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DBS, Microsoft, StanChart CEOs see financial services thrive in 2021 with accelerated…

The chief executives of DBS Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and Microsoft discuss the impact of technological transformation and COVID-19 on the future of the financial services industry

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Lu Global’s Wong: Customer focus, customisation drive growth

Lu Global chief executive Kit Wong shares how the wealth management platform has grown by focusing on customisation and tailoring their offerings to the customers’ specific needs in different markets

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Partnerships and innovative solutions enable entrepreneurial growth

As entrepreneurs become investors, insights gained from running startups have proven valuable in identifying success factors – such as partnerships, innovative solutions and interoperability – on whether to invest.

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FIs forge pathways for financial innovation and inclusion

Financial industry leaders provide insights on how they are improving access to financial services around the world

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Banks turn to cloud-based verticals as they transition to new technologies

Banks face a multitude of challenges as they strive to transform digitally and move towards agile cloud-based solutions. To succeed, they’ll need to develop new strategies and approach their business differently.

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Swift gpi cross-border payments go instant

Consumers today demand instant services and results, prompting banks to find solutions that will address those needs. With the help of the global payments innovation (gpi), banks can now provide consumers with faster payments

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Alternative financing offers critical new funding to SMEs and startups

Better returns in the alternative finance sector and an increase in transparency attracts more non-institutional investments particularly in online platform lending

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Banks compete for customer trust and mandate

Insights from this year’s International Heads of Retail Annual Dialogue, held in Dubai in March 2019 and attended by heads of retail banking from the Middle East, Asia Pacific and West Africa, reveal that banks are close to an inflection…


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