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John Barber

John Barber

Vice President and Head at Infosys Finacle
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Trade finance: Progressive business models to beat the slowdown

08 Jul 2024

This piece was co-authored by Manish Patni, lead product manager at Infosys Finacle. The global trade engine has been sputtering. Last year, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) downgraded its growth forecast for world merchandise trade to a meagre 0.8%, down from a prior estimate of 1.7%. This dramatic slowdown can be attributed to a confluence of...

How cloud-based core banking can transform incumbent banks

20 Sep 2023

This article was co-authored by Ram Devanarayanan, head of business consulting in Europe & UK at Finacle. Customer expectations have soared since the integration of cloud technology into financial services, as traditional banks with bulky legacy technology struggle to provide insightful, personalised services to consumers. Neobanks are surpass...

A digital future awaits corporate banks

02 Aug 2022

This is an excerpt from Finextra’s report, 'The Future of Digital Banking in the UK 2022'. The past few years have been a period of intense change in the corporate banking world. The ongoing digital revolution, changing market dynamics, and the entry of new challengers have all played a role in metamorphosing corporate banking as we know it. The ...