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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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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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