Blockchain can revolutionise businesses

The emerging blockchain technology became known through Bitcoin, the first practical application of this technology. However, the prospects of blockchain technology do not stop at cryptocurrencies. Around the world, companies from all


Banking on the future

Banks are lifeless institutions in concrete buildings. What determines ‘bank policy’ is the management of a bank, not its chairs, desks, walls or ATMs. A necessary clarification is required to explain why


Take charge of your IBAN

The International Bank Account Number (IBAN) is a standard account number structured according to the specifications issued by the European Committee for Banking Standards (ECBS) and the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).


Stick to the 28/36 rule

Rising prices have been a major topic of discussion over the past few weeks. In essence, however, individuals can do little to mitigate the effects of rising fuel and commodity prices on

Changing environment for banks

The pandemic has caused new turmoil and highlighted the ongoing concerns within the European Authorities about the Union’s banking system. The turmoil accelerated the reassessment and upgrading of the operating rules of


Risk of a new NPLs iceberg

The decisions made by the European Central Bank (ECB) in the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic are considered a milestone for the European financial market. The decisions were diffused by unprecedented


Cyprus forex needs clean sweep

The Cyprus forex industry is going through another round of soul-searching in response to recent investigations by Israeli authorities and the FBI into fraudulent trading methods. Already, the financial regulator and watchdog


Moral hazard of bad banks

The high level of Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) is a challenge that must be addressed to increase the economy’s resilience. In addition to the high level of NPLs, Cyprus also has a high


IFX Expo 2021 hailed a success

Another successful event was held by IFX Expo International 2021 this week in Limassol at the Parklane Hotel, where dozens of financial services firms, including many other service providers, gathered to promote

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