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16, 07, 2012

Thomson Reuters Buyouts Magazine, July 2012 – “Need to Meet – Bob Lyddon, Managing Director, IBOS Banking Association”

By Steve Bills Bob Lyddon is concerned about what the latest financial scandal will do to global liquidity and the flow of capital. In fact, he said, the squeeze may […]

09, 07, 2012

The Asian Banker, July 2012 – “Basel III to have negative impact on corporates relying on bank funding in terms of heightened costs”

Bob Lyddon, managing director of the IBOS Association, observes that the Basel III capital adequacy rules will greatly impact corporates looking for bank funding or trade finance, and that it […]

27, 06, 2012

Global Banking & Finance Review, June 2012 – “Banking Reform – no confidence in the ship’s charts, nor in the officers at the helm”

While the HM Treasury White Paper on Banking Reform has softened the blow on the UK’s banks in some respects, it still bases itself on a misleading narrative of the […]

20, 06, 2012

FT Adviser, June 2012 – “Ring-fence proposals outlined by Treasury”

The Treasury has set out plans on how ring-fenced retail banks will operate in its latest follow-up to the Vickers’ Independent Commission on Banking. The 86-page White Paper, Banking Reform: […]

20, 06, 2012

GT News, June 2012 – “How Will Basel III Impact on Corporates That Rely on Bank Funding?”

The impending Basel II capital adequacy rules will have profound impacts for corporates looking for bank funding or trade finance, so it’s best to start preparing for these new rules […]

15, 05, 2012

New Statesman, May 2012 – “The UK’s potential debt to European financial institutions is £119bn”

A new report from the Bruges Group shows that the UK’s maximum possible loss is €149.2bn. The EU commissioner for economic and monetary affairs, Olli Rehn (R), with Werner Hoyer […]

03, 05, 2012

Cititrust EDGE Magazine, Q2, 2012 – “Will BPO fly, as Bolero and TSU have failed to do?”

SWIFT is widely floating its new Supply Chain offering – Bank Payment Obligation or BPO – as a new service for member banks to offer to corporate customers, to assist […]

25, 04, 2012

GT News, May 2012 – “The Forum for Global Corporate Treasury – Show Report: gtnews Forum for Global Corporate Treasury”

By Neil Ainger, Editor-in-chief, gtnews  The final day of the gtnews Forum for Global Corporate Treasury, sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Merrill), got underway on 25 May […]

15, 02, 2012

GT News, February 2012 – “IBOS to Host Conference on SEPA Migration End Date Regulation “

The European Parliament (EP) has passed the single euro payments area (SEPA) Migration End Date (SMED) regulation on its first reading. This new legislation aims to make it easier for […]

06, 02, 2012

Cititrust EDGE Magazine, Q1, 2012 – ‘The increasing difficulty of running a “lite” international business structure due to increased banking regulation’

In the nineties and noughties companies increasingly adopted international business structures that minimised bricks, mortar and personnel located “onshore”. This was not just “offshoring” in the sense of locating manufacturing […]