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Finovate 2009 took place this week. Finovate is a great show run by our friends at NetBanker, and showcases the most innovative new providers of financial services solutions. This year's show had a range of innovators demonstrating, including:
Best of show winner was Kasasa.
"Kasasa creates free
checking and savings accounts that give back to you in totally new
ways. Do you want to be inspired by your account? Do you want real
choices for your money? If you Kasasa you do."
And if you want to read more about Finovate, Techcrunch gives a great summary.
Dimon shakes up JPMorgan top team (Financial Times)
JPMorgan overhauls management for successor
JPMorgan veteran quits after reshuffle (Times)
EU Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes warns Lloyds it must reduce its operations
RBS fears EU will demand a 'pound of flesh' in return for state funds
LCH.Clearnet to return €444m in restructuring
Quote of the Day
HSBC lines up deal to sell Docklands headquarters
Why is this headline the Quote of the Day? Because I accidentally tweeted that HSBC was relocating their HQ to HK last week when they announced that Michael Geoghegan, their CEO, was moving office from London to Hong Kong. With this additional news, don't be surprised if they do relocate some time in the future. After all, they have said as much a year ago, just before the crisis hit.