Financial, insurance, pension and investment operations are ever more regulated. The Basel regime and European banking union are affecting the very foundation of banking, while the Solvency II and IDD directives are changing the insurance business. Managing compliance risks requires specialised expertise. Regulation and the shifting operating environment guide banks’ lending and collateral requirements. On the flip side, companies in need of financing are forced to consider what kinds of financing opportunities are available to them.
At the same time, the markets are not standing still. Payment forwarding, a traditional banking service, is opening to competition, cyber risks are creating demand for new kinds of insurance products and fintech and insurtech applications are appealing to consumers who are used to handy mobile services. When you have the best financing and insurance lawyers on your team helping you solve regulatory issues and negotiating your financing arrangements, you can focus on building the future.