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Things worth reading: 22nd July 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Challenger Bank Five-Year Progress Report Why Jack Dorsey’s Square may become the go-to small business bank Capital One Adding 3,000 Tech Staff To Build On Cloud Banking Leadership Challenger bank Revolut bets on travel rebound Yapily raises $51 million …

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Things worth reading: 21st July 2021

Things we’re reading today include: Digital-only banks will nab 6.5 out of 10 digital account openings in pandemic rebound Big banks are getting even bigger, raising alarms in Washington UBS Outshines Wall Street Peers. Now Do It Again Central Bank Digital Currencies Will (Not) Make …

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Things worth reading: 20th July 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Australia’s biggest bank promises no one will be kicked out of their home until February 2022 Thousands of Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland customers locked out of their accounts Danske Bank introduces carbon neutral mortgage A scandal cost …

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Things worth reading: 19th July 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Bunq raises $228m at $1.9bn valuation Bank of America Approves Bitcoin Futures Trading for Some Clients With open banking, the FinTech-SME love story is just beginning Will China’s digital yuan help Hong Kong go cashless? Don’t bank on it …

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Things worth reading: 16th July 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Fed’s Powell ‘legitimately undecided’ on central bank digital currency Radius, Now LendingClub, Bank Review Digital bank Revolut valued at $33 billion in funding round led by SoftBank and Tiger Global Deutsche Bank’s Spanish mis-selling scandal widens Bank of England …

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Things worth reading: 15th July 2021

Things we’re reading today include … The ECB starts work on creating a digital version of the euro 80 central banks looking at digital currencies Banks on Wall Street report bumper second-quarter profits Cryptocurrencies don’t yet pose a threat to financial stability, Bank of England’s …

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From Zoom to a Room

After a year and a half, I presented my first keynote with a physical audience yesterday. It’s FinTech Week London! It’s a whole week, in London, talking about FinTech. That’s a surprise, huh? The interesting thing is that, after people have been locked up for …

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Things worth reading: 14th July 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Starling Bank supercharges its marketing with electric car tie-up Europe’s central bank has a plan — now comes the hard part Elon Musk turned down banking to work 120 hour weeks in tech The marketplace where your bank details …

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Things worth reading: 13th July 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Fashionable digital transformation specialists keep leaving banks Bank profits are poised to surge as the pandemic recedes Central bank cryptocurrencies: Bank of International Settlements says lets work together The European Central Bank focuses on climate change ‘Death By A …

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Things worth reading: 12th July 2021

Things we’re reading today include … 11:FS, Starling, Snoop and Zopa among the big British Bank Awards 2021 winners Britons may have their bank account and social media monitored Banks have helped the scammers to thrive ECB to crack down on dangerous risks in banks’ …

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Walk the line …

My yesterday blog about COVOID idiocrasy annoyed a few people. I was accused of writing a common tabloid ranting column, railing against the government. Yea … … so? So? So … so, I wrote it with a point. How are they implementing these COVOID regulations? …

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Things worth reading: 9th July 2021

Things we’re reading today include … China’s central bank is ‘quite worried’ about global risks from some digital currencies BofA Debuts Crypto Research Team in Latest Wall Street Push Turkish bank Akbank resumes services after major blackout Revolt Against Bank Fees Mints a $3 Billion …

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Things worth reading: 7th July 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Chime, A Banking App, Has Been Suddenly Closing Accounts, Sometimes Not Returning Customers’ Money Bank of England searches for new CIO amid once-in-a-generation project Atom Bank reaches £3bn mortgage completions and £1bn savings mark Deutsche Bank Steals UBS Wealth …

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