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Canada’s co-operative approach to fintech

October 2, 2017

Canada’s fintech ecosystem is flourishing due to the backing of banks, academic institutions and government. Together they are also taking steps to capitalise on the country’s leading position in artificial intelligence research, as Joy Macknight reports.

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Is technology enough to plug the SME financing gap?

October 2, 2017

Technology is revolutionising trade finance while facilitating lending to small businesses by tech giants such as PayPal, Amazon and Alibaba. But is this enough to fill the $1500bn global trade finance gap? Stefania Palma investigates.

Why jack-of-all-trade banks will go the way of the dinosaurs

September 25, 2017

Doing a number of things to an average standard is no longer tenable for banks. They need to jettison legacy systems and old thinking, and embrace multiple partnerships with fintechs that do one thing brilliantly – or face obsolescence. By Chris Skinner.

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CYBG COO looks to boost SME digital offering

September 1, 2017

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks’ group chief operating officer, Debbie Crosbie, speaks to Joy Macknight about how the challenger bank is better serving its SME client base by revamping its IT infrastructure.

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Can Gulf banks build on their digital momentum?

September 1, 2017

Banks in the Gulf region have scored some notable successes in the digital field, such as Liv, a UAE bank run by and for millennials. However, the longer-term threat from fintechs still looms large, writes James King.

Embracing digital change involves thinking beyond the app

August 28, 2017

Many banking executives believe that 'going digital' begins and ends with a mobile app – but it involves much more fundamental change, writes Chris Skinner.

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Wirecard vice-president hails the power of paytech

August 1, 2017

The vice-president for financial institutions and fintech at Wirecard, Jack Harris, talks to Joy Macknight about the European payments giant’s strategy and its post-Brexit market position.

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APIs find an opening

August 1, 2017

Joy Macknight examines the reasons behind the rash of financial services firms launching – or in some cases relaunching – open application programming interface developer portals over the past two years.

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The Banker Technology Projects of the Year Awards 2017

August 1, 2017

Artificial intelligence was the hot topic in The Banker’s 2017 Technology Projects of the Year Awards, with other areas such as blockchain and mobile remaining highly contested. Each category, however, shows how innovative the financial sector has become, helped along the way by its engagement with the fintech community.

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Modernising Citi’s transaction banking capability

July 3, 2017

Gulru Atak, the new head of Citi’s global treasury and trade solutions Dublin lab and innovation, talks to Joy Macknight about her innovation programme for growing the bank’s global transaction banking business.

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