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The Evolution of Financial Services

Technology is dramatically reshaping banks, asset and wealth managers, and other financial institutions. Digital disruption, however challenging, can open the door to new opportunities—but how best to capture them? Explore BCG’s latest thought leadership on financial institutions to learn the views of our experts.

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COVID-19 and the New Leadership Agenda

The COVID-19 outbreak underscores the need to be resilient in the face of transformative global risk.

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Financial Institutions in Southeast Asia

The Rise of Digital Banking in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia presents a remarkable opportunity for digital banking over the coming years. Yet despite this landscape of opportunity, profitability remains a major challenge for digital banks.

Digital Challenger Banks: A Desire, A Dream, A Vision

Digital Challengers banks are changing the landscape of banking yet it remains difficult to reach profitability with the exception of a few players. This document provides a global landscape of these challengers, the enabling regulations, go-to-market strategies and finally Singapore and its potential future outlook.

Southeast Asia: Coming of the Digital Challenger Banks

Despite emerging as a global phenomenon, there are relatively few Digital Challenger Banks in Southeast Asia (SEA) today. That is poised to change as new players move to acquire digital banking licenses in Singapore. Alongside this vibrant SEA landscape, traditional incumbent banks have also been stepping up their innovation and digital initiatives.

What’s Next for Your Wallet? The Future of Payments in Southeast Asia

LinkedIn Is cash still king, or is it going to have to learn to share the throne? Markets across Southeast Asia are at different stages in this journey toward payment evolution, but it’s clear that whichever route individual markets take, a cashless society is not a near-term reality for all countries. Future payment options such as mobile or e-wallets will provide an exciting new medium for consumers, but one that is likely to sit alongside cash transactions as part of a hybrid model.

Retail Banking

How will financial institutions evolve? How will consumers bank ten years from now? Will digital natives redefine the landscape? Connect with us on LinkedIn to view our latest insights and share your ideas.


Asset & Wealth Management

How to Reduce the Wealth Gap between Black and White Americans

White families in the United States have a median wealth nearly 10 times greater than that of Black families. BCG Managing Director & Partner Kedra Newsom Reeves explores this racial wealth inequality, and outlines how financial institutions can support Black Americans.


Managing the Next Decade of Women’s Wealth

For too long, wealth managers have looked at the women’s segment through a marketing lens. But women don’t want pink products. They want individualized service. Advisors that fail to adapt will miss out on a $93 trillion opportunity.

Corporate Banking and Capital Markets


Reinventing Corporate and Investment Banks

CIBs that take action in six critical areas can dramatically improve their cost-to-income ratios and returns on equity, creating a more prosperous and sustainable future.

Transaction Banking


How Cashless Payments Help Economies Grow

Because digital solutions make it easier to send and receive money, they boost economic activity. Policymakers and companies should take steps now to accelerate adoption.


An Interactive Guide to Global Payments

The world of transaction banking and payments is being transformed. At stake are $1 trillion in new global revenues by 2027. Explore this interactive to learn how the market will evolve.

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Climate Finance Markets and the Real Economy

Climate Finance Markets and the Real Economy

Climate finance market structure must grow at an unprecedented scale to meet the investment needs of transitioning to a low-carbon economy. The Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA) & BCG outline the necessary market-wide and sector-specific steps for successful acceleration.


ESG Commitments Are Here to Stay

For now, corporate sustainability spending may be curtailed. But investors believe that in the long run, ESG will remain a powerful driver of portfolio performance.

Expert Interviews

The Role of Microcredit in the Age of COVID-19

The Role of Microcredit in the Age of COVID-19

The Role of Microcredit in the Age of COVID-19

Alfa-Bank’s Michael Tuch on Transforming Customer Journeys

Alfa-Bank’s Michael Tuch on Transforming Customer Journeys

The Digital Metamorphoses in China

The Digital Metamorphoses in China

New Ways of Working in Banking

New Ways of Working in Banking

Tjun Tang on Digital Finance in China

Tjun Tang on Digital Finance in China

Transforming Retail Banks for the Digital Age

Transforming Retail Banks for the Digital Age

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