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Articles and opinions by Neeti Aggarwal

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CIMB tests acceptance of chatbots in Malaysia
Date: Oct 16, 2017   |   Author: Neeti Aggarwal and Janine Marie Crisanto | Co-published
Inspired by social media and messaging platforms, CIMB Bank launched a chat-based virtual assistant targeted to facilitate a conversation-based and personalised banking experience through an app.
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BankBazaar’s Kalra: “Marketplaces are moving deeper into the value chain”
Date: Oct 04, 2017   |   Author: Neeti Aggarwal | Interviews
Recently appointed chief executive officer of BankBazaar International, Vipin Kalra, shares his views on emerging trends, changing operating models in the financial services industry, and key challenges, as he drives the international expansion of the online marketplace company.
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Banks must stop living in the past
Date: Sep 29, 2017   |   Author: Neeti Aggarwal | Proceedings Report
Disruption and disintermediation from new market players are forcing banks to realise the urgency of rethinking futuristic strategic models and redesigning processes towards frictionless customer journey.
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ICOs – From “bubble” to the future of fundraising?
Date: Aug 17, 2017   |   Author: Neeti Aggarwal | News Analysis
Spurt in initial coin offerings over the last two years, with start-ups raising millions in minutes, have raised excitement and regulatory attention amidst fear of “bubble” and potential losses. This crowdfunding mechanism is still evolving towards more maturity, transparency and stronger market players.
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“Solve infrastructure gap in Asia to create a market bigger than US”
Date: Apr 25, 2017   |   Author: Neeti Aggarwal | Interviews
Vladislav Solodkiy, managing partner, Life.SREDA, talks about key issues and challenges to financial technology growth in Asia and existing infrastructure gaps that hinder the scaling of fintech in the region.
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How robots are changing the face of banking
Date: Feb 21, 2017   |   Author: Neeti Aggarwal | Research Note
Robotics, enabled by artificial intelligence and machine learning, is proving to be a game changer that can bring unique operational efficiencies to the financial services industry.
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Blockchain: Collaboration and interoperability to drive adoption
Date: Nov 20, 2016   |   Author: Neeti Aggarwal and The Asian Banker Editor | Research Note
New proofs of concepts have emerged in blockchain as the industry tackles various impediments to its successful adoption. The technology initiatives would need to be complemented with stronger collaborative efforts and interoperability for future growth.
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The poor bear the brunt of India's crackdown on black money
Date: Nov 11, 2016   |   Author: Neeti Aggarwal | News Updates
Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, has announced the demonitisation of high currency notes as part of a revolutionary move to curb the proliferation of illegal money in the local market. The action aims to improve tax collections and economic growth in the country.

 




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