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Central bank digital currencies: An active role for commercial banks

– With central banks increasingly exploring central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), now is the time for commercial banks to establish... their role in a fast-changing landscape.
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Embedded finance: Who will lead the next payments revolution?

– Winners are already emerging in the race to provide banking and payments infrastructure for embedded finance, but incumbents and... new entrants still have time to claim a share of this dynamic market.
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Sustaining digital payments growth: Winning models in emerging markets

– Digital payment transactions are skyrocketing in emerging markets as innovations proliferate. Banks, fintechs, and telecom companies... must quickly develop their strategy to compete for market share.
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Sustainability in global transaction banking: A market imperative

– Sustainable financial products can propel revenue growth for banks and contribute substantially to businesses’ progress... in meeting global climate goals. But success requires a strategic approach.
Issue

The 2022 McKinsey Global Payments Report

– In a period of ongoing macroeconomic and geopolitical upheaval, the global payments ecosystem is once again demonstrating resilience.
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The chessboard rearranged: Rethinking the next moves in global payments

– Shifts in the macro environment are creating opportunities and obstacles for participants across the worldwide payments ecosystem.
Interview

Merchant acquiring at the crossroads: An industry reinvents itself

– Once viewed as a mundane realm of payment processing, merchant acquiring in Asia is undergoing a transformation to seize the opportunities... created by increased demand and digitization.
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As ISVs disrupt payments, can merchant acquirers stay relevant?

– Merchant acquirers must act quickly to retain share as small businesses shift to integrated software vendors (ISVs), adopt value-added... services, and address customers’ preference for omnichannel commerce.
Podcast - Talking Banking Matters

Baptism by fire: Talking with Zopa’s Jaidev Janardana

– The UK fintech’s CEO shares lessons from launching a bank during a pandemic, pulling the plug on the company’s founding... product, and adapting its business model.
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The future of payments in Africa

– Innovations, entrepreneurs, and capital are reshaping Africa’s fast-growing electronic-payments landscape with solutions... for consumers and businesses alike.
Podcast - Talking Banking Matters

Transforming global trade: Views from Tradeshift CEO Christian Lanng

– The leader of the Danish-born fintech talks about modernizing B2B payments, the significance of global trade, and an early meeting... with a Silicon Valley mentor that keeps him centered.
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