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25, 07, 2011

Future Banking, July 2011 – “The Chancellor’s new deal”

Late in 2010 an ‘alteration to the Euro rules’ was announced around how a default by a euro sovereign would be handled. The ‘new deal’, brokered by Chancellor Merkel, envisaged […]

04, 06, 2011

Airport World, June 2011 – Bank on funding

What banking arrangements will best serve an airport operator’s international expansion plans? IBOS Banking Association’s Bob Lyddon provides some tips. A recent raft of banking regulatory changes has altered the […]

01, 06, 2011

Offshore Investment, June 2011 – ‘The growing pitfalls of remote account opening’

Corporate customers are globalising, whilst centralising financial management. That includes opening and operating bank accounts remotely, without travelling to the many countries concerned. Ideally the process for overseas corporate account […]

31, 05, 2011

GT News, May 2011 – “The Growing Pitfalls of Remote Account Opening”

This article examines the potential difficulties of opening and operating bank accounts remotely in light of the new customer identification and money-laundering regulations. Corporate customers are globalising, while centralising financial […]

16, 03, 2011

Real Deals, March 2011 – “Coming to an arrangement”

As regulators attack the banks from all angles, new solutions will have to be found for international corporates investing in new markets. It is essential in the case of any […]

20, 01, 2011

Financial i, February 2011 – “Regulation is threatening the overseas offices of international banks”

Bob Lyddon, managing director of the IBOS Association, says regulation is threatening the overseas offices of international banks. He says corporates will need to build relationships with indigenous banks. The […]

09, 12, 2010

Real Deals, December 2010 – “New deal, old news”

A recent ‘alteration to the Euro rules’ brokered by Chancellor Merkel, aims to regulate the default of a eurozone sovereign and ensure that holders of sovereign debt bonds will experience […]

18, 11, 2010

FT Adviser, November 2011 – “Take it to the bank”

The euro is used by many European countries but each nation still has its own liabilities for the currency A recent alteration to the Euro rules brokered by German chancellor […]

15, 11, 2010

Financial News, November 2010 – “Merkel highlights fault lines in the euro”

German chancellor Angela Merkel has said she aims to ensure that holders of sovereign debt bonds will experience a partial loss of principal if there is a bailout of a […]

01, 10, 2010

Offshore Investment, October 2010 – “Over-regulation of the banking sector will choke off the recovery”

Official responses to the crisis in global banking point to more focussed and localised banks, pursuing a narrower range of activities, at a time when corporates are cash-rich and looking […]