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Brian Caplen blog 2016

​Building a platform? Beware of the pitfalls

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Some bank CEOs want to emulate Facebook and Amazon in building platform banking. But the tech giants have their own challenges, writes Brain Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Big is the only way in banking

January 16, 2018

For all the talk of boutiques and fintechs, the banking market is more unequal than ever and the future promises more of the same​, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

​China’s Silk Road needs Western thread

January 2, 2018

Western banks and companies need to engage in China's world-changing Silk Road project or face being left on the sidelines, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Compliance is red, blue and green

December 19, 2017

For many banks, compliance and regulation take up greater mindshare than running the business. Regtech offers the chance to reset the balance, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Better service? First liberate your workers

December 12, 2017

CEO visions for a new banking model will fail if more pressure is put on employees. State Bank of India is taking a different approach, as Brian Caplen discovers.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

​Zen and the art of Brexit wobbles

December 5, 2017

The Irish border issue shows how tortuous the Brexit process will be and how easily talks could​ collapse. Worried bankers should study a new report on what happens if there is no deal, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

​Where is the reporting robot?

November 28, 2017

Banks have added huge staff numbers to cope with regulation and compliance. Consultants and regtech may eventually put this trend into reverse, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Would modified MiFID keep Lloyd Blankfein in London?

November 21, 2017

There has been talk of deregulating London to keep it competitive after Brexit. MiFID II would be a good place to start, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Will there be an EU banking union in time for the next crisis?

November 14, 2017

With the continuing problems of banks holding large amounts of sovereign bonds as well as high NPL levels, the prospects for completing an EU banking union are poor, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Crypto is capital despite Dimon's rant

November 7, 2017

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon is among the critics of both Bitcoin and initial coin offerings. But, properly regulated, they c​an ​be an effective way to raise capital, writes Brian Caplen.

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