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Electronic solutions to your anti-money laundering responsibilities

December 2, 2013

With technology making data processing 1000 times faster, banks could find the cost burden of anti-money laundering rules a whole lot lighter. Alternative data storage platforms are starting to make current systems look cumbersome and slow, not to mention uneconomical.

Innovation in Technology and Transaction Banking Awards 2013 - Retail banking

September 2, 2013

The winners in the retail banking categories of The Banker's Innovation in Technology and Transaction Banking Awards for 2013.

Current accounts take centre stage

Current accounts take centre stage

September 2, 2013

The way people bank is changing, with technological advances and changes in legislation pushing the current account into the spotlight. Jane Cooper sets the scene.

Hong Kong branches out

Hong Kong's banks branch out

June 3, 2013

With limited space and exorbitant rental costs, retail banks in Hong Kong have been rethinking the role of the branch. But rather than moving away from bricks to clicks, Hong Kong’s banks are investing in and revamping their branches. 

Peru's economic boom fuels banking progress

Peru's economic boom fuels banking progress

June 3, 2013

An economic boom coupled with new technologies is allowing Peruvian banks to tap consumer bases that have long been overlooked in the country. But, as the banking market advances at a breakneck speed, there are vulnerabilities to look out for – not least dollarisation.

Bankers wait for reform in Ukraine

Bankers wait for reform in Ukraine

May 1, 2013

The management quality of Ukrainian banks is gradually improving, but they continue to face difficulties from legal and political uncertainty, with some foreign-owned banks already giving up the struggle.

Technology drives Russian retail banking revolution

Technology drives Russian retail banking revolution

May 1, 2013

Growth rates and returns on consumer lending in Russia are remarkable, but the market demands increasing levels of sophistication to ensure success.

Sending money home

Sending money home: how will banks cope in a crowded remittances market?

May 1, 2013

The remittances market is too big to ignore, but with more providers entering the market and with banks struggling to respond to new regulations, how can banks stay relevant?

Germany’s sleeping sparkassen giant

April 16, 2013
Sparkassen and top 10 German banks

Taken as a single entity, Germany's savings bank sector is the second largest financial institution in the country. And, unlike the country's top 10 banks, it has been growing since 2008.

High spirits: since being elected in October 2012, Georgia’s prime minister, Bidzina Ivanishvili, and his Georgian Dream coalition have been committed to improving the country’s international relations

Georgia's banks remain unshaken by political uncertainty

April 2, 2013

As the political stand-off in Georgia between the new prime minister and president shows no sign of abating, the country’s economy is showing resilience and its banks are eyeing opportunities to strengthen growth by tapping into the country's unbanked population.

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