This week’s main blog headlines are …
This is my wife. She doesn’t know she’s appearing on my blog today, but it doesn’t matter because she doesn’t exist. Well, she does physically but, according to my bank, she doesn’t exist. I only discovered this recently, due to trying to open a new …
I’m going way, way back in time to when I was a mere youngster in finance. Yes, there were planes, trains and automobiles back then you insulting, poisonous bunch-backed toad. Anyways, back then, I did a business process analysis of one of the country’s largest …
I just hosted Jamie Woodruff, the Ethical Hacker, at our Nordic meetings in Oslo and Stockholm. He’s always got some good stories to tell, like how he uses your children’s toys to listen to your conversations or pretending to be a waiter at the hotel …
I find more and more people are starting to understand that digital is a transformation project, not just an adjunct to business as usual. But there needs to be more of them. We can liken most people’s thinking about digital in banking for example, to …
My good friend Slava of Life.SREDA has just written a book called The First Fintech Bank’s Arrival. You can buy it for 9,99$ on Amazon or download for free on www.ariv.al. He’s also shared a chapter with me, and I thought it interesting so here is to …
The latest news headlines …
P2P lender Zopa set to reopen to new investors – Financial Times
Loans platform says it will take on lenders by the end of this year
HBOS must have known of Reading fraud, Thames Valley PCC says – The Guardian
Cabinet secretary rescinded offer to meet to discuss concerns about banking sector, Anthony Stansfeld also tells meeting The police and crime commissioner of Thames Valley police has claimed that HBOS must have known of the fraudulent activities inside its Reading branch as long ago as February 2008. Six individuals, including
Exclusive: Royal Bank of Canada using blockchain for U.S./Canada payments – executive – Reuters
TORONTO (Reuters) – Royal Bank of Canada is experimenting with blockchain to help move payments between its U.S. and Canadian banks, one of the bank’s senior executives told Reuters on Thursday.
Return of the Luddites: why a robot tax could never work – The Telegraph
Redundancy payout nightmare after bank transfer error sends stranger money – The Guardian
Moving funds about is getting ever easier thanks to technology, but so are the chances of sending them to the wrong place Life as Sam Woods knew it changed in July when his employer went into administration. The 31-year-old was one of 50 workers who lost their jobs when their
Deloitte hit by data breach – BBC
The corporate finance giant says “very few” clients are affected.
Voice biometrics to be the ‘front door’ for all ANZ bank contact – ZDNet
The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) is looking to implement voice biometrics as the method of authentication in its call centres across all of its front doors, ANZ general manager of Wholesale Digital Nigel Dobson told the FIDO Alliance Seminar in Sydney on Tuesday.
What Banks Can Learn From Nokia’s Demise – The Financial Brand
Just a few months after the Apple launched the iPhone, an issue of Forbes magazine appeared with this title on the cover: “Nokia. One Billion Customers – Can Anyone Catch the Cell Phone King?” Nobody expected what would happen next.
Banks braced for Carney’s verdict on household debts – The Telegraph
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