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Things worth reading: 21st July 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Citigroup and Deutsche Bank give Frankfurt a Brexit boost Brexit transition deal: ‘The sooner the better’ says Goldman exec Would using an eye scanner make mobile banking secure? Revealed: The world’s 10 largest companies by revenue Bitcoin swings as …

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Things worth reading: 20th July 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Goldman’s rotten trading quarter is a familiar smell on Wall Street One-third of card payments contactless P2P lender RateSetter steps in to protect investors from losses Regulators assessing suitability of Deutsche Boerse board Spain’s ‘secret credit card banker’ Blesa …

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Things worth reading: 19th July 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Alternative to London is no financial centre in Europe, warns City envoy Visa and PayPal Extend Partnership to Europe Credit and debit card surcharges to be banned Tech start-ups raise $1.3bn this year from initial coin offerings Swedish challenger …

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Things worth reading: 18th July 2017

Things we’re reading today include … The Boston Consulting Group Says Banking Needs to Become More Bionic Italian banks may take 10 years to fix bad debt issue – Morgan Stanley Former Barclays chief will stand trial over Qatari fundraising in January 2019 Didn’t pay …

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Things worth reading: 14th July 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Bitcoin just got a vote of confidence from Switzerland’s legendary banking system Post-crisis, US banks have recovered while their European peers are still looking for ways to survive Investors bullish on financials ahead of bank earnings Credit card defaults …

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What did Jack Ma say?

I’m spending the week in China with Alibaba and ANT Financial. More details to follow, as this is all building towards a case study chapter in my new book Digital Human, and sat amongst 2,000 fans listening to Jack Ma yesterday and his vision of …

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Things worth reading: 11th July 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Bank stocks are about to face another major challenge IBM, Westpac and More Trial Blockchain for Bank Guarantees A bank replaced a fax machine with blockchain. Was it worth it? London climbs two places to become world’s third best …

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Homogenizing the world

I’ve pretty much been travelling the world on business non-stop for thirty years, and something has fundamentally changed during that period.  Obviously, the internet and mobile and global connectivity, but also the homogeneity of globalisation.  I remember flying into Singapore’s brand spanking new Changi Airport …

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Things worth reading: 10th July 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Wells Fargo CEO ‘pleased’ with preliminary approval of $142 million settlement Analysts saved by stroke of the FCA’s pen Theresa May’s election woes spark jitters among UK finance chiefs Top bankers back calls for revamp to protect small firms …

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