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What’s the back up?

November 19, 2019

This headline is probably the most asked question in banking today. The quality of the reply separates the banks that will survive in the cyber-security era from those that will not.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

What could a Lagarde-Scholz alliance do for Europe?

November 6, 2019

The German finance minister is talking about European deposit insurance. The president of the ECB has the political clout to press for Eurozone reform. At last, writes Brian Caplen, the Eurozone could move forward.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Am I smart enough to sell my data?

November 5, 2019

There is scope for banks to make deals with customers over the use of their data, writes Brian Caplen. But some campaigners want to ban the giving up of personal data altogether.

How uneven regulation and financial innovation fuel tax abuse

November 1, 2019

Aggressive tax planning costs governments billions of dollars a year, not helped by an uneven regulatory playing field.

How mutual trust and respect will enhance the Latam-China relationship

November 1, 2019

Latin America’s increasing interest in attracting Chinese investments, tourists and commerce is matched by China’s growing presence in the region, says Panama's former vice-president and foreign minister.

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Saxo CEO sees strengths in partnerships

November 1, 2019

Denmark-based Saxo Bank is really more of a fintech. And it is from this long-standing perspective that CEO Kim Fournais tells Edward Russell-Walling how he foresees a bursting of the fintech bubble, and why partnerships are now paramount for all banks.

Blockchain: a solution looking for a problem?

November 1, 2019

Blockchain's star is beginning to fade – but don’t write it off just yet, says Chris Skinner. 

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Tradle CEO sees blockchain solving KYC onboarding conundrum

November 1, 2019

Know your customer compliance is a headache for banks. Tradle’s CEO explains how blockchain technology can be used to improve the client onboarding experience.

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BofA equity derivatives team bridges continental gulf

November 1, 2019

A shift from offering clients hedging to a more solutions-based approach has driven Bank of America’s success in a field dominated by European banks. 

Could Islamic banking solve financial inclusion?

November 1, 2019

With millions of people excluded from the financial system because of their religious beliefs, would adapting to their needs boost the numbers of financial inclusion? 

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