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Crowdlending tries to make its mark in the Asia Pacific
While crowdlending in the Asia Pacific shows early promise, its fate will be dictated by how regulators and banks respond to the challenges they pose.
Interview: “Nobody is too big to fail”
Congressman Barney Frank, former chairman of the United States House Financial Services Committee during the height of the 2008 global financial crisis, and the joint architect of the Dodd-Frank Act to reform the ailing financial services industry, shares his views on the Act. He also discusses the new order that is emerging in the banking and financial services world.
Proactive—The new buzzword in the transformation at the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates
The Governor of the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates, His Excellency Mubarak Rashed Al Mansoori discusses the transformation of the UAE Central Bank under its new Medium-Term Plan. Among others, the Central Bank will focus on SMEs and the private sector in line with the government’s thrust to move the economy away from dependence on oil production.
Mobile is transforming the money culture and lives in Bangladesh
Nazmul Karim Chowdhury, Senior Vice President and Head of Brand at City Bank, Bangladesh, describes how cautious optimism toward mobile financial services is slowly permeating Bangladesh society, from institutions to rural areas.
Interview: "The GCC region is faring better than any other region in the dollar clearing business"
His Excellency Mubarak Rashed Al Mansoori, governor of the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates discusses the impact of de-risking, anti-money laundering measures as well as the decline in oil prices on the gulf state’s economy and financial markets.
Innovation the “regulatory sandbox” way
Andra Sonea, lead solutions architect with the Innovation & Digital Analytics Lab at Lloyds Banking Group in London, maintains that an industry that enables competition and economic development does not need a “sandbox intervention.” Competition and collaboration within financial services should be the norm.