Insight archive

Digital and innovation

  • 27 Jul 2022

    Emerging giants thrive in Asia-Pacific’s sandbox

    New technologies and increased prosperity have created a fresh generation of businesses.

  • 04 May 2022

    Web3: It’s time to level up

    Web 1.0 and 2.0? Been there, done that. Find out what Web3 has in store for you – or digital you.

  • 31 Mar 2022

    How drones and robots could help feed the world

    Disruptive technologies are poised to deliver smarter and more sustainable farming, our researchers say.

  • 14 Feb 2022

    Tokenisation: Driving financial innovation and conservation

    Digital tokens could transform gold into a net zero asset – and protect the future of the Amazon rainforest.

  • 20 Sep 2021

    New forms of digital money could spur growth

    Central Bank Digital Currencies have the potential to make payments cheaper, says our Group CEO.

  • 17 Jun 2021

    Central Bank Digital Currencies explained

    How they could drive growth and cut poverty – and mean tastier drinks at your coffee shop.

  • 11 May 2021

    Digital banking: transcending transactions

    Customers are increasingly seeking out broader and deeper digital interactions with their banks.

  • 02 Dec 2020

    The edge of disruption

    The future is digital, but could growth driven by disruptive technologies come at a cost?

  • 26 Nov 2020

    How banking will change after COVID-19

    The pandemic and new technologies will have a permanent impact on the industry, says HSBC's Kevin Martin.

  • 17 Nov 2020

    Central banks develop digital currencies

    Sweden and mainland China could be the first places to issue their own digital currencies.

  • 14 Sep 2020

    Pandemic hastens digital economy

    COVID-19 has accelerated a switch to online living. What could it mean for societies worldwide?

  • 11 Aug 2020

    Through the eyes of a robot

    Advances in machine vision are set to benefit industries ranging from farming to pharmaceuticals.

  • 29 Jul 2020

    Virtual reality reaches a tipping point

    COVID-19 is accelerating adoption of the technology for work and leisure, says Davey Jose.

  • 22 Jul 2020

    Getting smart about using data

    Ranil Boteju explores how analytics and algorithms can help banks serve customers better.

  • 09 Jul 2020

    A new digital currency for China

    Centrally issued digital currencies could make payments safer and more efficient, explains HSBC’s Paul Mackel.

  • 06 May 2020

    No cash, please

    Will coronavirus worries accelerate the switch towards contactless payments?

  • 18 Mar 2020

    Tech makes investing easy

    Digital banking is opening up opportunities for a new generation of younger investors.

  • 12 Nov 2019

    Banking in the future

    From big data to biometrics, how will technology change banking over the next 10 years?

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