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Fintech innovation for efficiency gains

January 25, 2023

Broadridge’s president talks to The Banker about its focus on driving efficiencies in capital markets, asset and wealth management, governance and compliance.

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Joy Macknight

How can fintechs better engage with global brands?

January 24, 2023

The David versus Goliath size disparity between fintech start-ups and global financial services companies has been a source of frustration on both sides. What can be done to improve partnership talks?

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Banks’ growing use of SRT as a balance sheet strategy

January 23, 2023

Significant risk transfer offers banks capital relief and protection against non-payment exposure on a range of assets, while reducing capital allocation requirements for efficient, profitable portfolio risk management.

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Money matters with climate change

January 20, 2023

The climate awareness campaign Make My Money Matter has written to the senior leadership of HSBC, Barclays, Santander, NatWest and Lloyds Banking Group to ask them to stop financing the expansion of fossil fuel reserves as part of the transition to achieving net zero.

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Practical banking innovation

January 19, 2023

The head of digital, innovation and design at RBS International talks to Liz Lumley about fintech partnerships, Generation Z and the magic of working for a bank. 

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All bubbles eventually burst and SPACs are no exception

January 19, 2023

The IPO alternative reached a zenith and has now undergone a dramatic decline as the allure of easy money has given way to compliance-dodging reality.

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Solving decarbonisation requires investment in emerging markets

January 18, 2023

Massively increasing the flow of investment capital from the developed to developing world to support decarbonisation efforts makes both economic and financial sense.

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Joy Macknight

Building resilience in the midst of a polycrisis

January 17, 2023

The cost of living crisis tops the list of near-term concerns in the WEF’s Global Risks Report 2023, but environmental challenges remain in the forefront today and for the next decade.

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Stressed gilt market conditions shine spotlight on UK DB pensions

January 11, 2023

The gilt market spiral in September, which created a material risk to UK financial stability, has brought defined benefit pension schemes under greater regulatory scrutiny. 

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Joy Macknight

Data is key to a bank’s future

January 10, 2023

Data is the foundation of the digital economy. But how can banks truly leverage what they have at their fingertips?

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