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Wealth accumulation shifts from East to West

July 27, 2021

The World Wealth Report 2021 sees North America back on top as the global leader in population and wealth of high-net worth individuals.

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European banks need a solid post-pandemic plan

July 20, 2021

Even before the pandemic, the European banking sector was suffering. Will it be able to lead the economic recovery?

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Is this the beginning of the end for bank branches?

July 13, 2021

The death knell for physical branches has been tolled before. But the global pandemic has fast-tracked the closure of banks’ brick-and-mortar operations.

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Citi’s strategy still evolving under new CEO

July 6, 2021

Does a bank have to be everything to everyone everywhere? Citi’s CEO Jane Fraser thinks not.

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A different kind of crisis

June 28, 2021

The Banker’s Top 1000 World Banks ranking for 2021 shows a resilient industry that is better capitalised than before the global pandemic struck.

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JPM and Nutmeg: a digital union made to last?

June 22, 2021

JPMorgan is acquiring online investment manager, Nutmeg, to augment its new digital bank for UK consumers, expected to launch this year.

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Custodians on the cusp of crypto acceptance

June 15, 2021

State Street is the latest in the line of large global custodian banks signalling their foray into the cryptocurrency world.

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What impact will the G7 tax deal have on banks?

June 8, 2021

The proposal for a minimum global corporate tax targets the tech giants, but also has implications for banks.

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The drive to improve cross-border payments

June 1, 2021

The FSB’s hard targets should be applauded ­– but is the proposed 2027 deadline too ambitious?

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Are banks best placed to provide BNPL services?

May 25, 2021

Buy now, pay later fintechs have thrived during the pandemic, encouraging banks to enter this arena.

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