Our researches and analysis on Transaction Banking

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Interview: "The GCC region is faring better than any other region in the dollar…

His Excellency Mubarak Rashed Al Mansoori, governor of the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates discusses the impact of de-risking, anti-money laundering measures as well as the decline in oil prices on the gulf state’s economy and…

     
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Interview: “We’re businessmen and entrepreneurs at heart”

Mashreq Bank CEO Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair talks about his focus on innovation, support of SMEs, and customer centricity; and the bank’s emphasis on growth within the Gulf Cooperation Council.

     
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Adding value to data a key challenge in a multi-channel world

Social media, coupled with data analytics, gives a more complete picture of the customer but banks face the challenge of having to make sense of masses of unstructured information.

     
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Interview: “We’re more of a customer-driven wholesale bank that acquires and…

Alex Thursby, group CEO of NBAD, highlights the importance of liquidity as he discusses the bank’s new customer-focused strategy.

     
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Interview: “Trade is the fundamental premise of Islamic Banking”

CEO Tirad Al-Mahmoud discusses his vision of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank as a top-tier transaction banking institution as the industry evolves and seeks new sources of growth.

     
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Focus on integrated solutions and regional capabilities

Increased use of electronic cash management facilities to enhance cost and operational efficiency is the dominant theme in the transaction banking industry in the Middle East and Africa

     
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Sands of Change

Even with the Middle East’s lifeblood, crude oil, stuck in prolonged doldrums, bankers remain optimistic about the future of the trade finance and supply chain business in the region

     
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Krung Thai Bank: From government to private deposits

State enterprises form one of the largest customer segments of Krung Thai Bank. But this does not confine the bank, as it enters the nongovernment retail deposit market driven by a mix of competitive pricing and products, process innovation,…