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An unrelenting lack of normality
Date: Oct 17, 2017   |   Author: Wendy Weng | AB500
The annual Asian Banker 500 largest banks ranking does not only measure and track the numerical changes in asset size but also the fundamental transformation of these institutions as they confront an unprecedented level of disruption on various fronts; regulation, technology, competition and customer.
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ICOs – From “bubble” to the future of fundraising?
Date: Aug 17, 2017   |   Author: Neeti Aggarwal | News Analysis
Spurt in initial coin offerings over the last two years, with start-ups raising millions in minutes, have raised excitement and regulatory attention amidst fear of “bubble” and potential losses. This crowdfunding mechanism is still evolving towards more maturity, transparency and stronger market players.
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Banks embrace digital innovation but find it hard to make substantial changes to its conventional business model
Date: May 29, 2017   |   Author: Research | Research Note
In the quest to create financial ecosystems, banks believe they can stay relevant to a customer’s financial needs.
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The enterprise value of data and digital transformation
Date: May 24, 2017   |   Author: Dante Disparte and Daniel Wagner | Research Note
Data is a strategic asset that allows companies to acquire or maintain a competitive edge in the knowledge economy. To unlock the hidden value of data, firms should treat data as an integral part of their supply chain, because it impacts the entire ecosystem in which a firm operates.
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Data analytics drives retail banking
Date: May 10, 2017   |   Author: Richard Hartung | Research Note
As data analytics becomes nearly ubiquitous in most parts of consumers’ digital lives, leading banks are providing digitised solutions that deliver the right offer at the right time, predict fraud so they can reduce risk, and boost cross-sell rates.
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"We marry analytics with our products"
Date: Apr 21, 2017   |   Author: Janine Marie Crisanto | Interviews
Dennis Tan, head of consumer financial services at OCBC, shares how the bank is leveraging its data analytics and digital capabilities to increase productivity and efficiency amid tough competition in Singapore.
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More banks are investing in new technologies to improve customer experience
Date: Apr 10, 2017   |   Author: Neeti Aggarwal | Analysis
2016 saw a rapid progress in disruptive technologies bringing a paradigm shift in the thought process of institutions towards technology adoption and transformation. What will be the top technology priorities and trends in the banking industry in 2017?
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Singapore’s fintech journey – where we are, what is next
Date: Nov 16, 2016   |   Author: Ravi Menon | Opinion
Ravi Menon, managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, talks about the general principles guiding the regulator towards the creation of a Smart Financial Centre during the Singapore Fintech Festival - Fintech Conference 2016



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