
Modified date: 09/09/2014
Press release

Crunch time for UK banks as the industry shifts focus from cleaning-up the past towards sustainable growth, says KPMG report

UK banking is at a crossroads as the industry finally shifts its focus from cleaning-up the past and begins making steps towards delivering sustainable growth and profitability, according to a KPMG report.
Modified date: 08/09/2014
Press release

Budget 2014: Bank levy consultation must address competitiveness concerns

Whilst bank levy rates remain unchanged following the Chancellor’s budget announcement today, a new basis for setting bank levy charges is to be trailed in a consultation document next week.
Modified date: 01/09/2014
Press release

UK Banks Performance Benchmarking Report FY Results 2012

The Performance Benchmarking Report examines the full year results of: Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, RBS and Standard Chartered
Modified date: 26/08/2014
Benchmarking study

The Code of Practice on taxation for banks

On 31 May 2013 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) published a consultation on strengthening the Code of Practice on taxation for banks
Modified date: 26/08/2014
Business and industry issue

Building societies getting back to ‘business as usual’ after the financial crisis, says KPMG

The UK’s building societies sector is getting back to ‘business as usual’ following the stresses of the financial crisis according KPMG
Modified date: 26/08/2014
Press release

Global banking has reached the point of no return, says KPMG

KPMG’s EMA head of financial services, Bill Michael, outlined his vision of how global banking will change over the next decade
Modified date: 21/08/2014
Press release

Bank Levy Consultation Document

The bank levy consultation document issued by HMRC on 4th July contains discussion of some controversial issues
Modified date: 19/08/2014
Business and industry issue

Successful €20bn IBRC loan sale signals market’s ability to wind up Europe’s troubled banks quickly

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: 17/08/2014
Press release

Mobile money spreads convenience but trust remains an issue, says KPMG

KPMG’s global head of banking, David Sayer, comments on news that from today consumers will be able to use mobile phone numbers to make bank payments
Modified date: 14/08/2014
Press release

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: 14/08/2014
Press release

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: 12/08/2014
Press release

Compliance Co-Sourcing: the efficient answer to compliance monitoring

Compliance teams are under growing pressure to deliver enhanced insights into their businesses’ health. The answer lies in an automated compliance monitoring solution that can both cut costs and improve the control check process effectiveness
Modified date: 29/07/2014
Business and industry issue

FATCA - time to act

As the deadline for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) implementation (1 July 2014) approaches, UK financial institutions (FFIs) must act now.
Modified date: 28/04/2014
Business and industry issue

Reinvention of UK Banking - the absolute priorities

Providing the right returns to shareholders, the right products to the customers and meeting onerous regulations requires nothing less than a complete metamorphosis of business models
Modified date: 08/04/2014
Benchmarking study; Business and industry issue

The FCA regulation of consumer credit: continuation, evolution or revolution?

The FCA assumes responsibility for regulating consumer credit from the OFT on the 1st April 2014. Is your firm ready for the impact that this change will have on your business operations?
Modified date: 03/03/2014
Business and industry issue

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
Press release

Road to recovery?: What the future holds for UK banks

This report explores the key trends in the first half results of five UK banks and warns that, despite better performance, real threats and uncertainties remain
Modified date: 14/10/2013
Benchmarking study; Business and industry issue; Publication series

Building Societies Database 2013

KPMG’s Building Societies Database tracks the financial performance of the mutual sector, and is now in its 23rd year
Modified date: 01/10/2013
Benchmarking study; Business and industry issue; Publication series

The new UK supervisory framework: opportunities and challenges

KPMG summarises the key challenges, and opportunities, that firms need to consider following the introduction of the new UK supervisory framework
Modified date: 14/06/2013
Business and industry issue; Publication series