Coronavirus: Digital banking is no longer optional

Digital banks have long talked about the importance of efficient online and mobile banking services at the expense of face-to-face meetings and physical branches; the coronavirus crisis means there is now little argument against this model.

Banking: Russia makes its own innovation

Recruited to set up a national payments system, the central bank’s Olga Skorobogatova has overseen initiatives to protect consumers and promote competition in Russia’s banking sector.

ABA's makeover into a Cambodian digital leader

Central Asian expertise and North American money made for a powerful mix: together they have turned ABA Bank into a digital entrepreneur and propelled it to the top tier of Cambodia’s banking industry.

South Korea: Let the app wars begin

New banking rules have blown the competition wide open in South Korea, allowing banks to piggy-back off each other’s client relationships by offering a better mobile app.

Inside Kaspi’s Kazakh banking experiment is Kazakhstan’s most exciting technology company, its most ambitious bank and perhaps its next international export, but rivals think they have figured out its secrets.