Latest articles from Jane Cooper

EC weighs in on interchange fee battle

March 24, 2014

Legal battles over MasterCard and Visa’s interchange fees have raged for years in various markets around the world, but now the European Commission is pushing ahead with legislation that will cap the level of the fees, which will have major repercussions for card-issuing banks and the payments market. 

Sue Dean – TEASER

JPMorgan puts mobility on the agenda

March 13, 2014

JPMorgan’s head of transaction services for Europe, Middle East and Africa talks about career progression, joining up services for clients and what makes JPMorgan different from other banks. 

Kevin Brown

RBS's technology evolution

March 3, 2014

A lot has changed in the 35 years since Kevin Brown started his career at RBS. The senior executive at RBS International Banking tells The Banker that as telecommunications have evolved, so have customers’ expectations.

The changing landscape of exchanges

The changing landscape of exchanges

March 3, 2014

Once regarded as national treasures, over the past few years many exchanges have been evolving into cross-border operations, focused on capturing larger market shares. Following this wave of consolidation and collaboration, however, it still remains to be seen whether bigger really means better.

PSD2: playing with firewalls

February 24, 2014

The European Commission's proposed update to the Payment Services Directive will allow third parties to penetrate banks' security firewalls, which is leaving banks understandably nervous.

Transaction bankers look beyond regulation

Transaction bankers look beyond regulation

February 3, 2014

The key talking points this year for transaction bankers are likely to be more varied and more positive than in previous years, when regulation has largely dominated discussion.

Effects of tapering loom over Asian CFOs

February 3, 2014

As the much discussed tapering of quantitative easing in the US becomes a reality, Jane Cooper finds this topic is weighing on the minds of Asia’s financial leaders, along with the increasing role of the renminbi. 

New consumers: innovating at the base of the pyramid

New consumers: innovating at the base of the pyramid

January 2, 2014

Addressing the economic needs of the billions of individuals at the base of the global pyramid has long been seen as one of the great opportunities left for financial institutions. However, this section of society is now beginning to come up with its own solutions – thanks to a spate of 'reverse innovation' – leaving the large developing world lenders superfluous to its needs.

Ravi Menon

The economic restructuring of Singapore

January 2, 2014

An ageing population and shrinking labour pool have put a strain on Singapore's economy, leading to calls for it to be restructured to raise productivity and bring about price stability. This will come through more productivity-led growth and a stronger focus on macroprudential policies.

Tackling Indonesias infrastructure tailback

Tackling Indonesia’s infrastructure tailback

December 2, 2013

Chronic infrastructure problems have weighed down Indonesia’s economy and prevented it from achieving greater growth. But that looks set to change, with some of the major barriers removed and a number of projects already under way.

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