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Things worth reading: 24th June 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Has Deutsche Bank left it years too late for a turnaround? U.S. regulators ask Deutsche Bank to explain ‘bad bank’ proposal – FT Britain’s HSBC to help modern slaves ‘rebuild lives’ with bank access Malaysia’s 1MDB criminal case against …

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Things worth reading: 21st June 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Global financial bodies not fit for purpose, John McDonnell says Lost wallets more likely to be returned if they contain large sum of money, scientists find Why has Facebook coined their new cryptocurrency Libra? Mark Carney clears the path …

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Things worth reading: 20th June 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Libra: Facebook launches cryptocurrency in bid to shake up global finance Donald Trump attacks ECB for ‘currency manipulation’ Challenger bank CYBG looks to Branson brand Lloyds staff happy with chief executive’s £6.3m pay package, MPs told Britain must act …

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Things worth reading: 19th June 2019

Things we’re reading today include … MoneyGram shares more than double on Ripple deal Beware fake payment texts that claim to be from Green Star RBS picks Marieke Flament to head business-focused digital bank Facebook’s Libra launch will extend its global domination Is Facebook’s Libra …

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A bank CEO should be better

I annoy a lot of people. I don’t mean to. But anyone with a description of ‘troublemaker’ is going to annoy someone. What’s interesting is the different reactions I get from start-ups, technology firms, banks and internet giants. In general, the ones who seem to …

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Things worth reading: 14th June 2019

Things we’re reading today include …. Britain’s wildly popular Monzo banking app is coming to America Meet the British Banks showing the US how it’s done Truist will soon be one of America’s biggest banks Digital technology will strengthen America’s biggest retail banks Facebook hires …

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Things worth reading: 13th June 2019

Things we’re reading today include …. IBM, Hyperledger Blockchain ID System for Banks Launches in Brazil This branchless bank quadrupled its customer base to 4 million in a single year Square Wants You to Use Its Cash App Like a Bank Account Goldman Sachs offering …

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We are the robots

I’m a technology lover. Always have been, always will be. To me, technology is like magic. “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Arthur C. Clarke Too damn right Arthur. I love technology. But then I got to thinking about what technology is doing …

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Things worth reading: 12th June 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Singapore’s Ride-Hailing App Grab Mulls Becoming a Bank JP Morgan’s 180 On Its Stand-Alone Digital Bank Underscores The Adoption Challenges Facing Crypto Banks Are Second, Or Third, Choice For IT Grads, So They Have To Work Harder The heavy …

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