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Things worth reading: 7th May 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Little market-wide agreement on DLT use in capital markets Sotheby’s introduces cryptocurrency sales with a famous Banksy work Dogecoin creator sold all his coins in 2015 to buy a Honda Civic, DOGE is now bigger than Honda Citi weighs …

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Things worth reading: 6th May 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Dogecoin is now worth more than the Ford motor company, BP or Tesco European Central Bank CBDC Survey Finds Privacy Is The Number One Concern For Digital Euro HSBC issues urgent warning as criminals try to get bank details …

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Things worth reading: 5th May 2021

Things we’re reading today include … World’s Best Banks 2021 City urges the Bank of England to bring on the ‘Britcoin’ revolution An anonymous crypto advocate projected messages championing bitcoin on the walls of the Bank of England and the UK Parliament Blockchain technology could …

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Things worth reading: 3rd May 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Why is a bank holiday called a bank holiday? Does the Monzo generation need private banking? Bank of England: Britain’s economy is recovering from Covid recession faster than expected Europe’s largest banks plan joint attack on US payments giants …

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Things worth reading: 30th April 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Which banks are winning the current account switching war? Deutsche Bank’s work from home rule has a serious loophole All charges dropped against Danske Bank chiefs NatWest reports bumper profits – but money laundering scandal casts cloud over costs …

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Things worth reading: 29th April 2021

Things we’re reading today include: European Investment Bank Issues $121M Digital Notes Using Ethereum Bank loans create 700 times more emissions than offices: Study High street bank starting 43 pop-up branches across the UK Covid-19 security challenges leave bank customers at risk Deutsche Bank outshines …

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The downside of digital banking

I find it interesting to watch behaviours online. For example, I sometimes get an email saying, “please take John Doe off your subscriber list”. I’m sitting there saying just unsubscribe. There’s a link on the distribution email clearly saying unsubscribe here. How come they don’t …

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Things worth reading: 28th April 2021

Things we’re reading today include … OakNorth Bank grows from AWS infrastructure-as-code Digital bank Current triples valuation in five months to $2.2 billion after Andreessen takes stake ‘This bank has changed people’s lives’ The likely impact of central bank digital currencies on quantitative easing HSBC …

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Things worth reading: 27th April 2021

Things we’re reading today include: Over 50% of UK customers find bank’s digital experience lacking, research reveals FICO Finds 41% Of North Americans Would Rather Open a Digital Bank Account Than Visit a Branch Atom Bank’s Mark Mullen: Startups are hard, but ‘a lot less …

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Things worth reading: 26th April 2021

Things we’re reading today include … How Has Open Banking Evolved And Do Customers Trust It? Spanish banking sector reels as thousands let go Commonwealth Bank plagued by Monday morning outage Challenging the Challenger Banks: New NA Challengers That Survived the Pandemic Credit Suisse’s $5.5 …

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Things worth reading: 23rd April 2021

Things we’re reading today include … HSBC introduces recycled plastic cards for greener banking JPMorgan faces reputation ‘cleanup’ ahead of UK digital bank launch  JPMorgan analyst suggests Credit Suisse close investment bank Challenger Metro Bank targets $3 billion in consumer finance Forget the Piggy Bank, …

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The sham and shame of AML

I was talking with an AML guy this morning. That’s anti-money laundering, for those unfamiliar. AML. Might as well call it MAL, as in the French word mal, as AML is bad. It’s really bad. It doesn’t work. So, why bother? Well, banks have to …

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Things worth reading: 22nd April 2021

Things we’re reading today include … UK Bank NatWest Bars Businesses That Accept Crypto Signature Bank Goes Head-to-Head With Silvergate in Bitcoin-Backed Lending ING scraps interest on savings over €250,000 Bank of Canada Becomes First to Signal Exit From Stimulus Bank of England supports fintechs …

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