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Citi FIG team targets fintech winners

July 4, 2018

Citi's FIG business has added fintech to its three traditional 'verticals', such is the importance of the industry. The team responsible for fintech explain to Edward Russell-Walling how the bank gives up-and-coming companies a scale and expertise that is hard to find elsewhere.

The data dilemma in a decentralised internet

July 4, 2018

Scandals over personal information leaks mean the day is coming where we will pay someone to store our data securely, rather than trust current internet giants to do it for free, says Chris Skinner.

Why blockchain can revolutionise trade finance

July 4, 2018

Bank-led consortia are investigating the use of blockchain, or distributed ledger technology, to streamline, improve and cut costs in the trade finance space. As more than one platform may be used, interoperability will be essential.

Europe primed for wave of banking consolidation

July 4, 2018

A decade after the crisis, consolidation might mean a healthier bank industry. 

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What does UK banks' bounce back tell us about Brexit?

July 3, 2018

The UK's entrants performed well in The Banker's 2018 ​Top 1000 World Banks ranking but mostly due to overseas rather than domestic earnings. So, asks Brian Caplen, does this add anything to the Brexit debate?

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Trump’s trade tariffs miss the point

June 26, 2018

Bankers worried about a 1930s-style trade war need to look beyond the row over tariffs. Export incentives and often trade finance itself are where the real distortions lie, writes Brian Caplen.

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Why banks must take the long view

June 19, 2018

Trying to figure out how to position your bank in a world that is in the midst of huge upheaval is a difficult task. Sometimes it helps to look both a long way back and a long way forward to gain perspective on what to do today, writes Brian Caplen.

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The problems Basel can’t solve

June 12, 2018

Making a bank Basel III compliant is only a start. It’s the risks that Basel doesn’t address that are the stuff of nightmares, writes Brian Caplen.

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Is a new wave of banking M&A imminent?

June 5, 2018

Since the financial crisis big banks have got bigger and this trend is set to continue. Get ready for the next round of banking M&A, writes Brian Caplen.

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SocGen’s UK innovation lead looks to clients and fintechs for inspiration

June 1, 2018

Société Générale’s head of innovation for the UK, Anthony Woolley, talks to Joy Macknight about accelerating the French bank’s digital transformation through an open innovation strategy inside and outside the organisation. 

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