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Russia flies its fintech colours

January 2, 2017

The Russian government is committed to creating a strong fintech community to rival other global innovation hubs, and domestic banks are playing their role in providing start-ups with know-how and backing, writes Heather McKenzie. 

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Creamfinance finds the perfect blend

January 2, 2017

Creamfinance is carving itself a niche in consumer lending, with fast decision-making and clear fees. The company’s co-founder and chief executive explains its philosophy to Silvia Pavoni.

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On the outside: how to tackle financial exclusion in the UK

January 2, 2017

The UK has one of the world’s most sophisticated banking markets, but when it comes to serving vulnerable and low-income people, it has yet to find the right formula. Silvia Pavoni looks at what it means to be financially excluded in the country, and whether banks are close to finding the solution.

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Barclays Africa takes a different approach to data

December 1, 2016

Barclays Africa is on a transformation track, focused on making data analytics available to the whole organisation, as Yasaman Hadjibashi, its chief data officer, explains to Joy Macknight.

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Shifting digital transformation into second gear

December 1, 2016

Traditional banks are launching or acquiring digital retail arms in order to accelerate modernisation across their organisations. Joy Macknight explores the various ways these institutions are making the most out of the new entities.

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Commonwealth Bank of Australia taps London for innovation inspiration

November 1, 2016

Supun King-Jayawardana, head of Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s London innovation lab, explains to Joy Macknight the orientation to the UK fintech community. 

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Akbank COO maps out its open banking journey

October 1, 2016

Akbank took the decision to embrace open banking ahead of wider adoption in the Turkish market in order to gain a competitive advantage. Chief operating officer Turgut Güney outlines the bank’s innovation strategy to Joy Macknight.

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A brave new world of mobile money

October 1, 2016

While mobile money usage has been gradually ramping up over the years, interoperability, alongside cheap and ubiquitous smartphones, has the potential to kick it up a gear. Joy Macknight reports.

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After Bangladesh: why collaboration is the key to fighting cyber crime

September 1, 2016

The recent $81m cyber heist at Bangladesh's central bank was a wake-up call for financial institutions to improve their basic cyber security hygiene. But it also had profound implications for the soundness of the banking system as a whole. Joy Macknight reports.

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DBS innovation chief looks towards invisible banking

September 1, 2016

As chief innovation officer at DBS, Neal Cross’s unconventional approach to bank modernisation has attracted attention from across the globe. He speaks to Joy Macknight about how the bank is opening its doors to the top technology talent in Singapore.

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