All articles by Angelo Boccato

Angelo Boccato

Italy look towards mobile as digital banking evolves

Despite the low degree of Internet literacy in Italy and a painful lack of infrastructure affecting the speed of broadband in many areas, the investment of Italian banks into digital is growing rapidly. Angelo Boccato investigates the Italian digital strategy

Ghana banks will charge VAT on some services by the end of March 2014

Ghana’s banks will begin charging value-added taxes on some services excluding loans by the end of March 2014.

Indian public sector bank staff go on nationwide strike

Employees of public sector banks in India will go on a two-day nationwide strike from 10 February.

US Ally Bank adds a Windows Phone 8 version of its mobile app

US-based Ally Bank has added a Windows Phone 8 version of its mobile banking app on 5 February

Nationwide and Co-op target new customers with cash offers

Nationwide Building Society has launched a refer a friend switching offer, promising £50 ($81) to both the existing and the new customer.

BankDhofar offers cash withdrawals without the use of cards in Oman

Oman-based BankDhofar is offering its customers cash withdrawals without the use of a card at all ATM machines.

Pakistani Faysal Bank implements SunGard’s core banking solution

Pakistan-based Faysal Bank has implemented SunGard’s core banking solution, Ambit.

Indian Yes Bank expands retail business

Indian private-sector lender Yes Bank is shifting its business model towards retail banking.

UK SMEs are still struggling to access credit – Public Accounts Committee

The Public Accounts Committee has said that small and medium-sized UK businesses are still struggling to access credit despite the government’s effort to boost lending.

UK financial services companies hire an extra 10,000

A study has found that financial companies in the UK hired an additional 10,000 staff in the three months to December 2013.