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A new era in banking

Until recently, success in banking was mostly about finding the right markets.
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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.
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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.
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Reaching critical mass?

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

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

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

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German banking returns to the playing field

– The challenges facing Germany’s banking sector are steep, but a new game plan presents the opportunity for a sustainable... future for the industry.
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Seeds of outperformance: How M&A can help banks thrive in the next normal

– The ‘next normal’ will pose challenges that banks can address through carefully planned M&A. A few broad strategies... offer the greatest potential.
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Financial services unchained: The ongoing rise of open financial data

– If open finance continues to accelerate, it could reshape the global financial services ecosystem, change the very idea of banking,... and increase pressure on incumbents.
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Making banks from branch networks: Why financial services are still a good idea for postal carriers and retailers

– Postal carriers and retailers with vast distribution networks could leverage them and their deep customer relationships.
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European asset management after an unprecedented year

– Asset managers weathered the shocks of 2020. Now they face five structural trends that will reshape their operating environment.
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Nordic payments: Where collaboration and competition lead to innovation

– Three industry leaders share perspectives on working across ecosystems and borders to provide world-class payments that deliver... customer, business, and societal value.
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US midcap banking: The shakeout ahead?

– Midsize US banks have held their own in recent years, but competitive pressures may bring a new wave of consolidation. Those using... M&A best practices will have an edge.
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Cloud value in cash management

– A recent webinar highlights how banks can unlock significant value and competitive advantage through cloud.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

A digital-business builder: An interview with the CEO of Allianz Direct

– What does it take to build scalable new businesses inside of an older, more established company? Bart Schlatmann is building one... now.
Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

Financial data unbound: The value of open data for individuals and institutions

– Economies that embrace data sharing for finance could see GDP gains of between 1 and 5 percent by 2030, with benefits flowing... to consumers and financial institutions.
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Model life-cycle transformation in the next decade

As SR 11-7 celebrates its first 10 years, we reflect on best practices developed over this decade and discuss how to leverage... them for a better, more efficient and more effective model risk management.

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