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The state of corporate banking

Today 09:06 am

A recent survey of corporates and corporate banks illustrates that corporate banking has permanently changed.

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Banking services for immigrants

August 2, 2022

As many developed countries face an ageing demographic, boosting immigration is seen as one solution. How can banks best serve this growing sector?

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What can a ‘phygital’ strategy bring for banks?

July 26, 2022

As regulators begin to weigh in on branch closures, banks are re-examining their branch networks and thinking about what distribution model can satisfy customer needs effectively.

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The battleground for SME customers

July 19, 2022

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) represent one of the most profitable markets for banks, but they have yet to crack the secret to success in serving this sector.

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How can European banks rise to the inflation challenge?

July 12, 2022

Inflation has recently been announced to have reached 9.1%, which will have huge consequences for the region’s financial services industry, according to a recent Oliver Wyman report. 

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BBVA Switzerland builds its crypto muscle

June 28, 2022

While incumbent banks stay on the sidelines when it comes to offering crypto services, BBVA is giving its Swiss clients opportunities to invest and experiment with decentralised finance.

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Will linking pay to climate produce better risk management?

June 21, 2022

Embedded in the final version of the Basel Committee’s principles on managing climate risks is a recommendation for banks to rethink pay and bonus structures, aligning them with long-term goals on tackling climate change. 

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The BNPL market hots up… again

June 14, 2022

A slew of announcements around Money 20/20 Europe is evidence that the buy now, pay later space is still expanding. But the regulators are closing in. 

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Incumbent institutions: time to go on the offensive

June 7, 2022

Most of the financial industry’s value creation is being driven by new players, yet rising interest rates may provide the boost incumbents need to fight back.

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Emerging technology: hot utility or just hype?

May 24, 2022

Forrester’s recent report assesses levels of adoption of emerging technologies in banks, including AI, 5G and quantum computing.

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