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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.

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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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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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CYBG COO looks to boost SME digital offering

September 1, 2017

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks’ group chief operating officer, Debbie Crosbie, speaks to Joy Macknight about how the challenger bank is better serving its SME client base by revamping its IT infrastructure.

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Wirecard vice-president hails the power of paytech

August 1, 2017

The vice-president for financial institutions and fintech at Wirecard, Jack Harris, talks to Joy Macknight about the European payments giant’s strategy and its post-Brexit market position.

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APIs find an opening

August 1, 2017

Joy Macknight examines the reasons behind the rash of financial services firms launching – or in some cases relaunching – open application programming interface developer portals over the past two years.

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The Banker Technology Projects of the Year Awards 2017

August 1, 2017

Artificial intelligence was the hot topic in The Banker’s 2017 Technology Projects of the Year Awards, with other areas such as blockchain and mobile remaining highly contested. Each category, however, shows how innovative the financial sector has become, helped along the way by its engagement with the fintech community.

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