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A new era in banking

Until recently, success in banking was mostly about finding the right markets.

The state of the global banking-intermediation engine in 2017

The global banking industry intermediated nearly $250 trillion in 2017, generating $4.8 trillion in revenues.

Getting hitched

Not too long ago, fintech companies were a threat. Now banks are joining forces with start-ups to jump-start innovation, especially... in payments.

Reaching critical mass?

Digital disruption has now penetrated the key retail-banking segments.

Scramble at the top

Shifts in the industry’s league table are the result of investors’ changing views.

It’s a multipolar world

Banking is a big part of some economies; others, not so much. Both kinds of markets have something to interest bankers.

Dissecting the benefits of scale

Cost efficiency improves with size, especially in digitized markets, but size does not determine fate.



Global Insurance Pools statistics and trends: An overview of life, P&C, and health insurance

– The ninth edition of McKinsey’s Global Insurance Pools database offers a detailed look at the insurance industry by region... and line of business.

Beyond digital transformations: Modernizing core technology for the AI bank of the future

– For artificial intelligence to deliver value across the organization, banks need core technology that is scalable, resilient,... and adaptable. Building that requires changes in six key areas.

CXO perspectives: A conversation on the future of bancassurance

– The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating a number of industry changes that were already in full swing. Industry leaders show how... banks and insurers can adapt to the digital shift.

Disrupting the disruptors: Business building for banks

– Although banks face intense pressure from new entrants in financial services, they have an edge in resources they can use to rapidly... launch their own digital businesses.

CEO Interview: CDPQ invests in climate action

– Charles Emond oversees more than $291 billion in investments around the world. He wants to see real action on climate change.

How insurers can act on the opportunity of digital ecosystems

– Professor Markus Warg, an ecosystem and platform enthusiast, discusses the role that big tech will play in insurance and the importance... of setting the rules of the game within ecosystems.

African banking in the new reality

– Swift action and a focus on three imperatives could strengthen African banks and support recovery.

AI-powered decision making for the bank of the future

– Banks are already strengthening customer relationships and lowering costs by using artificial intelligence to guide customer engagement.... Success requires that capability stacks include the right decisioning elements.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Democratizing Indonesia’s housing market: An interview with Pahala Mansury

– BTN’s former president director explains how the Indonesian bank is making housing affordable for all during the COVID-19... pandemic.

How ‘trading as a service’ unlocks opportunities for banks

– Scale is crucial for capital markets sell-side firms in flow businesses. Trading as a service can make scale benefits more widely... available, with opportunities for large banks and other market players.

The productivity imperative for US life and annuities carriers

– Productivity is a vital element of economic value creation. Research reveals what makes top performers different.
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