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Things worth reading: 24th March 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Brexit: Single market benefit ‘largely imaginary’ Deutsche Bank commits to London by securing new HQ Secure Trust shuns bid for troubled Co-op Bank Kenya starts selling bonds via mobile phones The investigation into the Bangladesh Bank heist continues An …

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The largest payments company in the world that most people have never heard of

I blogged a year ago about TechFin, the incumbents’ view of applying technology to existing banking services, versus FinTech which seeks to transform the financial system.  That has become one of the top search terms to find my blog, as it turns out, mainly because my …

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Things worth reading: 21st March 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Bill Gates tops Forbes’ rich list but Trump’s wealth slips Deutsche Bank slashes bonuses as it scrambles to raise cash Challenger bank Secure Trust enters mortgage market  Frankfurt takes lead in Brexit race for City jobs Goldman building robo-adviser …

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Things worth reading: 17th March 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Brexit: Poland aims to be big winner from battle for UK banking jobs Google Chrome scam tricks users into emailing bank details to criminals New-generation UK banks challenge with technology Mobile-only bank N26 hits 300,000 customers TransferWise partners with …

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Things worth reading: 15th March 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Identity fraud reached record levels in 2016 Iceland’s recovery shows benefits of letting over-reaching banks go bust Taxpayer stake in Lloyds Banking Group goes below 3pc Bitcoin ETF: quick silver Charlotte Hogg resigns as Bank of England deputy governor …

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Things worth reading: 14th March 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Democrats question Trump ‘conflict of interest’ with Deutsche Bank investigation Top bank regulator suggests partitioning big banks to replace Dodd-Frank rules Lloyds Banking Group is about to outsource nearly 2,000 tech jobs to IBM Female brokers punished more harshly …

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Fearless Femtech

Being in New York on International Women’s Day last week, a surprising event occurred.  No, it’s not that Donald Trump renamed the day after his favourite cat, but that a statue appeared next to the Wall Street Bull.  A Fearless Girl.  The bronze statue is …

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The Fast and the Furious

I was having a conversation with a friend about the issues at Monzo this week (among others).  Their third-party payments processor had an outage at the weekend so the cards couldn’t be used. Then they had crashes on Android and lost payments in the app.  …

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