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Standard Bank Group CEO on a post-crisis Africa

August 10, 2020

Standard Bank Group chief executive Sim Tshabalala on how the Covid-19 crisis is accelerating the adoption of digital banking services.

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First National Bank senses growth potential in Ghana

August 10, 2020

Richard Hudson, chief executive officer at First National Bank Ghana, discusses the country’s expanding investment banking sector and the impact of new capital regulations

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Digital transactions in Asia on the rise

August 10, 2020

Nowhere has the pivot towards digital transactions been more successful than in Asia. Coronavirus has been an unexpected boon, driving greater adoption of digital banking and mobile payments.

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Asia’s supply chains reconfigure for a post-coronavirus world

August 7, 2020

The coronavirus shutdowns brought Asia’s supply chains to a halt, requiring quick action to adapt them and their financing. Kimberley Long reports.  

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China’s smaller banks emerge as star performers

August 7, 2020

While China boasts many of the world’s biggest banks by Tier 1 capital, a deeper dive into performance metrics shows that it is often the country’s smaller banks that perform better.

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PrivatBank plots course through Ukrainian storms

August 7, 2020

Sharon Easky, chairperson of PrivatBank’s supervisory board, on the legal challenges which followed the bank’s nationalisation and the ongoing struggle to bring reform to Ukraine.

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Illimity CEO focused on opportunities in SME banking space

August 5, 2020

Corrado Passera, the founder and CEO of digital bank Illimity, believes focus is important and has identified potential among small and medium-sized companies, clients he claims traditional banks have underestimated.

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European retail banking in need of a revolution

August 5, 2020

European retail banks were facing numerous challenges before the coronavirus pandemic hit and are under even more pressure now. They will need to embrace change if they are to survive.

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Digital remittances dominate as pandemic hits cash

August 3, 2020

With cash falling out of favour as a result of Covid-19, the global remittances industry has seen a surge in digital transactions, improving the reach of the sector while also lowering costs. 

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Sberbank: getting closer to the client

August 3, 2020

One word will define 2020: coronavirus. The pandemic has affected the entire planet and influenced almost all aspects of work and personal life. How has the largest Russian bank, with millions of clients across the country, operated through this period? What changed the most, and what remained the same? The Banker spoke with Svetlana Kirsanova, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Head of Retail Business Block and Sergey Maltsev, Senior Vice-President, Head of Sales Network Block at Sberbank.

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