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Digital Banking: The biggest challenge facing FIs in South Asia
While the digital banking market in South Asia is undergoing an exciting period of change brought on, in part, by new technologies and initiatives, many FIs in the region are being weighed down by a lack of connected digital infrastructure and, as such, are struggling to keep pace with market demands.
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Don’t be locked-down, locked-in or locked-out
The failure to address systemic weaknesses is leaving FIs at risk of limited customisation, with an inability to integrate with modern payments applications, and they are finding themselves tied-in and restricted by their vendors. Bethan Cowper, Vice President, Business & Market Development at Compass Plus Technologies discussed this with Payments, Cards & Mobile.
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Instant, real-time, fast and open: what does the future hold for the payments industry in the Middle East?
The benefits of an API driven payments strategy are boundless. But FIs in the middle eastern region have been slow to upgrade for legacy systems and risk getting left behind.
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Why legacy payments platforms should stay in the past and not underpin your future: 3 sticking points for FIs and how to see past them
Read our latest article from Bethan Cowper, our VP Business & Market Development, exploring why legacy payments platforms should stay in the past and not underpin the future of any FI and three key considerations for FIs looking to modernise. The article is on page 32.
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Banking trends in the Middle East & Africa in 2022
Alexey Osipov, Executive VP, MEA Managing Director & Adil Ahmed, Vice President & Deputy Managing Director, MEA, of Compass Plus Technologies, discuss on FinextraTV payments tech, rising vendor independence, eCommerce, and what’s going on in the Middle East & Africa banking & payments sector.
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How can banks remain relevant in the fastest growing digital market in the world?
Shifting consumer behaviours, coupled with intensified competition, is making it increasingly difficult for banks in the Apac region to remain relevant. How can traditional banks reinvent themselves and their services to compete in today’s market?
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Why healthy tech partnerships should rank high on banks’ business strategy
In conversation with Finextra, experts from OakNorth Bank, Nationwide Building Society and Compass Plus elaborated on their experiences with maintaining strong technology partnerships, and the many opportunities and challenges that come with it.
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Infographic: The mobile banking revolution
It's no secret that a mobile banking revolution has been sweeping across the globe. Many consumers have now adopted mobile as their primary banking channel and are demanding better digital experiences from banks. Inspired by the topic of our new white paper, our latest infographic explores this sentiment further, revealing the impact that mobile banking is having on the world at large and how consumers are now taking action to get better mobile experiences.
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Can prepaid cards drive financial inclusion?
In recent years, there has been significant progress made towards financial inclusion. According to the latest data from the World Bank, more than 1.2 billion adults worldwide have gained access to financial services since 2011, and today 69% have a bank account. However, there is a long way to go, with close to one-third of adults (2 billion) unable to access financial services.
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Technology as a driver for innovation in the Asian payments market
The payments landscape in Asia is diverse. With almost half of the world’s population calling the region home, and huge differences between cultures, it is understandable that meeting the needs of both consumers, merchants and financial institutions (FIs) is far from simple.