Mitigating Sanctions & Compliance Risks across the MENA Region

Webinar (Online Training) Background As evolving geopolitical risks permeate the MENA region, adhering to the various sanctions regimes administered by supranational organizations like UN, EU, & OFAC becomes more complex and challenging. Whether comprehensive, targeted or sectoral, managing sanctions risks remains a top of priority for financial institutions if they...

Banking in The Next Normal

BACKGROUND The spread of the coronavirus has altered significantly business practices worldwide, including trade, investment, and banking. Particularly, businesses are moving further towards more digitalization and online operations, a practice which is expected to last for a prolonged period. This shift towards A Digital Economy will provide new opportunities, but...

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Arab Banks Facing Non-Performing Loans during COVID -19

Webinar (Online Training): Overview: During crises, the number of loans that cannot be paid back increases. Before COVID-19, much of the stock of Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) grew out of the 2008 financial crisis, but then decreased to almost half. In March, the global pandemic wreaked havoc on populations and financial...

The Changing Landscape of Sanctions Programs: Understanding & Mitigating Compliance Risk

Webinar (Online Training): Overview: In the recent years, many international banks have been fined because of violations of sanctions programs imposed by the United States, the European Union, and others. The consequences of non-compliance have been severe in terms of financial penalties, loss of business, and reputational damage. So, financial...

The First Banking Executive Online Conference 2021

  11:00 - 11:30 (KSA Time)10:00 - 10:30 (Egypt)11:00 - 11:30 (Lebanon)11:00 - 11:30 (Jordan)12:00 - 12:30 (UAE)   A.    The State of the World Economy A stronger starting point for the 2021–22 forecast. Multiple vaccine approvals and the launch of vaccination in some countries in December have raised hopes...

Bank’s Initiatives Towards Commercial Clients Facing Covid-19

Overview: Coronavirus (COVID-19) is already having a profound effect on people’s lives and the economy. Corporateand commercial banks have a central role to play in supporting the global economy during the crisis, and infacilitating a rapid and sustained recovery afterwards. On top of normal commercial lending, banks will play akey...

Make Your Bank A Safer Place

"Don't let perfection be the enemy of better than before." Overview: Cyber events require an organized response. When an attack happens, how you respond and how quickly you reactcan greatly influence the impact of the attack on your organization, finances and reputation. Cybersecurity events arenot resolved in a vacuum. Resolution...

Seventh Annual Arab – Cypriot Forum
Investigating the Global Decline in Correspondent Banking Relationships & Complying with AMLD6 and AMLA 2020

Background: Flows of dirty money can damage the stability and reputation of the financial sector and threaten the local markets, and terrorism shakes the very foundations of every society. The soundness, integrity and stability of banks and financial institutions and confidence in the financial system as a whole could be...

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