Banking

‘Kuwaiti Banks are well-placed for potential risks and shocks’, says KIB

World Finance speaks to Mourad Mekhail, Board Advisor of Kuwait International Bank, to find out more about the country’s resilient banking sector

Kuwait's banking sector hit record highs in the first half of 2014, reaching profits of $13.3bn. World Finance speaks to Mourad Mekhail, Board Advisor of Kuwait International Bank, to discuss what's driving the country's banking industry success. W...

As the digital landscape continues to change, so to does the financial sector. Banks must ensure that they give customers a balanced service, whether serving them online or meeting face-to-face

Danske Bank embraces digital future with omni-channel business model

As the digital landscape continues to change, so to does the financial sector. Banks must ensure that they give customers a balanced service, whether serving them online or meeting face-to-face

The digital world is moving faster than ever, driven by technological breakthroughs, demographic changes and new consumer demands. Consumers have fully embraced the opportunities the internet has to offer – from everyday shopping for books, clothing and...

‘The biggest trend now is innovation': Bank of the West on its proactive approach

Cyber-crime and regulatory changes are just some of the challenges Bank of the West is helping its clients to navigate

Since the 2008 recession, the US commercial banking sector has faced a dramatic number of changes – particularly in regards to cyber security and regulations. World Finance speaks to Jean-Marc Torre, SEVP and Commercial Banking Group Head at Bank of the...

Bankers’ bonuses are ‘the wrong target’, says Conservative MEP leader

World Finance looks at whether bank bonus caps will have a negative effect on Europe’s economic performance

France budget cuts fall short of EU targets

France’s budget cuts for 2015 are the biggest seen under President François Hollande, but they are not enough to meet EU demands

China’s trade surplus reaches $49.8bn

The country’s trade surplus is at highest ever value following a drop in imports and increase in exports

The importance of data for risk management systems

As financial regulators demand significant enhancements to risk management practices, additional digital stress tests have to be implemented for the process to work

Banco Puente ‘very optimistic’ about Argentina’s investment opportunities

Despite its sovereign debt, Argentina is among the 20 largest economies in the world and offers not only a good platform to do business for the rest of Latin America, but has an abundance of interesting investment opportunities

BankMed inspires Lebanese growth

Having become a key player in Lebanon’s banking community, BankMed has grown across the Middle East, expanding its business ventures over a multitude of platforms

Volatile market conditions in parts of Europe and beyond are posing challenges to Liechtenstein’s financial industry. The principality must adapt its focus to keep up with the changing demands

Liechtenstein fights back as market conditions threaten Europe

Volatile market conditions in parts of Europe and beyond are posing challenges to Liechtenstein’s financial industry. The principality must adapt its focus to keep up with the changing demands

Banca March’s prudent approach sees it become Europe’s most solvent bank

Leader in private banking, the Banca March business model is focused on helping family businesses with their financial needs, and business families with managing their assets

Diversify to succeed: Bank of the West promotes international investment

Investors could realise greater returns and risk management benefits by adopting a strategy that increases the share of their portfolio focused on international assets