NFTs: A new market for digital brushstrokes
The problem of art in the digital realm is one of authenticity. With digital assets eminently reproducible, non-fungible tokens use blockchain technology to certify originals and may just bring about a revolution in the world of digital art and collectibles
Giving the banks a run for their money
An increasing number of fintech companies are applying for US banking licences, potentially turning former partners into competitors. Will the banks be able to...
Top 5 financial services that are ripe for automation
AI and automation will enable financial services institutions to redefine their resourcing models, freeing up their best talent to focus on higher-value work
Sustainable financing may be the transition Turkey needs
The adverse effects of the pandemic coupled with the preceding currency and debt crisis have challenged Turkey’s economic stability. Could the adoption of sustainable...
Placing a priority on workplace satisfaction
A clearly defined and positive company culture can garner a competitive advantage as well as good employee engagement
The ESG moral compass
There were lessons to be learnt for all businesses from Deliveroo’s IPO, in a market where ethics have become as important as the bottom line
The power of branding
A company’s marketing strategy can be fundamental to its success – we look at five brands that have been transformed by the power of a strong campaign
Roaring 20s for SPACs?
Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) have dominated M&A activity this year. Is this meeting of minds between technology and finance a pandemic-driven fad or the wave of the future?
Universities will struggle in the post-pandemic fallout
With enrolment numbers falling and ongoing pension obligations, universities have been brought to the precipice of a pandemic-induced disaster and face the risk of...
Solving the global housing crisis
The global housing crisis has continued to deepen this year, with cities being most affected, and the pandemic has only worsened this crisis, writes...
Top 5 ways that GDPR has impacted digital banking
GDPR has created a more challenging regulatory landscape. However, it also presents new opportunities for the digital banking sector
Many people believe that computers will one day create a form of artificial intelligence that will surpass the abilities of humans. But is this...
The digital revolution
The technological advancements during the last decade have been – quite simply – life changing, but at what price? Are we heading down a road where the big tech companies have too much power, money and influence?
Banks’ changing climate
The topic of climate change has emerged as a major challenge for central banks, although its extent and the immediate consequences remain highly uncertain
Russia’s bear economy
The lack of confidence in the Russian economy has stemmed from at least two major sources, the fall in the price of oil and the international economic sanctions imposed on the country – what now?
Big Oil faces big transition
After the most tumultuous year that Big Oil has endured in decades, the industry is rapidly trying to reshape itself for a new era...
Top 5 emerging fintech hubs across the globe right now
Fintech companies are bringing disruption to all segments of finance, from payments to wealth management. A number of cities are poised to unlock business...
Lira depreciation leaves Turkish banks vulnerable
Currency volatility, rising inflation and geopolitical tensions are some of the clouds gathering over the Turkish economy. Evren Lucas asks if the country can...
Using technology to tackle climate change
While technological innovations can help the infrastructure industry address and manage the effects of climate change, this is dependent on a willingness to adopt...
Who wants to be a trillionaire?
The rebound in the markets has seen the super rich boost their already considerable net worth further. Selwyn Parker says the first trillionaire may...
Combatting fraud with online security
Online banking helps businesses achieve efficiency and cost savings but does more need to be done to keep fraudsters away?
Top 5 ways that the finance industry can prepare for AI
The rise of artificial intelligence is inevitably going to have a disruptive effect on businesses across every sector, but further transformation is expected
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