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Standard Chartered's Peter Sands on the value of universal banks

December 23, 2010

Well-run and regulated international universal banks have an essential role to play in both the global recovery and the financial system at large.

Federico Ghizzoni, UniCredit's newly appointed CEO

UniCredit's new leader still has some old problems

December 23, 2010

Federico Ghizzoni, UniCredit's new CEO, appears to strike the right personal balance between the group's Italian origins and its pan-European reach. But some of the dilemmas that dragged down his predecessor, Alessandro Profumo, need resolving. Writer Philip Alexander

Michael Imeson, Contributing editor, The Banker

New priorities in financial marketing

December 8, 2010

Rebuilding customer trust is probably the top priority for bank marketing and communications executives today. Also high on the agenda are exploiting the opportunities presented by social media, dealing with customer complaints and improving customer data management.

Alessandro Profumo, former CEO, UniCredit

What next for UniCredit after Profumo?

November 24, 2010

The departure of UniCredit CEO Alessandro Profumo was not entirely unexpected, following rumours of his discomfort, but his sudden exit has still left many questions hanging over the future strategy of Italy's largest bank. Writer David Lane


Dispute casts shadow over BTA Bank's restructuring

July 28, 2010

The debt restructuring deal for Kazakhstan's BTA Bank was signed in May 2010, but a bitter dispute between the current and former owners of the bank continues to cast a shadow over its future. Writer Philip Alexander


Top 500 Banking Brands

February 1, 2010

In such volatile times for the financial sector, strong branding is more important than ever. The Banker's Top 500 Banking Brands listing ranks the leading brands. Brian Caplen reports.


Rethinking bankers' pay

October 5, 2009

The public clamour to cap bankers' bonuses is being acted upon with varying degrees of urgency and strictness by governments and regulators around the world. Writer Edward Russell-Walling

Advancing with caution

October 5, 2009

A recent survey by IFAC/The Banker revealed that although lending to small and medium-sized enterprises slowed down in the first half of 2009 as banks tightened security measures, a cautious increase in activity can be expected over the next few years. Silvia Pavoni reports.

The power of innovation

October 5, 2009

Innovative small businesses often hold the key to job creation during financial turmoil and the accountancy profession can play a strategic role in helping such enterprises to obtain the financing they need to grow, writes IFAC president Robert Bunting.

Logical progression

October 5, 2009

Recognising the key role that the accountancy profession plays in the development of SMEs, IFAC has extended its services to help facilitate this relationship, writes Sylvie Voghel, chair of IFAC's Small and Medium Practices Committee.

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