Global Monitoring Report on non-Bank Financial Intermediation 2018
by Financial Stability Board
This report is the most recent in a series of investigations into the global trends and risks in non-banking financial intermediation, and focuses on the ways non-bank financial institutions may pose bank-like risks to financial stability.
What to watch for in FinTech in 2019
by CB Insights and Mastercard
This report looks back on 2018 as being a great year for fintech and anticipates what’s to come in 2019. It covers the AI and banking, open banking, fintech start-ups widening their and focus to SMEs.
Scaling access to finance for early-stage Enterprises in Emerging Markets: Lessons from the Field
by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Early-stage enterprises in developing countries face a lack of financing that hampers their growth. This report explores how to improve both the scalability and viability of early-stage finance, naming challenges to early-stage finance and detailing the roles business accelerators, VC funds, and non-traditional lenders can play in early-stage business’ growth.
Treasury Solutions Guide 2019
by Orchard Finance
Treasury management is seeing a digitization trend, and this guide looks at solutions that will be critical to a treasury department’s functioning. It also summaries trends, presents case studies, and includes relevant articles on various topics in treasury management.
Blockchain: Opportunities for Private Enterprises in Emerging Markets
by International Finance Corporation
This research overviews current blockchain developments with a view of demonstrating how these can potentially benefit emerging markets. The report covers topics such as de-risking in emerging markets, inclusive supply chains, blockchain governance and regulation as an enabler for market creation, blockchain as a green energy-enabler, and more.
Reimaging banks: from branches to experience stores
Banking customers still want human interaction, even in our digital age. This paper takes as its point of departure the growing pressure digital has on banks and looks at how branches can actually complement a bank’s offerings through turning branches into “experience” locations.