How the banking union fell into an Italian abyss

How the banking union fell into an Italian abyss

By DOMINIC O’NEILL

Despite the latest attempts to stymie them, Eurosceptic populists remain the most powerful political force in Italy – largely thanks to anger at a banking crisis, often fanned by the ECB.

Energy market might beat banking onto blockchain

Energy market might beat banking onto blockchain

By PETER LEE

Banks are proving so slow to collaborate on blockchain protocols that could reduce costs in financial markets that it almost looks as if they wish to profit from persistent inefficiency.

Alipay offers some lessons on open banking

Alipay offers some lessons on open banking

By PETER LEE

China is going cashless and cardless fast, with hundreds of millions of wealthy consumers leaping ahead to mobile wallets and providing some valuable insights for the possible future of open banking in Europe.