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Things worth reading: 15th October 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Is a Wave of Fintech Acquisitions Coming Soon? Bank of America registers double-digit revenue growth Digital currencies could spark financial meltdown, says Bank of England deputy governor StanChart targets buy now, pay later services through fintech tie-up Welcome to …

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Things worth reading: 14th October 2021

Things we’re reading today include: Bitcoin could trigger financial meltdown, warns Bank of England deputy G7 finance leaders lay out guidelines for central bank digital currencies From $0 in revenue to $7.25B valuation: Why TripActions $275M raise has fintech to thank Letter to Lloyds Banking …

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Things worth reading: 13th October 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Harry and Meghan vow to ‘change the world’ by moving into ‘ethical’ banking Joe Biden could become embroiled in the FBI’s probe into Hunter’s finances Most Brits now have 2.8 fintech apps on their smartphones Deutsche Bank faces €500m …

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Things worth reading: 12th October 2021

Things we’re reading today include … New Rules Needed to Deal With Risks From Cloud Computing: Bank of England Ukrainian bank chief dismissed, put under house arrest after scuffle with journalists Covid pandemic has pushed poor countries to record debt levels – World Bank Loans …

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Things worth reading: 8th October 2021

Things we’re reading today include … NatWest faces fine over money laundering failings Square stock could rise by 25% U.S. banks expected to report mixed Q3 results, iffy loan outlook China’s Central Bank Governor Vows More Fintech Crackdown The Stanford University guide to China’s fintechs …

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Things worth reading: 7th October 2021

Things we’re reading today include … NatWest snaps up kids banking FinTech RoosterMoney Will Personal Carbon Accounting Be The Breakthrough For Green Banking? Women in Fintech: Greatest Achievements with Chetwood Financial, Payl8er, Divido and Zumo We need a comptroller who can draw a line between …

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Things worth reading: 6th October 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Wall Street’s Largest Bank Is Banning Business Travel For Unvaccinated Employees Bank Groups Unite Against Biden’s Pick for Key Regulatory Post Bitcoin hits $50,000 as Bank of America says cryptocurrency just in the ‘first inning’ US Bank launches bitcoin …

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Things worth reading: 5th October 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Early investors in Revolut back London-based fintech Crezco in £3M funding Monzo moves ahead of rival fintechs and narrows gender pay gap Bank of America launches crypto research Can a post office be a bank? Challenger Bank Cheese To …

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Why didn’t Google Plex its’ muscles?

A year ago, Google announced a compelling new offer: “You’re lagging in technology. Your current vendors are years behind. Consumers think you’re irrelevant. We’re hip, we’re cool, we have all the latest technologies, Now, they’ve dumped it. Why? Most reports point to internal trouble and strife. For example, Ars …

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Things worth reading: 4th October 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Pandora papers: biggest ever leak of offshore data exposes financial secrets of rich and powerful How London Became a Global Center for Fintech and What U.S. Tech Hubs Can Learn From It Monzo withdraws US banking licence application Bank …

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Things worth reading: 1st October 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Digital bank fined by regulator due to weak anti-money laundering controls Central banks lay out operating manual for digital cash Will Regulators ‘De-Bank’ Challengers, Neos, Cryptos & Fintechs? Deutsche Bank to cut Europe branches as it refocuses on wealthy …

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