Insights on Financial Services

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A 2021 risk agenda for boards of directors at US banks

– The risks facing banks are likely to intensify in three key areas in 2021. Boards of directors can help their institutions get ready to manage the changing risk environment.
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Product innovation: The new imperative for insurers in Asia

– Incumbent insurers in Asia find product innovation challenging. Developing products to respond to customer needs, not risks or competitor actions, will be crucial.
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Scale matters … to an extent: Playing the scale game in insurance

– Large insurers can turn their scale into a strong competitive advantage—if they recognize that fully harnessing the benefits of scale requires managing complexity.
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McKinsey on Payments 31

Covering trends and opportunities in the world of payments.
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Will Asian insurers make the right choices for health insurance?

– Private health insurance is a significant growth opportunity for insurers in Asia. To compete, insurers will need to reimagine their value propositions and rethink their operating models.
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Running up on runoff: Strategic options for life closed books

– Runoff policies often present profitability challenges for European life insurers. Those looking to create value from their closed books can learn from recent market shifts.
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McKinsey’s Global Banking Annual Review

– Updated annually, our Global Banking Annual Review offers the best of our research and insights into the global banking industry. Explore the findings from our most recent report and scroll for past years’ reports.
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COVID-19: Making the case for robust digital financial infrastructure

– The pandemic has been a tough, real-life stress test for government disbursement schemes, highlighting opportunities but also gaps and vulnerabilities.
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Joining the next generation of digital banks in Asia

– As the region’s regulators increase license allocations and set standards for the next wave of digital banks, there are opportunities for both incumbents and new entrants to enter the arena.

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McKinsey on Payments 31

Covering trends and opportunities in the world of payments.
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Digital disruption in insurance: Cutting through the noise

Digital insurance in 2018: Driving real impact with digital and analytics. Highlights from articles this year show the progress... that has been made in reinventing the insurance landscape—and suggest more disruption to come.

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Building and scaling one of the world’s fastest-growing mobile banks

– Setting a bold vision, adapting the business to respond to market feedback, and putting customer satisfaction first has enabled... digital-banking start-up N26 to grow rapidly into a global bank valued at $3.5 billion.
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Will Asian insurers make the right choices for health insurance?

– Private health insurance is a significant growth opportunity for insurers in Asia. To compete, insurers will need to reimagine... their value propositions and rethink their operating models.
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A data-driven approach to improving net working capital

– Better performance relies on greater visibility into processes and decisions. The right combination of technology, capabilities,... and mindsets can make all the difference.
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How capital markets keep us connected

– Nasdaq’s 50th anniversary reminds us that markets should be more inclusive, share more information, inspire innovation,... and bring the world together.
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Taking stock: Catching up with Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman

– How has the global market exchange remained relevant to its stakeholders after 50 years? By embracing changes in technology, society,... and the economy and by meeting customers’ needs with innovation.
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Scenario-based cash planning in a crisis: Lessons for the next normal

– Five best practices can ensure organizations are fully prepared for future challenges.
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The next S-curve in model risk management

– How banks can drive transformations of the model life cycle in a highly uncertain business landscape.
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Moving to a user-first, omnichannel approach

– As new digital players and ecosystems converge to offer basic insurance products, carriers need to evolve their digital capabilities... and online user experiences to remain relevant and competitive.
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Accelerating hybrid-cloud adoption in banking and securities

– By overcoming common myths and challenges about cloud, banks can accelerate their adoption of cloud to capture its full benefits.
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How insurance can help combat climate change

– In the transition to a green economy, the insurance industry can play a critical role in helping stakeholders manage risk.
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Charting retail banking revenues by generation

– The global banking industry is facing a long winter, and in the coming months and perhaps years, the COVID-19 pandemic's impact... will present banks with many challenges.
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