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Recent market developments have led to the competitive and regulatory landscape evolving at unprecedented speed. As such, financial services organisations are having to understand and tackle a more complex matrix of organisational challenges.

At Deloitte, our specialist knowledge and industry experience enables our experts to deliver tailored solutions to help companies address these new challenges, maximise market opportunities and create competitive advantage. 

Financial services research & insights

  • Establishing a financial services institution in the UK
    The UK has received nearly £100bn in foreign direct investment into its financial services (FS) industry since 2007. As the UK continues to attract new international FS institutions to its shores, this new guide helps new entrants quickly get to grips with the steps to establishing their business in the UK.
  • The Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) – Mind the (capital) gap
    In preparation for the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM), all ‘significant’ Eurozone banks are taking part in the European Central Bank’s (ECB) comprehensive assessment, with results to be announced in October 2014.
    The fourth in a series of papers on the SSM produced by the EMEA Centre for Regulatory Strategy, this paper is designed to help banks understand, plan for and manage the capital gap challenge that may arise from the results of the assessment.
  • Structural Reform of EU Banking - Rearranging the pieces
    The largest banks in the EU are faced with a set of structural reforms which would separate their trading activities from their retail deposits. In this paper, we look at the European Commission’s recent proposals, and compare them with existing national versions of ring-fencing. We also look at design and practical challenges for the banks affected by the rules.

Issues and trends within the financial services industry

  • Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)
    From 1 January 2013, the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) will require foreign financial institutions (FFIs) that enter into an agreement with the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to identify their US account holders and report them annually to the IRS.
  • Retail Distribution Review
    The Retail Distribution Review (RDR) is central to the FSA’s agenda of customer protection. It aims to drive structural change throughout the retail investments industry, in order to give consumers confidence that the advice they are given, and products they use, are best suited to their needs.
  • Mergers & acquisitions
    Over the last year, financial services organisations have been placed under unprecedented pressure, creating a situation where restructuring has become a critical issue.

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