Latest articles from Jane Cooper

Finding the technology balance

July 2, 2012

Technology is vital to success in cash management and across transaction banking. Deutsche Bank Global Transaction Banking’s global head of product management Rhomaios Ram; global head of cash product management and Europe, Middle East and Africa regional head of product management Christian Westerhaus; and head of client access David Watson discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by the rise of technology and the importance of striking the optimal balance between product usability and functionality. 

China's march to global dominance continues

July 2, 2012

Four Chinese banks are now in the global top 10, with Industrial Commercial Bank of China making significant headway by moving into third position, pushing HSBC out of the top three.

Japan maintains steady momentum

July 2, 2012

The earthquake and subsequent nuclear disaster that hit Japan in 2011 does not seem to have affected its banks too dramatically, though its largest lender has been passed by two Chinese banks in the overall Top 1000 ranking.

Australian banks lead 'rest of Asia-Pacific' ranking

July 2, 2012

When the Asian behemoths of China and Japan are removed form the Asia-Pacific ranking, Australia's 'big four' banks come to the fore, though Singapore and South Korea also feature prominently.

Europe ready for arrival of the renminbi

July 2, 2012

As the Chinese authorities lift restrictions and open up the renminbi market stage by stage, the significance of what is unfolding has not gone unrecognised in Europe, and, according to a recent survey by The Banker, it is not only those already doing business with the country that are interested in the renminbi's development. As London takes steps to establish itself as an offshore renminbi financial centre, many are anxious to take advantage of the opportunities soon to be available.

TEASER-Visa, MasterCard and the battle to stay ahead of the payments revolution

Visa, MasterCard and the battle to stay ahead of the payments revolution

June 1, 2012

Visa and MasterCard have evolved in recent years both inside and out, developing from bank-owned associations into public companies. Now they are facing external pressures of alternative payment schemes and a payments world that is rapidly moving beyond cards.

TEASER-Euro woes weigh heavily on Asia

Asia weighs euro impact as global economy rebalances

June 1, 2012

Delegates at the annual Asian Development Bank meeting in Manila had their attention firmly focused upon another continent – Europe – and what the economic problems in the region may pose for its trade and financial activity in Asia. 

Non-banks move in on merchant acquiring

Non-banks move in on merchant acquiring

June 1, 2012

The need for scale, continuous investment as well as constraints on capital are pushing banks to reconsider whether they need to keep their merchant services divisions in house, or allow a non-bank player to step in.

Transaction banking enters a new phase

Transaction banking enters a new phase

May 1, 2012

The transaction banking landscape is undergoing a period of significant change, leaving bankers with the task of navigating competitive and regulatory pressures while staying focused on innovation and operating efficiency. At a recent round table hosted by The Banker, a panel of industry experts discussed these issues and how they are often intertwined. The event, part of an ongoing series, was sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland, but independently written and edited.

Banks look to fill Asias wealth management talent void

Banks look to fill Asia's wealth management talent void

May 1, 2012

As Asia's population grows richer, the continent's wealth management industry is struggling to keep pace and meet the needs of the ever-expanding number of high-net-worth individuals. Gone are the days of simply poaching such staff, and many banks are now focusing on producing home-grown talent.

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