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A two-pronged approach to frictionless international payments

May 17, 2022

Taking the pain and cost out of cross-border payments could be as easy as extending RTGS operating hours and opening up access to a wider variety of players. However, nothing is ever simple in payments.

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Expanding the dialogue between generations

May 10, 2022

The 51st St Gallen Symposium brought together more than 900 participants to debate how to address the planetary emergencies the world faces today, as well as launch a New Generational Contract together with the Club of Rome.

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Gender balance: more effort needed

May 3, 2022

The OMFIF’s Gender Balance Index 2022 shows that the financial services industry still has a long way to go to reach parity.

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FCA fires warning shot across neobanks’ bows

April 26, 2022

The UK watchdog has called on challengers to beef up their financial crime systems in light of changing business models and rising customer numbers.

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Wholesale banking’s bright future

April 19, 2022

According to a new report, the wholesale banking industry is in a good position to grow revenues in the next five years, as well as benefit from disruptive forces such as climate transition and digital assets. 

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Filling in the skills gaps in financial services

April 5, 2022

By forecasting their future skills needs, banks can reskill their workforce instead of relying on recruitment to solve the skills shortage.

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Five actions for central banks to address biodiversity risks

March 29, 2022

Nature and biodiversity risks have the potential to threaten financial stability and should be seen as part of central banks and banking supervisors’ mandate.

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The fintech chorus grows louder

March 22, 2022

Fintech companies saw their best year ever in terms of venture capital funding in 2021. Banks are evolving their fintech engagement strategies and some are embracing the new world of embedded finance. 

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Biden’s crypto order: sea change for digital assets?

March 15, 2022

The White House directive is pushing the plethora of domestic supervisory agencies to align on a digital asset strategy, including a US central bank digital currency.  

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Transforming the work environment with women in mind

March 8, 2022

The post-pandemic office needs to reflect the radical change staff have gone through during the past two years. International Women’s Day is an opportunity to look through a gender lens at what the new normal should look like.

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