Latest articles from Joy Macknight

Mounir Mahjoubi teaser

France’s digital minister banks on the fintech ecosystem

August 1, 2018

Mounir Mahjoubi, the French secretary of state for digital affairs, spoke to Joy Macknight at the Money 20/20 Europe conference about the value created through bank-fintech partnerships and how France is fostering an attractive environment for fintechs, which is of growing importance due to Brexit.

Quantum fit teaser

Has the time come for banks to get quantum-fit?

August 1, 2018

Quantum computing promises the possibility of performing an infinite amount of computations almost instantaneously. But the technology is still in its early stages. Joy Macknight investigates how banks can cut through the hype to what is real. 

Evans Munyuki teaser

Emirates NBD’s new digital lead brings a fintech mindset

August 1, 2018

Evans Munyuki, recently appointed as group chief digital officer at Emirates NBD, talks to Joy Macknight about his plans to take the digitally mature bank to the next level of innovation. 

Olga Dergunova teaser

VTB’s digital strategy embraces co-operation

July 4, 2018

Olga Dergunova, VTB Bank’s deputy president, hails a new era of co-operation in Russia’s banking industry, not just bank-to-bank but bank-to-fintech and, importantly, bank-to-regulator. Joy Macknight reports.

Ian Kerr, Bolero teaser

Faster, cheaper, smarter: blockchain in trade finance

July 2, 2018

As the hype around blockchain technology ebbs, real-world applications are coming to life, particularly in trade finance. Joy Macknight examines market initiatives, lessons learned and the role that blockchain could play in driving the digitalisation and growth of global trade. 

Jesse Lund teaser

Using blockchain to revamp cross-border payments

July 2, 2018

Is blockchain living up to its potential in revolutionising the cross-border payments space? Joy Macknight investigates how far the technology has come.

Wim Raymaekers teaser

Swift gpi chief ticks off the milestones

July 2, 2018

Swift, together with 45 member banks, launched the global payments innovation (gpi) initiative in early 2016, to increase the speed, transparency and predictability of cross-border payments. More than 180 banks have signed up to the service, with over 60 banks now live. As of May 24, 25% of all Swift cross-border payments traffic is now being sent as gpi. Joy Macknight talks to Wim Raymaekers, Swift’s gpi programme director, about the latest developments. 

Top 1000 World Banks - National Bank of Uzbekistan is highest mover but all eyes on UniCredit

July 2, 2018

National Bank of Uzbekistan is the highest mover in The Banker's Top 1000 World Banks ranking but Italy's UniCredit is the most notable entry in the top 25 highest movers table. Joy Macknight reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Western Europe bounces back as global soundness continues to improve

July 2, 2018

As global soundness measures show improvements across the globe, western Europe's return to health is particularly notable, as Joy Macknight reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Battle of the US trading titans sees Goldman back on top

July 2, 2018

Goldman Sachs has topped the 2018 trading income table, with JPMorgan pipped into second place. Meanwhile, Brazilian banks have suffered a reversal in fortune. Joy Macknight reports.

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