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Why is Regulatory Reporting Tough?

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‘Regulatory reporting’ is the submission of raw or summary data needed by regulators to evaluate a bank’s operations and its overall health, thereby determining the status of compliance with applicable regulatory provisions. Governments across the world give prime importance to keep their banking systems updated. This has proved to be an important task, more so after the…

Regulatory Reporting for Financial Institutions: The Technology Challenge

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While we have previously analyzed the impact of regulations on banks due to various key issues (see related articles at the end of the blog), implementation of new technology and the need to update IT infrastructure has been a significant issue for banks and financial institutions. Regulators demand information on various activities (liquidity management, asset…

Why shift from ETL to ELT?

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The process of data warehousing is undergoing rapid transformation, giving rise to various new terminologies, especially due to the shift from the traditional ETL to the new ELT. For someone new to the process, these additional terminologies and abbreviations might seem overwhelming, some may even ask, “Why does it matter if the L comes before…

History of Big Data

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What is Big Data? In essence, Big Data is a term for data sets that are so large or complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate. It usually includes data sets with sizes beyond the ability of commonly used software tools to capture, curate, manage and process data within a tolerable elapsed time[1]. The…

FATCA: Overview, Challenges and Implications for Banks

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Overview On the outset, let’s first understand what exactly FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) is in its simplest sense. “The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is a United States federal law whose intent is to enforce the requirement for United States persons (including those living outside the U.S.) to file yearly reports on…

How can Banks keep up with changes in Regulatory Reporting?

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It’s a vicious cycle. The economic crisis caused by the financial downturn led to regulators coming up with new reporting requirements and changes in regulatory reporting formats. Financial institutions as well as banks are now finding it harder to cope with the different regulations. Why are banks struggling? Reporting and collating a constant stream of…