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Postal Savings Bank of China grows from strength to strength

Postal Savings Bank of China grows from strength to strength

The Postal Savings Bank of China has already stunned the market with its remarkable ascent since its establishment in 2007. Now, talks of an initial public offering, sustained growth and diversification of its business are making the bank's extraordinary rise even more impressive. Stefania Palma explores these new developments.

The password chaos solution at our fingertips

The password chaos solution at our fingertips

Remembering dozens of passwords is a nigh-on impossible task for most people, meaning they either forget them – and then have to endure lengthy re-registering processes – or write them down, thus increasing the risk of being hacked. A number of solutions to this 'password chaos' are becoming available, as Jane Cooper discovers.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

Myanmar starts to find its financial feet

Myanmar starts to find its financial feet

A closed economy for nearly 50 years, the opportunities that have opened up in Myanmar are endless, especially in telecommunications and banking. Brian Caplen looks at how players from these sectors are collaborating and innovating in order to tap into the country's huge potential, and examines the hurdles still facing foreign entrants to the market.

Top 500 Banking Brands, 2015

The Top 500 Banking Brands, 2015

Wells Fargo has maintained its lead in The Banker's Top 500 Banking Brands survey, but it is the impressive performance of China's leading lenders, many of which have gained several places in the ranking, that really stands out.

Frank Abagnale

Catching them while he can: what Frank Abagnale did next

Frank Abagnale's story of cheque forger-turned-good guy is well documented in print and on film. His career has seen him work in partnership with 41st Parameter CEO and founder Ori Eisen. They tell Jane Cooper about their work to stay one step ahead of the cyber criminals.

Kazakhstan turns a page

Kazakhstan's banks turn a page

With consolidation under way, non-performing loans finally showing a downward trend and banks readying for the implementation of Basel III, Kazakhstan’s banking sector finally appears to be in recovery mode after a difficult period.

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