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UK finance needs a principled agenda

November 9, 2018

Efforts must be made to ensure that the UK is the safest and most transparent place to conduct financial services business, writes UK Finance CEO Stephen Jones.

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From cross-sell to cross-buy

November 6, 2018

Still trying to improve your cross-sell ratio? Building a platform where consumers can cross-buy is a better option, writes Brian Caplen.

Building mutual trust is crucial to the future of European banking

November 1, 2018

Europe's member states need to trust that both they and the region's banks have the necessary risk reduction in place if the banking union is to succeed, writes Timothy Buenker of the European Banking Federation.

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CIB chief steers Standard Chartered into calmer waters

November 1, 2018

As measures to manage risk and credit quality pay off, Standard Chartered’s CIB chief, Simon Cooper, is in a bullish mood.

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Net4Gas breaks new ground with unique exchange offer

November 1, 2018

Czech energy company Net4Gas's unusual exchange deal held a special appeal for local investors. 

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MKB Bank undergoes core replacement to become digitally fit

November 1, 2018

Replacing a core banking system is not for the faint of heart but Hungary's MKB Bank took on the challenge.

Why Blockchain is proving a gamechanger for Islamic finance

November 1, 2018

While consolidation is creating sizeable Islamic banks, distributed ledger technology is cutting costs and bringing benefits to institutions of all sizes. 

The IMF and Argentina: a case of history repeating?

November 1, 2018

The IMF is risking hurting, not helping, Argentina.

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Treasurers must act or disappear

October 24, 2018

Sometimes it is those who feel safest in the corporate world who are most at risk, writes Brian Caplen.

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Hackers are global, legal is local

October 23, 2018

Banks can only control what is under their own roof. But training staff to spot phishing attempts is challenging enough, writes Brian Caplen.

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