Latest articles from Brian Caplen

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Are bankers obsessed with regulation?

October 18, 2017

A survey released at Sibos 2017 shows that bankers think the industry is being driven by regulation while fintech entrepreneurs think it is all about customer expectations. There is a message here, writes Brian Caplen.

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Be paranoid, invest or die

October 17, 2017

The chilling message from Sibos 2017 is that banks need to invest in their payments infrastructure without the prospect of a return, writes Brian Caplen.

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US bank regulations thaw while Europe freezes

October 13, 2017

In the US, regulators are opening up a dialogue with banks helping to foster growth, something their European counterparts can only look upon with envy, writes Brian Caplen.

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Why 2018 will be critical year for trade

October 12, 2017

The Trump administration's sabre rattling on trade has produced little in the way of concrete results. But this may be about to change, writes Brian Caplen.

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China’s industrial revolution: was it the last one?

October 9, 2017

If robots become the mainstay of manufacturing, the advantage of cheap labour disappears and with it the prospects for poor countries to get rich, writes Brian Caplen.

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Is it really all about the customer?

October 3, 2017

The customer service mantra is constantly chanted but would banks do better by being more honest about the trade-offs a business has to make? Brian Caplen looks into the situation.

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Intesa Sanpaolo CEO’s strategy for growth

October 2, 2017

Carlo Messina, CEO of Italy’s biggest bank, Intesa Sanpaolo, talks to Brian Caplen about moving beyond restructuring into a new era of prioritising growth.

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Swift chief looks to bring correspondent banking up to date

October 2, 2017

The chief executive of Swift, Gottfried Leibbrandt, talks to Brian Caplen about changes to the correspondent banking model in the face of new technology, the role of fintechs, cybersecurity and the move towards instant payments.

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German election kills eurozone reform

September 25, 2017

The big loser in Germany’s surprise election result is much-needed eurozone reform. Investors must accept that the eurozone and some banks remain prone to crises, writes Brian Caplen.

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​Is open banking the industry’s Netflix moment?

September 19, 2017

Analysts are making great claims for open banking under PSD2, but does it have the wow factor? Brian Caplen looks into the matter.

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