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2016 lease accounting survey


Finance and real estate executives share their views on the impact of the new lease accounting standards.

US Real Estate Insights - Summer 2016


In “Top 25 Hotel Markets: Room for More Growth Remains”, Abhishek Jain discusses factors that have contributed to the robust performance in many markets, underperformance in others, and whether the recovery in the sector may have more room for growth given the current economic climate.

AML outsourcing: You’re still on the hook


Three lessons from FINRA’s largest ever AML enforcement action.

Get your head in the cloud


It's time for banks to embrace the cloud as a business priority, not just an IT solution.

Broker dealers: TBA margin clarity, but not simplicity


Last week, FINRA adopted a regulation requiring that US-registered broker dealers collect margin on To-Be-Announced transactions (FINRA Rule 4210). This Regulatory brief provides an analysis of the regulation and our view of what firms should be doing now.

Making a withdrawal? Brexit’s effect on US banks and capital markets firms


The UK voted to leave the EU. How will this affect US banks and capital markets firms and what can you do to prepare?

Love it or list it: Brexit, US financial institutions, and UK real estate


Now that the initial volatility around commercial real estate in the UK has stabilized, what's next?

In depth: Insurance industry supplement to leasing standard


This supplement to our In depth on leases highlights areas that could create challenges for insurance companies.

Consumer marketing: Stop pitching, start relating


To avoid being overlooked, banks should connect with customers early on in their journey and evolve their marketing message alongside the path to purchase.

PwC comments on proposed update to the derecognition of nonfinancial assets


PwC responded to the proposed clarification of the scope of ASC 610-20 and the accounting for partial sale transactions.