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Brian Caplen blog 2016

Who pays for coronavirus?

March 18, 2020

Banks have a chance to redeem themselves by supporting both business and retail customers during the Covid-19 crisis, writes Brian Caplen.

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Banking for populist times

March 17, 2020

When the economic outlook is uncertain, banks need to respond to their customers’ concerns and fears writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Artificial intelligence needs smart humans

March 10, 2020

Every AI project should have an ethics committee that reports directly to the CEO and ensures that algorithms pass the 'common sense test', writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Fifty years of growth and inequality

March 2, 2020

The Banker’s Top 1000 ranking of global banks is 50 years old in July. Over that period the banking industry has grown exponentially, with large banks becoming ever more dominant, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Will Facebook become a bank?

February 25, 2020

Bankers' greatest fear is that big tech moves into banking. That reality may have just moved closer, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

HSBC’s interim CEO makes big changes

February 18, 2020

HSBC has set a very firm course, meaning that its next CEO will be driving rather than inventing the bank’s strategy, writes Brian Caplen.

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How will the coronavirus impact China’s banks?

February 11, 2020

Chinese banks will take a hit from a rise in bad loans as a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus, and international banks need to relook at the financing of supply chains, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

What future for UK challengers?

February 4, 2020

Digital only banks are growing fast and may be too expensive for traditional banks to acquire, writes Brian Caplen.

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No point arguing with an index

January 28, 2020

With more of a bank’s stock and bonds being held by passive funds, Brian Caplen asks: what does this mean for CEOs?

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Please send the shareholders away

January 21, 2020

Public companies have big disadvantages when it comes to making the huge changes needed to become a fully functioning digital bank, writes Brian Caplen.

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