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Banking under pressure Episode 23: Evolving the transaction banking model

Shahrokh Moinian, JPMorgan’s Europe, the Middle East and Africa head of wholesale payments, talks to The Banker's Joy Macknight about the move to digital payments during the pandemic, the increased threat of fraud and how the business model of transaction banks needs to evolve.

Banking under pressure Episode 22: Trading and technology during the pandemic

Kim Fournais, founder and CEO, Saxo Bank, a Danish investment bank specialising in online trading and investment, talks to The Banker's Joy Macknight about how trading is performing during this period of volatility, how clients are navigating the current environment and how banks should be rethinking their IT strategy.

Banking under pressure Episode 21: How the Philippines central bank is supporting the country's economy

Benjamin Diokno, central bank governor of the Philippines, speaks with The Banker's Kimberley Long about the steps they have taken to support the economy during the pandemic, what he predicts the country's recovery will look like, and predictions for future trends.

Banking under pressure Episode 20: How will Covid-19 impact corporate credit markets?

Data is vital in understanding how institutions can better mitigate risks, Alex Braid from enterprise intelligence platform Quantexa, tells The Banker's Joy Macknight.

Banking under pressure Episode 19: Accelerating the move to digital payments

Ireti Samuel-Ogbu, head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa payments and receivables in Citi’s treasury and trade solutions division, talks to The Banker's Joy Macknight about how the pandemic is affecting Citi’s corporate clients, such as merchants, in EMEA, how the bank is helping clients through these difficult times and the ways in which the crisis is accelerating the move to digital payments.

Banking under pressure Episode 18: How banks can help companies digitise

Raof Latiff, Group Head of Global Transaction Services Product Management at DBS in Singapore, speaks with The Banker's Kimberley Long about how the coronavirus has pushed business towards digitising, and how banks can step up to support their customers on their digital journeys.

Banking under pressure Episode 17: Is Russia's banking sector ready for Covid-19?

Elena Tsareva, senior analyst at BCS Global Markets, speaks to James King about the Bank of Russia's efforts to support the economy and the health of the country's banking sector in light of the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Banking under pressure Episode 16: The outlook for eurozone banks

Alex Birry, managing director, financial institutions, S&P Global Ratings, talks to James King about the health of the euro area banking sector and the prospects for consolidation in light of the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Banking under pressure Episode 15: How Covid-19's impact pushes bank digitisation

David Murphy, managing partner for financial services internationally, Publicis Sapient, a digital business transformation company, talks to The Banker's Joy Macknight about how the economic impact of Covid-19 is pushing banks to digitise and what banks need to be doing in order to help employees and customers during this time of remote living.

Banking under pressure Episode 14: The ethics of sanctions during a pandemic

Charles Delingpole, CEO of ComplyAdvantage, a regtech start-up that uses machine learning to wipe out financial crime, talks to The Banker's Joy Macknight about which types of financial crime are increasing due to the crisis situation, the ethical implications of sanctions during a pandemic and the impact the global shutdown will have on fintech. 

Banking under pressure Episode 13: Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic exposure

Yvonne Mhango, sub-Saharan Africa economist at Renaissance Capital, an emerging and frontier markets-focused investment bank, talks to The Banker's Joy Macknight about how the double blow of Covid-19 and oil price shock is affecting sub-Saharan African economies, which countries could afford stimulus programmes and which ones are most vulnerable.

Banking under pressure Episode 12: How will banks look like after Covid-19?

The Institute of International Finance's CEO Tim Adams talks to Silvia Pavoni about the way the coronavirus pandemic is affecting banks' activity, operations and role in the community, and how this may influence their relationship with regulators.

Banking under pressure Episode 11: Creating liquidity in volatile markets

Gareth Coltman, global head of trading automation at MarketAxess, a leading electronic trading platform for fixed income markets, talks to The Banker’s Marie Kemplay about how the platform has adapted to significant demand over recent weeks as well as how platforms like MarketAxess can support the creation of market liquidity in times of financial stress. 

Banking under pressure Episode 10: Managing risks and ensuring operational resilience

Paul Ford, CEO of risk management and data analytics platform, Acin, talks to The Banker's Marie Kemplay about the significant risk control and regulatory challenges that the covid-19 pandemic poses for banks, and how well they are managing. 

Banking under pressure Episode 9: Protecting communities under quarantine

Gonzalo Gortázar, CEO of CaixaBank, a Spanish financial services company, talks to The Banker's Joy Macknight about the situation in Spain, the steps the bank is taking to protect its customers and communities, and how the coronavirus crisis is speeding up the move to digital banking.

Banking under pressure Episode 8: the UK and the US

Daniel Vernazza, chief international economist at UniCredit, discusses the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the UK economy, as well as its implications for the US labour market. 

Banking under pressure Episode 7: Bank response and CEO performance

Simon Lewis, senior managing director and EMEA vice chairman for FTI Consulting, talks to The Banker's editor Brian Caplen about how banks should respond to the Covid 19 pandemic and how well their CEOs will perform under the pressure.

Banking under pressure Episode 6: Litigation and the Covid-19 pandemic

Linklaters partner Ed Chan talks to The Banker's Silvia Pavoni about the wave of litigation that may hit banks' balance sheets as the Covid-19 pandemic takes its toll on the economy.

Banking under pressure Episode 5: Lessons from Asian banks’ coronavirus response

Vito Giudici, senior partner from McKinsey’s banking practice in Hong Kong, talks to The Banker's Joy Macknight about the situation in Hong Kong, what banks should be prioritising at this time and how banks can use the current situation to accelerate their digital transformation.

Banking under pressure Episode 4: Accelerating the move towards digital banking

Babs Ogundeyi, CEO of KudaBank, a Nigerian digital-only challenger bank, and Raj Kulasingam, senior counsel, Dentons, who is an investor and also legal advisors, talk to The Banker's Joy Macknight about Nigeria's response to Covid-19 and how the pandemic is accelerating the drive towards digital banking and less face-to-face transactions.

Banking under pressure Episode 3: The coronavirus impact on Latin America

Capital Economics's William Jackson talks to Silvia Pavoni about the coronavirus impact on Latin America, whether fiscal policy can be adjusted as much as monetary policy already has, and if the global pandemic will foment nationalistic tendencies rather than encourage a coordinated response.

Banking under pressure Episode 2: Advice on full-scale working from home

Max Belingheri, group CEO of BFF Banking Group, headquartered in Milan, talks to The Banker's Joy Macknight about enabling full-scale working from home for the bank's staff, as well as the possible impacts the multi-country lockdown will have on the supply chain for government and healthcare entities.  

Banking under pressure Episode 1: Who pays for coronavirus?

The Banker editor Brian Caplen talks to managing editor Joy Macknight about whether the banks are better prepared for an economic crisis brought about by Covid-19 compared to the global financial crisis and how the banks could redeem themselves in the eyes of their customers, regaining the trust that they lost in the aftermath of the banking crisis.

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