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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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The Banker Technology Projects of the Year Awards 2017

August 1, 2017

Artificial intelligence was the hot topic in The Banker’s 2017 Technology Projects of the Year Awards, with other areas such as blockchain and mobile remaining highly contested. Each category, however, shows how innovative the financial sector has become, helped along the way by its engagement with the fintech community.

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Modernising Citi’s transaction banking capability

July 3, 2017

Gulru Atak, the new head of Citi’s global treasury and trade solutions Dublin lab and innovation, talks to Joy Macknight about her innovation programme for growing the bank’s global transaction banking business.

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Leveraging PSD2 to open up transaction banking

July 3, 2017

While most of the buzz around the updated EU Payments Services Directive has centred on benefits to retail customers, its role in ushering in open banking will create new opportunities in transaction banking. Joy Macknight reports. 

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Taking the pain out of fintech procurement

July 3, 2017

Navigating a way through a bank’s procurement process can kill a fintech start-up – or dampen its innovative spirit. Joy Macknight explores the ways banks are changing their rules of engagement specifically for this community.

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LeumiTech CEO looks to make life easier for tech start-ups

June 1, 2017

Understanding the financial needs of tech companies that lose money but grow fast is LeumiTech’s signature business, its CEO explains to Joy Macknight. 

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Fintech focus and international expansion bring boost to Japan's mega-banks

June 1, 2017

The central bank’s negative interest rate regime has hit Japan’s banking sector hard. But three local mega-institutions have shown resilience, both at home – partly through fintech investments – and abroad – by aggressive international expansion. Stefania Palma reports.

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Banks join the steady march to the cloud

June 1, 2017

Banks have been slow to adopt cloud computing, mainly due to security concerns and a fear of ending up on the wrong side of the regulator. However, cloud is now seeing a groundswell in acceptance across the financial industry, as Joy Macknight reports.

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HSBC brings its markets business into the innovation fold

May 2, 2017

HSBC’s innovation lead for global markets, Dr Patrick Mang, talks to Joy Macknight about developing an innovation roadmap for the bank’s capital markets group, and how the democratisation of innovation is changing the way it operates.  

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