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The Banker Midweek | August 2, 2023

This week The Banker’s deputy editor Liz Lumley, and Virginie O'Shea, founder of Firebrand Research, talk about the continuing drama concerning NatWest and the wider issue of who gets denied a bank account, global ESG guidance, the endgame for Basel III and how Klarna has ditched an open banking brand we never even got to know.

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    In this episode of The Banker Midweek, Latin America editor Barbara Pianese and reporter Aliya Shibli discuss asset managers dropping the word ‘sustainable’ from the names of their funds, why the Bank of England is keen to delay implementing the Basel III reforms, and Swedbank’s social bond.
  • The Banker Midweek | September 13, 2023

    In this episode of The Banker Midweek, Asia editor Kimberley Long speaks with Silvia Pavoni, founder and editor of Sustainable Views, an ESG-focused publication by the Financial Times. They discuss cash access for vulnerable people, the financial savvy of Gen Z, the risk banks face of climate litigation, and the G20’s lukewarm climate pledges. 
  • A house of cards: the PEPs regime and fraud markers

    Are banks overzealously loading fraud markers against individuals and businesses, and misinterpreting the Politically Exposed Persons Regime, to avoid hefty fines and being wrapped over the knuckles by regulators? And who ultimately pays the price?Guest: Jeremy Asher, senior consultancy regulatory solicitor, Setfords. 
  • 14. A passport for fintech onboarding

    Partnering with fintech start-ups has always presented a myriad of obstacles for incumbent banks and financial institutions. To combat this, TechPassport co-created a set of ‘enterprise ready’ questions along with 14 global banks. These questions allow fintech companies to learn the key metrics financial institutions use to influence their vendor selection process. This new level of transparency allows even the smallest start-up to sell to the largest of institutions by becoming enterprise ready.Guests:Layla White, CEO and founder, TechPassportSean Manahan, head of business development, managing director in the innovation group, Morgan Stanley
  • The Banker Midweek | September 6, 2023

    This week Liz Lumley is joined by Prakash Pattni, global managing director for financial services digital transformation at IBM. They discuss the nuances of bank-fintech partnerships, the regulatory challenges to fintech evolution, digital transformation in transaction banking, the massive impact AI will have on all aspects of financial services and how we may be falling out of love with working from home.
  • From start-ups to unicorns – making your own way

    The driving force of the fintech sector is start-ups. Yet, according to 2020 figures from Deloitte, just 7% globally are fronted by women. In this episode, the women who have taken the step to set up their own companies talk about why they decided to strike out alone, the availability of skilled workers, and the issues they have faced as a woman trying to build a fintech from the ground up. Chapter 1 Muma Sinkala, CEO, KrypiaChapter 2 Nina Mohanty, founder and CEO, Bloom MoneyChapter 3 Ari Horie, founder and CEO, Women’s Startup LabChapter 4 Ife Durosinmi-Etti, founder and CEO, HerconomyChapter 5 Edwina Johnson, head of global, Alloy
  • The Banker Midweek | August 23, 2023

    This week Liz Lumley, Joy Macknight and Aliya Shibli sit down to discuss the upcoming Sibos event in Toronto, the future of building back Ukraine, the complicated nature of trying to achieve net zero, the political and cultural impact of rising interest rates, fintech’s diversity problem, and Citi’s proposed restructuring. We also say goodbye to the fintech for UK renters — Fronted. 
  • The Banker Midweek | August 16, 2023

    This week Asia editor Kimberley Long takes over chairing duties to speak with editor Joy Macknight and reporter Aliya Shibli about how optimistic we should feel about sustainable bonds, the potential of Mexico for nearshoring, and HSBC’s new joint venture with Tradeshift. China’s embattled property sector, the end of the Credit Suisse brand, and the need for consumer protections around bitcoin are also up for discussion. 
  • Going digital in the Caribbean

    On the road at Hightech Payment Systems’ WeMeeting in Morocco, Liz Lumley sits down to listen to the story of the first fully digital bank in Barbados: Sagicor Bank.Guests:Nabil Ibenbrahim, managing director, HPS Trevor Torzsas, managing partner, Torzsas Advisory