Latest articles from Joy Macknight

Top 1000 World Banks – US banks’ move to Basel III drives rise in regional RWAs

June 29, 2016

Risk-weighted assets have jumped in North America as a result of the move among its banks to Basel III. Elsewhere, western Europe also saw an RWA-to-total assets ratio percentage rise.

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Top 1000 World Banks 2016

June 29, 2016

The 2016 Top 1000 results are indicative of the challenging environment banks found themselves operating in during 2015. Even the Chinese banking industry’s meteoric growth shows signs of slowing down for the first time in a decade.

Top 1000 World Banks - Global share of profits

June 29, 2016
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Asia-Pacific's share of global profits dips under 50% for first time since 2012.

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BAML rethinks correspondent banking fundamentals

June 1, 2016

Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s head of strategy and innovation in global transaction services, Matthew Leavenworth, tells Joy Macknight why he believes that blockchain’s capacity to prompt an infrastructure overhaul could prove more important than the technology itself.

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CaixaBank takes aim at Millennial digital natives through imaginBank

May 2, 2016

Benjami Puigdevall, managing director at CaixaBank Digital Business, talks to Joy Macknight about creating a truly digital banking experience through its imaginBank service aimed at tech-savvy millennials.

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Voice recognition: what your bank needs?

May 2, 2016

Banks are trumpeting their use of voice recognition technology in a way not seen before, using it to demonstrate their innovation credentials and customer centricity. Joy Macknight looks at the ways in which it is being utilised.

Joanne Hannaford

Goldman Sachs turbo charges access to data

April 1, 2016

Joanne Hannaford, global co-head of enterprise platforms at Goldman Sachs and one of the most senior female software engineers in the banking industry, speaks to Joy Macknight about the investment bank’s transformation projects.

Blockchain: less talk, more action

April 1, 2016

Last year saw the blockchain hype cycle reach its peak, and its disruptive influence on the global financial services industry continues to be the subject of much debate. But after a year of talking, how far has the industry progressed in turning potential into reality?

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Starling Bank CEO looks to shake up online banking world

March 1, 2016

No stranger to the traditional banking world, Starling Bank’s CEO, Anne Boden, talks to Joy Macknight about the challenges involved in building a digital bank from scratch.

Is it API or die for banks?

March 1, 2016

Whether or not to fully embrace APIs... It is a bold question but one that many answer strongly in the affirmative. Joy Macknight investigates whether banks are truly ready to open up their applications to the world.

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