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Technology can never fully replace the human touch

March 1, 2019

It is hard to understate the importance of digital transformation and all things tech in banking, writes Chris Skinner, but humans will always have their part to play.

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Commerzbank: on the road to digital transformation

February 1, 2019

Experimenting with emerging technologies and engaging with fintechs is how Commerzbank’s R&D unit aims to help deliver on the bank’s vision of becoming a digital enterprise, Michael Spitz, CEO of Main Incubator, tells Joy Macknight. 

When banking's security and tech's excitement meet

February 1, 2019

Dealing with technology through money is a different game to dealing with money through technology. However, as Chris Skinner writes, the two are merging in an intriguing way.

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Barclays banking head sets his sights on European growth

January 18, 2019

Reid Marsh, Barclays’ head of banking for Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, tells Kat Van Hoof about his ambitious growth targets and where he sees business opportunities for the year ahead.

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Australian central banker focuses on the home front

January 11, 2019

Guy Debelle, deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, talks to Kimberley Long about the Australian property market and the growing strength of Asian banks in the country.

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Barclays’ innovation team rises to the fintech challenge

January 2, 2019

Kirsty Rutter, chief innovation officer at Barclays UK, describes to Joy Macknight how the bank is using its fintech platform, Rise, to find the right start-ups with which to partner to deliver value to its business lines. 

Why 'real time' will become a reality in 2019

January 2, 2019

The ongoing collaboration between banks and fintechs presents an opportunity for financial institutions to rethink and update their offerings in 2019, by bringing them into real time – as innovators in the southern hemisphere are already doing, says Chris Skinner.

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Santander’s digital dreams move ahead with Openbank

December 3, 2018

Ezequiel Szafir, the CEO of Openbank, talks to Joy Macknight about constructing Santander’s fully digital experiment from the ground up.

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Argentina foreign affairs minister bullish on recovery

December 3, 2018

Argentina's foreign affairs minister tells The Banker why he is confident the country will bounce back from economic crisis, with help from China.

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CIB chief steers Standard Chartered into calmer waters

November 1, 2018

As measures to manage risk and credit quality pay off, Standard Chartered’s CIB chief, Simon Cooper, is in a bullish mood.

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