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30th April 2020

Locked down for 40 days but more connected than ever By Eric Bemelmans, Director Digital Consulting

Forty days of lockdown and here we are. The symbolic importance of that number is still debated. Number 40 is at the heart of numerous sacred scripts, very often in the context of judgment, so much that many interpret it as the number of divine intervention or punishment. Number 40 seems to be associated with […]

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29th April 2020

G20 Financial Reform – What’s in store for 2020: A South African Case study By Tracey Adams, Regional Collateral Management Head

As 2019 came to a close for the financial industry in South Africa, there was an acknowledgement that 2020 could be a year of regulatory change with respect to trade reporting and BCBS/IOSCO. Following the G20 meeting in September, South Africa’s government was keen to promote deeper cross-border economic and infrastructure integration, but also under […]

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29th April 2020

Business – Making the Shade By Fergal Leonard, General Manager North America

With standard daily activities having come to a halt and personal tragedies impacting so many, the COVID-19 crisis has raised questions about how the business world is adapting and how the wheels of industry will continue to turn. There will be changes that reverberate for many years, but today, how are firms planning for the […]

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23rd April 2020

Central Banks responses to COVID-19: Having the right Collateral Management System makes the difference By Yamen Bousrih, Business Expert

As VERMEG mentioned in a previous article published in the Central Banking magazine, Central Banks have been impacted over the past decade by several drivers of change and remain under the constraint of being impacted again at any point as managing uncertainty remains the leitmotif of their activity. Central Banks must be able to respond […]

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23rd April 2020

Rethinking the Client Digital Customer Journey – the difference between success and failure By Dale Eastham, Senior Digital Transformation Consultant

Following on from previous posts, we now look at ways banking and insurance service providers can set themselves up for post pandemic success, the problems you may find in the new digital first world. Also we talk about how you can set yourselves up for a successful launch if you work with the right technology […]

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