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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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Scotiabank’s chief risk officer on the state of anti–money laundering

– Daniel Moore talks about finding bad guys, creating good money, and everything in between.
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The Next Normal: No-hassle insurance claims

– In the next decade, telematics and artificial intelligence will enable faster, easier claims.
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Inflection point: Seven transformative shifts in US retail banking

– Only ten years ago, the US retail banking industry was in the depths of the global financial crisis, as many once leading institutions... struggled to survive. Since then, after bringing in billions in fresh capital, US banks have made a return to stable ground and greater liquidity. Now, however, several transformative forces are accelerating the evolution of US banking and promising to make the business more challenging in the next ten years.
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Tracking the sources of robust payments growth: McKinsey Global Payments Report

– Robust growth in global payments continues to attract new and nontraditional competitors. For both incumbents and challengers,... finding the rich seams requires looking beyond headline numbers into regional and segment details.
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Global transaction banking: The $1 trillion question

– Market disruption in the once sleepy global transaction banking industry is increasing. New survey results reveal how banking... leaders are planning for change.
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Flushing out the money launderers with better customer risk-rating models

– Dramatically improve detection rates by simplifying model architecture, fixing underlying data, and using machine-learning algorithms... to identify high-risk behavior.
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European private banking: An inescapable call for action

– New headwinds in a profitable market indicate the need for fundamental transformation.
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Life insurance in China: Four priorities to transform the agency channel

– Chinese insurers can take four strategic actions to boost agency productivity and professionalize their core distribution channel.
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A perspective on German payments

– For German banks, payments are a key revenue source and a connection to customers. A changing market landscape could challenge... that position.
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Capturing current and future value in Asia–Pacific insurance

– In this video, McKinsey senior partner Bernhard Kotanko discusses the most attractive value pools in Asia insurance today and,... looking ahead, suggests how to capture that value.
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Asian asset management: Protecting and creating value in disruptive times

– Growth is suddenly in question for Asia’s asset managers, and other trends are gathering force. To stay relevant and competitive,... companies will need to adapt.
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