Latest articles from Jane Cooper

Current accounts take centre stage

Current accounts take centre stage

September 2, 2013

The way people bank is changing, with technological advances and changes in legislation pushing the current account into the spotlight. Jane Cooper sets the scene.

Shifts shake the transaction banking landscape

September 2, 2013

The annual Sibos conference provides an ideal opportunity for transaction banking leaders to take stock of an industry that has over the past year seen notable geographic shifts, a greater focus on the client, and a reinvention of market infrastructures.

Client centricity moves up the agenda

September 2, 2013

When it comes to transaction banking, the client has not always come first. However, this is changing, as banks start to consider their businesses from a client perspective. Jane Cooper examines how this growing awareness is translating into practice.

Transaction banks adjust to new demand from Asia

Transaction banks adjust to new demand from Asia

August 1, 2013

A new generation of transaction banking client is evolving in Asia, as an increasing number of the region's multinationals target global growth and search for the right banking services to aid them.

Sri Lankas banks prosper in peace

Sri Lanka's banks prosper in peace

August 1, 2013

Sri Lanka’s banks have been riding on a peace dividend since the end of a 26-year civil war in 2009. As they push ahead, supporting the country’s economic development goals, there are concerns – such as capital constraints and increased regulation – but the mood remains optimistic.

Asian wealth: the next generation

Banks race to capture Asia's next-generation wealth

July 1, 2013

With Asia’s post-war business moguls now well into retirement, an unprecedented amount of wealth is set to pass to the next generation, representing an enormous business opportunity for banks. 

Managing flows in an interconnected world

Managing flows in an interconnected world

July 1, 2013

Global trade flows are shifting, with new economies emerging as global forces and trade increasingly occurring intra-regionally. So, just how are payments systems facilitating this change?

Transaction banks adjust to a new normal

July 1, 2013

The transaction banking landscape has undergone dramatic changes since the financial crisis, with low interest rates and increased regulation forcing banks to change their focus and the way in which they operate.

Asian growth comes from all quarters

July 1, 2013

On first glance, the Asia-Pacific top 25 excluding China and Japan has a familiar look to it, with Australian banks dominating. However, closer examination shows growth stories from across the whole region.

China: four giants and number one in the world

July 1, 2013

Home to the largest bank in the world by Tier 1 capital – Industrial and Commercial Bank of China – and three other members of the top 10, China's dominance at the top of the global banking scene is now there for all to see.

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