In the current economic and financial climate banks are faced with a multitude of business challenges that need to be addressed. The continuing efforts to improve the balance sheet are of paramount importance and often involve tough divestment and deleveraging decisions in difficult market conditions. Another focus of management is on how to manage through a period of particularly high impairments and low net interest margins. Last but not least there are the consequences of state aid and reputational damage to be worked through as well as the looming spectre of increased regulation.


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Today's challenges

  • Improving operational efficiency and cost management
  • Financial, risk, capital and liquidity management
  • Strategic reorientation, change in strategy and organisational structure, mergers and acquisitions
  • Regulatory changes and pressure to comply
  • IFRS for Banking
  • The importance of Social Media in the banking sector


KPMG Financial Services’ multidisciplinary teams consist of highly skilled professionals who have an in-depth understanding of the sector and a high degree of specialization in banking and financial regulations. They are able to quickly anticipate and address the challenges of clients.


Banking represents worldwide one of the KPMG-network’s largest industry practices. Indeed, we are one of the leaders on the market, providing services to banks, brokerage firms, investment banks, asset managers, and finance companies. Globally, KPMG is the external auditor of a quarter of the world's top 500 banks.

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The cumulative impact of regulation

The cumulative impact of regulation
An impact analysis of the accumulation of regulations on the Belgian banking sector.