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Statistics of the Month – January

Despite existing in one of the world's financial centres, Singapore's banks have not lost their local identity: retail deposits form the bedrock...

Retail Banking Global Predictions

1. The retail banking and securities industries will be re-separated within five to 10 years. The UK has set the pace with 'ring-fencing the retail...

Stress tests alone will not reveal the true health of European banks

The issue of whether or not European banks are sufficiently well capitalised to play a constructive role in mitigating the threat of deflation across the...

Statistics of the Month – January

India cards market buoyed by growing confidence. The population of India increased from 1,029 million at the end of 2000 to 1,243 million at the end...

Apple Pay nudges US consumers towards contactless payment

Apple hits the ground running, accounting for $2 in every $3 of contactless spend, writes Donal Conaty. After three months of hype, we now know that Apple...

Adyen is on a mission to make it possible for any business to accept internet payments

Insights talks to Adyen CEO Pieter van der Does to find out how the company became one of Europe's major FinTech successes. The proliferation of...

Invoice financing attracts attention of leading UAE marketplace lender Beehive

The leading marketplace lending platform in the UAE, Beehive, has moved into the invoice discounting market, showing that peer-to-peer lending platforms...

Cybercrime on the rise as investment in cybersecurity slides

In the week that it was reported that hackers stole up to $1 billion from over 100 financial institutions in potentially the largest cybercrime to date,...

How blockchain technology could work its way into the banking world

Hidden digital currency protocols could hold the key to fundamentally changing the way critical information – including information held by banks – is...

Harvard study finds 'too big to fail' regulation has failed community banks

Newly published research from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government says that policy-makers should be concerned that community banks are suffering...

Poland's Idea Bank offers another vision of the bank branch of the future

Poland's Idea Bank has opened a 'bank branch of the future' called Idea Hub in downtown Warsaw, offering free workplaces for its customers...

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