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Economy

US Fed hikes interest rate

The hike is only the second since 2008  IFM Correspondent December 15, 2016: Citing an improving economy, the US Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate on December 14 for the first time in 2016 by a quarter percentage point. In a statement after a two-day meeting, the Fed said policymakers unanimously agreed to lift...
Banking

KPMG International aggregated revenue for FY16 is $25.42 billion

Growth driven by investments in innovation, alliances and people December 14, 2016: KPMG International announced aggregated network revenues of $25.42 billion for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016 (FY16), representing an 8.0% increase in local currency terms. “KPMG’s strong FY16 results, in what remains a slow-growth global environment, are a testament to the passion and innovative thinking we...
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Banks need not fear startups

How data science can save traditional banking and insurance from GAFA Florian Douetteau December 12, 2016: In 2016, there are very few industries that big tech players (Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon – or GAFA) don’t have their hands in. The finance industry is no exception; after having recovered from the global economic crisis of...
Banking

Implementing digital for banks and insurance

How financial institutions can develop digital strategies as bricks and mortar become obsolete Alejandro Gonzalez & Pedro Fernández December 9, 2016: The way customers interact with banks and insurance companies has changed: according to Eurostat and The Financial Brand, as much as 40% of banking customers in the EU are active online banking users. That...