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Master of the Cards: How Legacy Brand Mastercard has Led the Finance Category to Success

August 5, 2019 • EMERGING TRENDS, Digital Transformation, Banking InnovationComments (0)

By Morgan Holt Mastercard remains one of the most successful brands in the world and it shows no sign of slowing down. Mastercard continues to provide its customers with new opportunities and ambitions to live better. This article discusses Mastercard’s innovative initiatives that incorporate advanced technologies into financial services in today’s

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Turning Vicious Cycle to Virtues of Islamic Banking

May 27, 2019 • FINANCE & BANKING, Banking Innovation, Responsible FinanceComments (0)

By Vita Arumsari and Yunice Karina Tumewang For a country like Indonesia that has the largest Muslim population in the world, Islamic banking is moving in slow progress – with only less than 6% contribution on the country’s total national banking

The Philippines Emerges as New Bitcoin Hub

May 8, 2019 • Asia - Pacific, Banking Innovation, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

Major Philippines bank Union Bank launches cash-crypto ATM https://t.co/cH35aYPKlh — Cointelegraph (@Cointelegraph) 11 February 2019 Bitcoin has been welcomed as a completely new concept in financial transactions as well as investment and trading, but it

MARKETPLACE LENDING: Retrospect and Prospect – Interview with Renaud Laplanche, Founder of LendingClub and CEO of Upgrade

February 14, 2019 • FINANCE & BANKING, Banking InnovationComments (1)

By Karel Cool and Olivier Daviron French-born Renaud Laplanche founded LendingClub, the marketplace lender that connects borrowers and investors through its online platform, in 2007. The idea had its origins in his early days at a previous venture,

The Marketing Mistakes Fintechs Make And How To Avoid Them

December 2, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, Digital Transformation, Banking InnovationComments (0)

By Mike Teasdale Many fintechs think their products speak for themselves – It’s simply not true. This article discusses the rise of fintechs in the UK and five classic mistakes they make regarding marketing – and some advice on how to rectify them as

How the City of London Shaped Modern Finance

November 6, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Banking InnovationComments (0)

The City of London occupies a divisive role in our collective aspirations and viewpoints. For some, it is the global epicenter of dynamism, influence, and power, while for others it serves as a reminder of all that is wrong with post-2008 finance, with the

Making Financial Advice Affordable to the Masses in the Age of Digitalisation

July 24, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Digital Transformation, Editor’s Choice, Banking Innovation, Personal FinanceComments (0)

By Tim France-Massey Many people in the UK struggle to navigate their way through uncertainty in the current financial climate and achieve their financial planning goals. However new regulations have resulted in a market influx of fintech companies and

Insurtechs: Threat or Opportunity for Insurance Incumbents?

May 31, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, Digital Transformation, Banking InnovationComments (1)

By Karel Cool, Christophe Angoulvant and Brian Rogers The article gives data on global investment in InsurTech ventures and discusses the most common strategies and business models these companies have pursued: technology-upgrade, customer-disintermediation,

When Technology Meets Finance: An Interview with CFO, Rabobank Asia Niels Boudeling

April 2, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Banking Innovation, Power Influencers from Business and Academia, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

Finance leaders are aware of the tremendous impact of technological advancements and of the need to improve their business strategies to keep their competitive advantage. In our conversation with Niels Boudeling, CFO at Rabobank Asia, we explored the changing

Cryptocurrency: Advancing Kazakhstan’s Economy and Investment?

March 28, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Asia - Pacific, Banking Innovation, Global Capital MarketsComments (0)

By Samantha Brletich Aimed at developing markets, cryptocurrency, and attracting investment, Kazakhstan created the Astana International Financial Center (AIFC). Such move, however, is not a panacea for Kazakhstan’s feeble investment climate as it has to