There has been a lot of scandal-driven regulatory change in the last 10 years, this is no less true for the reforms to Interbank Offer Rate (IBOR). Benchmark rigging in the US$350 trillion interest rate markets was the catalyst for a move away from the British Banking Association’s London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) calculation to alternative Risk-Free Rates (RFRs).
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, regulators have, unsurprisingly, followed the lead of their central bank cousins. One consequence is that transformational regulation, like MAS 610 and 1003, has been delayed. This wise course of action affords banks the chance to ensure they have every opportunity to comply and avoid the consequences of not doing so.
In my fourth post, I look at Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA). It broadly aligns with standards in other global legislation, albeit with some crucial differences such as control and access requests as opposed to the right to be forgotten, and Singapore’s limitations on transferring personal data overseas.
As insurers and the insurance industry begin to implement the International Financial Reporting Standard 17 (IFRS 17), I wanted to take a moment to highlight the benefits that Solidatus can help organisations gain from this wholescale evolution of their digital landscape and the huge transformation it will undergo.
As Singapore and now Malaysia gear up towards their digital banking futures, I wanted to look at the opportunities that digital banks have as they look to avoid the millstones their competition must face. Equally, I wanted to show the challenges and opportunities available to incumbents as they look to create their digital banks or look to evolve their transformation to avoid losing competitive advantage.