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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Driven by ever advancing scientific and academic progress, a new wave of technologies is poised to impact the industrial and service landscape on an unprecedented scale…

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Daily insurance | Renting

  When you rent a house or flat, you may never feel that it is your property. So, should you take out insurance? And what exactly should be insured?  The place where you live must also be considered. We have figured out the ‘what, why & where’ for you. What do you need to insure […]

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MiFID Quick Fix

Under the label of “Capital Markets Recovery Package: MiFID and EU Recovery Prospectus”, the European Parliament voted on 10 February to adopt the directive amending “Directive 2014/65/EU as regards information requirements, product governance and position limits and Directives 2019/878/EU and 2013/36/EU as regards their application to investment firms, to help the recovery from the COVID-19 […]

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Predictions for Fraud and Payments in 2021

For online retailers, it may have felt like every day in 2020 was Black Friday. Consumers massively turned to only shopping behavior, resulting in booming digital payment transactions. Together with these increased volumes, come new fraud patterns who will prompt merchants to realise that they’ve outgrown their current fraud and payment tools. PSD2 and more […]

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ESG and Non-Financial Analysis

1.  TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE FINANCE If the “return” aspect has always been predominant when it comes to investing in financial assets, there are of course other criteria that motivate investors to invest money. Amongst these other criteria, sustainable finance, SRI[1] or ESG[2] criteria are considered increasingly important. The latter refers to the three essential factors for […]

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The challenges of the financial industry after covid

By now, all economists agree on the economic turbulence that is heading our way, already today but even more once the covid19 pandemic is over.  Credit insurer Euler Hermes expects at least 23,000 bankruptcies in Belgium until the end of next year. That is almost an increase of 10% compared to the pre-crisis situation. As […]

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Benefits of Open Banking

Benefits of open banking have taken on a new significance since the COVID-19 crisis. Operational resilience will not be enough for banks to thrive in a world with changing and ever increasing customer needs and customer demands. Fostering partnerships with FinTechs and embracing the potential of open banking can deliver creation of new services and […]

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EU banking watchdog calls for single set of anti-money laundering rules

A directly binding single EU regulation would stop national practices that have had a significant adverse impact on preventing the financial system from being used for ML/TF purposes, the EBA said in a statement. https://mobile-reuters-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSL8N2G73JK  

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ESG disclosure regulation

For Asset Manager that must implement the new ESG disclosure regulation from scratch, it will be challenging to be ready in time. Yet, companies have developped solutions that could help Asset Manager to get the necessary data and build the required reporting. #esginvesting #esgreporting #assetmanagement #dynafin https://www.ft.com/content/38fe86c2-a194-46d6-b93a-68185f5b0519

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EU response to COVID crisis

2-minute read interview with the Executive Vice President of the European Commission on the EU response to the Coronavirus crisis. One of the quotes: “Capital markets and the Capital Markets Union will be fundamental for the economic recovery. More than ever, companies need to be able to access a broad choice of alternative sources of […]

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MiFID “quick fix”

Very interesting to note that while the public consultation on the review of the MiFID II/MiFIR regulatory framework has just ended, the European Commission is considering some MiFID “quick fix” which could be voted before the full review of MiFID II is finalized. The objective of this MiFID “quick fix”, in response to COVID-19, is […]

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