FMS Newsletter
  The year of the pandemic coincided with some of the most significant events in the lending industry including the LIBOR transition, Brexit, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and other government stimulus programmes, and more frequent and close monitoring of loan portfolios. Nonetheless, the industry adapted well to the changes such as by optimising client service, accelerating technology initiatives and reassuring regulators. Our banking clients continued to leverage our centralised and cost-effective teams to manage these changes even in a virtual environment. In this edition of Lending Wire, we share some of the latest developments defining the industry.

Rajul Sood, Global Head of Lending Solutions

  Your valuable inputs will help us identify evolving industry trends, evaluate insights from you and your peers, and chart a forward-looking path for the lending practice.  
Corporate and Commercial Lending Industry: Trends to watch in 2021   In the News: Reuters
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Explore the trends shaping the banking sector in a post-pandemic world as our expert weighs in on modernising legacy systems, institutionalising the lessons learnt and building an agile, resilient and future-ready business model.

  Our Head of Commercial Lending, Rajul Sood, comments on a story on loan participation funds in the US.

In the News: Bloomberg   Impact Story: Driving ROI for a top 10 European commercial bank
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Our Head of Commercial Lending, Rajul Sood, comments on a story on the first non-financial issuer to sell debt linked to the main LIBOR alternative, SOFR.

  Our partnership with this bank enabled USD5.5m in cost savings, a 15% increase in client-facing time and timely execution of critical projects such as IBOR transition and COVID-19-related stress testing.

From IBOR to risk-free rates: Are banks ready for the transition?   Bridging the MSME finance gap through innovative lending
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Challenged by the high volume of contracts and the time required to understand fallback provisions and re-paper contracts? Explore our expertise in facilitating a smooth IBOR transition.

  Banks are now adopting innovative loan collateral, robust monitoring systems and digitalised loan approval processes to capture the lucrative and untapped MSME segment.

Green mortgages – the sustainable debt financing solution   AAA Leadership Model – Three Golden Principles
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Global lenders are rising to the green challenge by introducing sustainable solutions such as green mortgages. Learn more about the evolving green mortgage market.

  The pandemic presented an opportunity for leaders to focus on creativity, teamwork and innovation in the face of adversity. A year in, what have we learnt? We discuss three core principles for building a lasting culture.


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