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Bank security needs to be two-way

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If you've scared your customers sufficiently about the dangers of hoax calls don't be surprised if they are not delighted to hear from the sales team, writes Brian Caplen.

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AI in Africa: a different kind of intelligence

February 1, 2019

AI has still to make its presence felt in Africa's banking sector, but brings with it opportunities to bank the unbanked and engage with the continent's youthful population. However, as Kit Gillet reports, Africa's unique needs mean achieving these goals is not straightforward.

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Top 1000 World Banks 2019

July 1, 2019

While the global banking system is safer a decade on from the height of the financial crisis, an uncertain economic environment points towards a slowdown as the figures from The Banker's Top 1000 World Banks ranking for 2019 show.

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Laying the foundation for faster global payments

July 2, 2019

Appetite and expectations for faster payments continue to build among consumer and corporate clients. Yet delivering the service – especially across borders – remains a challenge, writes Christof Hofmann of Deutsche Bank.

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Maldives finance minister looks to lessen Chinese influence

July 2, 2019

The Maldives finance minister discusses the new government's priorities, its relationships with its neighbours and China, and investing in the ‘blue economy’.

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Africa's long-term financing shortfall

July 2, 2019

As a continent, Africa is enjoying improving economic health but strong regional leadership is crucial to attract the long-term financing needed to sustain this growth. 

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Putting the core into the cloud

July 2, 2019

Both challenger and traditional banks are looking to leverage cloud-based core banking systems to foster new business models, reduce operating costs and deliver better customer experience. Joy Macknight reports.

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Morgan Stanley raises the innovation bar

July 2, 2019

Morgan Stanley is no lightweight when it comes to tech, but moving at the speed of a start-up takes agility and a new way of working, the bank’s head of transformation tells The Banker.

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Will digital banks disrupt South Africa's big five?

May 1, 2019

A quintet of big banks dominate South Africa's banking scene, but this could change as the arrival of several low-cost digital banks triggers competition. 

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Société Générale chairman lays out streamlined strategy

July 2, 2019

Société Générale recently announced a restructuring plan. Chairman Lorenzo Bini Smaghi discusses this and other matters affecting the bank.

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India pins economic hopes on banking reforms

July 1, 2019

India’s GDP has been slipping. The Banker reports on the reforms being initiated to give the country’s banking sector an overdue boost.

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China’s fintechs creep into banking territory

July 1, 2019

In a few short years, China’s fintechs have come to dominate e-commerce, mobile payments and now small business lending. How will the banks respond?

Top 1000 World Banks 2019 Europe

From shrinking Tier 1 capital figures across Europe to better profits in the UK and France and improving Greek NPLs, The Banker's Brian Caplen and Silvia Pavoni analyse this year's Top 1000 World Banks European results.

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Wave of African bank consolidation reduces systemic risk

July 11, 2019

Bank consolidation in sub-Saharan Africa is in full swing. Large and stable banks are growing steadily as a result, while many small and inefficient banks are disappearing. 

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Banks disappointed as MAR review looks to be delayed

The European Commission is due to review the Market Abuse Regulation and the industry has a list of areas it wants addressing, but the review looks likely to be delayed due to other priorities. By Justin Pugsley.

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