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Global fintech funding hits record $22.8bn in first quarter

May 20, 2021

Europe saw the largest quarter-on-quarter spike in fintech funding, with growth of more than 180%.

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Open banking uptake ‘set to surge’

March 3, 2021

Almost half of 300 global banking executives who responded to a recent survey plan to transform business models into digital ecosystems.


Where are the opportunities for banks in 2021?

January 1, 2021

Experts discuss Covid-19's impact on the banking industry and the outlook for this year.

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The Banker's Top 200 Latam Banks 2020

November 2, 2020

Top 200 Latin American banks ranking shows little movement at the top, but the region will struggle more than most post-pandemic. 

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The Banker's Top 100 Central American Banks 2020

November 2, 2020

The Banker's Top 100 Central American Banks ranking once again sees Panama take the title of being home to region’s top lenders.

Colombia rides a tide of foreign investment

February 28, 2020

An expanding economy and state-sponsored reforms add up to a booming investment climate for Colombia. 

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Banking challenges for Europe in 2020

January 27, 2020

Negative interest rates, cross-border consolidation and the challenge from fintechs are the topics of discussion for the European experts participating in The Banker’s roundtable discussion. 

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Top 200 Latin American Banks ranking: Brazil's big five lead again

October 1, 2019

Brazil proves its regional preeminence as its five largest lenders retain the top slots in The Banker’s Latin American ranking, despite experiencing a drop in Tier 1 capital. 

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