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Off the record

April 2020

“Given what’s going on, it may come in handy”

A development bank’s observation after Euromoney tries to call but gets a crossed line, with a disembodied voice saying: ‘Do you want to contact the spirits of the dead? If you want to contact the departed, I am here!’    

“We’re using Skype for Business. I was talking to a CFO and I was in IP hell, where you hear every third word and it sounds like you have marbles in your mouth. I had to get my son off the Xbox”

Financial professionals are finding that getting work and home life to coexist can be a struggle

“I went to a fintech forum in Paris a couple of months ago. The time difference between Moscow and Paris is only two hours, but in terms of digitalization it feels more like five years”

A Russian banker is unimpressed by digital banking development in western Europe

“This shows the shortcomings of the American governance model combining the roles of bank chairman and chief executive.