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Brian Caplen blog 2016

Fire your bank analyst – hire a data scientist

February 20, 2017

Both running a bank and investing in a bank are being transformed by data analytics, writes Brian Caplen.

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Buying a fintech company? Beware of the numbers

February 14, 2017

Banks looking to partner with or buy a fintech company need to do careful analysis, as the sector is notorious for using non-GAAP financial measures to present a glowing picture. Brian Caplen looks at what to avoid.

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Trump reforms spell boomtime for small US banks

February 6, 2017

US president Donald Trump has called Dodd-Frank a disaster and plans “to do a big number” on it. This push back on regulation could also find its way into Europe, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Can Vladimir Putin turn off your fridge?

January 31, 2017

An Internet of Things cyberattack is the new risk to banks, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Should a bank brand itself like Apple?

January 24, 2017

Banks need to create their own unique digital marketing strategy – borrowing from an entirely different industry would be a mistake, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Theresa May’s Brexit makes offshore UK a reality

January 17, 2017

Banks will need to be more entrepreneurial to gain the benefits from what looks likely to be a clean break from the EU for the UK, writes Brian Caplen.

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Online bank fraud – when is the bank responsible?

January 10, 2017

Banks need to spell out when the customer is liable as part of their security advice.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

2017 will be a good year for banks

January 3, 2017

Interest rates are on the rise and there are economic benefits to populism. But for Chinese banks things may get a lot tougher, writes Brian Caplen

Brian Caplen blog 2016

China's secret iPhone weapon

December 13, 2016

A China-US trade war carries very high risks, as Brian Caplen explains.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Italy shows why bank rescues will always be political

December 6, 2016

Italy's political crisis looks set to trigger banking turmoil in the country. Brian Caplen looks at the wider implications when it comes to rescuing banks.

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