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Case study: Hellenic Bank – building a bank through strategic partnerships

Natasha Kyprianides, Hellenic Bank

Natasha Kyprianides, group head of digital banking and innovation at Hellenic Bank, gives the lowdown on how to apply the partnership strategy in practice and achieve real results.

Case study: the technology behind P2P

Julian Cork, Landbay

The UK peer-to-peer (P2P) lending market has flourished in the last decade. Lending volumes among the major platforms are increasing rapidly, pushing the cumulative total above £7 billion for the first time, as the understanding of the investment model continues to grow.

CECL: managing implementation through collaboration

Too much debt

The accounting standard Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL), which requires banks to calculate expected credit losses and incorporate resulting provisions into its P&L statements, necessitates a flexible, adaptable technology solution that will enable closer collaboration among finance, risk and reporting functions.

Corporate banking: clear sky thinking

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Swift’s global payments innovation (gpi) has taken giant steps towards solving many of the challenges corporates have faced with cross-border payments.

Blockchain: a world of possibilities

Blockchain course

Amid the hype around distributed ledger technology and blockchain it can seem they are technologies looking for solutions. In the heavily paper-based business of trade finance, such technology looks promising and progress is being made elsewhere.

Correspondent banking: it takes two to tango

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The global correspondent banking network is under pressure in several countries as some financial institutions close relationships. While financial inclusion continues to climb the agenda of regulatory authorities and financial institutions pledge their support, the de-risking taking place in correspondent banking threatens to scupper inclusion.

Interview: Carlo Palmers, Swift – instant is the new normal

Carlo Palmer, Swift

Carlo Palmers, market infrastructures market manager, Swift, talks to Daily News at Sibos editor Heather McKenzie.

Instant payments in Europe: a recipe for success

Isabelle Olivier, Swift

There is intense interest in instant payments (IP) throughout Europe. Domestic schemes are already live in the UK, Denmark, Poland and Sweden. The success of these schemes shows what’s possible but also teaches many lessons.

Interview: Martin Grunewald, BankservAfrica – the African payments dream

Martin Grunewald, BankservAfrica

In an exclusive interview with Daily News at Sibos, Martin Grunewald, chief payments officer at BankservAfrica, discusses its vision for a modern payments system in Africa and why replication is a good thing. “If we don’t start, we won’t get to the finish line”. There is a lot of planning and talking now, but South […]

Interview: Fabian Vandenreydt, B-Hive

Fabian Vandenreydt, B-Hive

In an exclusive interview with Daily News at Sibos, Fabian Vandenreydt, executive chairman of collaborative innovation platform B-Hive, explains what it’s doing for creativity and how it will form a separate company for scale-ups.

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