Our researches and analysis on Transaction Banking

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Continuous focus on technology investment, operational excellence and customer…

With the entry of financial technology disruptors, banks in Asia Pacific are putting greater focus on technology and operational excellence to enhance customer service and the overall transaction banking experience.

     
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What banks must do to prevent money laundering

Preventing money laundering is no easy feat, not with both the criminal environment, and product and service risks posing as main hindrances. Frankly, it is up to banks and regulators, such as the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis…

     
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Capital and liquidity improved in the Middle East

Although Middle Eastern banks experienced a contraction in profitability, their overall capitalisation and liquidity improved with the gradual adoption of Basel III regulations. In Africa, asset quality and capitalisation are the key concerns.

     
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Stronger balance sheets, weaker profits

Despite the strength of their balance sheets, Asia Pacific banks continue to face massive challenges in growing profits, a conundrum created by modern capital rules.

     
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An unrelenting lack of normality

The annual Asian Banker 500 largest banks ranking does not only measure and track the numerical changes in asset size but also the fundamental transformation of these institutions as they confront an unprecedented level of disruption on…

     
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Technological innovation is a double-edged sword in cybersecurity

Financial institutions, from incumbent banks to alternative financial players, have been experimenting and investing in innovative solutions to address the persistent cyber-threats and attacks from malicious parties.

     
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Banks must stop living in the past

Disruption and disintermediation from new market players are forcing banks to realise the urgency of rethinking futuristic strategic models and redesigning processes towards frictionless customer journey.

     
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Bitcoin exceeds expectations but risk spikes

Bitcoin took the finance services community by storm when it reached its highest price. However, as regulators set up rules on digital currencies, its status as a safe haven currency is now being questioned.