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The exponential rise of Russia's Mir payment system

July 20, 2021

The unparalleled success of Russia’s Mir payments system has protected it against US sanctions, making other governments take notice.

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The growth of digital advertising in banking

July 14, 2021

As banks use data matching, influencers and targeted advertising, what are the legal and commercial practicalities?

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Crypto: a clash of cultures

June 30, 2021

As a decentralised ledger, blockchain may operate across cultures. But different cultures have different philosophies as to how things should be regulated.

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UK consumers drawn to neobanks during pandemic – but trust issues remain

June 30, 2021

Demand for digital-only services has flourished, but many people still prefer to pay their salaries into an incumbent high street bank. 


Central bank digital currencies: haste without speed

June 28, 2021

While China is driving ahead with its digital yuan initiative, other major CBDC projects have been making steadier progress. 


Understanding climate-related financial risks

June 28, 2021

With climate change emerging as the world’s top geopolitical risk, banks are scrambling to measure and manage their exposures to the new ‘green swan’ risks.

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The changing face of correspondent banking

June 28, 2021

Correspondent banking continues to develop at speed, propelled by huge infrastructure projects and the introduction of new and innovative initiatives. 


Cloud paves way for digital transformation

June 28, 2021

Banks are becoming comfortable with putting more of their operations on the cloud, leveraging its computing power and agility to provide new insights and value. 

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The rise of LGBT+ banks

June 28, 2021

A new type of challenger bank, which is developing innovative financial products to better serve the LGBT+ community, is gaining ground across the globe. 

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Basel Committee outlines tough stance on cryptocurrencies

June 25, 2021

Global regulator proposes high risk-weight for bitcoin and ethereum, in contrast to reserve-backed cryptoassets such as stablecoins.

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