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Things worth reading: 27th July 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Italian bank hit by major data breach RBS likely to avoid compulsory sale of Williams & Glyn Lloyds to pay back customers £300m in compensation for mortgage arrears errors Goldman launches new online lending strategy for mass affluent PayPal raises 2017 forecasts on growth …

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Things worth reading: 25th July 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Bank of England warns more defences may be needed against consumer credit Citigroup hosts investors for first time since the financial crisis Virtual campaigning changes Kenya vote Why you should pay in local currency Bitcoin goes arty Julius Baer hits post-crisis high as it …

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Things worth reading: 24th July 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Bank of America to move some City of London roles to Dublin post-Brexit Deutsche Bank expects subpoenas over Trump-Russia investigation Frankly, banks – it’s time to give a damn about your image Big banks are closing branches and investing in more important real estate—your …

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Things worth reading: 21st July 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Citigroup and Deutsche Bank give Frankfurt a Brexit boost Brexit transition deal: ‘The sooner the better’ says Goldman exec Would using an eye scanner make mobile banking secure? Revealed: The world’s 10 largest companies by revenue Bitcoin swings as civil war looms ECB warns …

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Things worth reading: 20th July 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Goldman’s rotten trading quarter is a familiar smell on Wall Street One-third of card payments contactless P2P lender RateSetter steps in to protect investors from losses Regulators assessing suitability of Deutsche Boerse board Spain’s ‘secret credit card banker’ Blesa found shot dead AmEx profit …

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Things worth reading: 19th July 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Alternative to London is no financial centre in Europe, warns City envoy Visa and PayPal Extend Partnership to Europe Credit and debit card surcharges to be banned Tech start-ups raise $1.3bn this year from initial coin offerings Swedish challenger Handelsbanken posts record profits New …

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Things worth reading: 18th July 2017

Things we’re reading today include … The Boston Consulting Group Says Banking Needs to Become More Bionic Italian banks may take 10 years to fix bad debt issue – Morgan Stanley Former Barclays chief will stand trial over Qatari fundraising in January 2019 Didn’t pay your Macy’s bill? Expect a …

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Things worth reading: 17th July 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Britons face lifetime of debt as Bank of England warns over 35 year mortgages Former Shawbrook finance chief Wood to aid Co-op Bank rescue plan ECB eyes review of Deutsche Bank shareholders: source Westerman in the frame to be next chief executive at HSBC …

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The Finanser’s Week: 10th July – 16th July 2017

This week’s main blog headlines are … Homogenizing the world I’ve pretty much been travelling the world on business non-stop for thirty years, and something has fundamentally changed during that period.  Obviously, the internet and mobile and global connectivity, but also the homogeneity of globalisation.  I remember flying into Singapore’s …

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Things worth reading: 14th July 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Bitcoin just got a vote of confidence from Switzerland’s legendary banking system Post-crisis, US banks have recovered while their European peers are still looking for ways to survive Investors bullish on financials ahead of bank earnings Credit card defaults jump at fastest pace since …

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Things worth reading: 11th July 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Bank stocks are about to face another major challenge IBM, Westpac and More Trial Blockchain for Bank Guarantees A bank replaced a fax machine with blockchain. Was it worth it? London climbs two places to become world’s third best city in which to conduct …

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Things worth reading: 10th July 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Wells Fargo CEO ‘pleased’ with preliminary approval of $142 million settlement Analysts saved by stroke of the FCA’s pen Theresa May’s election woes spark jitters among UK finance chiefs Top bankers back calls for revamp to protect small firms Goldman Sachs is 2017’s worst-selling …

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