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SEBx combines incumbent strength with fintech agility

February 5, 2020

The head of SEB’s innovation platform talks to The Banker about its efforts to disrupt itself.

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Top 500 Banking Brands 2020

February 3, 2020

The world’s top banking brands have faced numerous headwinds in the past 12 months, resulting in a drop in global brand value. 

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EU steps up AML fight with 5MLD

January 29, 2020

With money launderers utilising evermore sophisticated techniques, jurisdictions around the world are looking to respond with directives such as the EU's 5AMLD.

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Banking challenges for Europe in 2020

January 27, 2020

Negative interest rates, cross-border consolidation and the challenge from fintechs are the topics of discussion for the European experts participating in The Banker’s roundtable discussion. 

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Identifying the opportunity in impact investing

January 2, 2020

Impact investing is still developing but the UK's newly launched Impact Investing Institute is working to accelerate this, as its CEO Sarah Gordon tells The Banker.

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Steven Maijoor: CMU is crucial to the EU's future

January 2, 2020

Achieving the CMU is crucial for the EU to address the challenges posed by Brexit, and support developments in sustainable finance and fintech, says the chairman of the ESMA.

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Queen Máxima gives financial inclusion the royal touch

January 2, 2020

As UN secretary general special advocate for inclusive finance for development, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands speaks to The Banker about getting technology right for financial inclusion and gender disparity among the underbanked.

FCA takes Brexit opportunity to rethink rules

December 2, 2019

UK regulators see Brexit as an opportunity to review the country’s regulatory regime and shift the focus to an outcomes-based approach. 

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Saxo CEO sees strengths in partnerships

November 1, 2019

Denmark-based Saxo Bank is really more of a fintech. And it is from this long-standing perspective that CEO Kim Fournais tells Edward Russell-Walling how he foresees a bursting of the fintech bubble, and why partnerships are now paramount for all banks.

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Greek banks shore up national recovery though risks remain

November 1, 2019

In the year or so since Greece exited its last bailout programme, the country has made some important strides – but much work remains to be done. 

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