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Brian Caplen blog 2016

Hackers are global, legal is local

October 23, 2018

Banks can only control what is under their own roof. But training staff to spot phishing attempts is challenging enough, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Australia’s big bank shake-up

October 22, 2018

Australia’s banks have had things easy for a long time, but, writes Brian Caplen, this may not continue.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Which countries lead in open banking?

October 19, 2018

A new report divides up countries as pioneers, followers and conservatives in open banking. And in spite of the push from PSD2, not all EU countries are doing particularly well, writes Brian Caplen.

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Making capital flow downhill

October 12, 2018

Money flows around the world like never before, but, asks Brian Caplen, is it promoting development?

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Is light-touch regulation right for fintechs?

October 11, 2018

Indonesian president Joko Widodo endorses a light touch for fintechs but IMF managing director Christine Lagarde prefers a 'proportionate' approach. Brian Caplen assesses which is the best way forward.

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IMF meets in digital Indonesia

October 10, 2018

Emerging markets will reap the greatest gains from the online economy, as shown by Indonesia’s experiences, writes Brian Caplen.

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Banking – you want it boring?

October 9, 2018

A decade after the financial crash banks are safer, but generating returns above the cost of capital is a challenge, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

May’s bad Brexit works for Jersey

October 2, 2018

Political agendas have taken control of the Brexit negotiations. This makes a no-deal scenario more likely even though there are plenty of solutions to hand, writes Brian Caplen.

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Facing down the fintechs

September 25, 2018

For all the talk of partnerships with fintechs, banks still need a multi-pronged digital strategy that includes a standalone operation or 'beta bank', writes Brian Caplen.  

Brian Caplen blog 2016

How China could benefit from the US trade war

September 18, 2018

If US president Donald Trump forces China to change its economic model, Brian Caplen says he will be doing the country a favour.

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