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Debit-card PWCB services: challenges and outlook

27th August 2016

Japan's Financial Services Agency will reportedly authorize financial institutions to offer debit card PWCB (purchase with cash back) services, already popular overseas, as an outsourced cash-withdrawal service under banking laws. Although the requisite infrastructure upgrades will be costly and Japan's existing infrastructure and payment practices... read more

Time to address growing JGB settlement fails

27th August 2016

Settlement fails have been growing in tandem with foreigners' involvement in the JGB market. The securities industry should improve the efficiency of the post-trade processing as a precaution against future increases in fails affecting institutional investors. read more

Survey reveals opportunity presented by regional banks' growing fund holdings

27th August 2016

Faced with no prospect of rapid growth in lending, regional banks will likely continue to increase their fund investments. This trend presents an opportunity for asset management companies to provide support services that lessen the banks' workload associated with fund ownership, including timely information disclosure, risk analysis/management and... read more

BOJ-NET's foreign exchange yen clearing and SWIFT's migration to ISO 20022

27th August 2016

BOJ-NET's Foreign Exchange Yen Clearing System (The FXYCS) has been using the ISO 20022 message format since last year. When SWIFT migrates from its existing MT message format to ISO 20022, even BOJNET settlement services may be affected. read more

New Report: Who is hurt worst by negative rates?

27th August 2016

While the BOJ's negative interest rate policy's adverse impact on financial institutions cannot be ignored, the one ultimately hardest hit by NIRP may be the BOJ itself when it attempts to normalize its currently ultra-accommodative monetary policy. read more

New Report: Virtual Currencies-Issues Remain After Payment Services Act Amended

27th August 2016

Innovation is afoot in the virtual currency space. While the government will encourage such innovation, it is also facing pressure to protect consumers and prevent money laundering. Even after the recent amendment of the Payment Services Act, regulatory issues remain to be addressed with respect to payment services. read more

New Report: Banks Addressing Challenges of Fund Investing

27th August 2016

With Japanese banks increasingly investing in funds, efficiently monitoring of fund investments and re-engineering business processes to do so are urgent tasks. A number of banks have started addressing these challenges. Banks need to upgrade their management of fund investments on a step-by-step basis as warranted by the scale of their fund... read more

New Report: Emerging Countries' Role in Rebuilding International Finance

27th August 2016

Emerging economies recovered from the global financial crisis relatively early to spearhead global economic growth. Over the past few years, however, their fortunes have changed in the wake of China's economic slowdown and declining commodity prices. NRI's Tetsuya Inoue spoke to Wharton Professor Bulent Gultekin about the structural economic... read more

FRTB Market Risk Capital Framework - Putting the Spotlight on Data Quality

26th August 2016

Company: Xenomorph
This paper describes the ‘fundamental’ nature of changes associated with the revised Basel III market risk capital framework and the broad set of data management challenges that firms will face as a result of the new framework. read more
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