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How financial services can adapt to the remote working challenge

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Many banks have been encouraging employees to return to physical offices from this summer, in line with governments’ reopening plans. However, the possibility of new viral variants and winter surges means that financial services, like other industries, is confronting a future in which many workers may operate remotely for the long term.

The higher regulatory and security requirements for financial institutions pose a challenge when it comes to remote working, against the COVID-era backdrop of increased fraudulent activity and cybersecurity attacks. The banking industry is used to having its people in a controlled environment that helps mitigate such risks, and accordingly compliance and security are key concerns when staff are working from their homes.

In our CRE - Our industry today, tomorrow & beyond report we examine how banks and other financial services companies view the future of the office, and what this means for their approaches to real estate.

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Annick Vandenbulcke

Head of Occupier Advisory | Managing Director

Brussels (Colliers)

As Head of Occupier Advisory I help clients to develop real estate solutions that support their business strategy. Wheather they want to improve their image, optimize their finances, support growth or create a cultural change, their real estate can help achieve these challanges.  With a large experience in workplace strategy, tenant representation and office fitout I can provide advice throughout the whole real estate process. 

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