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Fintech: the real uneven playing field

January 2, 2018

Different regions’ diverging approach to data protection and sharing is creating a disparate global fintech landscape. This lack of cohesion could lead to a host of risks for the financial sector.

Will blockchain allow banks to play the identity card?

January 2, 2018

Distributed ledger technology has the potential to become a game changer in proving identity digitally, providing greater security and privacy for individuals.

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BNP Paribas assists with CMA CGM hat-trick

January 1, 2018

When French freight shipping giant CMA CGM wanted to visit the capital markets, it knew the cyclical nature of its business could prove tricky. But, along with lead manager BNP Paribas, the company worked hard to convince investors of its creditworthiness, not once but three times. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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Compliance is red, blue and green

December 19, 2017

For many banks, compliance and regulation take up greater mindshare than running the business. Regtech offers the chance to reset the balance, writes Brian Caplen.

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Better service? First liberate your workers

December 12, 2017

CEO visions for a new banking model will fail if more pressure is put on employees. State Bank of India is taking a different approach, as Brian Caplen discovers.

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​Zen and the art of Brexit wobbles

December 5, 2017

The Irish border issue shows how tortuous the Brexit process will be and how easily talks could​ collapse. Worried bankers should study a new report on what happens if there is no deal, writes Brian Caplen.

Mobile wallets: a very relevant threat to the banking establishment

December 1, 2017

Contrary to popular belief, banks are capable of adapting to change. They need to recognise that the mobile wallet requires a savvy response, writes Chris Skinner.

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Barclays’ head of UK investment banking enjoys unlikely success story

December 1, 2017

Barclays’ head of UK investment banking talks to Danielle Myles about the growth of its advisory and equity businesses, and how it cracked the corporate broking market.

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Nepal’s central bank chief seeks more stability and fewer banks

December 1, 2017

Nepal is grappling with interest rate and liquidity volatility as well as a relatively large banking sector that has 28 commercial banks. Chiranjibi Nepal, governor of Nepal Rastra Bank, tells Stefania Palma how the central bank is addressing these issues.

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Deutsche backs risk premia as a hedge fund alternative

December 1, 2017

Some investors are turning to alternative risk premia, citing it as a cheaper hedge fund substitute with the added appeal of better transparency. Edward Russell-Walling reports on Deutsche Bank, which has strong claims on being the market leader in this field.

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