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Explore our latest expert opinions and insights on a selection of key topics shaping the future of the banking world.

German CFOs position themselves for growth after the pandemic

Six months after its first survey, Standard Chartered Bank has again asked CFOs in Europe and the US about their plans and goals. The results are summarized in the second Standard Chartered Borderless Business survey. It shows that CFOs are once again more optimistic about the future and are increasingly focusing on growth outside their home markets. Preparations for the post-pandemic period have begun.

We spoke to Heinz Hilger, CEO of Standard Chartered Bank AG, about the results of the survey.

15 March 2021


Asia shows what’s possible

In Europe, real-time transfers with Sepa Instant Payments have made only slow progress so far and are still attracting attention mainly due to very high fees. The EU Commission wants to drive forward the use of real-time payments; by the end of 2021, there should be full coverage of instant payments in the EU, something we are currently a long way from. The Commission is therefore looking into making this accessibility a legal requirement and at the same time putting a stop to excessive fees.

24 February 2021

Trade goes digital

Trade and trade finance were already undergoing a digital transformation before the Corona crisis. Now the crisis could be a catalyst for a faster and deeper transformation of the industry, with implications for entire trade ecosystems.

22 October 2020

COVID-19: Supporting our clients through challenging times

These are certainly unprecedented times we’re facing, and it is more important now than ever to come together to support one another through the haze of uncertainty.

2 April 2020