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REUTERS SUMMIT-Bankers see a historic moment as mobile services boom

(For other news from Reuters Financial Regulation Summit, click here)<p>By Steve Slater<p>LONDON, May 2 (Reuters) - A boom in mobile banking, regulatory change, pressure on costs; bankers are not easily excitable but the rate of change is prompting some to detect a “historic moment” for the …

Banking

Emerging Nations Embrace Internet, Mobile Technology

Cell Phones Nearly Ubiquitous in Many Countries<p>Survey Report<p>In a remarkably short period of time, internet and mobile technology have become a part …

Cash Beats Debit, Credit, Checks and Mobile as Payment Choice

Despite all of the talk about credit cards, debit cards and mobile payments, cash still dominates many forms of payments. In fact, any talk about a …

Building a Digital Bank is a Matter of Survival

Digital banking is more than getting consumers to use online or mobile banking or building a new app – it is a way to run an entire organization. …

Banks desert high street for the digital superhighway | Financial Times

Picture the scene: you go for a run, armed with a smartphone app that measures how far you go, your speed and the energy you expend. As you push …

Banking

12 Steps to Go From Employee to Entrepreneur

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re fed up with your job, it may seem like there are only two steps to becoming an entrepreneur. The first is to quit your job, and the next step is to start a company. While it is possible to transition successfully from …

Small Business

World Bank Group’s IFC invests in Vietnam’s TPBank

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has announced a quasi equity investment in Tien Phong Commercial Joint Stock Bank (TPBank) which aims to …

World Economy

SMEs may be the key for a better Egyptian economy, but does the government care?

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) may be the best solution for Egypt’s poor economic state. SMEs have the ability to provide a large number …

Investing

Micro-businesses no longer relying on banks

Study suggests starting a tiny venture doesn't have to break the bank.

Access to loans must be made easier for farmers: analysts

Banks and the regulator should simplify the lending procedure to help farmers and small and medium entrepreneurs, analysts said yesterday.<p>A cluster …

Loans

AIB aims to increase loans granted to SMEs to EGP 7bn in 4 years: chairperson

The Arab Investment Bank (AIB) aims to increase the value of loans granted to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) to EGP 7bn within four years, …

Loans