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Joy Macknight

What are the lessons from SVB’s failure?

March 30, 2023

Regulators on both sides of the Atlantic have worked hard and fast to contain the fallout from SVB’s meltdown. But what actions could have been taken to avoid this disaster?

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Joy Macknight

Will AT1 bond issuance become more difficult?

March 28, 2023

Finma’s treatment of Credit Suisse’s AT1 bonds shocked the market. Will this action have a lasting effect on the European banking sector?

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

March 21, 2023

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.

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Joy Macknight

Backing women entrepreneurs

March 7, 2023

Female founders of start-ups, whether fintechs or in other industries, are growing in number, but much more needs to be done to unlock their ambition.

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Joy Macknight

Strong demand for Islamic finance products to support sustainability goals

February 28, 2023

A global survey among Islamic banks’ retail customers found that the vast majority want their bank to offer products aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals – and most are willing to pay a premium.

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Joy Macknight

Will shadow bank contagion impact traditional banks?

February 21, 2023

What effect will rising rates and a weakening macroeconomic environment have on the global shadow banking industry? And will their problems shake the stability of the traditional financial sector?

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Joy Macknight

How is Europe’s liquidity landscape changing?

February 14, 2023

In a rocky year for the European markets, liquidity has remained centred on the main indexes in 2022. But there has been a significant shift in how liquidity trades in the region, according to a report from Liquidnet.

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Are banks lost in transformation?

February 7, 2023

Digital transformation should not be driven by the need to cut costs or compliance – it is a radical rethink in products, services and processes to best serve customers and employees. EY’s recent report provides six tips for success.

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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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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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