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Barclays Africa takes a different approach to data

December 1, 2016

Barclays Africa is on a transformation track, focused on making data analytics available to the whole organisation, as Yasaman Hadjibashi, its chief data officer, explains to Joy Macknight.

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Shifting digital transformation into second gear

December 1, 2016

Traditional banks are launching or acquiring digital retail arms in order to accelerate modernisation across their organisations. Joy Macknight explores the various ways these institutions are making the most out of the new entities.

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Commonwealth Bank of Australia taps London for innovation inspiration

November 1, 2016

Supun King-Jayawardana, head of Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s London innovation lab, explains to Joy Macknight the orientation to the UK fintech community. 

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Plugging the funding gap in trade

November 1, 2016

Asset managers are showing greater interest in providing much-needed financial support for global trade, as greater digitisation opens up the market to these new players. Joy Macknight reports. 

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Are robots taking over wealth management?

November 1, 2016

The arrival of online robo-advisers – providers of automated, algorithm-based financial advice – is fuelling debate among wealth managers and regulators on their benefits and risks. Is robo-advice a great innovation to fill the advice gap, or an overly optimistic and unsustainable business model? Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Akbank COO maps out its open banking journey

October 1, 2016

Akbank took the decision to embrace open banking ahead of wider adoption in the Turkish market in order to gain a competitive advantage. Chief operating officer Turgut Güney outlines the bank’s innovation strategy to Joy Macknight.

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A brave new world of mobile money

October 1, 2016

While mobile money usage has been gradually ramping up over the years, interoperability, alongside cheap and ubiquitous smartphones, has the potential to kick it up a gear. Joy Macknight reports.

How data can be used internally to prevent staff going 'rogue'

October 1, 2016

Banks can avoid 'rogue' behaviour by their employees by repurposing the technology already used for customer data to monitor staff exposures. Chris Skinner explains.

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Crunch time for corporate cash management

September 1, 2016

Negative interest rates and regulatory changes are forcing corporates to rethink their liquidity management strategies, as the old ways of working struggle to cope in such unprecedented times, writes Joy Macknight.

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After Bangladesh: why collaboration is the key to fighting cyber crime

September 1, 2016

The recent $81m cyber heist at Bangladesh's central bank was a wake-up call for financial institutions to improve their basic cyber security hygiene. But it also had profound implications for the soundness of the banking system as a whole. Joy Macknight reports.

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