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PA Perspectives on Nordic Financial Services

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Jesper Nielsen


We sat down with Jesper Nielsen, Head of Personal Banking at Danske Bank to hear his views on how the personal banking market is developing.

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Jan Bjerved


PA met with Jan Bjerved, CEO of the Norwegian identity scheme BankID to hear his views on digital identity.

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Platform Thinking


Why platform business models represent a double-edged sword for big banks.

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What is Neobank


The term "neobanking" is gaining increasing attention in the media, but what is a neobank?

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The dance around GAFA God


Traditional ways of adopting best business practice is not enough.

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  • Interview with Thomas Krogh Jensen Thomas Krogh JensenKnut Erlend Vik, PA financial services expert, met with Thomas Krogh Jensen, CEO of Copenhagen FinTech to discuss the disruption to the financial services industry. 14 March 2017
  • Interview with Marcus Agius Marcus AgiusThe world of banking is changing. It is impacted by economic conditions in countries and regions, by technological trends, new competition and changing preferences and behaviour of their customers, among other factors. 14 March 2017
  • Financial services in 2017 – is winter coming? Financial Services in 2017While much of the financial world in 2016 focused on Trump and Canary Wharf's imminent departure from the EU, in 2017, firms will continue to evaluate their positioning, next moves and their competitors' probable response. 14 March 2017
  • GDPR overview in the Nordics GDPRThe EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) brings in major changes to the current EU Data Protection legislation by fundamentally changing the way organisations manage personal data. 14 March 2017
  • The time for wishful thinking is over PANORAMA media magazine 4While most of the Nordic countries were on holiday in the month of July and well into August, the European banking Authority (EBA) was working hard to finalise its most recent proposal to increase clarity for stakeholders on the PSD2 regulation. More specifically, the focus has been on Article 98 of PSD2, which requires the EBA to develop draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS). 16 September 2016
  • Interview with Björn Wahlroos Bjorn Wahlroos We recently spoke to Björn Wahlroos, the chairman of the board at Nordea, Sampo and UPM. In a wide ranging interview he outlined his views on Brexit, regulation, the future of banking and his plans for Nordea. 16 September 2016
  • Enter digital leaders: managing attitudes, not technology PANORAMA media magazine 4Financial services are undergoing a massive digital shift. Consumer behavior is changing and there is a demand for digital, user-friendly solutions with 24/7 availability. Using technology as the key enabler, disruptive entrants are covering classical banking and insurance needs in new ways. Meanwhile, traditional players constantly fight to stay competitive through new product offerings, digitization of the core, and changed ways of working. 16 September 2016
  • Partner-driven innovation PANORAMA media magazine 4Disruptive technology, waves of regulation and volatile financial markets are driving financial organisations to put innovation high on their corporate agenda. As Innovation and disruption are changing the Nordic (and global) market as a whole, it requires “traditional” organisations to make radical organizational readjustments to stay relevant when their existing customer base matures. 16 September 2016
  • The Agile organisation PANORAMA media magazine 4Executed properly, the benefits of Agile can be felt across the whole of the organisation 15 March 2016
  • What's next for EVRY? CEO Björn Ivroth discusses the company's growth strategy for the financial services sector 17 September 2015
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