Latest articles from Joy Macknight

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Lloyds enterprise transformation chief eyes up the bank of the future

March 1, 2019

The enterprise transformation director at Lloyds Banking Group explains to Joy Macknight how building a diverse and flexible IT architecture will serve the UK bank well in the future. 

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How to choose the right cloud provider

March 1, 2019

After initial trepidation, banks are now stampeding into the cloud. But what differentiates the large cloud providers? Joy Macknight talks to five global players to find out. 

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Commerzbank: on the road to digital transformation

February 1, 2019

Experimenting with emerging technologies and engaging with fintechs is how Commerzbank’s R&D unit aims to help deliver on the bank’s vision of becoming a digital enterprise, Michael Spitz, CEO of Main Incubator, tells Joy Macknight. 

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Top 500 Banking Brands 2019

January 22, 2019

Chinese banks, spearheaded by ICBC, continue to expand their brand power, steadily pushing the US and European banks out of the top spots. 

Top Canadian banks report strong results

January 2, 2019
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The Canadian banking sector experienced another good year, as worries over a housing market bubble subside. Joy Macknight reports.

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Barclays’ innovation team rises to the fintech challenge

January 2, 2019

Kirsty Rutter, chief innovation officer at Barclays UK, describes to Joy Macknight how the bank is using its fintech platform, Rise, to find the right start-ups with which to partner to deliver value to its business lines. 

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Is cash still relevant?

January 2, 2019

The case for cash is being eroded by innovations in payments and wholly digital business models, yet physical banknotes and coins persist. Is there a future for physical monetary exchange? Joy Macknight investigates.

Mixed profitability results for Vietnam’s biggest lenders

December 18, 2018
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Vietnam’s banks have progressively built up their balance sheets, but profitability remains a challenge. Joy Macknight reports. 

Global cash management’s revenues continue to grow

December 11, 2018

While trade finance revenues marginally improved in the first half of 2018, cash management’s strong performance has driven an uptick in global transaction banking returns. Joy Macknight reports.

Mixed results for Africa’s largest banking sectors

December 3, 2018

South Africa is the profit powerhouse among the Africa’s major banking sectors, with Nigeria close on its heels. However, both Kenya and Egypt saw profits fall in 2017. 

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