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The FinTech Wave, Part One


I wrote a blog the other day for The Next Web.  I thought it was ok, and it has gained a lot of traction socially. Apparently, people like it and here I’m going to expand upon the basic theme to give a detailed analysis of how FinTech wings are spreading. There’s …

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Things worth reading: 22nd February 2017

Things we’re reading today include … How’s your online bank security looking? The Dutch studied theirs and… yeah, not great Come to France post-Brexit, banks urged HSBC faces FCA probe into anti-money laundering controls as profits plunge Bank of England ‘has improved’ its economic forecasting Australia is the most popular …

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Things worth reading: 7th February 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Is Italy’s financial future resting on UniCredit? Paris calls on London’s bankers to move to France for the food, culture – and even romance  Germany not ‘exploiting’ euro, says S&P MPs press Lloyds to compensate HBOS fraud victims Are other analysts as bullish on …

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FiBD: The FinTech Bullshit Detector


I’ve been wondering for a while how so many companies can be starting up something in the same space, and how are they surviving?  The reason for mentioning it is that we keep hearing these numbers around how many billions are being invested in FinTech, bitcoin, blockchain and such like, …

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Things worth reading: 12th January 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Reported fraud in UK financial services falls The City issues Brexit deal demands Silicon Valley start-ups suffer fall in VC funding What Wall Street wants from Trump From the end of globalisation to ‘weaponised’ gadgets: the five biggest risks facing the global economy Perils …

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5 Banking Tech Trends for 2017


I kept Tuesday’s blog entry short because I knew that everyone was making predictions and writing much more in-depth pieces.  Today’s guest blog entry is from Finanser friend David Horton. David wrote a great piece on LinkedIn over the holidays providing his five banking technology predictions for 2017 and has kindly allowed …

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Top 10 Retail Banking Trends for 2017


I kept yesterday’s blog entry short because I knew that today’s was long, and it’s a guest blog entry from my good friend Jim Marous.  Jim produces a great report each year, curating the thoughts of 100 industry leaders including myself, on what is going to happen in the year …

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