Digital banking: Special focus

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Euromoney explores how big data, analytics and technology are shaking up global finance, featuring interviews with leading industry players. Could the traditional banking industry be disintermediated by more efficient and cost-effective service and product providers in the digital technology space?

Data and investment banking


Digital cloud
 

Clouded thinking

Big data, analytics and technology have the potential to transform the global investment banking industry into a leaner, meaner and better-equipped money making machine. Some investment banks have recognised the opportunity. Few, if any, have worked out how to make it happen.

 

Tech elite size up investment banking opportunity

Vincent Kilcoyne, UK & Ireland capital markets industry lead at SAS, one of the largest business analytics software providers, smells an opportunity. "This challenge is probably one of the biggest they have ever had."

Institutions lag hedge funds in big data use

The demise in 2012 of Derwent Absolute Return, the only hedge fund purely using a Twitter feed to inform its investment decisions, may have come as little surprise to many in the market.


BBVA digital bank CEO profile


BBVA’s González – The digital banker

BBVA has embarked on a bold transformational strategy to become the world’s first digital global bank, and reinvent itself as a knowledge-based information company, fit – it hopes – for the modern era and beyond. Could the Spanish bank be providing a blueprint for the future of banking? CEO Francisco González certainly believes so.

 

Social media

 

Credit scoring goes social

Those in need of credit are turning to emerging online platforms rather than their traditional banks. It’s faster, easier and more transparent. And emerging market business is leading the way.

 

How to disrupt an industry

   

Lessons from the digital disrupters

The world’s biggest banks have been slow to embrace the digital era. What can financial services CEOs learn from new, tech-based companies that have successfully disrupted other industries? What needs to change?



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