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Santander’s John Carroll discusses taking UK-Chile trade to the next level

The annual Canning Lecture – delivered this year by H.E Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile – gave a compelling insight into the investment opportunities available to those UK companies looking to export to the region. In a blog post for LinkedIn Pulse, John Carroll sheds light on the key areas for investment. Of particular interest, …

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iGTB’s Phil Cantor and Mike Rayfield Discuss SME Neglect by Banking Community With PYMNTS

Following iGTB’s report, which highlighted that SMEs have long been neglected and misunderstood by the banking community, Phil Cantor, Head of Digital Council, and Mike Rayfield, SVP and Senior Consultant of Channels, spoke with PYMNTS about the results of their research. Although described as the ‘Cinderellas’ of the U.K. economy, SMEs remain inadequately serviced by banks despite their …

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S&P’s view on the impact of a potential rise in interest rates on project finance covered by the specialists

Investor appetite for project finance has been insatiable during the recent years of low interest rates. Yet a new report by Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services suggests that the recent US interest rate hike could mark the start of a new wave of refinancing in the project bond market. In the report, Michael Wilkins, Managing …

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Vijey Ananda named Commercial Director of the ICC Academy

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Academy announced the appointment of Vijey Ananda as its new Commercial Director. His role will focus on developing the Academy’s commercial functions – including strategic planning and executing sales and marketing programmes. Mr Ananda comes with over 17 years’ experience across the corporate banking industry – working at Standard Chartered …

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How can banks win the battle against cybercrime? Polaris’ Madhu K. discusses in Cash and Trade

According to recent studies, no other sector has reported more incidents of cybercrime than the financial services industry. For many financial institutions, however, investment in security technology is still perceived as yet another cost, and knowledge-sharing remains limited by concerns over customer confidence and confidentiality. In this context, Madhu K, Chief Information Security Officer at …

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