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New thinking needed for SME finance

Technology may deliver better returns than regulatory incentives in the drive to stimulate lending to small and medium-sized enterprises.

Sibos 2014

View from Sibos 2014

The Banker's editorial team report from Sibos 2014, where they talked to a range of experts about topics as diverse as regulation, competition and the evolution of new technologies.

Okan Pekin

New division builds on Citi's competitive streak

Citi launched a new division at the end of last year to combine prime finance, futures and clearing, custody, and fund services. Its global head, Okan Pekin, discusses why the change will put Citi ahead of its rivals and how it will enable the bank to win more business from hedge funds.

Credit scoring for the social media generation

Credit scoring for the social media generation

Frustrated with the limitations of traditional credit scoring methods, innovative start-ups are finding new ways to analyse borrower risks using social media and other online data.

Pakistan's microfinance industry identifies growth path

Pakistan's microfinance industry has slowly been gaining traction in recent years, and is in for a huge boost when new biometric identification methods are brought into the mainstream – primarily to help combat terrorism – which will allow banks to verify new customers remotely.

Anthemis Group founder thinks ahead

Anthemis Group founder thinks ahead

New players, new technology and new processes are changing the face of the financial services industry. Udayan Goyal, founder of Anthemis Group, is investing in the agents of this change – new service providers that are looking to take some of the value chain away from the banks.

Is this the tipping point for tap-and-go payments?

With Apple now using near-field-communication technology in its devices, will tap-and-go payments take off among consumers?

Dominic Broom, BNY Mellon

What is the future of the payments market?

Dominic Broom, BNY Mellon's head of treasury services for Europe, Middle East and Africa, discusses the findings of the bank's recent report looking at the world of payments in 2020.

RBS new GTS team looks to drive business forward

RBS's new GTS team looks to drive business forward

Jane Cooper, The Banker’s technology and transaction banking editor, talks to Helen Mason, head of bank partnerships, and Nick Blake, head of sales, at RBS’s global transaction services division, and asks them what they are expecting from their first visit to Sibos as part of the new RBS team. 

Matt Tuck, head of international corporate banking at Barclays

The transaction services juggling act

Matt Tuck, head of international corporate banking at Barclays, talks about how the bank is trying to strike a balance between adhering to know-your-customer and anti-money-laundering regulations, while also providing a good customer experience. 

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