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Carlos Sanchez

Ipagoo joins the EU dots to beat the regulators

New European legislation is allowing Orwell's Ipagoo to rewrite banking by allowing customers to manage accounts in multiple countries and different currencies, the company's co-CEO tells Jane Cooper. 

Saudi banks defy oil pressure to stay on growth path
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Saudi banks defy oil pressure to stay on growth path

The impact of low oil prices on Saudi Arabia's banks in 2014 was negligible, as they posted stellar figures. And the sector looks to be in a good position to continue to thrive, says James King, a testimony to its prudent management.

Modernising the co-operative model

Bringing the co-operative model into the 21st century

Born out of social innovation in the 19th century, Europe's co-operative banking model is now struggling to stay relevant in an increasingly globalised, technology-driven and heavily regulated banking market. Silvia Pavoni looks into ways the model can stay afloat.

Chinas new tech savvy banks
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China's new tech-savvy banks: how private lenders could threaten the status quo

The banking licences being granted to private companies in China look set to shake up the country's financial sector, with its 'big four' lenders coming under pressure from tech-savvy newcomers with a strong customer network, such as Alibaba and Tencent.

Kuwait from crisis to confidence
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From crisis to confidence: the re-emergence of Kuwait's banks

Kuwait’s banks are slowly recovering from the global financial crisis and bankers are optimistic for 2015. However, issues remain, including high exposure to the real estate market, outstanding debt settlements and a funding shortfall for the country’s SMEs. 

how banks are facing up to the crowd-funding threat

Playing the numbers game: how banks are facing up to the crowd-funding threat

As crowd-funding becomes an established form of investing, banks are looking at ways to take on these crowd-funders, whether it be by collaboration or competition. 

Vietnam – revived and ready for the Asean Economic Community
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Vietnam’s banks: revived and ready for the Asean Economic Community?

Already on the way to recovery after a crisis in 2012, Vietnam’s banks now face further challenges in the shape of the increased competition that integration of the Asean Economic Community will bring about.

Land Bank of the Philippines gives finance a human face
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Land Bank of the Philippines gives finance a human face

The Land Bank of the Philippines is working with small farmers and fishermen to promote inclusive growth and improve their quality of life, in even the most devastating of situations.

Making money from mobile

A new banking dilemma: making money from mobile

Mobile has long been a buzzword in banking, but while bankers almost unanimously agree on the significance of the mobile platform, there is still a lot of uncertainty about how they can monetise it.

Land of opportunity
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Why the Philippines is Asean's land of opportunity

A steady, sustainable growth story; an underbanked population; a key player in the Asean region; solid financial regulation; an embracing of PPPs to tackle huge infrastructure needs; and a nascent asset management industry. The Philippines is awash with opportunity for lenders, but who will take advantage? 

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