Banking in transition

Exclusive interviews and analysis from The Banker covering the latest trends and developments in financial services. Senior level banking experts share insights about capital markets, structured finance, risk management, transaction banking, ESG and green finance, trade and project finance, technology, and management and governance issues.

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Banking in transition Episode 20: Dublin rising

Kieran Donoghue, global head of strategy, public policy and international financial services at IDA Ireland, speaks to James King about Dublin's future as a financial services hub in light of the UK's exit from the European Union. 

Banking in transition Episode 19: Asia’s banks look to new horizons

Manoj Mistry, managing director at IBOS Association, tells The Banker’s Kimberley Long how banks in Asia are adapting to a range of challenges, from the expansion of the capital markets to fighting climate change. 

Banking in transition Episode 18: Reinventing the financial services value chain

Joe Channer, CEO of Delta Capita, which provides global managed services, technology solutions and consulting, talks to The Banker's Joy Macknight about the biggest challenges that small and mid-sized banks face today, what is driving investment in the financial services supply chain and his social enterprise project Storm LDN.

Banking in transition Episode 17: AI, Blockchain, cloud and digital fuelling innovation

Samir Pandiri, president of Broadridge International, talks to The Banker's Joy Macknight about challenges and market turmoil at the beginning of the pandemic, and how banks have survived throughout the past year.

Banking in transition Episode 16: Biometrics and security in payments

Vince Graziani, CEO of IDEX Biometrics, talks to The Banker’s Kimberley Long about the development of biometrics in the payments space, and how they can help to make payments more secure for consumers.

Banking in transition Episode 15: The Thames Estuary

Kate Willard, Estuary envoy and chair of the Thames Estuary Growth Board, talks to James King about the role that the Thames Estuary will play in driving long-term and sustainable economic growth in the UK, as the country looks to a future beyond the EU.

Banking in transition Episode 14: Asia looks to the next generation of payments

Kelvin Phua, global head of payment networks at PPRO, explains to The Banker’s Kimberley Long how payments in Asia have continued to evolve during the pandemic, with consumers becoming more demanding in their expectations around payment options.

Banking in transition Episode 13: Social and green bond issuance in 2021

Cedric Merle, head of the centre of expertise and innovation within Natixis’s Green and Sustainable Hub, talks to The Banker’s Marie Kemplay about prospects for green and social bond issuance in 2021, including how the “social recovery” and the transition needs of higher-emitting sectors will both drive activity.

Banking in transition Episode 12: Shifting sands in the AML fight

The UAE fined 11 banks $12.5m in January over their failure to tackle money laundering. David Robinson, online editor at The Banker, speaks with Sam Eastwood and Chris Chapman from law firm Mayer Brown about how the global fight against illicit finance is changing and what this means for banks.

Banking in transition Episode 11: Why banks need to handle complaints better

The way banks handle the complaints process is vital to customer satisfaction and retention, Ben Garratt, director of retail banking at consultancy Huntswood tells David Robinson, online editor at The Banker. 

Banking in transition Episode 10: China’s post-pandemic economic recovery

Mark Kruger, senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, talks to The Banker’s Kimberley Long about the speed of China’s recovery from the pandemic, and if rising debt levels in the country are a cause for concern.

Banking in transition Episode 9: What will be the catalyst for change in Open Banking?

Amir Nooriala, chief commercial officer at Callsign, which is focused on digital identity, authentication and authorisation, talks to The Banker's Joy Macknight about the full costs associated with fraud and using behavioral authentication for Payment Services Directive 2 compliance.

Banking in transition Episode 8: E-commerce responds to rising demands

Igal Rotem, CEO of Credorax, speaks to The Banker’s Kimberley Long about how the ecommerce sector has thrived during the pandemic, but has forced rapid changes in the back office to keep pace. 

Banking in transition Episode 7: Offshore insolvency

Simon Hurry, group partner at law firm Collas Crill, discusses the outlook for offshore insolvency proceedings in light of the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Banking in transition Episode 6: Does the world need a Digital Stability Board?

Rohinton Medhora, president of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, a think tank on global governance, talks to The Banker's Joy Macknight about how greater digitalisation in the financial sector is intersecting with gaps in global governance in data.

Banking in transition Episode 5: Bringing algorithms and AI to investing

Kelvin Lei, CEO and co-founder of Aqumon, and Don Huang, head of quantitative research and co-founder of Aqumon, explain to The Banker’s Kimberley Long how algorithms and robo advisors are being used for investing, and what benefits this method can bring to customers. 

Banking in transition Episode 4: What does the UK financial services industry need post-Brexit?

Emma Reynolds, managing director for public affairs, policy and research at TheCityUK, an advocacy group for the UK financial services industry, talks to The Banker's Joy Macknight about what the Brexit deal means for financial and related professional services, and why services, rather than goods, be prioritised in future trade negotiations.

Banking in transition Episode 3: What's top of the EU's financial services agenda for 2021?

Elizabeth Gillam, head of EU government relations and public policy at Invesco, speaks to The Banker’s Marie Kemplay about post-Brexit banking and sustainable finance, two key issues on the European financial services agenda for 2021.

Banking in transition Episode 2: How are banks rethinking their digital footprint in 2021?

Likhit Wagle, general manager of global banking and financial markets at IBM, talks to The Banker's Joy Macknight about the main trends emerging in 2021, how banks are rethinking their digital footprint and whether embedded finance is the future of banking.

Banking in transition Episode 1: Building SME relationships post-pandemic

Tomer Guriel, co-founder and CEO of ezbob, talks to The Banker’s Kimberley Long about how SME lending may change in the future, and how digital transformation will progress this.

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