Compliance fines bite financial services firms

Compliance fines and regulatory lapses continued to bite financial services firms hard in 2022.  

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the industry watchdog, posted over £215 million worth of fines on its website for 2022. Santander received the biggest Read more

Cost-of-living crisis tops global risk report

The cost-of-living crisis has topped the World Economic Forum’s 2023 report – up from second place in 2023.

It was cited as the number one risk over the next two years followed by natural disasters and geoeconomic confrontation. Geopolitcal Read more

Businesses are out of step on biodiversity

Businesses are out of step on biodiversity as the world sets landmark targets to address the issue.

Nations agreed to protect a third of the planet for nature by 2030 at December 2022’s COP15 UN biodiversity summit in Montreal, Read more

Remote working helps engage staff

Remote working helps engage staff in their tasks as a new study on meeting shows, according to the Harvard Business Review.

Managers have consistently worried that remote working is not a true replacement for in-office work. Despite the Read more

Geopolitics and ransomware attacks top cyberrisk concerns

Geopolitics and ransomware attacks lead the list of cyberrisk concerns for global businesses, according to Allianz. In addition, businesses say they are worried about government-backed attacks against companies, infrastructure and supply chains because of the war in Ukraine Read more

Supply chain waste costs businesses $163 billion annually

Supply chain waste costs businesses $163 billion annually, according to recent research.

Most commonly, goods either exceed their sell-by date while in transit or the waste arises from overproduction. In fact, according to the report The missing billions by Read more

Businesses failing the digital trust test

Businesses are failing the digital trust test as their ability to protect customers lags expectations, according to a survey by McKinsey.

It found that while 70 per cent of consumers trust the companies they do business with to protect Read more

Vacancy – Risk & Assurance Adviser – DSTL