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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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A Banking Carol


It was almost December 25, Christmas, and Jimmy Diamond was a happy man for a change. Just this week his bank had opened 100,000 new customer accounts (even though only 25,000 people had visited the bank); they had managed to sneak an extra 1% onto credit card holders balances (without …

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Things worth reading: 24th November 2016

Things we’re reading today include … Is the next financial crisis on its way? These new plans for bank reforms in Europe could hit Wall Street lenders Bank executives should be fired for regulatory breaches, says report British taxpayers lose £27bn on bank bailout Middle East bank to launch AI …

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I heard this phrase – paranoia-as-a-service – for the first time recently, but I’m hearing paranoia in banking mentioned more and more often. It’s not surprising after the tesco hack, but what can you do about it? If banks are meant to be the most secure stores of value in …

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Things worth reading: 8th November 2016

Things we’re reading today include … Tesco Bank: 20,000 customers lose money Tesco Bank blames ‘systematic sophisticated attack’ for account losses Investors shrug off more losses at Lending Club HSBC boss urges government clarity on EU workers in the UK Banks, brokers gird for Brexit-style tumult following Tuesday’s election HSBC …

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