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Has open banking reached maturity?

Today 11:08 am

As the UK marks its third year of open banking the promised shake-up of financial services is still to come – but it could be on its way. 

95th anniversary

Celebrating 95 years of The Banker

January 12, 2021

The Banker’s long history has seen it cover many seismic moments, from the 1929 Wall Street crash to the Covid-19 crisis.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

What would the great minds say about 2020?

December 15, 2020

In the next year there will be great debate as governments seek to set the world on a better course. Learning accurately from the great economic thinkers can inform this discussion.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Why poor countries reject debt relief

December 8, 2020

Not all low-income nations are impressed with the G20’s pandemic initiative on debt. Many think they'll do better raising money from the markets.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Can the post-pandemic state fix productivity?

December 1, 2020

Populist politicians burnish their credentials with arguments about fairness in trade. Maybe they are missing the bigger picture.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Clients want a better deal in exchange for their data

November 24, 2020

The future for successful banks, we keep being told, is better data. But to get more of it, banks need to do a deal with their customers.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

How to keep those water cooler ideas flowing

November 17, 2020

As banks start to entrench home working as a permanent feature of working life, the challenge is how to maintain creativity and innovation.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

A week is a long time in banking

November 10, 2020

2020 has been a tough year for banks but following the US election and Covid-19 vaccine news, the future is looking more positive.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

This week’s big party will be in Shanghai

November 3, 2020

China’s rise as a technologically-enabled economic superpower will not be hindered by the US election – no matter who wins.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Will finance become as free as fish?

October 27, 2020

In the Brexit trade discussions, finance looks like being sacrificed to fish. Is finance ready to swim without borders?

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