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Goldman Sachs turbo charges access to data

April 1, 2016

Joanne Hannaford, global co-head of enterprise platforms at Goldman Sachs and one of the most senior female software engineers in the banking industry, speaks to Joy Macknight about the investment bank’s transformation projects.

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Virtu Financial senior vice-president eyes move to the mainstream

April 1, 2016

Virtu Financial seems to have overcome the controversy surrounding high-frequency trading to achieve growing acceptance as an alternative market-maker at a time when bank dealers are shrinking. The company's senior vice-president, John Shay, explains its strategy.

Blockchain: less talk, more action

April 1, 2016

Last year saw the blockchain hype cycle reach its peak, and its disruptive influence on the global financial services industry continues to be the subject of much debate. But after a year of talking, how far has the industry progressed in turning potential into reality?

The fintech generation game

April 1, 2016

Fintech companies are an odd mix of 'boomers' that tend to have the financial knowledge, and 'millennials' that bring the technological expertise. The success of such a company, however, seems to depend on how the two mix.

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Starling Bank CEO looks to shake up online banking world

March 1, 2016

No stranger to the traditional banking world, Starling Bank’s CEO, Anne Boden, talks to Joy Macknight about the challenges involved in building a digital bank from scratch.

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Bangladesh’s bKash revolution

March 1, 2016

In the space of just four years, mobile payments service bKash has had a dramatic effect upon Bangladesh, bringing the unbanked into the formal economy, speeding up and simplifying the process of sending money from urban to rural areas, and even helping the country’s central bank monitor inflation levels. Stefania Palma charts its dramatic rise.

Is it API or die for banks?

March 1, 2016

Whether or not to fully embrace APIs... It is a bold question but one that many answer strongly in the affirmative. Joy Macknight investigates whether banks are truly ready to open up their applications to the world.

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Why banks have to think backwards on fintech

February 29, 2016

Techfin or fintech? Incumbent banks think in terms of the former – applying technology to the financial process – while for start-ups it's the latter, in that they take the financial process and apply technology. It is a subtle difference, but an important one, says Chris Skinner.

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BNP Paribas ushers in digital CIB

February 1, 2016

BNP Paribas’ head of digital transformation for corporate and institutional banking, Rudi Collin, talks to Joy Macknight about his vision for transforming the bank into a truly digital organisation. 

The end of bank accounts as the 'digital me' takes over

February 1, 2016

As identities increasingly move online, the 'bank account' will eventually become a place where virtual money is kept in a digital 'bucket' with access allowed to trusted parties. 

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