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Bank security needs to be two-way

July 16, 2019

If you've scared your customers sufficiently about the dangers of hoax calls don't be surprised if they are not delighted to hear from the sales team, writes Brian Caplen.

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Why Europe's banks will survive the big tech threat

July 9, 2019

The inevitability of the banking industry being overwhelmed by tech companies is far from certain. At present, writes Brian Caplen, the facts suggest banks have greater staying power.

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Will Trump make China’s banks more efficient?

July 2, 2019

Chinese banks dominate The Banker's Top 1000 ranking. But could a more open Chinese market change this?

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Fear not, Facebook’s Libra is good for banks

June 25, 2019

The scare stories about how Libra will destroy banking are overdone. The project will expand the market bringing in more business for everyone, writes Brian Caplen.

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Why fintechs can't dent a bright future for Africa's banks

June 18, 2019

Banks will not suffer even as fintechs shake up African finance, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Blockchain – more problems than solutions?

June 11, 2019

A huge amount of brainpower has gone into using blockchain in finance but widespread application is still a long way off.

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Will bail-in work in a crisis?

June 4, 2019

A great deal of faith has been placed in bail-in bonds but so far there is little evidence of how they might operate in a crisis.

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Portugal's economy minster upbeat as banks cut NPLs

June 3, 2019

Portugal’s economy has recovered and the banking system is stronger, the country’s economy minister Pedro Siza Vieira tells Brian Caplen. 

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Is bad service built in?

May 28, 2019

There is no point in asking your customers about the add-ons if the basics are missing, writes Brian Caplen.

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Bad times bring back bad ideas

May 21, 2019

Printing money and running up massive government debts will not solve the current economic malaise, writes Brian Caplen.

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