The Banker provides economic and financial intelligence for the world's financial sector and has built a reputation for objective and incisive reporting.

The Banker has been the trusted source of banking information since 1926. The Banker has navigated its way through over 90 years of banking coverage from the Wall Street Crash of 1929 to the financial crisis of 2008 with the same reputation for accuracy, authority and integrity.

The Banker strives to stimulate and inform, offering an unparalleled outlook with a wide range of news, features, analysis and interviews, and in-depth coverage of all the key issues facing the financial sector.

The Banker combines in-depth regional and country coverage with reports on:

Markets: Capital markets, derivatives & structured products, infrastructure & project finance and Islamic finance
Banking, regulation and risk: Regulation, retail banking, wholesale banking, private banking, management and governance issues
Transactions and technology: trading, trade finance, securities services, cash management and transaction bankers
Data: International financial centres, trends and rankings, including the Top 1000 World Banks

The Banker offers an unrivalled combination of authoritative news, features, surveys and heavyweight interviews and is essential reading for CEOs, CFOs, corporate treasurers, central bank governors and financial regulators.

Its unique database of more than 5000 banks maps their financial strength and soundness via Tier 1 capital, their profitability and their performance versus their peers.

The Banker is the key source of data and analysis for the industry.


Joy Macknight is the editor of The Banker. Previously, she was features editor at Profit & Loss, a foreign exchange and derivatives magazine and conference producer. Before that she was editorial director at Treasury Today, following her editorship at gtnews, both publications that cover corporate treasury.

She also worked as staff  writer on Banking Technology and IBM Computer Today, as well as a freelancer on Computer Weekly.

She has a BSc from the University of Victoria, Canada.

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Liz Lumley is the deputy editor of The Banker. She is a specialist commentator on global financial technology or ‘fintech’. She has spent over 20 years working in the financial technology space, most recently as director at VC Innovations and architect of the Fintech Talents Festival, managing director at Startupbootcamp FinTech London and an editor at financial services and technology newswire, Finextra.

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Anita Hawser is the Europe editor at The Banker. For the past 20 years, Anita has worked as a freelance journalist for a range of banking, finance and tech titles covering topics such as cybersecurity, financial crime, cryptocurrencies, payments, trade and supply chain finance. Before joining The Banker, Anita was Europe editor at Global Finance.

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John Everington is the Middle East and Africa editor. Prior to joining The Banker, John was the deputy business editor of The National in the UAE, and has also worked for Dealreporter, Arab News and The Telegraph. He has also covered the telecom sector in Africa and the Middle East, living and working in Qatar and the UK. John has a BA in Arabic and History and an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London.

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Kimberley Long is the Asia editor at The Banker. She joined from Euromoney, where she spent four years as transaction services editor. She has a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Liverpool, and an MA in Print Journalism from the University of Sheffield. Between degrees she spent a year teaching English in Japan as part of the JET Programme.

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Sam Friend is the digital content editor at The Banker. He previously worked as an editor at legal publishing house Global Legal Group, where he worked closely with lawyers and other legal experts in jurisdictions worldwide.

He has wide experience in publishing, with particular expertise in digital publishing solutions. He holds a BA in History and Politics.


Barbara Pianese is the Latin America editor at The Banker. She joined from Mergermarket, where she spent four years covering mergers and acquisitions across Europe with a focus on the consumer sector. She holds an MA in International and Diplomatic Affairs from the University of Bologna having studied in Brazil and France as well.

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Silvia Pavoni is a columnist and associate editor at The Banker. She is now working on the development of a new platform for the sustainable finance community. Silvia is also an advisory board member of the European Risk Management Council and a member of the London council of not-for-profit WILL, Women in Leadership in Latin America. In 2019, she was awarded an honorary fellow at City University of London.

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