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Bulgarian National Bank governor puts faith in reforms

April 29, 2021

Dimitar Radev, governor of the Bulgarian National Bank, on getting the country through the pandemic and plans to adopt the euro in 2024.

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Bulgaria's hopes lie in the eurozone

April 29, 2021

Bulgaria is struggling with low wages and political uncertainty, but remains determined to join the eurozone by 2024.

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M&A expected in Bulgaria's banking sector

April 29, 2021

Bulgaria's banks look strong and stable as the country moves towards adopting the euro, but the sector still requires consolidation.

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Russia's Tinkoff builds out its AI strategy

March 30, 2021

New breed of bank identifies as a tech firm with a banking licence, explains director of strategy.

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Top 50 Russian Banks ranking: resilience tested by the pandemic

February 1, 2021

Russia’s banks were growing in the run up to the Covid-19 crisis, but the economic fallout has taken its toll. 

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Turmoil in Belarus takes toll on banks

January 29, 2021

Ongoing protests and heightened risk of political stalemate set to affect profitability and asset quality in the banking sector.

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Has Russian banking moved beyond ‘boom and bust’ cycles?

January 12, 2021

Big bank failures because of Covid-19 look unlikely as a result of sweeping regulatory reforms.

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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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