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Issues & trends

Problematika i trendoviThe financial services industry in Central Europe is undergoing unprecedented change with increased competition and regulatory compliance presenting significant challenges for financial service institutions.

Our network of FSI professionals in Croatia and Central Europe understand the business issues facing clients and have the solutions and resources to respond with speed, accuracy and efficiency.

Hot topics

  • Basel II
    Basel II represents the most fundamental change seen in financial services capital regulation in the past 15 years and is a top level business issue that has far reaching strategic implications for: Market structure, Product design, Customer selection and Pricing.
  • Financial crime
    Financial institutions are on the front lines of financial crime and are made vulnerable by the range of client relationships they manage and their wide array of products, services, and transaction types - some complex and cross border.
  • MiFID
    Launching in November 2007, MiFID (the EU Commissioners' Markets in Financial Instruments Directive) is a key measure with wide-ranging implications, leading to the creation of a single European market in financial services.
  • VAT
    Many financial service institutions think that Value Added Tax (VAT) is not an issue because they are partly or fully exempt – they are wrong. As a result of the VAT exemption on financial services and insurance, VAT on purchases is a significant cost to the sector.

Relited links

  • Financial Services Industry Newsletter - 14/07
    Start of new area in supervision of financial institutions
  • Financial Services Industry Newsletter - 13/09
    Global risk management survey, Internal audit is in the spotlight, Economic impact of online payments, New area in Insurance accounting

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