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European banks grapple with digital transformation

September 15, 2020

Covid-19 has accelerated retail and business banking customers’ adoption of digital financial services, driving banks to speed up their European transformation programmes. 

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Luminor Bank head of products on creating a new bank from old units

September 15, 2020

Kristina Siimar on forging a new institution out of old operations of DNB and Nordea.

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Erste Group Bank digital transformation officer on seamless transactions

September 15, 2020

Ara Abrahamyan explains how a uniform digital platform can enable seamless interactions accross channels and geographies.

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OTP Bank deputy CEO finds the path to efficiency

September 15, 2020

OTP Bank’s Tibor Johancsik says Hungarian bank's digital transformation is well underway. 

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Sberbank Europe CEO outlines its digital transformation

September 15, 2020

European arm of Russian bank operates in eight markets across central and eastern Europe, says Sonja Sarközi

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Backbase CEO defines the platform approach

September 15, 2020

Jouk Pleiter, creator of the people-centric Engagement Banking Platform, outlines the need for a seamless customer journey.

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The Banker’s Top 100 CEE Banks 2020

September 1, 2020

The Banker’s Top 100 CEE Banks ranking shows the region's lenders are in good financial health, with gains in capitalisation and total assets. 

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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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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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Covid-19 casts shadow over Russian bank reform push

July 15, 2020

Pandemic has slowed completion of reforms as regulators seek to prop up economy.

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