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The Banker's Investment Banking Awards, 2019

October 4, 2019

Those banks that have been nimble and adapted to clients’ needs have come out on top in The Banker’s Investment Banking Awards for 2019

Start-ups missing from Asia's virtual banking wave

October 1, 2019

In Asia, virtual banking is being seen as an overhaul of the bank sector – but in reality it could be more of the same from the existing players, just under a new name. 

Does Africa need Facebook's Libra?

October 1, 2019

Facebook’s Libra will, it is claimed, bring the unbanked into the financial system. However, in Africa this issue is being tackled in more innovative ways.

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. 

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