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RBS financial mess seeks digital redress
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The Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS) poor financial results have led to its CEO calling for more cost reductions and a faster digital transformation.

Input Output goes to uni for blockchain lab

Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK), a blockchain architecture and development start-up, and the UK’s University of Edinburgh, have set up a blockchain technology laboratory within the university’s School of Informatics.

Isbank partners with PPRO for cross-border payments

Turkey’s largest bank Isbank is partnering with PPRO Group for cross-border payments in more regions.

Mizuho takes another step towards blockchain adoption

Japanese financial services provider Mizuho has partnered with Cognizant to test cross-border document sharing and custom digital currency applications of blockchain – and the cost implications of using the technology.

Banking Technology Magazine
Banking Technology February 2017 issue out now
Banking Technology February 2017

The latest edition of our flagship magazine – Banking Technology – is out now, packed with news, analysis and insights, case studies, research and expert commentary.

Industry Comment
Need for human connection in digital banking
Human connection. Illustration by James R Eads

Technology may rule the world, but human connection is still king.

How to make a success out of blockchain
Philippe Ruault, BNP Paribas Securities Services

There is pressure for CEOs to decide how distributed ledger technology (DLT) fits into their business strategy. Regulators also recognise that blockchain could advance their own processes. So what is all the excitement about? Blockchain is an exciting innovation but the technology has flaws…

Mobile money: the state of play

With mobile money technology widely available, and so many citizens having access to a mobile phone, how many are actually banking in this way? What are the benefits available to them when using mobile money? And what does the future hold for this fintech innovation?

FCA: experimenting in the sandbox

2017 looks set to be the year in which a number of different jurisdictions vie to become the natural home of the financial technology sector. To help ensure that London remains fintech-friendly, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has created the “regulatory sandbox”.