Banking

Alex Brummer: banking system is ‘still living on crack cocaine’

The financial journalist and author of new book Bad Banks calls for a return to “plain vanilla utility banking”

Six years on from the financial crisis, and the banks are still seen as villains. But is the reputation fair? One man who has been deeply critical of the ways in which banks have conducted themselves is Alex Brummer, financial journalist and author of Bad...

Retail banking has embraced mobile apps in the past few years. For private banking, however, it’s still a new world, with wealthy clients expecting more than tailored services

Private banking embraces mobile technology, but developments are slow

Retail banking has embraced mobile apps in the past few years. For private banking, however, it’s still a new world, with wealthy clients expecting more than tailored services

The wealth management and private banking sectors have long been known for their highly personalised services. Now there’s a new trend in these old-school sectors, as more and more managers roll out advanced mobile banking and wealth management apps. Th...

Banks are increasingly looking to traditional retailers in order to boost competitiveness and keep pace with changing consumer behaviour

Banks take inspiration from retailers to attract consumers

Banks are increasingly looking to traditional retailers in order to boost competitiveness and keep pace with changing consumer behaviour

Traditional retailers are the envy of retail banks. Here is a sector adored by the consumer, whose weekends are happily spent wandering the aisles of Wal-Mart, perusing the store shelves of Apple, or seeking a bargain at Target. Contrast this with the way...

Alex Brummer: banking system is ‘still living on crack cocaine’

The financial journalist and author of new book Bad Banks calls for a return to “plain vanilla utility banking”

‘Simplicity and standardisation’ will benefit finance industry, says ICC Banking Commission Chair

World Finance speaks to Kah Chye Tan, Chair of the ICC Banking Commission, about whether regulatory clampdowns on financial institutions will help or hinder Europe’s growth

ING raises €1.54bn in Europe’s biggest float

In an effort to raise serious capital, ING Group has sold its shares in NN Group NV as part of a large-scale IPO

Investing in ‘themes’ – such as fast food, tobacco or sustainable innovations – is a growing trend, and has never before been so good for returns, or for investors’ consciences

Sinners, health junkies and the eco-friendly benefit from thematic investing

Investing in ‘themes’ – such as fast food, tobacco or sustainable innovations – is a growing trend, and has never before been so good for returns, or for investors’ consciences

Barclays scales back investment division as jobs are cut

Leading UK bank follows global industry trend of retreating from investment banking operations

Investment bankers: have we got them all wrong?

With public attitudes towards bankers at an all-time low, the financial services industry has reason to be concerned about reputation management

Retail banking has embraced mobile apps in the past few years. For private banking, however, it’s still a new world, with wealthy clients expecting more than tailored services

Private banking embraces mobile technology, but developments are slow

Retail banking has embraced mobile apps in the past few years. For private banking, however, it’s still a new world, with wealthy clients expecting more than tailored services

Burgan Bank paves the way for economic prosperity in Kuwait

World Finance spoke to Bashir Jaber, Head of Corporate Communications at Burgan Bank, to find out how the bank has powered ahead of its rivals to become one of Kuwait’s leading financial institutions

Falcon Private Bank: emerging markets ripe with opportunity

Crises and recoveries in emerging market economies often affect one another, but only in some cases will their effects spill over significantly into more developed economies