Can fintech help solve the refugee crisis?

Can fintech help solve the refugee crisis?

Fintech and digital financial services are rushing in to help refugees and migrants access and transfer money, but their innovation isn’t just changing how humanitarian aid agencies operate – it’s also offering solutions for broader financial inclusion challenges.

Capital markets: How to build a social bond market

Capital markets: How to build a social bond market

As an ecosystem to support and build the social bond brand starts to emerge, could the market outstrip its green cousin? There is a good chance, given the breadth of problems and the financing needs behind them.

Narev prepares to leave Commonwealth Bank

Narev prepares to leave Commonwealth Bank

When accusations of anti-money-laundering failures became the latest hit to Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s reputation, chief executive Ian Narev announced his retirement, but first he spoke to Euromoney about the challenges of banking in a market where everyone’s a critic.

UniCredit: Mustier’s magical year

UniCredit: Mustier’s magical year

As a self-described ‘insider-outsider’, Jean Pierre Mustier’s return to UniCredit has transformed the image of Italy’s biggest bank – inside and out – over an extraordinary 12 months as CEO.

How to fix Hong Kong’s markets

How to fix Hong Kong’s markets

Everyone has a complaint about how Hong Kong’s markets are run, whether it is cornerstones, regulation, secret orders, or simply poor performance.

Fintech 2016: The fintech revolution gathers momentum

Fintech 2016: The fintech revolution gathers momentum

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

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.

Barclays' identity crisis

Barclays' identity crisis

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

The week Wall Street went into meltdown

The week Wall Street went into meltdown

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?

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.

SS Euro - sinking the unsinkable

SS Euro - sinking the unsinkable

This is the risk they won't talk about in Brussels, Bonn or Paris - that monetary union, once entered into, goes horribly wrong, scuppering the SS Euro.