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Crypto: is it gambling or a financial service?

The UK continues to debate how it should treat the trading of risky and speculative products such as crypto. 

Sumit Agarwal

Are banks leaving information on the table?

Fintech firms are giving banks a run for their money.

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SEB combats greenwashing with measurable indices

SEB sits down to talk about its credible climate transition plans.

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Banking crisis: who guards the guardians?

The root cause of the latest banking crisis was central bankers, not banks.

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How can technology aid the modern chief risk officer?

Having one enterprise-wide system to address the litany of risks that a CRO has to deal with may be a pipe dream, but emerging technologies could make the job a bit more manageable.

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What UK policy-makers need to learn from Arm’s listing on the US stock exchange

The UK needs to focus on supporting companies in a range of diverse sectors.

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Panama still ideal investment destination, bank execs say

Seven years after the Panama Papers, the country is still on Gafilat’s grey list for deficiencies in combatting money laundering.

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Bank runs in the digital age

Bank runs will always happen, but there are ways lenders can limit the damage.

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Cover story: The chief risk officer’s critical role

With an ever-expanding remit and shouldering more strategic responsibility, the chief risk officer’s job is arguably the most difficult in the C-suite. 

Islamic Banking Awards 2023

Islamic Banking Awards 2023

This year, the awards have taken a more granular approach, in an effort to celebrate innovation across individual sharia-compliant banking activities, while also recognising the best Islamic banks on a regional and global level. 

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UK banks step up to address staff mental health issues

UK banks and the wider financial services sector in the UK are taking measures to protect their employees’ mental health, according to Mental Health First Aid England.

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Two major banks exit Ireland – who is filling the gap?

In the Irish market – reflecting a wider trend – traditional banks’ loss has been NBFIs’ gain.

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Is the ‘deposit glut’ a root cause of recent bank failures?

Rising wealth inequality and booming corporate savings fuelled a ‘deposit glut’, increasing bank fragility; Silicon Valley Bank was the first victim.

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The Banker’s Top 30 Asean Banks 2023

Singapore’s banks take the top spots again in the Tier 1 ranking, but Indonesia’s banks continue their strong showing across the performance metrics. 

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Reassessing how Africa trades

A new trade deal for Africa is needed to boost the continent’s economic performance and reduce poverty. 

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The Banker’s Bank of the Year Awards 2022

The Banker’s Bank of the Year Awards continue to go from strength to strength, with hundreds of entries submitted from all corners of the world. Congratulations to all of this year's winners.

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Top 1000 World Banks 2022

It has been another turbulent year for the global economy and the banking sector. How is the health of the sector looking as we enter the next economic phase?

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On the road at Money20/20 in Amsterdam, Liz Lumley talks to The Banker contributor Sarah Kocianski about the loss of last year’s darling – BNPL – global fintech funding, regulations and what they wish they could see on stage at this year’s show.

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Check out the latest analysis, features and commentary on the recent turmoil in the global banking industry, including the collapse of SVB and rescue of Credit Suisse and First Republic.

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Lending to UK SMEs declines as economy slows

The decline also reflected the increased competition with specialist and challenger banks.

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Tighter supervision for US regionals almost inevitable

Following the turmoil of recent months, a consensus seems to be building around tighter supervision of large regional banks in the US. 

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