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The cost of trading crypto

I tweeted the other day that my bank received a refund from a retailer but, due to the account being in GBP (UK) and the retailer trading in zł (Poland), the refund lost a lot of value. Over £170 to be exact on a purchase that was for over £2,500. …

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JUST HODL IT

Another day, another conference, another meeting. This time we’re chatting and talking with a group of people from banks, and I’m wearing one of my favourite new t-shirts, emblazed with the message: Just hodl it! Before taking stage, someone asked me what hodl meant. I was surprised. I thought everyone …

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Metro Bank: 200 branches by 2020

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A couple of years ago, I was talking a lot about Metro Bank. The reason being that it is Britain’s first brand spanking new retail bank in living memory. The bank has since received lots of free publicity as the media love an upstart, but I have not blogged much …

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Iceland: the banks blot or gift?

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My last blog about Iceland for the moment, but a worthy one. In Reykjavik, a city of 120,000 people (200,000 in the Greater Reykjavik region).  By comparison, this is the size of Watford, the UK’s 59th largest town, or Dudley (26th) if you use the larger figure. On the harbour …

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Iceland: the banks blot or gift?

Harpa-Concert-Hall-001

My last blog about Iceland for the moment, but a worthy one. In Reykjavik, a city of 120,000 people (200,000 in the Greater Reykjavik region).  By comparison, this is the size of Watford, the UK’s 59th largest town, or Dudley (26th) if you use the larger figure. On the harbour …

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