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Things worth reading: 9th July 2020

Things we’re reading today include … The tiny German bank that bet big on Wirecard’s Markus Bank of America sees better-than-feared earnings and these stocks leading the way Big banks stand to earn hundreds of millions from PPP loan fees Bitcoin Community Cries Foul as …

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Things worth reading: 8th July 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Google, Deutsche Bank Agree to 10-Year Cloud Partnership Bank of England boss Andrew Bailey in the line of fire as government prepares to splash more cash Deutsche Bank faces $150m fine for Jeffrey Epstein ties Spain’s BBVA breaks ground …

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Things worth reading: 7th July 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Lloyds boss António Horta-Osório to step down next year HSBC glitch led to thousands of small business loans in the wrong name Wirecard executive arrested in Munich on suspicion of fraud Departure of Horta-Osório no bad thing for Lloyds …

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Things worth reading: 6th July 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Was lockdown really worth it? Telegraph writers and experts give their verdict The Bank of England has many battles ahead. Inflation will not be one of them Wirecard’s core business has been lossmaking for years, audit shows This pandemic …

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More free research from Genpact

I guess this week must be the week where I’ve found a lot of useful free research, as here’s another one. This time from Genpact, “a global professional services firm delivering digital transformation”. Some interesting stats in this report: In 2018, the world’s largest 1,000 …

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Things worth reading: 3rd July 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Wirecard North America sale draws interest from payments groups Why zero interest rates might lead to currency volatility How resilient are the banks? Barclays: Qataris spoke to Gordon Brown to ‘defuse 2008 bailout pressure’ Trade finance stumbles into the …

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Things worth reading: 2nd July 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Société Générale acquiring challenger bank Shine Banking watchdog drops threat of inquiry into overdraft charges July 4th 2020: how a tax on playing cards and a thwarted tea shipment led to US Independence Day Wirecard administrator starts to dismantle …

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Things worth reading: 1st July 2020

Things we’re reading today include: Fintechs distance themselves from Wirecard Barnier rejects UK bid to preserve City’s rights via trade deal Coronavirus: How lockdown has affected my money Coronavirus: UK economy hit by worst contraction in 41 years UK on track for V-shaped recovery, says …

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Things worth reading: 30th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … City executives lead corporate governance drive Wirecard: Financial watchdog lifts restrictions on payments Santander set to hire William Vereker as UK chairman Digital payments rules must be updated now Coronavirus: A visual guide to the economic impact Has CMA …

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Things worth reading: 29th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Fed puts restrictions on bank dividends after test finds some banks could be stressed in pandemic Deutsche Bank interns complain of cancellations on legal issues EY prepares for backlash over Wirecard scandal Four killed after gunmen attack Pakistan Stock …

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Things worth reading: 25th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Zopa granted full banking licence Bank staff accused of ‘interrogating’ and turning away pensioners who travelled miles, claiming their visits weren’t essential Britain nearly went bust in March, says Bank of England 3 APIs That Could Revolutionize Banking Banks: …

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Things worth reading: 24th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Wirecard: Former boss arrested over €1.9bn scandal Twitter apologises for business data breach White household income in UK 63% higher than black households, ONS finds ‘You can’t pay cash here’: how our newly cashless society harms the most vulnerable …

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Things worth reading: 23rd June 2020

Things we’re reading today include: Dear Monzo, Starling and co; We’re still a long way off the perfect neobank Wirecard crisis looms large over Europe’s fintechs How banks are planning to bring staff back to the office Big tech expected to shake up wealth management …

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