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Coronavirus: Digital banking is no longer optional

Digital banks have long talked about the importance of efficient online and mobile banking services at the expense of face-to-face meetings and physical branches; the coronavirus crisis means there is now little argument against this model.

A woman wearing a protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), walks past on a nearly empty street in a snow fall during the first weekend after Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike urged Tokyo residents to stay indoors in a bid to keep the coronavirus disease from spreading, at an shopping and amusement district in Tokyo, Japan March 29, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato - RC2GTF9M8S9X
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Quarantine and social distancing in Tokyo: now is the moment for mobile and online banking to shine

Those looking for levity at this difficult time might enjoy an old joke: the world can be divided into three groups, those who can count and those who can’t.

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