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European retail banking in need of a revolution

August 5, 2020

European retail banks were facing numerous challenges before the coronavirus pandemic hit and are under even more pressure now. They will need to embrace change if they are to survive.

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Coronavirus creates ideal breeding ground for cybercrime

July 16, 2020

The rise in digital payments and widespread working from home as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic means banks must deal with a more complex cyber-threat environment. 

Top 1000 World Banks – RBS leads UK banks buttressed against Covid-19

July 1, 2020

RBS heads a UK field that benefited from decent asset quality and soundness.

Top 1000 World Banks – Akbank overcomes Turkey's travails

July 1, 2020

Akbank ranks first among Turkey’s biggest banks, standing out in a range of categories. James King reports.

Top 1000 World Banks – Kutxabank takes performance laurels among Spanish banks

July 1, 2020

The Banker’s Top 1000 shows Spanish banks have come a long way in the past decade. 

Top 1000 World Banks – Tinkoff is top performer but Russia has room to improve

July 1, 2020

Russia’s banks have improved capitalisation levels but lag behind in other key metrics.

Top 1000 World Banks – Italian banks put up a mixed showing

July 1, 2020

Italy fields some stronger performers but generally the picture is of weak assets and capitalisation.

Top 1000 World Banks – NordLB lifts gloomy German outlook

July 1, 2020

While a few lenders posted decent numbers, the picture for Germany’s banks is less rosy. 

Top 1000 World Banks – French prudence pays off for top banks

July 1, 2020

Diversification strategies and sound fundamentals have put French banks in a strong position. 

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Al Rayan Bank: Islamic finance has key role in ESG boom

June 10, 2020

More than a third of bank’s customers not from Muslim faith, says Al Rayan CEO Peter Horton.

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