Bureau van Dijk Podcast
Japanese banks: Slow growth and constrained profitability will shape banks’ profiles

Japanese banks: Slow growth and constrained profitability will shape banks’ profiles

February 17, 2020

The leading Japanese banks have strong asset quality with a comfortable liquidity and funding position. But stagnant growth and flat yields are unlikely to improve in 2020. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

German insurance: challenging stereotypes

German insurance: challenging stereotypes

February 6, 2020

The German insurance industry doesn't follow some long-running stereotypes for a typical mature insurance market in Europe. Hear an executive summary of the InsuranceFocus research.

UK FIs: Expected to cope with a slowdown

UK FIs: Expected to cope with a slowdown

February 5, 2020

The leading UK banks will face challenges to their already modest profitability in 2020. But they’re expected to weather an expected economic slowdown. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

Identifying power and control

Identifying power and control

February 4, 2020

Hear audio from the panel discussion "Identifying power and control" from our recent Compliance Forum. Experts Naomi Hirst (Global Witness), Sam Sheen (Ex Ante Advisory) and Michele Riccardi (Transcrime – Università Cattolica) explore “power and control” in the context of beneficial ownership and why it matters from a compliance perspective.

Underperforming European banking systems: profitability constrained by high cost-to-income ratios

Underperforming European banking systems: profitability constrained by high cost-to-income ratios

January 6, 2020

Banks from seven underperforming EU countries face constrained net profitability due to a high cost base and elevated provisioning charges. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.

Underperforming European banking systems: Asset quality improvements are below the EU average

Underperforming European banking systems: Asset quality improvements are below the EU average

December 18, 2019

7 European banking systems improved their asset quality trends since 2014. But they fell short compared to their EU peers. Hear an executive summary of the BankFocus research.