Quants, hidden superstars of finance

The disruptive change in the world of banking and finance over recent years can perhaps be most exemplified in the increasing use of algorithms in automating decision-making processes. Behind these complex...
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What happened in Banking: week 42

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The 5 trade finance consortia testing blockchain

Trade finance; the $10 trillion dollar buttresses which uphold the  $18 trillion trade market. Historically speaking, banks have been the ideal facilitators for international trade, providing payment channels and financing both...
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The Evolution from banking crisis to startup

Thank you for taking the time to read my opinion on global trends. Although I’m grateful for your time in reading this, I want to make clear that these are mainly...

Standard Chartered revolutionizes lending with Huawei

Standard Chartered and Huawei announced today that they will develop an Internet of Things (IoT) powered solution set to revolutionise the way corporates communicate with banks for financing and payments. Rather...
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Société Générale snaps up Treezor

Fintech startup Treezor bought by Société Générale Treezor, the French local banking-as-a-service platform which offers services such as real-time core-banking system, payment, and KYC software has just been acquired by the...
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HDFC Bank poised for fintech boost

HDFC Bank poised for fintech boost HDFC Bank announced that it plans to tap into fintech innovations created not by just one accelator, but a number of them thanks to its latest programme...

Bank Bradesco restructures relationship with FIS

Bradesco Banco pulls back from FIS “We’ve enjoyed a successful partnership with FIS for nearly a decade, and we look forward to their continued support of our card payments business,” says Cesário Nakamura, Director...

HSBC and ING Bank pull off blockchain transaction

HSBC and Reliance issued a joint statement announcing their successful completion of a transaction using blockchain. The situation? A blockchain-enabled letter of credit transaction for a trade shipment between Reliance and...

What is Corda?

A run-through of the second largest blockchain enterprise platform. As visible by the kaleidoscope of projects and usage pilots underway, public blockchains have the possibility to offer unrivalled levels of interaction, and...

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