2017

Banks and Fintech Finally Pull Together

Banks and Fintech Finally Pull Together

​ The “digital revolution” has been famously disruptive, with online e-tailers, for example, killing off long-standing brick-and-mortar operations.

What Does It Mean? Decoding Fintech Jargon

Fintech Broadly speaking, fintech is a generic term used to denote either innovative financial technologies themselves or start-up companies that provide digitally enabled financial services.

Blockchain: What’s All The Fuss About

Blockchain: What’s All The Fuss About

The cryptocurrency Bitcoin was the first working example of a blockchain, or distributed ledger, but important as it has become, it barely begins to explain why banks, regulators (including central banks) and tech firms are all over this technology.

2016

Move Over Fiat Currencies

Move Over Fiat Currencies

​At Sibos in Geneva, financial technology, or fintech (blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning), was present in almost every conference presentation and workshop. And even in those sessions that didn’t directly reference it, one felt a sense that banking in particular ...

Hack To The Future

Hack To The Future

At its annual Sibos customer conference in Geneva next week, the Brussels-based financial messaging network, SWIFT, will seek to reassure its 11,000-strong member banks and securities organizations that it is doing everything within its power to minimize the threat of ...

Robo-Advisers Are Here

Robo-Advisers Are Here

Picture investment recommendations tailored or customized to individual needs or personality traits, provided cheaply via a highly intuitive digital interface.

Innovators Q+A | Singapore Blockchain Beta Shows Promise

Innovators Q+A | Singapore Blockchain Beta Shows Promise

Lum Yin Fong, global head of client management and implementation in Global Transaction Services at DBS Bank, talks about how her firm, in conjunction with Standard Chartered Bank and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, explored blockchain technology in trade finance.

Fintech: The Tortoise And The Hare

Fintech: The Tortoise And The Hare

The past year has seen major advances which, although only beginning to bud, are likely to have long-running ramifications for corporate treasury and cash management as they blossom and mature.

Driving Innovation

Driving Innovation

Challenger banks join start-ups and outside providers in supplier finance to get funding where it’s needed most. 

2015

2014

WORLD’S BEST BANKS 2014

WORLD’S BEST BANKS 2014

Global Finance unveils its annual list of the  best banks globally, regionally and by country. The banking industry remains under stress, but there are bright spots.

US EX-IM BANK FACES AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE

US EX-IM BANK FACES AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE

UNITED STATES
In its 2013 report to Congress, the Export-Import Bank of the United States says that its “overriding mission is to create and sustain American jobs by supporting US exports.” But that very mission is under threat, with House Financial Services Committee chairman Jeb Hensarling, among others, seeking to abolish the bank.

World's Best Treasury & Cash Management Providers 2014

GOLD STANDARD By Rebecca Brace and Anita Hawser Global Finance presents the winners of its annual Best Treasury & Cash Management Providers awards. Global multinational corporates may have come out of the 2008 global financial crisis better off than the ...