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Brian Caplen blog 2016

Unlocking Islamic finance

June 16, 2020

Better standardisation and more widespread use of fintech would give the industry a boost.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

What sort of debt collector are you?

June 9, 2020

As unemployment rises, defaults are expected. But as banks struggle with debt collection, outsourcing may be a solution.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Triple-funding whammy stalks emerging markets

June 2, 2020

What can banks and fintechs do to lower the costs of sending remittances as emerging markets face economic meltdown?

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Big government is here to stay

May 26, 2020

Banks need to switch from being profit maximisers to carving out a new role working with government to rebuild economies.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Prepare for maximum disruption

May 19, 2020

Multinational production will be reorganised regionally, so banks need to figure out what this means for customers, especially SMEs.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Platform banking made easy

May 12, 2020

For many banks the burden of running a platform model is out of reach. Time to think of other ways of achieving the same goal.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Another day in home-working heaven

May 5, 2020

Technology has saved the day in allowing many workers to operate from home. But the new arrangements bring their own challenges.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

The next big US-China battle

April 28, 2020

China is pushing ahead with its digital yuan to remove itself from the dollar’s orbit

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Saving Africa is in the world’s self interest

April 21, 2020

Failure to come up with a package to help Africa through the Covid 19 pandemic will condemn everyone to a second or third wave of the disease, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Will the Covid-19 response bring inflation or higher taxes?

April 14, 2020

It took the UK a decade to get its finances back into shape after the financial crisis. With the economic damage from the coronavirus looking much worse, writes Brian Caplen, drastic solutions will be needed.

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