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After Tencent and Ctrip, Bank of East Asia eyes more partners for virtual banking

Bank of East Asia, which has teamed up with internet giant Tencent Holdings and online travel provider Ctrip, is seeking more tech partners to …

China's Central Bank Gains More Power in Xi's Regulatory Shuffle

© Bloomberg. Cyclists ride past the People's Bank of China headquarters in Beijing, China, on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017.<p>(Bloomberg) -- China is giving …

China

Amazon looking into opening current accounts with JP Morgan Chase say reports

Amazon is considering offering customers a current account product, according to reports which will send a shiver down the spine of the banking …

With robo launch, UBS strives for harmony between advisors and tech

UBS was never in a rush to launch a robo advisor. Despite being among the first wirehouses to commit to digital advice, its platform is only rolling …

When it comes to mobile wallets Hongkongers love WeChat Pay, but prefer using Apple Pay

Hongkongers rated WeChat Pay as the best mobile payment app in terms of satisfaction, but when it comes to popularity it lost out to Apple Pay, a …

Business schools have a problem with fintech

I sat in on an MBA finance class at a leading business school recently. The professor, who was explaining the intricacies of asset management and …

MTN Takes on Vodacom to Become Africa's Biggest Digital Bank

MTN Group Ltd. is seeking to challenge rival Vodacom Group Ltd. as Africa’s biggest digital bank by tripling its customer numbers within three …

Emerging Markets

Fintechs impatient as British banks seek extra time to open up | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Financial technology firms were supposed to start breaking into mainstream banking this month when new rules forced Britain’s nine big banks to loosen their grip on the industry.<p>A man takes a photograph of the Canary Wharf financial district from Greenwich Park in London, …

Bank of Ireland

Nationwide delays Open Banking launch

<b>The Nationwide building society was given a last-minute extension to prepare for an overhaul in banking competition.</b><p>Open Banking, a system allowing customers to securely use their payment history to get better deals, started on 13 January.<p>The UK's nine biggest current account providers were told by …

Banking