Articles and opinions by Richard Hartung
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
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 point which could see them lose their customer mandate altogether.
Platforms can thrive outside China - A look at what’s next
While the growth of Alibaba and Alipay as well as Tencent and WeChat pay in China is well known, there have been questions about whether a similar model can succeed outside of China. Local players as well as those Chinese giants themselves are starting to show that a super-app may well succeed in other markets in Asia too.