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Joy Macknight

Building brand value: what makes a strong banking brand?

January 31, 2023

Ahead of tomorrow’s release of our Top 500 Banking Brands 2023 ranking, several marketing experts at banks share their views on the fundamental building blocks of brand value.

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The Banker Shorts, Week ending 27 January

The Banker Shorts: Week ending January 27, 2023

January 30, 2023

Your quick guide to the week ending January 27, 2023 on

Jeremy Warren, Mik Breiterman-Loader, Russell Ashcraft, JP Gallipoli, Nora Rodriguez Ponce and Anjuli Pandit

HSBC supports Uruguay’s green ambitions

January 27, 2023

The sustainability-linked bond provides a way for Uruguay to highlight its commitment to the Paris Agreement by introducing financial consequences for missing its sustainability targets.

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Digital trajectory in Nigeria, then the world for Paga

January 27, 2023

Tayo Oviosu, founder of payments provider Paga, on the further development of digital financial services in Nigeria, the challenges and opportunities in Ethiopia, and the impact of the global economic slowdown on funding opportunities for African fintech companies.

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Tokenisation: bringing the Jetsons and the Flintstones together

January 26, 2023

CEO of Securrency, Nadine Chakar, one of the most high-profile and powerful women in the global custody business, explains why she left a 30-odd-year career in banking to join a fintech. Anita Hawser interviews.

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Estonia’s latest eurobond issuance attracts newcomers

January 26, 2023

While market conditions were fragile in 2022, the republic found a good window in October to launch its second sovereign bond in two years.  

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Fintech innovation for efficiency gains

January 25, 2023

Broadridge’s president talks to The Banker about its focus on driving efficiencies in capital markets, asset and wealth management, governance and compliance.

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Joy Macknight

How can fintechs better engage with global brands?

January 24, 2023

The David versus Goliath size disparity between fintech start-ups and global financial services companies has been a source of frustration on both sides. What can be done to improve partnership talks?

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Banks’ growing use of SRT as a balance sheet strategy

January 23, 2023

Significant risk transfer offers banks capital relief and protection against non-payment exposure on a range of assets, while reducing capital allocation requirements for efficient, profitable portfolio risk management.

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Money matters with climate change

January 20, 2023

The climate awareness campaign Make My Money Matter has written to the senior leadership of HSBC, Barclays, Santander, NatWest and Lloyds Banking Group to ask them to stop financing the expansion of fossil fuel reserves as part of the transition to achieving net zero.

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