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Hard and fast rules
Date: Apr 03, 2017   |   Author: Tanya Angerer | Research Note
With more than 70% of Southeast Asia being unbanked, fintech possesses tremendous potential to widen financial inclusion and spur economies. Advances in the industry mean more people and companies have the ability to save, borrow and transact. Yet with such a wide and sensitive remit, regulations need to keep pace with the constant innovation.
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Basel capital showdown pits US against Europe
Date: Mar 07, 2017   |   Author: Tanya Angerer | Research Note
Basel regulators are trying to finalise changes on how to calculate banks’ risky assets. But US and Europe are at loggerheads about what these should look like. After postponing a decision in January, and failing to reach a conclusion in early March, a compromise is proving to be tricky.
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Emirates NBD: New mobile services enhance customer ease and experience
Date: Mar 02, 2017   |   Author: Amandeep Ahuja | Research Note
Emirates NBD’s efforts towards digitisation have enabled customers to bank with more ease through new account propositions. From Shake n’ Save to Fitness and other new mobile based applications, the bank is putting itself at the forefront of digital services.
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How robots are changing the face of banking
Date: Feb 22, 2017   |   Author: Neeti Aggarwal | Research Note
Robotics, enabled by artificial intelligence and machine learning, is proving to be a game changer that can bring unique operational efficiencies to the financial services industry.
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The rise of APIs in retail banking
Date: Feb 21, 2017   |   Author: Richard Hartung | Research Note
Financial institutions are starting to use APIs to create important linkages between their products and services and their customers and important third party value providers. Early movers to stand to gain mindshare of both customers and the wider application developer community.
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P2P lending: Collaboration will be the key to success
Date: Feb 15, 2017   |   Author: Research | Research Note
Fintech, the latest buzzword in the peer-to-peer lending sector, has carved a niche for itself in a short span of time. As banks tighten their seat belts for the new-age disruption, they are showing strong affinity towards collaboration with the marketplace lenders to secure their customer proposition.
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New competitors are catalysts for growth in mobile payments
Date: Feb 07, 2017   |   Author: Research | Research Note
Mobile payments are expected to surge in the next few years, driven by technology and analytics. However, banks are facing tough challenges from non-bank competitors offering more attractive services.
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DBS – Preparing for a digital future
Date: Jan 27, 2017   |   Author: Research | Research Note
DBS Group’s retail and wealth business has been accelerating income generation since 2013. However, the bank continues to face an uphill struggle with some of its overseas retail markets.