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The rise of APIs in retail banking
Date: Feb 21, 2017   |   Author: Richard Hartung | Research Note
Financial institutions are starting to use APIs to create important linkages between their products and services and their customers and important third party value providers. Early movers to stand to gain mindshare of both customers and the wider application developer community.
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The two market models of fintech revolution
Date: Feb 01, 2017   |   Author: David Gyori | Opinion
Having recently spent time with some 40 Vietnamese bankers at a fintech workshop as part of "The Future of Finance Vietnam, 2017" by The Asian Banker, David Gyori discusses the differences that he sees between bankers from the West and East in their attitude towards fintechs.
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New regulation to drive innovation in payments
Date: Jan 30, 2017   |   Author: Shahrokh Moinian | Opinion
On 13th January 2018, the new European Directive on Payment Services “(EU) 2015/2366” comes into application. With just under a year to go, financial services providers are gearing up for change. What will be ‘PSD2’‘s immediate effect and longer-term impact on the payments market?
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Robo-advisors poised to take off
Date: Jan 24, 2017   |   Author: Richard Hartung | Research Note
Customised financial advice had, for many years, been available almost exclusively to private banking clients or to the mass affluent. However, robo-advisors are offering the same advice to many more consumers. Customers in Asia, from the man on the street to the ultra-wealthy, seem ready to embrace these new robo-advisors.
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Vietnam’s retail banking is playing a risky game
Date: Jan 12, 2017   |   Author: Research | Research Note
Economies of scale, profitability, and developing a comprehensive service proposition remain major challenges in Vietnam's growing retail banking industry. A long-term sustainable future will depend on how banks execute a right risk-reward balance.






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