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Joy Macknight

COP15 will shine a spotlight on nature-related risk

Today 10:28 am

The “other COP” is tackling biodiversity loss and will be attempting to hammer out an agreement on a new set of goals for nature over the next decade.

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Joy Macknight

What value can retail CBDCs bring to society?

November 22, 2022

Central bank digital currencies should be designed as a public infrastructure on which banks and non-banks alike can build innovative digital schemes, products and services.

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Joy Macknight

How should banks engage with the metaverse?

November 15, 2022

Setting up virtual branches may be the beginning, but there is so much more to the metaverse that banks need to explore.

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Joy Macknight

Banks plan to double digital efforts

November 8, 2022

According to recent research, increasing competition has replaced Covid-19 as the main driver for digital transformation.

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Joy Macknight

Reshaping commercial banking

November 1, 2022

HSBC’s Barry O’Byrne talks about transforming the mindset of the division from digital to digital-first through its approach to people, partners and technology.

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Joy Macknight

Gloomy outlook for financial services in 2023

October 25, 2022

Slowing economic growth and rising interest rates will lead to challenging conditions for banks, insurers and fund managers next year, according to the EIU. However, fintech may fare worse.

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Joy Macknight

Solving for CBDC interoperability in cross-border payments

October 18, 2022

With a plethora of central banks experimenting with – and some having already issued – digital currencies, there is a threat of a lack of cross-border interoperability between domestic CBDC schemes.

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Liz with ISO 20022

ISO 20022 – A love story

October 11, 2022

I will always feel a bit of affection, love even, for ISO 20022 – the humble standard, understood by but a small group of people globally, that acts as a crucial ingredient for the future of international commerce and trade. 

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Joy Macknight

A crisis in the making for charities

October 4, 2022

Rising fuel and food costs, decreasing disposable income and cuts in social programmes are creating a perfect storm for charitable organisations, says the CEO of CAF Bank.

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Joy Macknight

Addressing gender diversity one CEO at a time

September 27, 2022

Gender representation at senior executive and board level remains a challenge for the European banking industry, especially in the CEO role. On the plus side, Silicon Valley Bank UK’s Erin Platts has recently joined the exclusive club of female bank CEOs.

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