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Inflection point: Seven transformative shifts in US retail banking

– Only ten years ago, the US retail banking industry was in the depths of the global financial crisis, as many once leading institutions struggled to survive. Since then, after bringing in billions in fresh capital, US banks have made a return to stable ground and greater liquidity. Now, however, several transformative forces are accelerating the evolution of US banking and promising to make the business more challenging in the next ten years.

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McKinsey on Payments: Special edition on advanced analytics in banking

– This issue of our long-running journal focuses on the crucial role of analytics in banking and payments.
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Digital disruption in insurance: Cutting through the noise

Digital insurance in 2018: Driving real impact with digital and analytics. Highlights from articles this year show the progress... that has been made in reinventing the insurance landscape—and suggest more disruption to come.

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Scotiabank’s chief risk officer on the state of anti–money laundering

– Daniel Moore talks about finding bad guys, creating good money, and everything in between.
Report

Tracking the sources of robust payments growth: McKinsey Global Payments Report

– Robust growth in global payments continues to attract new and nontraditional competitors. For both incumbents and challengers,... finding the rich seams requires looking beyond headline numbers into regional and segment details.
Article

Flushing out the money launderers with better customer risk-rating models

– Dramatically improve detection rates by simplifying model architecture, fixing underlying data, and using machine-learning algorithms... to identify high-risk behavior.
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Life insurance in China: Four priorities to transform the agency channel

– Chinese insurers can take four strategic actions to boost agency productivity and professionalize their core distribution channel.
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Capturing current and future value in Asia–Pacific insurance

– In this video, McKinsey senior partner Bernhard Kotanko discusses the most attractive value pools in Asia insurance today and,... looking ahead, suggests how to capture that value.
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Asia’s opportunity for growth in banking

– Asia is the world center for banking growth, with consumer finance at the forefront.
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How insurers should think about digital in distribution

– In this video, McKinsey partner Sumit Popli discusses the role bancassurance, digitization, and digital distribution have been... playing in Asia and what this means for insurers.
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Signs of stress: Is Asia heading toward a debt crisis?

– A crisis is by no means certain, but governments and businesses need to monitor potential triggers closely.
Report

Long-term value creation in US retirement

– Current trends in the US retirement market—the world’s largest—will have a disproportionate impact on leading financial services... firms over the next two decades.
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China’s $70 billion opportunity: An interview with Cheng Hye Cheah, co-chairman of Value Partners

– This asset-management company is leading the way in China.
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A winning strategy for the pension market in China

– A new report outlines the commercial reforms needed by China’s three-pillar pension system to meet the needs of an aging... population.
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