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The Banker Shorts: Week ending February 10, 2023

February 13, 2023

Your quick guide to the week ending February 10, 2023 on

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Disruptive data: banking’s AI imperative

February 10, 2023

The smart deployment of artificial intelligence is increasingly essential for refining customer experience and empowering data-driven decisions.

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Joy Macknight

Are banks lost in transformation?

February 7, 2023

Digital transformation should not be driven by the need to cut costs or compliance – it is a radical rethink in products, services and processes to best serve customers and employees. EY’s recent report provides six tips for success.

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The Banker Shorts: Week ending February 3, 2023

February 6, 2023

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Joy Macknight

Building brand value: what makes a strong banking brand?

January 31, 2023

Ahead of tomorrow’s release of our Top 500 Banking Brands 2023 ranking, several marketing experts at banks share their views on the fundamental building blocks of brand value.

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The Banker Shorts, Week ending 27 January

The Banker Shorts: Week ending January 27, 2023

January 30, 2023

Your quick guide to the week ending January 27, 2023 on

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HSBC supports Uruguay’s green ambitions

January 27, 2023

The sustainability-linked bond provides a way for Uruguay to highlight its commitment to the Paris Agreement by introducing financial consequences for missing its sustainability targets.

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Digital trajectory in Nigeria, then the world for Paga

January 27, 2023

Tayo Oviosu, founder of payments provider Paga, on the further development of digital financial services in Nigeria, the challenges and opportunities in Ethiopia, and the impact of the global economic slowdown on funding opportunities for African fintech companies.

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Tokenisation: bringing the Jetsons and the Flintstones together

January 26, 2023

CEO of Securrency, Nadine Chakar, one of the most high-profile and powerful women in the global custody business, explains why she left a 30-odd-year career in banking to join a fintech. Anita Hawser interviews.

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Estonia’s latest eurobond issuance attracts newcomers

January 26, 2023

While market conditions were fragile in 2022, the republic found a good window in October to launch its second sovereign bond in two years.  

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