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Digital ID has a vital role to play in banking

Banks must handle vast amounts of personal data to comply with regulations, and a high level of trust is needed to protect customers.

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Morocco’s banking sector holds steady

Morocco’s banks have come through the dual hit to the economy of Covid-19 and a drought.

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Morocco bounces back from 2020’s perfect storm

Planned economic reforms are boosting confidence in Morocco, despite the setbacks of the pandemic and a drought.

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What would an Amazon bank look like?

The US tech giant has integrated accessibility and convenience into every aspect of its business.

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FDI targets Mexican fintechs as consumer behaviour begins to shift

In the first quarter of 2021, foreign fintech investment created 351 jobs, compared to 27 created in traditional financial services, according to fDi Markets.

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Digitisation helps Indian banks to survive pandemic stresses

India’s banks have continued to evolve during the Covid-19 crisis, leading to hopes of a quick bounceback. 

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Ambitious US infrastructure programme offers boost for banks

There are opportunities for banks in president Joe Biden’s $1.7tn infrastructure plans, but also challenges.

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JPM and Nutmeg: a digital union made to last?

JPMorgan is acquiring online investment manager, Nutmeg, to augment its new digital bank for UK consumers, expected to launch this year.

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Investors’ expectations key in climate risk

Accounting for investors’ expectations in climate scenarios is vital to risk supervision.

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Robust Czech banks eye digital future

The Czech banking sector has survived the pandemic with relatively low non-performing loans and high liquidity. 

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Czech Republic confident of rebound despite looming inflation and election

The country's deep pockets enabled the government to react swiftly to buoy up the economy in the wake of the pandemic.

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How can challenger banks improve their profitability?

Despite their low costs, nimbleness and a digitally-native background, challenger banks are struggling to generate decent profits. 

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Which way will the US Fed jump?

The direction of US Treasury yields will depend on the way that the Fed exits from its ultra-loose monetary policy.

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Banks look beyond digitisation post-pandemic

The pandemic-induced compression of digitisation has enabled a wealth of possibilities in banking.

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Minority-owned investment banks increase share in US corporate bond markets

Minority-, women- and veteran-owned firms are playing a more prominent role in corporate bond issuance. But will it prove to be a long-term shift? 

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Are banks ready for their green stress tests?

The ECB and the Bank of England’s first green stress tests may not yield meaningful results.

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Currency concerns could derail Scotland’s independence bid

As Scotland inches closer to independence, it’s worth examining the immediate fiscal and monetary hurdles the fledgling country would face. 

What sets digital leaders apart from the rest?

Despite having clear digital transformation strategies, many banks feel that they haven’t made significant progress. Edeltraud Leibrock, managing partner and leader of Publicis Sapient’s financial services in the DACH region, looks at the main challenges to digital transformation and outlines how current laggards can join the leaders’ table. 

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Is the SPAC boom over?

A wave of special purpose acquisition company deals have helped take the US equity capital and M&A markets to new heights, but there are signs the surge is tailing off. 

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Regulators will save banks from DeFi

Regulators are riding to the rescue of traditional banks, making it far harder for cryptocurrencies and decentralised finance, or DeFi, to dethrone them 

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