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Do banks need a CIO?

Rejection

I was talking with a technology firm the other day.  They offer everything from cloud to core systems.  Their issue is that the competition wins every time.  Not IBM.  Not Accenture.  Not TCS.  Not FIS.  Not SAP.  Not any of the big names you could …

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Things worth reading: 8th September 2016

Things we’re reading today include … Barclays and Wave complete world’s first blockchain trade finance transaction Chancellor to meet bank bosses on Brexit gameplan Deutsche Bank calls for reform of global financial messaging system SWIFT Four Fresh Worries About China’s Shadow Banking System Four Fresh …

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How the system crushes the poor

Debt

Building on yesterday’s discussion of the digital divide turning into a human divide*, I find it intriguing how we talk incessantly about financial inclusion and how technology will bank the unbanked.  It is our dream.  But is it just a dream? The reason for thinking …

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Things worth reading: 1st September 2016

Things we’re reading today include … 60 SECONDS WITH: Vernon Hill, 71, Founder Metro Bank Challenger bank Fidor adopts ‘attack formation’ U.S. tax code may allow dramatic retaliation in EU Apple case London will remain the top financial centre post-Brexit, says Deutsche Bank chief Brexit …

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Things worth reading: 31st August 2016

Things we’re reading today include … More banks plundered through SWIFT attacks Westpac bank launches Databank data protection service Barclays sells its Italian banking business to Mediobanca for a £258m loss Is now (finally) the right time to buy Lloyds Banking Group plc? The Apple …

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Things worth reading: 30th August 2016

Things we’re reading today include … Fintech Startup Transferwise Moves Away From Banks Saudi Arabia’s Attempts to Boost Bank Liquidity Aren’t Working Moody’s warns China’s smaller lenders are a systemic risk to bank sector ‘Brexit will actually help the economy thrive’ claims former Bank of …

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Things worth reading: 29th August 2016

Things we’re reading today include … These big banks are working on a digital currency together Lloyds Bank chief’s lover faces calls to quit from university 90pc of bank customers unaware their income details are tracked and shared – and it’s legal EU’s TTIP trade …

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Things worth reading: 25th August 2016

Things we’re reading today include … U.S. banking regulators focused on cyber security after SWIFT attacks Asian companies have world’s worst cybersecurity says study Blockchain may help banks renew image Landlord lender OneSavings Bank defies housing slowdown with surging profits Suits join the hoodies with …

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