Latest articles from Duygu Tavan

High-frequency trading: a game-changer for markets?

July 1, 2013

High-frequency trading has changed the way equities, and to a lesser extent, other assets, are traded. This makes many involved in trading nervous, and they have every reason to be.

Making the money flow

Making the money flow: Can Europe's SME financing woes be solved?

June 3, 2013

SMEs are often cited as the backbone of any given developed economy. However, in Europe in particular, a lack of financing from banks is stunting the growth of these businesses. Alternative lending models are rising in prominence, and some banks are looking to up their game in this sector, but is this too little, too late?

Antonio Benjamin

Citi CTO uses technology for social good

June 3, 2013

He studies synthetic biology, develops mobile games for emerging markets with a member of pop group Black Eyed Peas, is an advisory member of NASA’s Ames research centre and serves as counsel to the University of California in his free time. By day, he is chief technology officer for Citi Transaction Services. Meet Antonio Benjamin.

Ahead of the game

Turkey's banks embrace the digital generation

May 1, 2013

In Turkey, banks have stopped talking about alternative delivery channels. They consider all channels – including branches, ATMs and mobile – a core business, and this rise in digital banking is spurring competition and, as a result, innovation.

Turkey's ambitious 10-year plan

May 1, 2013

Turkey has set itself some ambitious targets for the next 10 years, not least wanting to become one of the world's 10 largest economies. There are a number of obstacles that it must overcome first, however, with a significant savings gap, a deep current account deficit and a poor record in attracting foreign direct investment.

Turkey revamps its capital markets

Turkey revamps its capital markets

May 1, 2013

As part of its drive to make the country more attractive to international investors and strengthen its economy, Turkey has kick-started a series of capital markets reforms by bringing its three exchanges under one roof, thus establishing the Borsa Istanbul.

Ali Engin Eroglu

Vakifbank steps up to compete in Turkey's high-tech market

May 1, 2013

Vakibank's five-year plan to upgrade its IT infrastructure and completely remake its core banking application is ambitious but, according to CIO Ali Engin Eroglu, it is vital if the bank is to keep pace with Turkey's technology-focused banking sector.

The future of mobile money

The future of mobile money

May 1, 2013

Mobile money, including banking and payments, is encroaching into the everyday life of the consumer. Monetising the business is still proving difficult, but thanks to the abundance of products available already, tangible business models are slowly emerging.

Can banks benefit from spreading the net

Can banks benefit from spreading the net?

April 2, 2013

A world where devices are so autonomous they communicate and interpret information with minimal human intervention is no longer science-fiction. The technology exists today, and examples are emerging that could transform banking.

Western Union expands beyond consumer markets

March 20, 2013

Chief information officer of Western Union Business Solutions, Nick Masterson-Jones, talks about bringing smaller businesses closer to the financial products and services that multinational corporations use. 

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