Top banking stories

An external view of the Peru stock exchange in capital Lima.

Colombia, Chile and Peru bet on stock exchange merger

The proposed integrated exchange of Colombia, Chile and Peru could be a beacon for more international investors if it proves it will be liquid enough and able to attract more issuers.

Maram Al Jazireh, chair of BAFT.

Q&A: Maram Al-Jazireh of BAFT

Maram Al-Jazireh, chair of BAFT, talks to The Banker about competition, changing regulation and sustainability.

The Silicon Valley Bank logo on a smartphone screen.

SVB: Regulatory implications for UK banks

Jonathan Chertkow, part of the Hogan Lovells SVB Task Force, recounts the events of the collapse and examines the performance of UK banking regulation.

More stories

A boardroom with empty leather chairs lined up along a table.

The Banker Board – March 23, 2023

A weekly look at some of the most recent and influential people moves across the global banking industry.

Chris Skinner

The embedded, invisible, intelligent bank

When a bank disappears from sight, can it still exist as a bank? The short answer is yes, in an invisible finance world.

Text reading Fintech Fortnightly over an abstract image of a digital net.

Fintech Fortnightly – March 22, 2023

Every fortnight, The Banker showcases the most interesting insights from the world of fintech.

to read
A close-up of a keybaord, with a credit card and padlock, with an inset portrait of Jennifer Barker, CEO of treasury services at BNY Mellon.

Collaboration needed in the fight against payment fraud

In an increasingly real-time world, how can companies better fight fraud?

The First Republic Bank logo on a phone screen in the foreground, with the SVB logo in the background.

SVB fear unfolds in US banking sector

Is the ‘one off’ First Republic rescue enough to quell fears in the US banking system? 

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi

Can Egypt’s privatisation drive succeed?

The government hopes to attract strategic investors for more than 30 state firms, but may struggle to reduce army involvement in the private sector.

to read
Joy Macknight

Will UBS’s takeover of Credit Suisse forge a Swiss titan?

Sealing the merger deal of the two biggest banks in Switzerland of a weekend is an impressive feat. But the hardest part is yet to come, as the pain of integration begins.

A branch of Silicon Valley Bank with a long queue of customers looking to withdraw their deposits stretching in front of it.

SVB’s failures serve as a wake-up call

The collapse reminds us of the purpose of capital and liquidity requirements, and raises concerns about the ability of modern technology to fuel deposit flight.


The Banker’s Top 100 US Banks 2023

The past year saw a wave of consolidation in the US banking sector, with many regional players expanding their footprint through acquisitions and leaping up the ranking as a result. 

Top picks

Composite of modern financial buildings and trees in London city.

The governance of sustainability in large global banks

A report exploring the sustainability progress of 30 European and North American banks shows a need for renewed focus on strategy and risk management.

Two hands holding mobile phones pointed at one another

Brazil’s PIX payment system teaches us a valuable lesson

With great potential to promote competition, being cheap, universal and consumer-friendly is key to instant payment systems’ success – an approach the US’s anticipated FedNow should take into account.

An abstract image of a twisted digital ribbon and the text 'Roundtable Women in Fintech'.

Women in Fintech: How can fintechs stay afloat in troubled waters?

In honour of International Women’s Day on March 8, The Banker has brought together six female CEOs from the fintech world to discuss the current challenging operating environment and how they plan to expand their business in 2023.

to read
BoTY 22 logo

The Banker’s Bank of the Year Awards 2022

The Banker’s Bank of the Year Awards continue to go from strength to strength, with hundreds of entries submitted from all corners of the world. Congratulations to all of this year's winners.

to read
Top 1000 2022 image

Top 1000 World Banks 2022

It has been another turbulent year for the global economy and the banking sector. How is the health of the sector looking as we enter the next economic phase?

Latest video

Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, finance minister of Thailand, speaks with The Banker's Kimberley Long about the country’s economic plans, and collects the award for Finance Minister of the Year Asia-Pacific 2023.

Watch more videos

Latest podcast episode

This week Liz Lumley and Anita Hawser talk ‘all the bank failures’, a shotgun wedding in Switzerland, ‘Dear CEO’ letters to UK e-money providers, banks making promises to international customers and 50 years of women at the London Stock Exchange.

Listen to more podcasts


Deposit funding becoming more attractive for European banks

The loan-to-deposit ratio across the continent has decreased since the end of the global financial crisis. 

Databank 21 March 23

Join our community

The cost of financial crime compliance in the UK

Reg Rage

Still much to negotiate after Europe agrees Basel III position

The European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee has agreed its position on the remaining aspects of EU implementation of Basel III. It is an important step forward, but there are plenty of issues left to iron out before a final text is agreed. 

Reg rage - reg rage

The Banker on Twitter