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    China Housing Market Problems

    China Housing Market Problems

    At present, China is seeing a major divergence growing within its housing sector that has resulted in the emergence of a two-tier market. In the country’s smaller cities,…

    How Blockchain is Disrupting the Finance Industry

    How Blockchain is Disrupting the Finance Industry

    Of all the start-up initiatives over the last decade that can technically be classed under the FinTech (financial technology) umbrella, the one that has received the most attention—and…

    Banking

    Banking Failures: Why These Are Happening, and How They Will Carry on Without the Necessary Investment in Testing and Infrastructure

    Banking Failures: Why These Are Happening, and How They Will Carry on Without the Necessary Investment in Testing and Infrastructure

    In April 2016, SWIFT became the latest financial institution to be at the centre of…

    Traditional banks and the battle to on-board

    Traditional banks and the battle to on-board

    Traditional banks’ dominant position in the value chain is under threat. They are involved in…

    Is the Banking Industry Suffering from a Talent Crisis?

    Is the Banking Industry Suffering from a Talent Crisis?

    According to aggregated data from Chicago Booth, Wharton, Harvard, London Business School and INSEAD, the…

    The Impact of Bitcoin on Central Banks

    The Impact of Bitcoin on Central Banks

    Over the past few years, bitcoin has been gaining significant importance throughout the world. Indeed,…

    Technology

    Financial services: under attack from cyber criminals

    Financial services: under attack from cyber criminals

    Financial services organisations remain a firm favourite for cyber criminals. Industry reports suggest that hackers target financial service firms 300% more often than any other sector – and…

    The Dark Side of APIs in FinTech: Why Duplicates Slow Down Innovation

    The Dark Side of APIs in FinTech: Why Duplicates Slow Down Innovation

    The growth of API usage in IT has been deservedly incredible, and I believe APIs are especially capable of providing value and utility in the FinTech sector. From…

    Searching for ROI: Bank Technology Investing in a Zero Rate World

    Searching for ROI: Bank Technology Investing in a Zero Rate World

    When it comes to new technologies, banks find themselves in a challenging position, pressured by low interest rates and a difficult lending environment, but needing to invest to…

    The Inextricable Connection Between Email and Banking Security

    The Inextricable Connection Between Email and Banking Security

    Following the massive JPMorgan Chase security breach last summer, banks around the world have come under increased pressure to improve their protection of user data. Many banks have…

    Brokerage

    The Divergence in Social Media Stocks

    The Divergence in Social Media Stocks

    The current health of two of social media’s biggest players, Facebook and Twitter, could hardly be more polarised. The share price…

    How Does a Company Prove It Is Really Climate Compliant?

    How Does a Company Prove It Is Really Climate Compliant?

    At the COP21 United Nations Climate Change Conference on December 12, 2015, the Paris Agreement was adopted. This agreement implemented relatively…