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Things worth reading: 17th February 2020

Things we’re reading today include …. China disinfects banknotes and quarantines them for 14 days Brexit: Britain and EU ‘will rip each other apart’ in trade talks Former Morgan Stanley president slams Europe’s capital markets Climate change could make premiums unaffordable: QBE Insurance UK digital …

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Things worth reading: 14th February 2020

Things we’re reading today include … UK drug barons ditch banks for money service businesses Five things to look out for in HSBC’s new strategy Looking at the world through the eyes of options traders Australia investigator met other regulators before Citi, Deutsche charges Barclays …

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The true meaning of BaaS

Just spent a day chairing a payments stream at a conference. We talked about AI, biometrics, central bank digital currencies or CBDCs as everyone calls them, infrastructure, pipes, plumbing … you name it … but the bit that intrigued me was the views of Kristian …

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Things worth reading: 12th February 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Wells Fargo CEO Scharf shakes up management at scandal-hit bank ABN Amro’s fourth-quarter net profit misses on low interest and rising impairments German digital bank N26 pulls out of UK, blaming Brexit Blockchain: The revolution that hasn’t quite happened …

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Things worth reading: 11th February 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Australia plans new bank stress tests to assess climate change impact 2 in 5 would consider digital banks but only once they are ‘popular and successful’ Starling Bank raises £60m from existing investors Deutsche Bank’s revamp plans win support …

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Things worth reading: 6th February 2020

Things we’re reading today include … RBS’s digital bank Bo tells customers to shred their cards Starling hits 100,000 business customers as SME banking hots up UniCredit cuts further its stake in Turkey’s Yapi Kredi Barclays faces fresh investor revolt over fossil fuels What the …

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Things worth reading: 5th February 2020

Things we’re reading today include … City banker suspended for ‘stealing food from canteen’ Jeffrey Epstein’s Mystery Bank Came Alive After His Death Is modern banking too complex for challenger banks? China May Ease Shadow-Bank Crackdown to Bolster Slowing Economy N26 is building a better …

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Things worth reading: 4th February 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Goldman Sachs in Amazon talks over small business loans FCA: credit card firms must stop suspending all users in debt spiral Travelex: Bank currency services still offline after hack Only two women applied for Bank of England governor role …

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