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HSBC’s interim CEO makes big changes

February 18, 2020

HSBC has set a very firm course, meaning that its next CEO will be driving rather than inventing the bank’s strategy, writes Brian Caplen.

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UniCredit CIB chief looks to deliver client-driven investment banking

February 13, 2020

UniCredit’s corporate and investment banking head, Richard Burton, speaks to Marie Kemplay about how its approach to business represents a win both for clients and the bank.

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RBS’s first social bond receives warm reception

February 13, 2020

The inaugural social bond by RBS will, it is hoped, support the bank’s commitment to SME lending in areas of high deprivation within the UK.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

How will the coronavirus impact China’s banks?

February 11, 2020

Chinese banks will take a hit from a rise in bad loans as a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus, and international banks need to relook at the financing of supply chains, writes Brian Caplen.

From nowhere to ubiquity: why we may stop talking about fintech

February 10, 2020

The fintech community sprang up out of nowhere to dominate any discussion on the state of the banking industry. But will we still be talking about it in 10 years’ time?

Taking data simulation to the next level

February 7, 2020

Simply restaging past events is no longer enough when it comes to accurately predicting how markets will evolve, writes Justin Lyon, CEO of Simudyne.

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SEBx combines incumbent strength with fintech agility

February 5, 2020

The head of SEB’s innovation platform talks to The Banker about its efforts to disrupt itself.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

What future for UK challengers?

February 4, 2020

Digital only banks are growing fast and may be too expensive for traditional banks to acquire, writes Brian Caplen.

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Boston Scientific makes splash on European debut

February 3, 2020

Following several acquisitions of European companies, US-based Boston Scientific has issued its first batch of euro-denominated bonds.

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South Sudan finance minister hails fragile peace

January 31, 2020

South Sudan’s minister for finance and economic planning tells The Banker about the economic benefits of peace.

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