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Will ESG survive the next crisis?

August 14, 2018

The ESG – environmental, social and corporate governance – code has been drilled into bankers. But, asks Brian Caplen, will it all go out the window in a recession?

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Has the time come for banks to get quantum-fit?

August 1, 2018

Quantum computing promises the possibility of performing an infinite amount of computations almost instantaneously. But the technology is still in its early stages. Joy Macknight investigates how banks can cut through the hype to what is real. 

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The Banker Tech Projects Awards 2018

August 8, 2018

The Banker’s Tech Projects Awards 2018 recognise the most innovative, imaginative and successful projects in financial technology from around the world. This year’s submissions were impressive examples of how the industry is responding to changing customer needs, as well as empowering staff to better serve customers.

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Libor: can the benchmark stay afloat?

August 1, 2018

Regulators have called time on Libor, the world’s most-cited reference rate. But its demise is not a sure thing. Danielle Myles assesses Libor’s chances of survival, and looks at what could take its place.

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Emirates NBD’s new digital lead brings a fintech mindset

August 1, 2018

Evans Munyuki, recently appointed as group chief digital officer at Emirates NBD, talks to Joy Macknight about his plans to take the digitally mature bank to the next level of innovation. 

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Top Caricom banks: Trinidad and Tobago sees dip but keeps crown

August 1, 2018

The Banker’s survey of the top 50 Caribbean Community banks shows Trinidad and Tobago lenders leading the way, despite a fall in assets and Tier 1 capital. Silvia Pavoni reports. 

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Peru’s finance minister shrugs off stability concerns

August 1, 2018

Following his predecessor’s resignation, Peru’s new finance minister Carlos Oliva talks to Silvia Pavoni about achieving political stability and the potential of public-private partnerships.

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France’s digital minister banks on the fintech ecosystem

August 1, 2018

Mounir Mahjoubi, the French secretary of state for digital affairs, spoke to Joy Macknight at the Money 20/20 Europe conference about the value created through bank-fintech partnerships and how France is fostering an attractive environment for fintechs, which is of growing importance due to Brexit.

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Brazil’s digital dream: more competition, better products?

August 1, 2018

Established banks and new players alike see digital services as a way to reach Brazil’s unbanked population. But will greater competition lead to a better experience for the consumer? Silvia Pavoni reports.

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As BoE funding dries up, has Aldermore’s time come?

August 1, 2018

Having been taken private by South Africa’s FirstRand, UK challenger bank Aldermore is looking to grow its business – at a time when financing costs are likely to increase. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

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Credit Suisse helps Bayer to overcome Monsanto mountain

August 1, 2018

The $66bn takeover of US seed company Monsanto by German drug giant Bayer is one of the largest M&A deals of all time. The task did not daunt Credit Suisse, however, which helped Bayer overcome regulatory and anti-trust hurdles and issue subsequent bonds. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Why are Africa's banks failing female entrepreneurs?

August 1, 2018

Female entrepreneurs in Africa are proving to be both successful and reliable. So why are they so frequently being failed by banks across the continent when it comes to financing their businesses? James King investigates.

Tech Talk: interview with Brian Lynch, RegTek Solutions

Brian Lynch, co-founder and CEO, RegTek Solutions, talks to Joy Macknight about the state of play in terms of reporting obligations and the cost of compliance, and how ‘regtech’ is addressing the pain points.

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The banks battling Turkey’s currency crisis

August 14, 2018
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As fears grow that Turkey is sliding into a full-blown financial crisis, all eyes are on its biggest lenders, Danielle Myles reports.

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Will UK's SM&CR bring a wider culture shock?

There is early evidence that banks are changing their corporate cultures in light of regulatory initiatives such as the UK’s Senior Managers & Certification Regime. It is no surprise, therefore, that other regulators are taking a greater interest in it. By Justin Pugsley.

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