Category: Banking

Digital era growth to balance reduced cash handling

Digital era growth to balance reduced cash handling In the first of a two-part report on progress of the jurisdiction’s banking sector, Ray Spencer finds availability of mortgages and to some extent other business finance has improved with the arrival…

Gibraltar as the Gateway to Europe for Singapore and Hong Kong

By Joey Garcia, a Financial Services Partner at ISOLAS and Chairman of the Gibraltar Funds & Investments Association (GFIA) A strong Gibraltar delegation returned from a short but intense mission to both Singapore and Hong Kong in July. The exercise…

The cyber threat to banking

Christian Garcia is the President of the Gibraltar Bankers’ Association and also the Chief Financial & Operations Officer at Lombard Odier & Cie, Gibraltar Everything seems to indicate that going forward, the financial sector will continue to be challenged by…

New ventures to meet growing need

Gibraltar International Bank (GIB), being launched by the government to provide competition and facilities in the wake of closure of a local high street bank, has been provided with £25m initial capital. That implies GIB has potential to lend £160m…

Green light ahead ­ mind the speed limit!

by Eric Verleyen Societe Generale Private Banking Hambros (SGPBH) Chief Investment Officer In general, 2013 was clearly a great year for equities and risky assets. The so-called “fall of safe havens” fully unfolded early in the year when US and…