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ECB’s push on cross-border bank mergers faces hurdles

Lack of a fully fungible capital and liquidity regime may limit large-scale mergers between eurozone countries.

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Commerzbank bangs the drum for open banking

Head of API Christoph Berentzen on how bank is prioritising open banking principles.

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Monetary policy and financial stability in the time of Covid-19

The chairman of the board of the Bank of Lithuania on achieving stability in the EU financial system.

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How the payments industry is coming together to quash financial crime

Industry experts discuss how the financial industry is collaborating on innovative solutions that prevent financial crime across the digital economy.

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Will there be a post-Brexit fintech boom?

The UK’s departure from the EU has created uncertainty. But the picture in around fintech is more nuanced.

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US democracy is on probation

US institutions withstood the attacks on the Capitol, but its role as global promoter of democracy is crumbling.

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Fed governor: regulators must stay on top of AI risks

Use of complex machine learning models holds pitfalls as well as opportunities, says Lael Brainard.

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Tussle to take London’s financial services’ crown heats up

Following Brexit, London is being replaced by specialist EU financial hubs rather than single city.

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Has open banking reached maturity?

As the UK marks its third year of open banking the promised shake-up of financial services is still to come – but it could be on its way. 

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Equita on plan to be independent advisor to Europe’s SMEs

The chief executive of Italian independent investment bank Equita on seeking opportunities outside of its domestic market.


BoE official revives negative rate speculation

No evidence that below-zero rates have reduced bank profits overall, says external MPC member Silvana Tenreyro.


Top 30 Challenger Banks: profits remain elusive

Three Asian institutions dominate The Banker’s first ranking of challenger banks, but many new entrants are still not profitable. 

The Banker’s 95th Anniversary

The Banker’s Marie Kemplay and Joy Macknight look through the archives at key events over the last 95 years.

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Saudi Arabia steps up efforts to reboot economy

Gulf kingdom reportedly seeking to snatch multinationals from Dubai, as sovereign wealth fund ramps up investment.

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Loaded regulatory agenda beckons for 2021

Although no more big changes are expected to the Basel framework, it will still be a busy year for compliance departments. 

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