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Benjamin Diokno: how Philippines reforms are working for everyone

October 1, 2019

The Philippines is on the cusp of positive change, and policy reform will help the country to reach its full potential and fight poverty.

Start-ups missing from Asia's virtual banking wave

October 1, 2019

In Asia, virtual banking is being seen as an overhaul of the bank sector – but in reality it could be more of the same from the existing players, just under a new name. 

Finance and tech: misunderstanding squared

October 1, 2019

Using agile methodologies can help break down the barriers to understanding between techies and bankers, says Chris Skinner. 

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JPMorgan EMEA head champions discipline and drive

October 1, 2019

JPMorgan's head of EMEA explains how a focus on scale and diversification has kept the bank consistently at the top of numerous rankings, and how it plans to take on today’s tech challenges. 

Does Africa need Facebook's Libra?

October 1, 2019

Facebook’s Libra will, it is claimed, bring the unbanked into the financial system. However, in Africa this issue is being tackled in more innovative ways.

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Is your bank frightened by the ecosystem?

September 24, 2019

Open banking is spreading around the world. Banks need to do more than just tick compliance boxes if they are going to stay relevant, writes Brian Caplen.

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How PPI profits hid a cost problem

September 17, 2019

Focusing on income and ignoring costs will always bring trouble in the end, as the PPI scandal in the UK revealed, writes Brian Caplen.

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Big banking profits should invite questions

September 10, 2019

What the UK's PPI mis-selling scandal shows is that the source of bank profits requires careful analysis, writes Brian Caplen.

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When the alternative becomes the norm

September 3, 2019

Banks are safer but economic conditions are increasingly bizarre. Risk managers are struggling to understand the new dynamics, writes Brian Caplen.

How to restore the lost faith in banks

September 2, 2019

As trust in banks has slumped, the regulations policing them have proliferated. Restoring this reputation is crucial, writes José María Roldan of the Spanish Banking Association. 

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