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Things worth reading: 6th June 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Would you take financial advice from a robot at your bank? Trump’s favorite bank is ignoring requests for infomation about his finances Saudi and UAE banks suspend business with Qatari banks amid diplomatic crisis Conservatives pledge to resurrect ‘Board of Trade’ to build post-Brexit …

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Things worth reading: 5th June 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Peer-to-peer lender Zopa moves towards bank launch after raising £32m Would you take financial advice from a robot at your bank? Bank of England faces strike as workers vote on ‘contemptuous’ 1pc pay offer The 12 UK banks with the best public reputation Savings …

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Things worth reading: 2nd June 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Barclays sells £2.2bn stake in African business Lloyds bulks up in credit card market with £1.9bn takeover  EU regulator fines Moody’s €1.24m for breaching credit rating rules Bank of England faces strike as workers vote on ‘contemptuous’ 1pc pay offer Peer-to-peer lender Zopa moves …

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Things worth reading: 1st June 2017

Things we’re reading today include … City firms won’t get away with ‘letterbox’ EU hubs after Brexit, watchdog warns  TV presenter Noel Edmonds unveils ‘countdown’ website in Lloyds compensation campaign HSBC to roll out robo-advice for small savers Barclays to sell £1.6bn stake in African business Banks ‘rebuilding reputation’ after …

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Things worth reading: 31st May 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Aviva eyeing AI and big data in bid to become fintech firm How will the rollout of open banking affect me? Russian Company Pins European Bank Attacks on North Korea Spanish Banks Form New Blockchain Consortium How to get a UK banking or e-money …

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Things worth reading: 30th May 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Brexit: French officials in ‘serious’ talks with banks about leaving London Singapore’s central bank fines Credit Suisse, UOB over AML breaches Are banks about to operate completely online? Royal Bank of Scotland set to avoid trial over £12bn crisis-era rights issue China’s shadow banking …

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Things worth reading: 29th May 2017

Things we’re reading today include … You can now set up borderless businesses and bank accounts online as e-residents of Estonia Ex-Anglo bank chief FitzPatrick cleared of fraud Democrats urge Deutsche Bank to audit accounts held by Trump and family Bank of England fat cats blew £20K of public money …

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Things worth reading: 26th May 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Central bankers unveil code to crack down on currency market rigging Lloyds chairman: Brexit will not lead to ‘Jenga tower’ collapse of UK finserve sector New payday loan regulations come into force Initial coin offerings risk damaging your financial health This week’s Economist: One bitcoin …

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Things worth reading: 25th May 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Moody’s downgrades China for first time since 1989 as it warns financial strength will erode as debt mounts Google plans to track credit card spending Funding Circle wins approval from regulator in peer-to-peer boost Potential settlement in RBS £12bn rights issue trial hit by …

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Things worth reading: 24th May 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Transferwise’s Borderless bank account lets you save money in different currencies Morgan Stanley to curb veteran adviser recruiting Barclays facing £1.6bn High Court lawsuit  RBS on verge of avoiding embarrassing High Court battle as investors poised to agree to £200m settlement Bank of England …

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Things worth reading: 23rd May 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Hackers hit Russian bank customers, planned international cyber raids Under Pressure: The Shifting Landscape of Banking Regulations Banknote maker De La Rue quids in as profits rise TransferWise to offer cross-border bank accounts Barclays tightens email security to prevent hoaxes after boss fell for …

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Things worth reading: 22nd May 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Qatar looks to woo UK with ‘Wall Street of the Middle East’ pitch Bitcoin options exchange raises $11.4 million in funding Ex-RBS boss Fred Goodwin under scrutiny in court hearing Deutsche Boerse CEO seeks end to insider trading probe: Handelsblatt RBS tries for last-minute …

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The Finanser’s Week: 15th May – 21st May 2017

This week’s major updates on the Finanser … What banks can learn from Wal-Mart I picked up Bloomberg Business Week at the airport this week, attracted by the cover. Wal-Mart have issues with the digital revolution.  Amazon is stealing their lunch, literally, and they’ve been struggling for years to work out …

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