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New age technologies to drive customer loyalty: IBM study
14 March, 2014 The evolving retail banking landscape in India must focus on deploying new age technologies to innovate, grow, connect and sustain customers, according to a new study titled ‘Understanding the Indian Retail Banking Customer’ commissioned by IBM.
  • Myanmar banks increase MasterCard acceptance at ATMs
    20 November, 2013 Following acceptance by Asia Green Development bank of MasterCard payments, Ayeyarwady (AYA) Bank now allow MasterCard payment cards and Maestro/Cirrus cards for cash withdrawals at ATMs.
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Customised online banking a ‘drag and drop’ away
04 October, 2013 In the rush for online platforms, banks have left no stone unturned. DBS addressed the gap in the service proposition to their corporate clientele with IDEAL 3.0 a customised proprietary online platform designed by payments solution provider ACI...
  • Growth in Phillipino card and payments market continues
    03 October, 2013 The Philippines growth in the cards and payments channel continues as the number of cards increases by 7%. EPI looks at the current state of the Filipino market and what can be expected from it over the next few years
  • The impact of tax evasion as “predicated offence”
    27 September, 2013 Singapore regulators, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, published a consultation paper that deemed tax evasion as a “predicated offence” effective as at July 1 2013. In light of an expert discussion conducted by ACCA Singapore, BPA looks at the...
  • Mobile technology changes the risk game
    06 September, 2013 Innovations in payment technologies have brought significant opportunity to the financial services industry, but also hold underlying risks. In light of the Visa Security Summit 2013, Tolan Steele, Head of Risk for Visa APCEMEA discusses with BPA,...
  • Card payments in Taiwan close to pre-crisis levels
    30 August, 2013 The recession is still showing its effects in Taiwan as the industry fails to recover to pre-2009 levels. The channel has seen some growth however. BPA analyses a report by data and advisory company Timetric on the emerging opportunities in...
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The rise of online financial tools
15 February, 2013 More and more banks beef up their internet banking proposition with financial tools, such as payment reminders, spending trackers and financial planners. Under the premise to help customers to better manage their finances, they also come with a...
  • Contradicting stereotypes
    21 December, 2012 Preconceived notions of gender stereotypes do not apply to today's world of affluent individuals, a study reveals. Wealth management advisors need to keep in mind some of these surprising findings.
  • The limits of monetary policy
    29 November, 2012 The most entertaining presentation on monetary policy in 2012. The highlights of Paul Donovan presentation and why the cleaning staff at UBS plays an important role in the safeguarding of assets.
  • Singapore trumps Hong Kong - for now
    02 November, 2012 Singapore and Hong Kong go head to head in the race for the leading financial centre in Asia. A number of reports indicate that Singapore may be an arm's length ahead.
  • Crisis? Nein danke!
    22 October, 2012 A German's view on the Euro crisis from the comfortable position of living abroad
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