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Illimity CEO focused on opportunities in SME banking space

August 5, 2020

Corrado Passera, the founder and CEO of digital bank Illimity, believes focus is important and has identified potential among small and medium-sized companies, clients he claims traditional banks have underestimated.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Is regulation fit for purpose?

August 4, 2020

The acceleration to online banking and finance caused by the Covid-19 crisis is showing up gaps in regulation.

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Digital Asset underpins finance’s future with blockchain

August 3, 2020

Blockchain and smart contracts will be the basis of an ideal future IT infrastructure for capital markets, as Digital Asset’s chief technology officer Shaul Kfir explains to Joy Macknight. 

Banks can learn from extractives’ ESG experience

July 31, 2020

ESG was pioneered in the extractive industries, and banking and finance can learn a great deal from their experience, writes Rikard Scoufias of Greece’s national oil and gas exploration and production company HHRM.

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How to be a better bank

July 31, 2020

Banks are under pressure to finance the transition to a greener, more sustainable future, while at the same time remaining profitable.

Europe's retail banks must abandon analogue world

July 31, 2020

Europe's retail and savings banks need to slash their overheads and embrace digital solutions if they are going to remain competitive. 

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The coronavirus crisis demands impact funds

July 30, 2020

The effects of Covid-19 are felt most in the poorest countries. Cristina Shapiro, president of the Impact Fund for Children at Unicef USA, explains how impact investing can help.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

How to spend €750bn

July 28, 2020

The EU’s €750bn fiscal stimulus to offset the Covid-19 economic crisis was a breakthrough for the bloc. Spending it wisely will be a challenge.

Supply chain complexity compounded by pandemic

July 21, 2020

The complexity in supply chains risked bringing the production of medical equipment to a halt. The pandemic presents an opportunity to map out supply chains end to end. 

Brian Caplen blog 2016

When does debt forbearance end?

July 21, 2020

As huge Covid-19-related credit losses loom, banks will have to take tough decisions on which borrowers to continue supporting.

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