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Things worth reading: 24th March 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Brexit: Single market benefit ‘largely imaginary’ Deutsche Bank commits to London by securing new HQ Secure Trust shuns bid for troubled Co-op Bank Kenya starts selling bonds via mobile phones The investigation into the Bangladesh Bank heist continues An earthquake in European banking RBS …

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Things worth reading: 23rd March 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Hopes fade for Co-op Bank turnaround plan City watchdog wins legal battle with ‘London Whale’ executive UBS charges customers to deposit euros Cheques will clear in just 24 hours thanks to smartphone imaging tech Brexit vote: Single market benefit ‘largely imaginary’ MPs warn system …

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The largest payments company in the world that most people have never heard of

I blogged a year ago about TechFin, the incumbents’ view of applying technology to existing banking services, versus FinTech which seeks to transform the financial system.  That has become one of the top search terms to find my blog, as it turns out, mainly because my blog entries are the first …

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Things worth reading: 22nd March 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Bank that lent $300m to Trump linked to Russian money laundering scam Brexit: What the biggest banks are planning once Theresa May begins EU departure Goldman Sachs to expand EU presence ahead of Brexit Wall Street suffers worst day this year Deutsche slips in …

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Things worth reading: 16th March 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Wall Street bonus pool boosted by Trump rally Bank of America shareholders revive chairman debate Wells Fargo CEO receives pay bump despite sales scandal Exclusive: London gold rush – ICE to launch clearing before banks are ready Government to set up new anti-money laundering …

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BIS endorse Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) for payments clearing and settlement

I’ve just been alerted by friend Gijs Boudewijn to the release of a fascinating white paper by BIS, the Bank for International Settlements (the guys who do Basel stuff and are big cohonez in banking circles).  Their Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures released Distributed ledger technology in payment, clearing …

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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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