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Cutting through the noise around financial technology
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Cutting through the noise around financial technology

February 2016—We estimate there are today more than 2,000 start-ups offering traditional and new financial services. Here's how banks should respond.more

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Automating the insurance industry

January 2016—A more digital world will place a premium on some skills while reducing the need for others.more

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A best-practice model for bank compliance

January 2016—Tighter compliance regulations have challenged financial institutions in a variety of ways. Yet those who adapt best may enjoy a distinct competitive advantage.more

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Taking the stress out of operational-risk stress testing

December 2015—Financial institutions are facing heightened supervisory scrutiny, but those that establish a structured and calibrated approach to operational-risk stress testing will thrive.more

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How the payments industry is being disrupted

November 2015—While we expect the payments industry to keep growing at a healthy rate, powerful disruptive forces will begin to reshape the global landscape.more

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A tale of three Asias

September 2015—China’s midsized cities are the biggest growth story in Asian banking. Rural areas in other emerging Asian markets and top-tier cities in developed ones also should grow smartly.more

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Capturing Southeast Asia’s financial-system opportunity

September 2015—The vast majority of the region’s transactions are in cash, and few people have bank accounts. That presents an opportunity, says Matthew Driver, MasterCard’s group executive, global products and solutions, Asia–Pacific.more

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Willis Group on the changing risk landscape

September 2015—Dominic Casserley, CEO of the global risk advisor and insurance broker, explains the importance of making businesses, cities, and countries better equipped to survive emerging risks such as cyberattacks.more

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Hyundai Card on the power of brand translation and the beauty of crisis

July 2015—Long after CEO Ted Chung brought the credit-card company back from a crisis, he continues to embrace the idea that constant change is the best way to keep a company ready for anything.more

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Global Insurance Insights: A detailed analysis of trends that shape the industry

July 2015—The following article is an extract from the annual white paper of the McKinsey Global Insurance Pools team. The report describes global trends in the insurance industry, leveraging the McKinsey Global Insurance Pools database.more

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What drives insurance operating costs?

July 2015—Many insurers believe certain costs are integral to their business model and can’t be changed. Yet the biggest driver of cost differences among companies is often management.more

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Citigroup on engaging the digital customer

June 2015—For Citigroup CEO Michael L. Corbat, growth will come from within: focusing on customers’ financial needs to help inform the bank’s digital offerings, as well as understanding when to invest and when to stay the course.more

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Decoding financial-technology innovation

June 2015—Start-ups are eyeing a wider revenue pool across a growing and broader range of products and services.more

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