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A new age for UK fintech?

The eagerly-awaited Kalifa report on the UK’s post-Brexit future was released last week.

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Ireland channels Celtic Tiger to shake off crisis

A robust export-led economy has helped Ireland survive Covid-19 lockdowns, and shore it up against Brexit.

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Irish banks seize digital opportunities despite setbacks

In response to Covid-19, Irish banks have offered customers payment breaks and upped their digital game.

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Libor’s long farewell — is this the final act?

The global drive to replace Libor with alternative benchmarks is entering a final crucial period.

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Should a bank have more technologists than Microsoft?

Big banks appear to be confusing quantity with quality when it comes to tech headcount.

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Central bank digital currencies breakthrough in Asia

China and Cambodia are rolling out central bank digital currencies, well ahead of other jurisdictions. 

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BGFIBank's turnaround mission for the DRC

Managing director Marlene Ngoyi on the challenges of the DRC’s large unbanked population.

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Joy Macknight appointed editor of The Banker

The Banker appoints its first woman editor.

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Striving for diversity across the industry

A week before International Women’s Day, inspiring women from across financial services offer insights on furthering the diversity agenda.

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ConsenSys bids to build on blockchain boom

Simon Morris of ConsenSys on its efforts to spread the word about Ethereum blockchain technology.

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Carbon neutrality? Here’s how to do it

Lighting group Signify has made its operations carbon-neutral. Chief executive Eric Rondolat explains how.

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Kenya epicentre of busy M&A year for Africa

Leading banks expanded across the continent, while consolidation continued in overbanked countries.

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How to run a better bank

After a year of accelerated trends and new voices in support of sustainable causes — is the banking industry really changing?

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AI shares the heavy lifting in Libor transition

With references to benchmark across thousands of contracts, banks have enlisted artificial intelligence to support transition effort.

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Top 50 Russian Banks ranking: resilience tested by the pandemic

Russia’s banks were growing in the run up to the Covid-19 crisis, but the economic fallout has taken its toll. 

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Asia’s rich spur wealth management expansion

Asia’s wealth management sector is booming as a new generation of investors comes forward. 

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The transformation of Europe's retail payments landscape

EU policymakers are looking to establish an ambitious, unified payment solution for consumers and merchants across Europe.

Tech Talk: ipushpull

Matthew Cheung, co-founder of workflow automation platform ipushpull, on the challenges banks face sharing data. 

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'Fear index' hit a record high in 2020

The Vix, which measures volatility in the S&P 500, hit a peak in March 2020 and remained elevated throughout the year. 

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City of London pivots towards new opportunities

New opportunities may beckon for the City of London as the UK looks at tweaking its regulatory regime.

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