Latest articles from Joy Macknight

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VTB’s digital strategy embraces co-operation

July 4, 2018

Olga Dergunova, VTB Bank’s deputy president, hails a new era of co-operation in Russia’s banking industry, not just bank-to-bank but bank-to-fintech and, importantly, bank-to-regulator. Joy Macknight reports.

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Faster, cheaper, smarter: blockchain in trade finance

July 2, 2018

As the hype around blockchain technology ebbs, real-world applications are coming to life, particularly in trade finance. Joy Macknight examines market initiatives, lessons learned and the role that blockchain could play in driving the digitalisation and growth of global trade. 

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Using blockchain to revamp cross-border payments

July 2, 2018

Is blockchain living up to its potential in revolutionising the cross-border payments space? Joy Macknight investigates how far the technology has come.

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Swift gpi chief ticks off the milestones

July 2, 2018

Swift, together with 45 member banks, launched the global payments innovation (gpi) initiative in early 2016, to increase the speed, transparency and predictability of cross-border payments. More than 180 banks have signed up to the service, with over 60 banks now live. As of May 24, 25% of all Swift cross-border payments traffic is now being sent as gpi. Joy Macknight talks to Wim Raymaekers, Swift’s gpi programme director, about the latest developments. 

Top 1000 World Banks - National Bank of Uzbekistan is highest mover but all eyes on UniCredit

July 2, 2018

National Bank of Uzbekistan is the highest mover in The Banker's Top 1000 World Banks ranking but Italy's UniCredit is the most notable entry in the top 25 highest movers table. Joy Macknight reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Western Europe bounces back as global soundness continues to improve

July 2, 2018

As global soundness measures show improvements across the globe, western Europe's return to health is particularly notable, as Joy Macknight reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Battle of the US trading titans sees Goldman back on top

July 2, 2018

Goldman Sachs has topped the 2018 trading income table, with JPMorgan pipped into second place. Meanwhile, Brazilian banks have suffered a reversal in fortune. Joy Macknight reports.

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SocGen’s UK innovation lead looks to clients and fintechs for inspiration

June 1, 2018

Société Générale’s head of innovation for the UK, Anthony Woolley, talks to Joy Macknight about accelerating the French bank’s digital transformation through an open innovation strategy inside and outside the organisation. 

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Riding the real-time payments wave

June 1, 2018

While 2017 is widely recognised as the year real-time payments took a qualitative leap forward, 2018 is predicted to be one of transformative change, as innovative services built on top of the new rails come to market. Joy Macknight reports.

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Northern Trust’s chief architect dreams in DevOps

May 1, 2018

Managing innovation in a 129-year-old financial institution is not an easy job. Northern Trust’s director of architecture and innovation and chief architect, Len Hardy, talks to Joy Macknight about transforming legacy applications, processes and people. 

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