A look into the future social security implications for Luxembourg cross-border employees

We know —and understand—that you are probably tired of any mention of the COVID-19 crisis, but frankly, it’s unavoidable. Even as its presence fades from our daily lives, the lessons learned during the pandemic, particularly during the lockdown, have definitively led to a new way of thinking, a new business …

How green are your portfolios? What the Green Asset Ratio is trying to achieve

Banks are increasingly reporting on their future contribution towards sustainability. The most common public commitment is their ambition to redirect capital flows towards sustainable investments as part of the lending business. This is where the green asset ratio comes into place as it shows how green banks’ portfolios are. But …

Uncovering Corporate Banking, the hidden jewel of Luxembourg’s banking industry

Today, the entire banking sector represents half of Luxembourg’s financial services market. However, between 2010 and 2020, the number of banks operating in Luxembourg decreased from 147 to 128, which translated into a decline in net results from EUR 3.8mn to EUR 3mn. Yet, when looking at the corporate banking …

Three questions when unlocking banking data for intelligent use

In the past few years, most banks have come to understand that if data is the new oil for companies, then it just might be the new gold for them. Following this, most banks also realise that it will take Artificial Intelligence (AI) to unlock that data gold. Sounds pretty …

Why are Luxembourg housing prices still on the rise? (Part I)

We can make an analogy between the bottleneck in supply that creates economic growth constraints and puts pressure on prices, and the real estate sector in Luxembourg, where prices keep rising. Both are clear illustrations of how tensions between supply and demand impact prices, especially when supply is inelastic.  Globally, …

Why are Luxembourg CEOs embracing the future with optimism?

Which comes first, the chicken or the egg? When you survey more than 5,000 of the most influential people in business and they demonstrate “record levels of optimism” in a post-pandemic world, will they be hailed with amazing predictive powers if their vision is correct, or is it the confluence …

The potential of Corporate Banking in Luxembourg

Corporate banking is growing in importance to not only Luxembourg’s economy but also to ensure a successful future for the banking sector. Corporate banks need to differentiate themselves and generate real value and that translates into responding to increasing challenges such as cost discipline, related to end-to-end process streamlining, for …

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