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Cyber security: making banking safer

Cyber security: making banking safer

January 4, 2016

Protecting the banks’ crown jewels – money and personal data – may have become more difficult than ever, but financial institutions have fortified their defences with a little help from their fintech friends.

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Technisys helps Latin America warm to the digital revolution

January 4, 2016

Latin American banks may lag behind their counterparts elsewhere in the world when it comes to digital innovation, but German Pugliese Bassi, co-founder and chief marketing officer at Miami-based technology provider Technisys, believes that attitudes towards technology are changing, making it the ideal time to launch a digital-only bank in the region. 

Three lines of defence rebuilt for cyber threat

January 4, 2016

The UK's Senior Managers Regime seeks to formalise responsibility for risk, yet the threat of cyber attack sits outside of traditional risk governance standards, and means that protecting against such attacks will require a rethink of the traditional 'three lines of defence' model.

Reinventing bits of the bank

January 4, 2016

Fintech start-ups are adept at pulling apart the banking business, neatly picking off low-hanging fruit. Joy Macknight examines the disruptive business models erupting in the financial industry and the banks’ response to this wave of innovation.

The waterfall effect: technology takes time to hit the ground

January 1, 2016

Layers of resistance, from hard-to-update legacy systems to hard-to-break user habits, make the timeline for seeing a new technological innovation hit the mainstream surprisingly long. 

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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.

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