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Interchange fee hike creating waves

July 26, 2021

The contentious issue of interchange fees rages on as Visa and Mastercard get ready for their five-fold fee hike.

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The exponential rise of Russia's Mir payment system

July 20, 2021

The unparalleled success of Russia’s Mir payments system has protected it against US sanctions, making other governments take notice.

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How can challenger banks improve their profitability?

June 18, 2021

Despite their low costs, nimbleness and a digitally-native background, challenger banks are struggling to generate decent profits. 

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Which way will the US Fed jump?

June 17, 2021

The direction of US Treasury yields will depend on the way that the Fed exits from its ultra-loose monetary policy.

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Currency concerns could derail Scotland’s independence bid

May 25, 2021

As Scotland inches closer to independence, it’s worth examining the immediate fiscal and monetary hurdles the fledgling country would face. 

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The truth behind Scottish independence

May 18, 2021

Scottish voters are peering over the lip of the frying pan, blind to the fire burning below.

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When Wall Street meets crypto

May 4, 2021

Cryptocurrency is undoubtedly going to be part of the future of finance, though how big a part remains to be seen.

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Looking at the world through a crypto lens

May 4, 2021

The rise of cryptocurrencies has a deeper meaning in the context of a digital world that many critics are failing to grasp.

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Saxo Bank Group crowned best-performing Nordic bank

April 14, 2021

The Banker’s 2021 Nordic Banks ranking highlights impressive results across the region. 


The future of UK fintech

April 1, 2021

In light of the Kalifa Review, leading voices from the country’s fintech sector discuss the future of the industry.

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