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Fallen angel debt surge yet to engulf investors

September 16, 2020

Central bank support has helped keep markets open for high yield issuance and avoided fire sale of downgraded assets. 

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Unicredit’s European commercial banking heads explain their Plan 23 strategy

September 15, 2020

Gianfranco Bisagni and Niccolò Ubertalli of UniCredit explain how the bank’s digital strategy aims to deliver a simple omnichannel solution.

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Luminor Bank head of products on creating a new bank from old components

September 15, 2020

Luminor Bank’s head of products and offering, Kristina Siimar, talks about forging the new institution out of the old operations of DNB and Nordea.

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Financial crime’s new home start

September 15, 2020

Among a list of challenges for banks is how to maintain strict standards of compliance for traders working from home.

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Technology could create new source of regulatory arbitrage

September 15, 2020

Suptech may one day enable supervisors to detect looming financial crises and eliminate them.

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Argentine banks take stock of $65bn sovereign debt deal

September 11, 2020

Total sovereign exposure at private sector lenders has risen this year on back of weak loan demand.

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Société Générale CIO describes the bank’s digital strategy

September 15, 2020

Société Générale's Claire Calmejane outlines how French bank approaches digital transformation via a single platform.

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Why banks must be purpose-driven, platform-based and process-structured

September 9, 2020

Banks need to rethink their purpose, embrace open banking and move to a process-structured business model.

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Australian Senate sets out controversial plans to boost fintech sector

September 11, 2020

Recommendations seek to take advantage of Hong Kong’s decline as a financial centre.

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Supercomputer underpins Sberbank's tech ambitions

September 7, 2020

Chief technology officer David Rafalovsky outlines how Russian bank is transforming its tech stack and working practices.

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SIG achieves significant repackaging of its capital structure

September 9, 2020

Swiss group SIG Combibloc leveraged improved credit rating to enable €1.55bn refinancing.

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Jaiz Bank CEO on reaching Nigeria's unbanked citizens

September 7, 2020

There's overlap between Islamic finance and the UN SDGs, says managing director Hassan Usman.

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Jonathan Cornish, head of Asia-Pacific banking at Fitch Ratings, on how asset quality in China and India have been impacted by Covid-19.

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Shake-up on the cards for Spain’s top banks

September 8, 2020

Tie-up between CaixaBank and Bankia would create a new competitive force within Spain’s banking industry.

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Glimpse of post-Brexit UK regime reveals nothing radical

UK has indicated what it intends to do with its financial regulatory regime once it leaves the EU – and it's not that different.

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