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Is technology enough to plug the SME financing gap?

October 2, 2017

Technology is revolutionising trade finance while facilitating lending to small businesses by tech giants such as PayPal, Amazon and Alibaba. But is this enough to fill the $1500bn global trade finance gap? Stefania Palma investigates.

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Transaction Banking Awards 2017

October 2, 2017

The transaction banking business may be undergoing dramatic disruption but the financial institutions active in this space are rising to the challenge and taking advantage of the opportunity to transform their banking business

Why jack-of-all-trade banks will go the way of the dinosaurs

September 25, 2017

Doing a number of things to an average standard is no longer tenable for banks. They need to jettison legacy systems and old thinking, and embrace multiple partnerships with fintechs that do one thing brilliantly – or face obsolescence. By Chris Skinner.

Why AI is the best weapon to fight fraud

September 25, 2017

Monitoring and investigating fraud is crucial, but time and people intensive, for banks. Now they are employing artificial intelligence as part of their weaponry, reports Joy Macknight.

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Guy Debelle: why the FX Global Code matters

September 1, 2017

The FX Global Code was launched in May 2017 to restore market trust and encourage a well-functioning wholesale foreign exchange market. Now is the time for market participants to sign up to the code and embed best practice in their daily activities, writes the deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia.

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CYBG COO looks to boost SME digital offering

September 1, 2017

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks’ group chief operating officer, Debbie Crosbie, speaks to Joy Macknight about how the challenger bank is better serving its SME client base by revamping its IT infrastructure.

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Can Gulf banks build on their digital momentum?

September 1, 2017

Banks in the Gulf region have scored some notable successes in the digital field, such as Liv, a UAE bank run by and for millennials. However, the longer-term threat from fintechs still looms large, writes James King.

Embracing digital change involves thinking beyond the app

August 28, 2017

Many banking executives believe that 'going digital' begins and ends with a mobile app – but it involves much more fundamental change, writes Chris Skinner.

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Wirecard vice-president hails the power of paytech

August 1, 2017

The vice-president for financial institutions and fintech at Wirecard, Jack Harris, talks to Joy Macknight about the European payments giant’s strategy and its post-Brexit market position.

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APIs find an opening

August 1, 2017

Joy Macknight examines the reasons behind the rash of financial services firms launching – or in some cases relaunching – open application programming interface developer portals over the past two years.

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