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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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Akbank COO maps out its open banking journey

October 1, 2016

Akbank took the decision to embrace open banking ahead of wider adoption in the Turkish market in order to gain a competitive advantage. Chief operating officer Turgut Güney outlines the bank’s innovation strategy to Joy Macknight.

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A brave new world of mobile money

October 1, 2016

While mobile money usage has been gradually ramping up over the years, interoperability, alongside cheap and ubiquitous smartphones, has the potential to kick it up a gear. Joy Macknight reports.

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After Bangladesh: why collaboration is the key to fighting cyber crime

September 1, 2016

The recent $81m cyber heist at Bangladesh's central bank was a wake-up call for financial institutions to improve their basic cyber security hygiene. But it also had profound implications for the soundness of the banking system as a whole. Joy Macknight reports.

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DBS innovation chief looks towards invisible banking

September 1, 2016

As chief innovation officer at DBS, Neal Cross’s unconventional approach to bank modernisation has attracted attention from across the globe. He speaks to Joy Macknight about how the bank is opening its doors to the top technology talent in Singapore.

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The irresistible rise of Chinese fintech

September 1, 2016

China's fintech industry has grown at a rapid pace, in some cases leaving established tech giants of the West behind. Having cracked the domestic banking market, top Chinese fintech firms are already eyeing insurance and looking beyond the country's borders to continue their rapid ascent. Stefania Palma reports.

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Why are there so few women in fintech?

August 24, 2016

Fintech is all about disrupting, modernising and democratising financial services, yet when it comes to gender it is performing worse than the ‘old-fashioned’ banks. Silvia Pavoni looks into the reasons why.

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SIA chief lauds move to real time in the eurozone

August 1, 2016

The European payments landscape is in the midst of great change. Massimo Arrighetti, CEO of SIA, outlines to Joy Macknight his vision of a future payments ecosystem. 

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