Transaction banking across the decades

Transaction banking across the decades

October 14, 2019

Trade finance and cash management may have come under the spotlight in the last 10 years since the financial crash, but these are businesses that Euromoney has covered since launch, especially focusing on how technology has the potential to transform the sector.

VTB bets big on digital

VTB bets big on digital

October 11, 2019
By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

VTB has long lagged state-owned rival Sberbank in terms of profitability, but with sanctions limiting access to capital the pressure is on to close the gap – chairman Andrey Kostin explains why digital transformation and aggressive retail growth hold the key to success for Russia’s second-largest lender.

Transaction banking has a moment to shine

Transaction banking has a moment to shine

October 11, 2019
By KANIKA SAIGAL

One of the most innovative areas of finance, attracting talent and investment in equal measure, transaction banking is also a reliable profit-maker for banks in an ever-changing regulatory environment – but there is competition from big tech, while gaining market share is tough in a fragmented industry.

Transaction banking's trailblazers

Transaction banking's trailblazers

October 11, 2019
By KANIKA SAIGAL

Driven by changes in technology and many new entrants to the business, transaction banking is no longer a boring, old, but stable revenue earner, chugging along in the background.

Transaction banking trailblazer: Umar Farooq, JPMorgan

Transaction banking trailblazer: Umar Farooq, JPMorgan

October 11, 2019
By KANIKA SAIGAL

The head of channels, analytics and innovation for treasury services and head of blockchain initiatives for corporate and investment banking at JPMorgan says: 'The boundaries between technological innovation and product development are blurring.'

Conservation finance: Costa Rica costs its success

Conservation finance: Costa Rica costs its success

October 10, 2019
By ROB DWYER

The Latin American nation has gone all-out to rebuild its natural environment over the last three decades, with great results – now it needs the rest of the world to pay attention.

Conservation finance: Seychelles' troubled waters

Conservation finance: Seychelles' troubled waters

October 10, 2019
By KANIKA SAIGAL

The Seychelles was the first country to issue a debt-for-nature swap to protect its marine environment; it was also the first to issue a blue bond, raising capital to finance sustainable marine and ocean-related projects.

Chile conservation: Project finance for permanence

Chile conservation: Project finance for permanence

October 10, 2019
By HELEN AVERY

Using a model of up-front financing for large one-off projects, project finance for permanence may be the mechanism that can help reach the goal of 50% of the planet’s natural areas being protected in perpetuity.

fROM THE ARCHIVE

Strobl lights up Raiffeisen’s recovery

Strobl lights up Raiffeisen’s recovery

March 05, 2018
By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

Three years ago, Raiffeisen Bank International was on the casualty list – today it is again one of the best-performing banks in Europe.

Fintech: Up bit creek

Fintech: Up bit creek

February 05, 2018
By CHRIS WRIGHT

A bitcoin conference on a Thai beach, part of a cryptocurrency cruise, is quite a thing.

The Euromoney 25

The Euromoney 25

December 20, 2017

Euromoney assesses the performance of 25 banks from around the world in a new series of progress reports

ESG: the stewardship revolution

ESG: the stewardship revolution

November 30, 2017
By HELEN AVERY

The 2017 US proxy voting season was historic: the world’s two largest asset managers backed shareholder resolutions on climate-risk disclosure.

Can finance save the world’s vulnerable nations?

Can finance save the world’s vulnerable nations?

September 15, 2017
By CHRIS WRIGHT

There are so many challenges related to climate change, so many disparate actors required for their remedy and so much money required to do it, that it is tempting to see the whole situation as unfixable.

Making sense of Belt and Road – What it means for banks

Making sense of Belt and Road – What it means for banks

September 26, 2017
By CHRIS WRIGHT

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is so vast and ambitious it can be difficult to understand how it will all work in practice – what makes a BRI undertaking, how will they be funded, will they be trophy projects or on commercial terms, how are they originated? – so Euromoney spoke to 16 institutions all looking at BRI from their own different perspectives.

Barclays: Can Jes do it?

Barclays: Can Jes do it?

June 02, 2016
By MARK BAKER

Six months ago, Jes Staley took on a job that many of his peers said they did not envy.

Fintech 2016: The fintech revolution gathers momentum

Fintech 2016: The fintech revolution gathers momentum

May 05, 2016
By PETER LEE

After a record year for fund raising, large fintech companies are now emerging in marketplace lending and payments, with many more newcomers deploying venture capital money raised in $25 million to $50 million chunks to transform capital markets and traditional banking mainstays such as mortgage lending.

BNP Paribas breaks cover as Europe’s best bet

BNP Paribas breaks cover as Europe’s best bet

March 02, 2016
By MARK BAKER

BNPP’s latest strategic update for its corporate and institutional bank might have fallen short of the expectations of a market now used to the wild lurches of rival European firms, but to dismiss this as mere tinkering would be a mistake.

Banking: Portugal’s bail-in bombshell

Banking: Portugal’s bail-in bombshell

January 20, 2016
By LOUISE BOWMAN

Portugal’s central bank had very few options when it decided to bail-in senior bondholders of Novo Banco at the end of last year.

Barclays' identity crisis

Barclays' identity crisis

June 04, 2015
By PETER LEE

One year on from its big restructuring announcement, Barclays is still struggling to convince that it has found the right model.

Revealed: The truth about Barclays and the Abu Dhabi investment

Revealed: The truth about Barclays and the Abu Dhabi investment

May 30, 2013
By CLIVE HORWOOD and ERIC ELLIS

Amanda Staveley earned an astonishing £30 million fee for her role in helping to secure Abu Dhabi’s £3.5 billion investment in Barclays in 2008, a deal on which Sheikh Mansour made a profit of more than £3 billion.

The week Wall Street went into meltdown

The week Wall Street went into meltdown

September 24, 2007
By PETER LEE

In the week of August 13 participants in the financial markets – credit traders, equity investors, heads of repo desks, hedge fund managers, risk controllers, originators and capital markets bankers, credit strategists, treasurers, chief financial officers – began to lose faith in the financial system itself.

Have Wall Street banks gone subprime at the wrong time?

Have Wall Street banks gone subprime at the wrong time?

November 27, 2006
By ALEX CHAMBERS

Wall Street is praying that the US economy will land softly now that the Federal Reserve has pricked the housing market bubble, because it will be bad news for mortgage origination if house prices stall for long or, even worse, fall.