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Myanmar starts to find its financial feet

Myanmar starts to find its financial feet

March 1, 2015

A closed economy for nearly 50 years, the opportunities that have opened up in Myanmar are endless, especially in telecommunications and banking. Brian Caplen looks at how players from these sectors are collaborating and innovating in order to tap into the country's huge potential, and examines the hurdles still facing foreign entrants to the market.

Acquirers grapple with new payments landscape

Acquirers grapple with new payments landscape

February 2, 2015

The explosion in payment choices in recent years has left consumers confused as banks struggle to keep up with the latest innovations. This has made the role of the merchant acquirer more important than ever, as Jane Cooper discovers. 

Banks need to rethink acquiring strategies

January 26, 2015

The proliferation of payment innovations being launched is only serving to confuse consumers.

Fighting a common threat

Regulators and banks unite to fight common cyber crime threat

January 5, 2015

Regulators are playing an important role in how banks guard against cyber risks, but their emphasis is very much on guidance and co-operation rather than rules and coercion.

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Catching them while he can: what Frank Abagnale did next

January 5, 2015

Frank Abagnale's story of cheque forger-turned-good guy is well documented in print and on film. His career has seen him work in partnership with 41st Parameter CEO and founder Ori Eisen. They tell Jane Cooper about their work to stay one step ahead of the cyber criminals.

Polanyi’s paradox and the shape of employment growth

January 5, 2015

Are robots going to render the human worker obsolete? These claims are inaccurate and misleading, says MIT economics professor David H Autor, as the role of the computer will typically be to complement, not compete with, the human touch.

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Why Zopa scores highly in the rating game

December 1, 2014

The credit rating capabilities of peer-to-peer lending platform Zopa has proved to be more effective than those in many banks. Giles Andrews, the company's CEO, explains how the company has honed such technology and discusses the possibility of outsourcing it to banks.

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Israel's hi-tech ascent

December 1, 2014

Israel’s impressive ecosystem of hi-tech start-ups is increasingly taking on financial technology, with bold ambitions and an eye to the larger potential offered by the US, Europe and Asia. 

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The US's slow journey to faster payments

December 1, 2014

US consumers may be calling for real-time payments, but progress has been slow, with the industry’s payments evolution only at ‘the end of the beginning’, according to the American Banking Association. 

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Banking finds a voice

December 1, 2014

Financial institutions are at the forefront of voice biometrics, applying the technology to virtual assistants, voice recognition software and increased security. 

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