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London secures green finance crown

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On the eve of the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference, the UK’s leading financial centre has toppled Amsterdam in the latest Global Green Finance Index.

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Let’s talk about the menopause

October 19, 2021

A new study has found that a quarter of women are more likely to leave the financial services workforce due to their menopause experience.  

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Making the most out of virtual

October 5, 2021

While another virtual conference season may leave some feeling a little non-plussed, there is much to be gained in engaging with the networking tools.

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Kigali and Lagos added to financial centre index

September 28, 2021

While there was not much change at the top of the 30th edition of the Global Financial Centres Index, two African centres join the ranks for the first time. 

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The rising threat of DDoS attacks

September 21, 2021

Cyber criminals are raising their game, adopting new distributed-denial-of-service attack methods and using botnets to harness vulnerable Internet of Things devices. 

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Cyber security tips for the payments industry

September 14, 2021

A new report lays out 20 recommendations for how the payments industry can elevate its game in preventing cyber attacks. A rising focus on cyber hygiene will lift the whole industry.

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European banks’ profitability quest continues

September 7, 2021

Retail banks in both western and eastern Europe continue to face profitability challenges, as revenues and margins are predicted to remain under pressure in the near term.

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Climate, data and talent top banks’ risk concerns

August 31, 2021

In the Covid-19 era, bank resiliency encompasses a much wider definition than prior to the pandemic.

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Should banks pay attention to DeFi?

August 24, 2021

The debates around decentralised finance are heating up, with evangelists and critics going head-to-head.

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US and Canada join the open banking wave

August 17, 2021

The uptake of open banking has been given a boost as North Americans embrace the global trend.

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