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Banking results 2014: A paradox of forces

Our latest banking insights report A paradox of forces analyses the annual results from Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, RBS and Standard Chartered and paints a mixed picture of the banking industry.
Modified date: 08/04/2015
Business and industry issue
 

UK bank profits up 62%, but must urgently tackle low return on equity, says KPMG report

Britain’s biggest banks are in a healthier shape and returning to profitability, however they must urgently tackle a low return on equity as they head towards their separate ways, according to a KPMG report.
Modified date: 07/04/2015
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: 07/04/2015
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
Modified date: 27/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

Budget 2015: Not all bad news for banks, says KPMG

Dan Thomas, UK Head of Retail Banking says there was some good news for banks in the Chancellor's speech
Modified date: 18/03/2015
Press release
 

Budget 2015: Second annuities market - KPMG urges FCA to consider strong consumer protection

A secondary annuity market can be beneficial for those seeking greater flexibility in retirement, however we must have the right rules in place to protect consumers, given the risk of poor outcomes for many.
Modified date: 18/03/2015
Press release
 

Draghi injects new life into Eurozone economy with QE, says KPMG

Yael Selfin, Head of Macroeconomics at KPMG reacts to the European Central Bank announcement on quantitative easing today.
Modified date: 22/01/2015
Press release
 

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: 20/01/2015
Benchmarking study; Business and industry issue
 

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: 15/01/2015
Press release
 

KPMG calls for pragmatic approach to bank ring-fencing solution, or risk impacting industry innovation and customers

Giles Williams, EMA head of KPMG's financial regulatory centre of excellence comments in response to the banks submitting their ring-fencing proposals to the Bank of England.
Modified date: 07/01/2015
Press release
 

The changing world of money

Challenger banks are making a three-pronged attack on retail banking. What threats, opportunities and challenges lie ahead for the industry’s key players?
Modified date: 18/12/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Limited festive cheer as half the banks would have failed Stress Tests if leverage ratio was considered

Steven Hall, banking risk partner at KPMG, comments on today’s publication of the Prudential Regulation Authority’s (PRA) banking Stress Tests results
Modified date: 16/12/2014
Press release
 

Autumn Statement 2014: Banks get clobbered (again)

Commenting on measures unveiled today to restrict the extent to which banks are able to offset losses, Jane McCormick, head of tax at KPMG in the UK, said: "The banks got clobbered again today."
Modified date: 03/12/2014
Press release
 

Autumn Statement 2014: A ‘Revel game’ for retailers

David McCorquodale, head of retail at KPMG, commented that retailers will take some cheer from the Autumn Statement, but the issue of business rates reform has yet to be tackled
Modified date: 03/12/2014
Press release
 

Autumn Statement 2014: Access to finance for SMEs no longer the brick wall it once was

Commenting on the Chancellor George Osborne’s plans to deliver a £1bn boost to Britain’s small and medium-sized businesses through additional funding for the British Business Bank and the Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme.
Modified date: 03/12/2014
Press release
 

Comprehensive Assessment: Non-performing exposures preventing €2 trillion of additional bank lending, impacting Eurozone jobs and growth, says KPMG

European banks have almost €100bn of capital tied-up to support non-performing exposures (NPEs), which is impacting both their financial performance and contribution to the wider economy
Modified date: 29/10/2014
Press release
 

Comprehensive Assessment: Banks must now “get their house in order” to prepare for the ECB’s supervisory role

Professional services firm KPMG has today welcomed the results of the European Central Bank’s (ECB) Comprehensive Assessment, but has warned of fundamental challenges ahead facing Europe’s banks.
Modified date: 28/10/2014
Press release
 

KPMG appoints Warren Mead to lead challenger banking and alternative finance practice

KPMG is pleased to announce the appointment of Warren Mead as the head of challenger banking and alternative finance at KPMG
Modified date: 27/10/2014
Press release
 

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: 13/10/2014
Press release
 

Reinvention of UK Banking - the absolute priorities

Providing the right returns to shareholders, right products to the customers and meeting regulations requires a metamorphosis of business models
Modified date: 09/10/2014
Benchmarking study; Business and industry issue
 

UK building societies hit all time high reserves

UK building societies enjoyed a strong annual reporting season as the sector looks forward to a more confident outlook.
Modified date: 09/10/2014
Press release
 

Building Societies Database 2014

KPMG's 2014 Building Societies Database reports on the financial performance of the mutual sector
Modified date: 08/10/2014
Benchmarking study; Business and industry issue; Publication series
 

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: 08/10/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Funding valuation adjustment - Putting funding into the equation

There has been much discussion recently on the possible inclusion of a funding spread over Libor within the approach adopted to value derivatives
Modified date: 07/10/2014
Business and industry issue; Regulatory update
 

FATCA - time to act

As the deadline for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) implementation approaches, UK financial institutions (FFIs) must act now
Modified date: 03/10/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Building societiesback to ‘business as usual’ after financial crisis

The UK’s building societies sector is getting back to ‘business as usual’ following the stresses of the financial crisis according KPMG
Modified date: 03/10/2014
Press release
 

Global banking has reached the point of no return

KPMG’s EMA head of financial services, Bill Michael, outlined his vision of how global banking will change over the next decade
Modified date: 03/10/2014
Press release
 

Successful €20bn IBRC loan sale

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: 03/10/2014
Press release
 

Banking Standards Review Council requires the right people in place

Bill Michael, EMA head of financial services at KPMG responds to Sir Richard Lambert’s Banking Standards Review paper published today
Modified date: 03/10/2014
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 real threats and uncertainties remain
Modified date: 02/10/2014
Benchmarking study; Business and industry issue; Publication series
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