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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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The balancing act: Omnichannel excellence in retail banking

– To capture the full value of digital distribution, banks need to make sure the human touch is still part of the equation.
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The compliance function at an inflection point

– McKinsey’s benchmarking survey of leading banks helped identify five steps toward transforming the efficiency and effectiveness... of the compliance function.
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Blockchain’s Occam problem

– Blockchain has yet to become the game-changer some expected. A key to finding the value is to apply the technology only when it... is the simplest solution available.
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Fighting back against synthetic identity fraud

– Digging deep into the data trails people leave behind can help banks detect whether their customers are real or not and stem losses... from this fast-growing financial crime.
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What’s new and what’s not in US wealth management

– The US wealth management industry is poised for growth over the next decade.
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Synergy and disruption: Ten trends shaping fintech

– As the fintech landscape continues to evolve, a look at the newest developments from across the globe.
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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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Corporate and investment banking in Mexico: Delivering value through new models

– Mexico is among the most profitable markets for corporate and investment banks, and prospects are strong. However, the terms of... success are changing.
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The transformation of global acquiring

– The traditional acquirer processing model is destined to become commoditized and less profitable. Established firms will need... to choose from among set of distinct strategies in order to compete.
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Friends or foes: The rise of European aggregators and their impact on traditional insurers

– After grappling with aggregators for 20 years, many European insurers have embraced them as an effective way to reach customers.... We estimate that today almost 50 percent of online insurance in Europe is sold via aggregators. The implications for insurers are significant.
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Building a tech-enabled ecosystem: An interview with Ping An’s Jessica Tan

– A culture of innovation and failing fast drives the Chinese financial conglomerate’s expansion beyond traditional sector... boundaries and its early adoption of emerging technologies.
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