Bruce Berkman

CEO

October 3, 2014

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Doing Business In Emerging Markets – Banking Sector – Mobile Changes

A video interview series featuring Bruce Berkman, CEO and Founder of getchee

In this video series,  Bruce Berkman, CEO and Founder of getchee will discuss banking business in emerging markets. Bruce will talk about how banks use mobile devices for landing and risk management processes, managing gap between working execution level and management level, smart and felixible tools for bank process, business continuity and more.

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April Wu

China Market Strategy

October 1, 2014

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Banking News This Week – Oct 1

The top 5 banking news stories in emerging markets this week.

1 -Alibaba wins licence for private bank in China

Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group has won approval from China’s bank regulator to launch a private commercial bank in its home city of Hangzhou. >>

2 – New challengers, and challenges, force banks to reinvent in the new age of the customer

News that Apple is upping its game in mobile payments serves as another reminder that traditional banks are increasingly under siege. Aside from managing a growing mountain of regulatory requirements and escalating margin pressures, financial institutions face the emergence of formidable competitors, often from companies in the retail and communications sectors that haven’t traditionally operated in this space.  >>

3 – Kenya’s economy joins Africa’s top 10

Nairobi – Kenya’s gross domestic product was estimated to be 25 percent bigger after the authorities changed the base calculation year to 2009 from 2001, sending the east African nation into the continent’s top 10 economies. >>

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April Wu

China Market Strategy

September 24, 2014

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Banking News This Week – Sep 24

The top 5 banking news stories in emerging markets this week.

1 – ‘Dinosaur’ Private Banks Face Tech Threat, ABN Amro Says

Private banks that fail to embrace information technology and mobile services are at risk of becoming “dinosaurs,” says an executive at ABN Amro Group NV. >>

2 – DSWD, BPI Globe BankO try to achieve financial literacy for the poor

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is seeking to teach Filipinos the habit of saving through its sustainable livelihood program (SLP) and the financial literacy program of Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), Globe Telecom Inc. and mobile banking arm BankO. >>

3 – The brave new world of mobile banking

Let’s see how mobile has changed banking at a fundamental level. Firstly, of all known channels it affords the most direct and instantaneous connection between the bank and its customer. Secondly, it has raised the ante for the quality of software that a bank deploys – customer experience, performance and width of services have become critical. >>

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April Wu

China Market Strategy

June 11, 2014

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Banking News This Week – June 11

The top 5 banking news stories in emerging markets this week.

1 – Singapore overtakes London as top RMB offshore clearing centre

SWIFT data shows that Singapore’s RMB payments value increased by 375% between March 2013 and March 2014, making Singapore number one in terms of RMB world payments value, excluding China and Hong Kong. >>

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April Wu

China Market Strategy

June 5, 2014

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Banking News This Week – June 05

The top 5 banking news stories in emerging markets this week.

1 – Banco do Brasil opens first China branch

Banco do Brasil, the largest financial institution in Brazil and Latin America, opened in Shanghai its first branch in China on May 30, aiming to cash in on the strengthening China-Brasil economic ties. >>

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