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Santander InnoVentures brings start-up innovation to big banking

December 1, 2015

Santander InnoVentures’ achievements have been built on its senior management’s engagement with new trends, new technology and new companies, as well as a healthy and good quality deal flow. Joy Macknight talks to managing partner Mariano Belinky.

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The commercial card's new openings

December 1, 2015

Commercial cards have become so much more than a piece of plastic and 16-digit number that completes a transaction. Not only are they an important payment tool in a treasurer’s kit, but also the cornerstone of a working capital management programme.

The global economic and banking outlook for 2016

December 1, 2015

As 2015 comes to an end, The Banker has brought together a group of high-profile experts in the world of finance and economic research to predict what will happen in the next 12 months. Silvia Pavoni asks them to share their views on the global economy and on what factors will shape banking in the future. 

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An end to the analogue age

December 1, 2015

With a global majority preferring digital access to banking, the cost of serving a dwindling number of customers through expensive analogue channels is growing, something that will eventually lead to banks disposing of these channels altogether.

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Faster payments: the state of play

November 2, 2015

Adoption of real-time payments is accelerating rapidly, driven by regulatory pressures and the threat of non-bank competition. Joy Macknight looks at the different paths taken in the quest to future-proof domestic payments infrastructures.

Face the music: banking rules prevent total digital disruption

November 2, 2015

Will banking be disrupted by digitalisation to the extent that music and entertainment have? Not quite, thanks to the tight regulation those operating within financial markets have to adhere to.

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US Bank chief innovation officer looks to plug into the community

October 26, 2015

How can banks better serve their customers? Go ‘hyper-local’ and deliver actionable information at a community level, US Bank chief innovation officer Dominic Venturo tells Joy Macknight.

How to address the financial market liquidity challenge

October 26, 2015

Understanding the behaviour of different participants during a shock is an essential first step to improving the resilience of financial markets to sudden periods of illiquidity.

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One small step towards innovation at Standard Chartered

October 1, 2015

Anju Patwardhan took up her role as the first chief innovation officer at Standard Chartered in July. And the move from risk to innovation was just a short hop, she tells Joy Macknight.

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De-risking Latin America

October 1, 2015

Regulators’ attempts to crack down on illicit activities are pushing foreign banks out of correspondent relations or entire Latin American and Caribbean markets. Silvia Pavoni looks at what the long-term impact of this will be on the region’s international banking activities.

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