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Cologne bridge

Could Cologne's insurance industry benefit from Brexit fallout?

With the UK's financial services firms weighing up their options following the Brexit referendum, could Cologne be set to benefit from an exodus of insurance companies from London? Natasha Turak takes a look

Alipay from Alibaba

Europe and China make ground as fintech approaches tipping point

The disruption to traditional banking models caused by fintech may be reaching a tipping point, but some investors are looking beyond the US to Europe and China, where the scale of innovation may surpass traditional expectations.

Paresh Davdra

RationalFX stays on the money for foreign exchange

RationalFX, launched in the UK 11 years ago, was a pioneer in online foreign exchange services. Its founder and CEO tells Natasha Turak how new innovations can keep it at the forefront of fintech trends, Brexit or not.

Africa’s financial services sector continues downward trend

Total investment, jobs and capex all on the slide, although Kenya and Ghana are improving.

Rustam Minnikhanov

Tatarstan president looks to Islamic finance to fill funding gap

Faced with low oil revenues and sanctions against Russia, Tatarstan president Rustam Minnikhanov tells Courtney Fingar how he is promoting R&D, while diversifying the country’s economy away from its traditional industrial base and into Islamic finance. 

Luxembourgs fintech foundations

A fintech future? Luxembourg seeks financial technology hub status

Luxembourg is carving out a niche as a finch hub, offering start-ups in the sector an impressive support network. However, can such a small location attract and retain the required talent to compete with the likes of London and San Francisco? Natasha Turak investigates.


Dominican Republic stays mobile on growth

Despite the economic struggles of the wider Caribbean and Latin America region, the Dominican Republic is set to record strong growth for 2015, with its financial services sector – and mobile banking in particular – thriving.

Arkadiusz Bak

A little effort: why Poland's small cities should not be bypassed

Arkadiusz Bak of Poland’s ministry of economy explains why some of the country’s smaller cities should not be overlooked by foreign investors, but stresses that these locations also have to take a more proactive approach to FDI.


Edinburgh's financial technology focus enhances innovation reputation

Edinburgh's global reputation as an innovative city has been enhanced in recent years by a number of digital and financial technology companies either launching within its boundaries or choosing to locate there. Natasha Turak looks at the secrets behind the Scottish capital's success. 


HSBC banks on Birmingham

HSBC has decided to move its ringfenced head office, and 1000 employees, from London to Birmingham, the UK's second city. Michal Kaczmarski looks at the reasoning behind this decision.

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