India is using its wide biometric ID system, the Aadhar database, to bring banking services access to more of its people. An Indian bank already introduced an ATM where people can use their Aadhar ID number or ID card to make transactions instead of a PIN.
Goldman Sachs-backed consumer finance startup CompareAsiaGroup got its new CEO Sam Allen. In 2015, CompareAsiaGroup closed a Series A round of funding led by Goldman Sachs and is planning to go for a Series B round funding soon.
Old Mutual Reportedly Planning to Split Into Several Units, The Company Stated It's Considering All Options
Giant South Africa-based international banking group Old Mutual has stated that they are considering all options as a result of a strategic review. Many believe that the group is planning to split itself into several business units.
Islamic Finance is catching up among non-Islamic markets also. Economists and finance experts say that Islamic Finance is the need of the hour for the global economy in the wake of sluggish markets and looming uncertainty. Islamic finance assets globally are expected to be $1.8 trillion by 2020.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting National Bank of Greece via its trade finance scheme. From 2015, EBRD is investing in Greece, helping the crisis-hit economy recover as early as possible.
HSBC Holdings Plc is not thinking it's time to deepen cuts at its securities unit. The bank's investment unit is suffering from drop in trading revenues amid sluggish financial markets. HSBC Holdings is aiming to reduce costs by $5 billion by 2017.
The summit will provide a platform for foreign investors, African companies, and regulators to meet, discuss relevant issues, and form relationships. East Africa has a strong potential to develop Islamic Finance because of the high demand for its services and products.
Dubai would be host to Eman Mansour's latest investment banking endeavor.
The latest takeover bid was submitted by BNP Paribas SA for BGZ Bank in the Polish market that had seen mega million takeover deals in its banking industry.
After its review under the Global Financial Stability Report study, Italy, Spain and Portugal stand to be financially distressed because of their exposure to possible loan defaults from corporations.
Former Lloyds Banking Group Plc executive Andrew Geczy was appointed as new Head to the International and Institutional Banking division.
Studies by financial analysts indicated that the banking sector is recovering and may regain top spot on S & P.
JP Morgan explores options to sell trading and physical commodities businesses.
Spanish lender Ibercaja reached deal to buy smaller bank Caja 3.
Banco Sabadell purchases Lloyd's Spanish retail and private banking operations.
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