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Will Facebook become a bank?

Today 11:59 am

Bankers' greatest fear is that big tech moves into banking. That reality may have just moved closer, writes Brian Caplen.

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Colombia eyes a sustainable and digital future

February 24, 2020

Colombia’s financial sector is seeking to prolong its upward growth curve through a combination of sustainability financing and digital products.

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IDB president looks back on 15 years in charge

February 24, 2020

The IDB's president talks about the changes he has observed in Latin America over the past decade-and-a-half, and the increasing importance of development finance.

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Top 500 Banking Brands 2020

February 3, 2020

The world’s top banking brands have faced numerous headwinds in the past 12 months, resulting in a drop in global brand value. 

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UniCredit CIB chief looks to deliver client-driven investment banking

February 13, 2020

UniCredit’s corporate and investment banking head, Richard Burton, speaks to Marie Kemplay about how its approach to business represents a win both for clients and the bank.

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Angola finance minister seeks return to stability

January 24, 2020

Angola’s finance minister talks to John Everington about debt reduction, fighting corruption and the country’s quest for diversification.

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Will CFA franc renaming bring small change to west Africa?

February 10, 2020

The move to rename the CFA franc the 'eco' has been broadly welcomed. But what will the repercussions be throughout west Africa? 

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What is behind Asia’s wave of banking consolidation?

February 7, 2020

Mounting pressures on banks across Asia-Pacific are pushing many towards consolidation. The Banker looks at the factors behind these moves. 

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SEBx combines incumbent strength with fintech agility

February 5, 2020

The head of SEB’s innovation platform talks to The Banker about its efforts to disrupt itself.

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Boston Scientific makes splash on European debut

February 3, 2020

Following several acquisitions of European companies, US-based Boston Scientific has issued its first batch of euro-denominated bonds.

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EU steps up AML fight with 5MLD

January 29, 2020

With money launderers utilising evermore sophisticated techniques, jurisdictions around the world are looking to respond with directives such as the EU's 5AMLD.

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Banking challenges for Europe in 2020

January 27, 2020

Negative interest rates, cross-border consolidation and the challenge from fintechs are the topics of discussion for the European experts participating in The Banker’s roundtable discussion. 

Tech Talk: interview with Evgeny Likhoded, ClauseMatch

Evgeny Likhoded, CEO and founder of regtech firm ClauseMatch, talks to The Banker’s Joy Macknight about compliance pain points for banks, going live at Intesa Sanpaolo and his take-aways from multiple accelerator programmes. 

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Will Italy fall into recession?

Today 11:02 am

The coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy is stoking fears that the Italian economy will see its second consecutive quarter of negative growth.

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UK regulators look to hasten Libor’s demise

UK regulators have given the industry a sharp reminder that they are not doing enough to transition from Libor to alternative rates, giving the whole project a new sense of urgency. By Justin Pugsley.

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