The Banker Podcast
Mobilising finance against human trafficking
Our first episode focuses on the growing global problem of human trafficking or modern slavery, which the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists' CEO Scott Liles describes as one of the biggest crises of our time. Women and children are being trafficked in growing numbers globally.
But what role can financial services play in the identification of suspicious activity linked with human trafficking, and helping victims of trafficking get back on their feet again by providing them with access to financial services?
Our guests for this episode are:
- Craig Timm, US head of AML at the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)
- Caryn Leong, regional AML director for APAC at ACAMS
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Drama at the FCA – a BRR takeover09:15Liz Lumley sits down with Farah Khalique, editor of Banking Risk & Regulation, to discuss growing calls for stronger oversight of the UK’s financial services regulators, with some experts saying that the FCA may be ripe for reform.
Does the bell toll for grey lists and supermarket banking?20:02Liz Lumley and John Everington sit down to talk about the impact of FATF’s grey list. Ahead of FATF’s plenary in Paris next week, how influential are the body’s grey and black lists for the international banking industry? Meanwhile in the UK, Barclays acquires the bulk of Tesco’s supermarket bank offering.
Post Office blues23:58How did sub postmasters become de facto bank branch managers? The Post Office in the UK provides a vital service to communities, specifically as it picks up the slack from customers who are left wanting from the disappearance of bank branches on the high street. Do they have what they need to succeed in this role?Guest: Andra Sonea, analyst, researcher, PhD student at University of Warwick
The Banker midweek | February 7, 202423:32Blockchain clarity from Basel: In this episode, Liz Lumley and Amalia Illgner sit down with Yuval Rooz, CEO and co-founder, and Manoj Ramia, general counsel, at Digital Asset regarding the recent standard from the Basel Committee on permissionless blockchains.
The Banker midweek | January 31, 202418:19This week, Barbara Pianese hosts and is joined by Asia editor Kimberley Long, to talk about the liquidation of Chinese property developer Evergrande, the regulatory issues around Credit Suisse, and the decision of Lloyds Bank in the UK to stop their mobile bank service.
The Banker midweek | January 24, 202424:00This week, Liz Lumley is joined by Charlotte Crosswell, chair of the Centre for Finance, Innovation, and Technology (CFIT) to talk about open finance, the goals of CFIT and how the UK can work to be a global leader in improving financial services for everyone.
In the trenches of ISO 2002228:12Most of the global banking industry is currently on the journey to migrate to the ISO 20022 messaging standard for cross-border payments. What lessons have been learned so far, what do banks need to do now, and will the industry be ready for the ultimate decommissioning of the legacy Swift MT standard in November 2025?Guests:Jeremy McDougall, director of payments at EYStephen Lindsay, business lead, Swift Platform
The Banker midweek | January 17, 202421:13In this week’s Davos special, Liz Lumley and John Everington sit down to discuss the major themes of the World Economic Forum’s Davos event, including AI, climate change and misinformation. We also get an insight into John’s interview with Indermit Gill, chief economist at the World Bank.
The Banker midweek | January 10, 202415:42Happy New Year from The Banker. This week, Liz Lumley, Barbara Pianese and Michael Klimes discuss T+1, EU banking regulations protecting taxpayer money, the fight against greenwashing, and the renewed regulatory interest in consumer rights in the UK. We also celebrate our Central Banker and Finance Minister of the Year, who were awarded their trophies at the 2023 Bank of the Year awards.