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Sweden’s digital revolution driving financial services investment

April 16, 2021

The Nordic country’s efforts to become a cashless society has encouraged foreign investment.

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The numbers behind global AML trends

April 14, 2021

More jurisdictions around the world are levying punishing fines for money laundering breaches, but criminals are always innovating to avoid controls.

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Loan losses at UK banks forecast to fall 40% in 2021

April 8, 2021

S&P Global has yet to see sustained deterioration in UK bank asset quality as country slowly emerges from pandemic.

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Moody's upgrades banking outlooks for six European countries

March 26, 2021

Outlooks changed to stable for Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain, on the expectation that profitability will recover.

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Financial services FDI to South Africa surges despite pandemic

March 22, 2021

Total financial services capital investment into South Africa rose 41% last year, while Nigeria saw a 57% drop.

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Digital boom driving ‘high-end gig economy jobs’ shift

March 10, 2021

Digital transition creating surge in well-paid short-term project roles in financial services sector.

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Singaporean sweeteners help financial services investment hold up

February 19, 2021

Government initiatives helped lure foreign banking and fintech investment last year despite Covid-19 crisis.

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Kenya’s banks set for another bumpy year

February 15, 2021

Large government debt and vulnerability to external shocks could derail the banking sector’s recovery in 2021.


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India plans ‘bad bank’ to tidy up struggling banking sector

February 10, 2021

The country’s banks entered the pandemic in poor shape, and the central bank has warned the NPL ratio could exceed 13% this year.

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Big data’s impact on financial services at a crossroads

February 8, 2021

Push by regulators to force leading tech firms to share data could provide a huge opportunity for other players.

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