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What could a Lagarde-Scholz alliance do for Europe?

November 6, 2019

The German finance minister is talking about European deposit insurance. The president of the ECB has the political clout to press for Eurozone reform. At last, writes Brian Caplen, the Eurozone could move forward.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Am I smart enough to sell my data?

November 5, 2019

There is scope for banks to make deals with customers over the use of their data, writes Brian Caplen. But some campaigners want to ban the giving up of personal data altogether.

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How much value does your bank destroy?

October 28, 2019

The pressures on banks to overhaul their business models are growing stronger as the world economy slows down, with mid-sized banks the worst affected, writes Brian Caplen.

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Operational risk is the new frontier

October 18, 2019

Credit and market risk are increasingly standardised among banks. But good operational risk management is a chance to stand out, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Making money move South

October 18, 2019

Debt transparency is a strong theme at the 2019 annual meetings of the IMF-World Bank in Washington but the challenges are huge, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Globalisation strikes back

October 14, 2019

The IMF's new managing director, Kristalina Georgieva, is out to demonstrate that the gains from globalisation outweigh the losses, writes Brian Caplen.

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We need to talk about Dave

October 8, 2019

It’s one thing to protect your bank from a cyber attack by a foreign government, but is your security Dave-proof?

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Do banks still need fintechs?

October 1, 2019

In the future, banks' relationships with big tech will be more important than their fintech partnerships, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Is your bank frightened by the ecosystem?

September 24, 2019

Open banking is spreading around the world. Banks need to do more than just tick compliance boxes if they are going to stay relevant, writes Brian Caplen.

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How PPI profits hid a cost problem

September 17, 2019

Focusing on income and ignoring costs will always bring trouble in the end, as the PPI scandal in the UK revealed, writes Brian Caplen.

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