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The millennial audit: new EC rules for a new era

January 2, 2017

The auditing of financial institutions has changed little over many decades, but the combined forces of post-financial crisis regulatory reform and digitisation are transforming the audit world, writes Heather McKenzie.

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Russia flies its fintech colours

January 2, 2017

The Russian government is committed to creating a strong fintech community to rival other global innovation hubs, and domestic banks are playing their role in providing start-ups with know-how and backing, writes Heather McKenzie. 

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Creamfinance finds the perfect blend

January 2, 2017

Creamfinance is carving itself a niche in consumer lending, with fast decision-making and clear fees. The company’s co-founder and chief executive explains its philosophy to Silvia Pavoni.

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On the outside: how to tackle financial exclusion in the UK

January 2, 2017

The UK has one of the world’s most sophisticated banking markets, but when it comes to serving vulnerable and low-income people, it has yet to find the right formula. Silvia Pavoni looks at what it means to be financially excluded in the country, and whether banks are close to finding the solution.

Simplicity, design, analytics, experience: the keys to 'going digital'

January 1, 2017

A little less complexity and a lot more contextual commerce could take digital banking in the right direction.

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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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