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Challenges facing retail banks

What’s on the horizon for financial services firms?

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United Kingdom | October 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe impact on many sectors, and financial institutions are no exception. Firms will be encountering a range of different challenges of one form or another as countries emerge from lockdown and seek to resume normal business, and will need to be constantly alert to how the applicable legal and regulatory regimes are evolving, and respond accordingly. Improvements made to the relevant regimes since the Global Financial Crisis, in addition to certain recent initiatives and regulatory responses, mean that there are a number of technical and practical issues for financial institutions and their advisers to consider as the situation develops.

In this webinar series we explore these issues from several perspectives, with views and insights from our financial services regulatory and financial restructuring and insolvency lawyers, risk consulting team, and professionals from some of the global accountancy firms with whom we work regularly.

21 October: Challenges facing retail banks

For this webinar we will be joined by members of Grant Thornton’s restructuring and insolvency team to provide an update on the challenges currently facing retail banks, who have been at the forefront of the regulatory response to COVID-19. The Autumn will be a critical time for retail banks and other firms operating in the retail financial services sector. In this webinar, we will look at some key considerations for these firm, with topics including:

  • Overview of retail regulatory initiatives in response to COVID-19 and lessons learned from previous crises
  • Hot topics, practical insights and governance aspects
  • Assessing solvency and navigating through challenges
  • Resolvability and practical considerations


Mark Craggs
Mark Craggs | Partner | Norton Rose Fulbright
Peter Snowdon
Peter Snowdon | Legal Consultant | Norton Rose Fulbright
Matthew Gregory
Matthew Gregory | Senior Associate | Norton Rose Fulbright 
John Coley
John Coley | Head of Risk Consulting, EMEA | Norton Rose Fulbright
Andy Charters
Andy Charters | Partner | Grant Thornton