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The ethical hacker defence

September 2, 2019

As cyber crime proliferates and becomes ever more sophisticated, banks are increasingly turning to the – arguably essential – services of ethical hackers to test just how secure bank data is.

PSD2: state of play

September 2, 2019

The deadline for the second iteration of the Payment Services Directive, PSD2, falls in September – but it is likely more time will be needed for banks to comply.

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Transaction Banking Awards 2019

September 2, 2019

The banks that triumphed in The Banker’s Transaction Banking Awards 2019 were the ones that helped their clients to cut through the noise and provided the best quality of service for a modern business environment. 

Can Africa's capital markets help sustain growth?

August 1, 2019

Climate change and natural disasters wield disproportionate influence in Africa’s economic growth story.

Pacific Islands need a financial makeover

August 1, 2019

The Pacific Islands are trying to establish themselves as economic centres beyond dependence on tourism, but from their perspective the international community has been slow to help. 

Mixed signals stymie China's fintech charge

July 2, 2019

China's fintech expansion has made global headlines – but progress is not consistent across the country. 

Will Facebook's Libra be a friend to the unbanked and regulators?

July 2, 2019

Facebook's new cryptocurrency, Libra, should give financial access to the social platform's users, even those without a bank account. But this financial freedom is not without risk. 

A new age begins for Islamic finance

June 3, 2019

Ethical considerations will be the hallmark of the next stage of sharia-compliant finance.

Vulnerable countries need understanding from banks

June 3, 2019

The countries most at risk from climate change will struggle without greater leniency from their lenders. 

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Islamic Bank of the Year Awards 2019

June 3, 2019

The Banker’s 2019 Islamic Bank of the Year Awards offers a snapshot of an industry brimming with confidence and one that is defining its own story. 

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