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The quantum revolution is coming

August 1, 2018

Quantum computing has advanced to the point where banks can no longer afford to ignore it.

Why blockchain can revolutionise trade finance

July 4, 2018

Bank-led consortia are investigating the use of blockchain, or distributed ledger technology, to streamline, improve and cut costs in the trade finance space. As more than one platform may be used, interoperability will be essential.

Europe primed for wave of banking consolidation

July 4, 2018

A decade after the crisis, consolidation might mean a healthier bank industry. 

How investment banking pioneered fintech

March 26, 2018

Corporate and investment banking might look complicated and regulation-bound, but the sector was an early champion of technology and paved the way for many developments.

Why MENA makes sense for the EBRD

March 26, 2018

Where once post-Communist countries attracted the lion’s share of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development investment, destinations such as Turkey and Egypt now dominate, signalling a change of focus south and east of the Mediterranean. 

Embracing an Open Banking future

February 26, 2018

Banks are learning that the old compliance rules no longer apply.

Boom time for Chinese banking brands

January 29, 2018

The US is losing out to China in the fight to establish lucrative, stable brands.

Fintech: the real uneven playing field

January 2, 2018

Different regions’ diverging approach to data protection and sharing is creating a disparate global fintech landscape. This lack of cohesion could lead to a host of risks for the financial sector.

Will blockchain allow banks to play the identity card?

January 2, 2018

Distributed ledger technology has the potential to become a game changer in proving identity digitally, providing greater security and privacy for individuals.

Will China keep up its regulatory crackdown?

November 27, 2017

The Chinese authorities’ regulatory clampdown has entered its next phase. Will they persist, if even the economy suffers?

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