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Things worth reading: 15th January 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Over a quarter of Brits now have a digital-only bank account German economy shrank by just 5% in 2020 amid Covid-19 Commerzbank suspends coverage of groups tracked by former Wirecard analyst BlackRock assets surge to record $8.68tn Biden unveils …

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The Terminator meets FinTech

I just received this endorsement from Arnold Schwarzenegger.  It’s the Terminator saying I’m a good guy. Amazing and, awww, thanks Arnie. Thing is, it’s fake. It’s not Arnold Schwarzenegger at all. It’s a deep fake. What amazes me is how real it looks – …

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Things worth reading: 14th January 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Bank customers could have accounts CLOSED if they refuse to wear face masks in branches NCR/Cardtronics/ATMs: dispenser defender Grab raises $300m for its financial services business Deutsche Bank joins companies cutting ties with Donald Trump Lowest paid in UK …

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Things worth reading: 11th January 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Bitcoin holders barred from depositing profits in UK banks Digital Banking Platform Revolut Confirms it has Temporary Permit from FCA to Offer Cryptocurrency Services Europe’s Largest Bank Suspected Of Greenwashing State Street to insist companies disclose diversity data Shareholders …

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Things worth reading: 7th January 2021

Things we’re reading today include … “Evil mobile emulator farms” used to steal millions from US and EU banks Trump’s private bankers resign from Deutsche Bank Crypto Markets Jump on OCC Approval for Banks to Use Blockchains FTSE 100 chief executives ‘earn average salary within …

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FinTech 2021 and beyond

As regular readers will know, I quite like Global Processing Services (GPS), the payments processing firm behind many of the leading FinTechs I deal with. So, when they sent me their views of 2021 trends for FinTech and payments, how could I resist? Enjoy! Four …

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Things worth reading: 6th January 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Cryptocurrency Guidance For Banks And The Future Of Payments Covid-19 Aftermath Could Spell a ‘Lost Decade’ for Global Economy, World Bank Says Banks Blast Rule That Would Force Lending to Oil, Gun Firms EU urged to push UK harder …

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Things worth reading: 5th January 2021

Things we’re reading today include: Data-hungry fintech firms urge FCA to ‘break’ banks this year How four of this year’s Transformers helped the world’s biggest banks survive —and thrive—in the pandemic Bank for farmers gets backing from Duke of Westminster group EU share trading flees …

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Things worth reading: 23rd December 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Swedish central bank moves e-krona project to next stage Card payment refund scheme aims to wean tax-dodging Italians off cash UK watchdog bans Klarna Covid shopping advert Scotland’s financial sector ready for Brexit, says trade body Trump’s private banker …

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What is the future?

I was chatting with a friend the other day, who pointed out my predictions. I don’t like to talk about them, as I’ve made so many, but he focused upon how accurate most of them have been. I was one of the first to talk …

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