View from SWIFT Business Forum London 2018

The SWIFT Business Forum London brings together 1,000 industry leaders and influential decision makers from payments, securities, market infrastructures and corporates, together with the fintech community. It provides extensive networking opportunities to meet and engage with your peers in one of the most innovative, thriving and dynamic financial centres in the world, London.

The Banker’s ‘View From’ series brings you multimedia coverage and summarises the key themes from the SWIFT Business Forum London 2018.

Joy Macknight, deputy editor at The Banker, covers the key discussions from the event through a video interview series with industry figures and policymakers.

Key discussion points:

  • Open banking
  • Payments
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Capital markets

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Fintech takes on the front office

April 3, 2018

Retail banking and payments may have stolen the fintech limelight, but they should not overshadow the achievements of investment banks in enhancing their revenue-generating capabilities. Everyone from equity traders to M&A advisers are realising that tech is not confined to the back office, as Danielle Myles reports.

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Crypto mania: how central banks are responding to a new threat

April 3, 2018

Cryptocurrencies have been making the headlines in recent months as their values soar and crash. But what threat to they pose to national and global financial systems? Stefanie Linhardt talks to central bankers about their response.

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UK embraces the role of global pioneer in Open Banking

March 1, 2018

The UK has taken a giant step into the unknown, launching Open Banking ahead of its European counterparts. While not all the designated banks were ready on time, the initiative lays the groundwork for a range of new propositions for consumers and businesses. Joy Macknight reports.

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The women behind JPMorgan’s EMEA transaction banking business

April 3, 2018

JPMorgan has long been committed to diversity in its workforce and its approach is yielding results. Joy Macknight talks to the women heading the US bank’s Europe, the Middle East and Africa treasury services business lines to gain insight into the drivers of change in the region. 

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Charting their own course: the move from globally harmonised regulation

January 2, 2018

Cracks are emerging in the post-crisis drive to harmonise global financial regulation, with policy-makers diverging in everything from payments to data residency. The effects could be profound, as Danielle Myles discovers. 

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AI and the new age of fraud detection

October 2, 2017

Next-generation artificial intelligence tools are ramping up the defence against fraudsters and allowing banks to increase efficiency, reduce headcount in compliance and provide a better customer experience. Joy Macknight reports.

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Cyber: a weapon of choice for nation states?

February 1, 2018

If a cyber war were to break out between nation states, would critical infrastructure, including financial systems, be afforded the same level of protections as they are in conventional warfare? Anita Hawser investigates.

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