Ghana’s sustainable bonds will help government finances more than environment


Ghana’s forthcoming sale of $1 billion in sustainable bonds is likely to succeed – but may deliver less in terms of ESG impact than lenders hope. The sale, planned for July, is billed as Africa’s first sale of “socia...

Bank of England publishes Discussion Paper on New Forms of Digital Money


Since April 2020, when the Chinese central bank announced the introduction of the digital yuan, there has been much debate surrounding the concept of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC). In the United Kingdom, there...

How GoodDollar is using UBI to create a Parallel Economy


The idea of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) is far from new. It is now over five hundred years since Sir Thomas More quipped in Utopia (1516) that ‘no penalty on earth will stop people from stealing, if it is their only...

The Capital Markets solution, that represents Fintech Rockstars


Despite their heavy investment in technology recently, big investment banks still lag behind Big Tech when it comes to innovation. They are often locked into old systems with overpriced and outdated software providers....

Brexit fallout: Dublin ‘winning’… but are we all losing?


As day turned into night on 23 June 2016, Dublin’s politicos headed to McGrattans pub to watch the results of the UK’s referendum on European Union membership broadcast across the Irish Sea. The gathering, held at th...

How are digital challenger banks enticing retail consumers?


Perhaps the single biggest obstacle to success for any digital challenger bank is the need to disrupt the well-established financial behaviour of their potential clients. Arguably, consumers are instinctively inclined t...

Deutsche Bank signs global partnership with payments technology provider Silverflow


New partnership includes card acquiring & BIN-sponsorship for cloud-based card acceptance solutionsInitial solutions available for corporate banking clients in Germany and payment service providers (PSPs) across Eur...

Islamic finance needs to do more to stand out from the crowd


Islamic finance needs to show greater ambition and become more distinctive if it is to realise its potential for global growth. Selling products that may be packaged differently from those available through conventio...

How can Traditional Banks improve Operational Efficiency?


Banks across the world are fighting to strengthen their positions. Digital transformation during Covid-19 has been essential. Banks all over the world have mastered some sort of digital sophistication over the last 12 m...

As fintech gets hot, is central banking becoming cool?


‘Move fast and break things’ was famously Facebook’s mantra in its early years. Such an edgy outlook, championed personally by founder Mark Zuckerberg, sat well with the disruptive digital world – and continues to do so...

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