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Top 500 Banking Brands, 2015

The Top 500 Banking Brands, 2015

February 2, 2015

Wells Fargo has maintained its lead in The Banker's Top 500 Banking Brands survey, but it is the impressive performance of China's leading lenders, many of which have gained several places in the ranking, that really stands out.

Is private banking shifting from Switzerland to Hong Kong and Singapore

Is private banking shifting from Switzerland to Hong Kong and Singapore?

February 2, 2015

As the wealth of Asia-Pacific's high-net-worth individuals continues to swell, so too does the size and reputation of the region's private banking industry. This is leading to speculation about whether its two main hubs – Singapore and Hong Kong – may be growing to such status that one day they will replace Switzerland as the global private banking capital. 

Silver service

Silver service: how to cope with the financial demands of an ageing population

January 5, 2015

As the world’s population ages, the challenges for wealth managers, economists and governments are significant if countries are to maintain productivity and generate growth. 

Private Banking Awards 2014

PWM/The Banker Private Banking Awards 2014

October 30, 2014

As private banking comes into a new age and begins to show the maturity of a true industry, The Banker and sister publication PWM recognise the players that are emerging as industry leaders in the annual Private Banking Awards.

What now for investment banks

What now for investment banks?

October 1, 2014

Investment banks have experienced huge changes since the global financial crisis and are still struggling to adapt their business models. But while the industry might have to make do with much lower returns in future, it is far from being on its knees. 

Road to riches banking services for women

Road to riches: banking services for women

June 2, 2014

With a global aggregate income of $12,500bn, and spending power beyond that, women represent one of the world’s largest banking markets. Yet most banks still seem unwilling or unable to service the unique needs of their female customers.

Losing the human touch

Smart machines: clever enough to replace bankers?

June 2, 2014

Computers have reached such a level of sophistication that they can now outperform their human counterparts at some tasks, a fact that has not gone unnoticed in the banking community. But, while smart machines are increasingly being utilised in customer service and data analysis capacities, advocates of these new technologies maintain that they are designed to complement rather than replace the traditional workforce.

Brazil extends its private banking reach

Brazil extends its private banking reach

May 1, 2014

Brazil's private banking business had a wake-up call in 2013 when a stalling economy triggered a slowdown in its growth, increasing competition and forcing banks to look beyond their existing customer base. Now, armed with new strategies and a wider range of products, can Brazil's private banks finally exploit the full potential of this vast and wealthy market?

Is private banking a global or local game

Is private banking a global or local game?

April 1, 2014

Recent years have seen private banks hit by heavy regulation, fines and spiralling compliance costs, all of which have taken their toll on profits and brand value. As banking groups redefine their exposure to wealth management across the world, will private banking become a game better played by local and specialised names?

Time for banks to reflect on branding

Time for banks to reflect on branding

December 2, 2013

In their pursuit of new money, private banks are trying to build up brand recognition, be it by highlighting their traditional values or the way they have embraced the digital revolution.

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