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Do sanctions work?

March 11, 2022

Europe and the US are ramping up sanctions against Russia in response to its attack on Ukraine. But many are questioning whether removing some Russian banks from the Swift messaging network will make a difference.

Lenildo Morais

Can Fido solve the banks’ SCA problems?

March 4, 2022

How are banks implementing strong customer identification? How can Fast Identity Online (Fido) standards can be used in authentication to improve security and ease of use in online banking?

Rita Martins

Is Web3 the future of finance?

March 1, 2022

Web3, if widely adopted, could drastically change many industries, including financial services as we know it.

Lenildo Morais

Digital front ends, analogue processes

February 25, 2022

Banks are creaking under the strain of not having end-to-end digital processes.

Lenildo Morais

Quantum will drive the future of financial services

February 18, 2022

Whoever gets into quantum computing today will set the tone in financial services tomorrow.

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Are regulations the roots of innovation?

February 9, 2022

For most of my time working with banks, regulators were about clipping banks’ wings to suit the market. Today they are all about opening markets and enabling innovation.

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The need for talent transformation

January 12, 2022

When going through a digital transformation programme, talent is as important as technology in ensuring success.

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The identity conundrum

December 17, 2021

How do you know that you are you? This existential question plagues humankind, as identification is not the same as identity. 

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Why banks need to finance futuristic ideas

November 8, 2021

Revolutionary change is sometimes hard to understand – but we are on the cusp of a new reality.

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Leapfrog and scale: the rise of fintech in Africa

November 4, 2021

Fintech investments on the African continent exceeded $1.35bn last year. The question now is whether a lack of incumbent legacy systems can help propel the sector further.

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