Banking – Challenges and opportunities in a fast changing and globalizing world
20 August 2012
The deep crisis in the banking sector and the fast-changing environment are forcing retail and corporate banks around the globe to change their business models, and to look for new profit opportunities.
Banks in mature markets are focusing on deleveraging their balance sheets, complying with solvency and liquidity requirements, and increasing their operational efficiency. Return on Equity expectations have been gone back to pre-2002 levels. At the same time, there are plenty of growth opportunities in the new economies.
Management Centre Europe sees a big opportunity for banks serving the growing middle class and the still ‘un banked’ population in the new world. Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) are a major driver of economic growth. Some of the emerging markets are leapfrogging ahead on infrastructure and taking the lead in the con-vergence between banking, mobile communication and retailing.
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