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Challenging for SMEs

December 17, 2018

Big banks have been accused of underserving SMEs. Brian Caplen asks: can the challengers do better?

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Central banks should be unpopular

December 11, 2018

Or to be more accurate they should be unpopular for the right reasons, writes Brian Caplen, as a decade of easy money has undermined their credibility.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Is sustainable profitable?

December 4, 2018

Banks are being encouraged to sign up to sustainable development. But, asks Brian Caplen, will the strategy hurt or enhance profits?

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Think like a venture capitalist

November 27, 2018

Innovation is easier and cheaper in the digital age. Banks should take advantage of this, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Solved! The productivity mystery

November 20, 2018

The challenges banks face with regulation and legacy IT systems hold lessons for the wider economy, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Chinese banks’ big tech threat

November 13, 2018

Investors have doubts about Chinese banks’ ability to withstand the competition in a market where tech companies have a solid grip, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

From cross-sell to cross-buy

November 6, 2018

Still trying to improve your cross-sell ratio? Building a platform where consumers can cross-buy is a better option, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Treasurers must act or disappear

October 24, 2018

Sometimes it is those who feel safest in the corporate world who are most at risk, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Hackers are global, legal is local

October 23, 2018

Banks can only control what is under their own roof. But training staff to spot phishing attempts is challenging enough, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Australia’s big bank shake-up

October 22, 2018

Australia’s banks have had things easy for a long time, but, writes Brian Caplen, this may not continue.

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