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I often talk about my week in Hangzhou last year, writing the case study on Ant Financial for the new book Digital Human, and particularly the words of Jack Ma on how he sees managing the Alibaba platform: Management. The word is there for regular …
I am very taken by the articulate and charismatic Jack Ma. Not because he’s one of the richest men in the world, but more because of his experiences and beliefs. If you haven’t listened to his interviews and thoughts at this years World Economic Summit, …
I was looking around at what’s new online, and just discovered the Hiscox 2018 Cyber Readiness Report. This is the second Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report, conducted by Forrester Consulting, and puts the spotlight not only on the financial consequences of individual cyber breaches but also …
Someone made the comment on my platform piece about what happens when there are no Jack Ma’s or Mark Zuckerberg’s, as the whole thing is decentralised? I guess that this is logical as my last line was that government control of cryptocurrencies is “not so …
I was sent a nice list of the Top 50 FinTech firms selected by Forbes. They introduce it as follows: Worldwide, $27.4 billion poured into fintech startups in 2017, Accenture reports, up 18% from 2016. With so much in play, it’s not surprising that 22 …
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World’s richest people: in pictures – The Telegraph
Slovakia woos with ‘love bank’ for Valentine’s Day – BBC
A picturesque old town in Slovakia is running a “love bank” where couples can go on Valentine’s Day to deposit small, cherished tokens of their love. The lovers’ vault, containing 100,000 tiny drawers, is in Banska Stiavnica’s House of Marina, a museum celebrating the world’s longest love poem.
Punjab National Bank detects $1.77 billion worth of fraudulent transactions – Economic Times
Indian state-run Punjab National Bank said on Wednesday it had detected some “fraudulent and unauthorised” transactions worth about $1.77 billion at one of its branches in Mumbai.
Failings of RBS small-business unit laid bare – Financial Times
Litany of problems at GRG chronicled in 361-page report for watchdog
Why is Australia investigating its banks? – BBC
Finance is Australia’s biggest industry, and its banks are some of the most profitable in the world. But now the nation’s highest form of public inquiry is examining misconduct by the nation’s banks and financial institutions.
Starling Bank announces partnerships with mortgage broker, investment and pensions firms and insurer in open banking push – City AM
Starling Bank will today unveil four new partners for its in-app marketplace, raising the prospect of customers buying insurance and even gaining a mortgage through the bank’s app within weeks.
City watchdogs tell algorithmic traders to clean up act – The Telegraph
Brexit boost, Wall Street banking giant Citigroup Inc, have announced their intentions to set up a brand new innovation centre in London – The Express
The bank’s Europe, Middle East and Africa Chief Executive, Jim Cowles, said: “Citi continues to invest in London, a key hub for both cutting edge technological talent and some of our largest investor clients.”
Bitcoin explained: How do cryptocurrencies work? – BBC
What are cryptocurrencies? Spencer Kelly explains all – with the help of a stuffed penguin.
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