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Can Latin America plug the cybersecurity gap?

November 1, 2017

Globally, digital risks are rising, posing unprecedented threats to financial institutions. Latin America’s banks are implementing increasingly sophisticated defence mechanisms, but still there is much to be done, as Katie Llanos-Small reports.

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Monetary Authority of Singapore fintech chief seeks perfect balance

November 1, 2017

Singapore’s central bank and financial authority, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, must balance fintech disruption with a safe regulatory environment. Chief fintech officer Sopnendu Mohanty talks to Joy Macknight about walking the tightrope to innovation.

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The profits and pitfalls of raising crypto capital

November 1, 2017

Advocates of initial coin offerings see them as a quick and simple way to raise money for blockchain-based start-ups, while sceptics warn of get-rich-quick schemes and a 'Wild West' market. Joy Macknight looks at the drivers behind this new way of fundraising.

Why distributed ledgers aren’t working (yet)

October 30, 2017

Distributed ledger technology is still confusing people, largely because it is still at an early phase. Once it matures and regulators agree on standards, the benefits will become clearer – but it will take time, says Chris Skinner.

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RBC CEO Dave McKay looks to stay ahead of technology

October 2, 2017

RBC’s CEO, Dave McKay, explains to Joy Macknight how artificial intelligence and advanced data analytics will help see the Canadian bank through the fundamental changes facing the industry.

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AI and the new age of fraud detection

October 2, 2017

Next-generation artificial intelligence tools are ramping up the defence against fraudsters and allowing banks to increase efficiency, reduce headcount in compliance and provide a better customer experience. Joy Macknight reports.

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Hellenic Bank’s innovation head builds open banking marketplace

October 2, 2017

Joy Macknight asks the group head of digital banking and innovation at Hellenic Bank, Natasha Kyprianides, to outline her digital vision for the Cypriot bank and explain how the bank is responding to the move to open application programming interfaces.

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The march of Ant Financial

October 2, 2017

Chris Skinner was invited to join Alibaba’s annual Netrepeneurs conference in Hangzhou, China, for star sellers on Alibaba’s Taobao platform. He reports on Ant Financial, the Alibaba spin-off that operates mobile payments app Alipay.

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How banks are combating the cyber threat

October 2, 2017

Banks are under attack from cyber threats coming at them from all directions, but are fighting back with a range of countermeasures, writes Michael Imeson.

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Canada’s co-operative approach to fintech

October 2, 2017

Canada’s fintech ecosystem is flourishing due to the backing of banks, academic institutions and government. Together they are also taking steps to capitalise on the country’s leading position in artificial intelligence research, as Joy Macknight reports.

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