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Commerzbank: on the road to digital transformation

February 1, 2019

Experimenting with emerging technologies and engaging with fintechs is how Commerzbank’s R&D unit aims to help deliver on the bank’s vision of becoming a digital enterprise, Michael Spitz, CEO of Main Incubator, tells Joy Macknight. 

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Barclays’ innovation team rises to the fintech challenge

January 2, 2019

Kirsty Rutter, chief innovation officer at Barclays UK, describes to Joy Macknight how the bank is using its fintech platform, Rise, to find the right start-ups with which to partner to deliver value to its business lines. 

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Santander’s digital dreams move ahead with Openbank

December 3, 2018

Ezequiel Szafir, the CEO of Openbank, talks to Joy Macknight about constructing Santander’s fully digital experiment from the ground up.

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MKB Bank undergoes core replacement to become digitally fit

November 1, 2018

Replacing a core banking system is not for the faint of heart but Hungary's MKB Bank took on the challenge.

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Why open banking is the only way for ANZ

October 1, 2018

ANZ’s banking services business domain lead, Nigel Dobson, talks to Joy Macknight about how open banking will foster digital transformation, and where blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies fit in.

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Wells Fargo innovation R&D chief embraces digital disruption

September 3, 2018

Bipin Sahni, Wells Fargo’s head of innovation research and development for its innovation group, talks to Joy Macknight about laying the foundation for innovation through an R&D mindset.  

Legacy vendors are more of an issue than legacy systems

September 3, 2018

Tech firms are among the worst offenders for archaic, paper-based payment systems.

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Emirates NBD’s new digital lead brings a fintech mindset

August 1, 2018

Evans Munyuki, recently appointed as group chief digital officer at Emirates NBD, talks to Joy Macknight about his plans to take the digitally mature bank to the next level of innovation. 

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VTB’s digital strategy embraces co-operation

July 4, 2018

Olga Dergunova, VTB Bank’s deputy president, hails a new era of co-operation in Russia’s banking industry, not just bank-to-bank but bank-to-fintech and, importantly, bank-to-regulator. Joy Macknight reports.

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SocGen’s UK innovation lead looks to clients and fintechs for inspiration

June 1, 2018

Société Générale’s head of innovation for the UK, Anthony Woolley, talks to Joy Macknight about accelerating the French bank’s digital transformation through an open innovation strategy inside and outside the organisation. 

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