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Banking Technology November 2017 issue out now

Banking Technology November 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.

Top fintech stories this week – 3 November 2017

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Catch up on Banking Technology’s top five fintech stories of the week – all in one place!

Case study: Piraeus Bank – e-branches

Piraeus Bank e-branch

Stefanos Mytilineos, deputy general manager, digital business retail banking, branch network & deposits, Piraeus Bank Group, shares the bank’s experience of bringing full digital banking experience to brick-and-mortar branches.

Avoid a bank branch nightmare this Halloween

Trick or Treat

Trick or treat! It’s Halloween and brands everywhere are using spooky season as a way to have some fun with customers. However, any ghoulish behaviour belongs firmly in the land of fun, and should not creep into everyday customer interactions

ING unveils new branch concept that “feels like home”

ING Client House

ING Belgium has opened doors to its first “client house” branch, which the bank describes as “a place where retail, business and private banking customers can walk in and enjoy a good coffee and receive personal service”.

Sibos 2017: the future of money

The Future of Money - Sibos 2017

What’s more valuable today, data or money? Today’s “The Future of Money” discussion at Sibos had “the new oil” – data – firmly in its sights.

I know what I am doing!

ATM

Recent business surveys together with published industry trends suggest that ATMs aren’t going to disappear from the landscape quite yet even as the rate of bank branch closures will not take place as rapidly as could have been expected just a short time ago. What’s happening?

Infographic: banking in Europe 2017 – EBF facts and figures

Banking-in-Europe-EBF-Infographic-2017

European Banking Federation (EBF) has published its annual update on the banking sector in Europe. According to the EBF findings, staff numbers and branches in the European banking sector continued to shrink in 2016, while Eurozone deposits and loans grew slightly.

Physical containers – reused in novel ways. Does that include nextgen branch offices?

Shipping container reimagined

With standards as simple as what we see with shipping containers, creative folks will begin considering options for almost anything that can benefit from these containers being mobile. The user experience that today we enjoy with mobile devices has changed the very heart of today’s data centre even as we see on-premise IT moving to clouds. Couldn’t a case be made that such flexibility be embraced even more aggressively in the future and couldn’t that change the very way we view banking as it continues to transform?

Interview: Matteo Cassina, Saxo Bank – is digital banking the new Big Brother?

Matteo Cassina, Saxo Bank

Amid the hustle and bustle of MoneyConf in Madrid, Banking Technology managed to grab a coffee with Matteo Cassina, global head of sales at Saxo Bank. Conversation turned from the demise of bank branches to the rise artificial intelligence (AI) and open banking.

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