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Richard Lush teaser

Why banks are engaging 'white hat' hackers

September 2, 2019

The Banker investigates how ethical 'white hat' hackers are being used inside institutions to test their cyber defences. 

Enabling real-time liquidity management

July 2, 2019

Active, real-time liquidity management is the way of the future. What still needs to be done to make it a reality? Heather McKenzie reports.

David Bannister teaser

Opening up banking through APIs

July 2, 2019

APIs provide an efficient way to enable third-party developers to build applications and services. Heather McKenzie reports.

Tinkoff teaser

Russia flies its fintech colours

January 2, 2017

The Russian government is committed to creating a strong fintech community to rival other global innovation hubs, and domestic banks are playing their role in providing start-ups with know-how and backing, writes Heather McKenzie. 

Joined-up thinking

February 4, 2008

Technology is increasingly becoming a big part of mergers and acquisitions, and having a clear view of the target operations model is paramount, says Heather McKenzie.

Lessons to learn in managing risk

December 1, 2007

As commercial banks begin to suffer the same risk problems as investment banks, risk management is becoming more important in the sector. Heather McKenzie reports on the biggest issues and the tools that can be used to manage them.

New adventures in symbiosis

September 30, 2007

Its ambitions in the mobile remittances space have led Vodafone to partner with Citi to extend the service beyond Kenya to provide international person-to-person mobile payments. By Heather McKenzie.

Infrastructure synergy

September 30, 2007

Citi’s Global Transaction Services is working closely with pan-European clearing and settlement providers, payments processors as well as payments networks.

Four pillars of support

September 2, 2007

As the world of banking changes, risk management must keep pace, and research and risk analysis are becoming increasingly important and complex. Heather McKenzie reports on Moody’s approach to risk ratings.

On the front burner

September 2, 2007

Heather McKenzie explains how some, though by no means all, financial institutions are beginning to appreciate that risk has an important part to play in strategic planning.

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