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Things worth reading: 12th January 2010

Things we're reading today include …

Today's must read:

If a bank's too big to fail, break it up The Telegraph

With banking chiefs again being called to public account on both sides of the
Atlantic this week – in Britain before the Treasury Select Committee and in
the US in front of Mr Angelides’ commission – the cry is going up afresh:
“Something must be done”.

Britain's big banks must be broken up, says Liberal Democrat leader Nick CleggThe Telegraph
Central bankers demand new rulesFinancial Times
Is a cashless society on the cards?The Telegraph
European banks' ascent marks altered landscapeFinancial Times
Meet this year’s central cast of bankersThe Times
They walked the walk in finance, now they’e running for ParliamentThe Times
Barack Obama considers one-off tax on banks to recoup bail-out costsThe Telegraph
Russian oligarchs plan London listings Financial Times


Quote of the Day:

"If regulators do their job then
bad banks, big or small, can be neutered, while innovation and competition
is clearly returning to the benefit of consumers."

Damian Reece, The time's right for the bold to enter bankingThe Telegraph


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Chris M Skinner
Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, the Finanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. To learn more click here...

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