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LuxCSD: Luxembourg Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) service now operational

01/09/2014 -

LuxCSD’s Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) issuance service for Luxembourg-domiciled entities and investment funds is now operational and accessible via luxcsd.com.


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KBL epb half-year net profit rises to €50 million, up 19%

27/08/2014 -

KBL European Private Bankers (KBL epb) announced on 27 August 2014 its robust financial results for the six months ending June 30, 2014, demonstrating the strength of the group’s core private banking activities across its nine-country network.


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ECB identifies systemically important payments systems

The European Central Bank (ECB) has identified four key payment systems that are now under the new ECB Regulation on oversight requirements for systemically important payment systems (SIPS), which entered into force on 12 August 2014. The four systems identified are: TARGET2, operated by the Eurosystem; EURO1 and STEP2-T, operated by EBA CLEARING; and CORE(FR), operated by STET, a joint initiative of six major French banks.


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EBA publishes final templates for the 2014 EU-wide stress test

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published on 20 August 2014 the final templates for the 2014 EU-wide stress test. These are common templates for all EU banks and illustrate the type and the format of data that will be disclosed on a bank by bank basis.


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Phishing encore et toujours: ne mordez pas à l’hameçon!

L'ABBL a été informée que des tentatives de hameçonnage (phishing) sont actuellement en cours à l'encontre des utilisateurs de cartes de crédit. Actuellement, les mails frauduleux invitent les clients à cliquer sur un lien qui semble être celui du site de la banque Mais en fait, il s’agit d'un formulaire web falsifié qui reprend le logo de la banque et invite les utilisateurs à entrer toutes les informations relatives à leur carte de crédit, dont le mot de passe 3D secure.


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ABBL Response to the ESMA MiFID II/MiFIR Consultation Paper

First and foremost, in the ABBL’s opinion, ESMA has occasionally gone a bit too far regarding the limits between level 1 and level 2 measures. Furthermore, in some respects the nature of the proposal is extremely prescriptive and formalistic, up to the point where the association wonders if the objectives and interests of investors are really met. There may be operational difficulties, as evidenced in the response to the consultation paper, but above all the balance between costs and benefits of some requirements is not proportionate. Producing information just to send it to the bin is at the very least frustrating, and costly. Many of the required information and signatures are a pure compliance exercise which for the client may often translate into unproductive and complex tasks that are rigid and go against providing tailor-made solutions.


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Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) reaches major milestone for retail payments

The European Central Bank (ECB) today marks a major milestone in the integration of retail payments in Europe. After 15 years of work, the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) has been successfully implemented for credit transfers and direct debits in the euro area. Every month more than 2 billion payments will now flow across the euro area in new standardised formats.
 


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