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Things worth reading: 30th June 2022

Things we’re reading today include … Deutsche Bank Sees Bitcoin Returning to $28,000 by Year-End Crypto Loves Its Shadow Banks Volt, Australia’s first online-only bank, shuts down due to fund-raising woes Investment bank fees fall by $24bn as deal boom loses steam Scams up 40 …

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You can change the world

I hadn’t heard of the campaign make my money matter, until the other day. It’s all about igniting consumers to consider what their pension fund is funding. Every $10 you put into a pension allows $2 to be invested in deforestation, destroying biodiversity and raping …

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Things worth reading: 29th June 2022

Things we’re reading today include… Goldman Sachs reportedly warns of $1.2B loss from consumer banking unit WorldRemit becomes latest fintech to slash jobs as outlook darkens Fintech Amount, which was valued at $1B last year, lays off 18% of staff Europe’s banks are priced for …

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Things worth reading: 28th June 2022

Things we’re reading today include … A $2 Trillion Free-Fall Rattles Crypto to the Core What will the Bank of the Metaverse look like? Raisin Bank acquires payments division from Bankhaus August Lenz Inside the Bank’s battle to save Britain from a plunging pound Credit …

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Things worth reading: 27th June 2022

Things we’re reading today include … Prince Charles took ‘bags stuffed with money’ from Qatari Sheikh After a golden decade, fintech faces its first true test The pain of KYC in fintech Central banks must act decisively as stagflation risks loom Trillion-dollar crypto collapse sparks …

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Things worth reading: 24th June 2022

Things we’re reading today include … Xi Jinping himself weighs in on how Big Tech should deploy FinTech After a golden decade, fintech faces its first true test London fintech SumUp raises £507m at a £6.8bn valuation Crypto industry fears EU crackdown on NFTs Cristiano …

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Things worth reading: 23rd June 2022

Things we’re reading today include … Cryptocurrency fallout delivers sharp kick to decentralised finance dreams Once-Dull Crypto Strategies Are Now Shining in the Bear Market Crypto giant Tether targets UK investors with sterling ‘stablecoin’ Crypto Crash Survivors Could Become Tomorrow’s Amazons, BOE Says Bank of …

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So, how do we define money?

Benju Shah, Head of the Nordic BIS Innovation Hub for the Bank of International Settlements, followed up Sveinn’s session with a discussion defining money. When defining money, Benju started by saying it is for the public good. Hmmm … not so sure about this although …

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Things worth reading: 22nd June 2022

Things we’re reading today include … Crypto fears now materialising, central bank body BIS says The fintech funding market is not dead The Myth of the Central Bank ‘Soft Landing’ When Customers Say Their Money Was Stolen on Zelle, Banks Often Refuse to Pay Info …

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Things worth reading: 21st June 2022

Things we’re reading today include … The rise of API-first companies Stripe unveils global infrastructure for bank transfers Brazil’s Nubank plots consolidation in Latin America’s booming fintech sector This fintech identity was inspired by YouTube videos of slicing Spam Inflation is the ‘biggest poison’ for …

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What do you believe in?

The belief in crypto has fallen through the floor in second quarter 2022, mainly due to factors from stablecoins that became unstable to exchanges that locked customers in (Celsius, Binance). So, I found it interesting when one cryptopunk asked the question on twitter: what do …

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Things worth reading: 20th June 2022

Things we’re reading today include … The phoney ‘fintech revolution’ is eating itself Facing Slowing Growth And Worker Discontent, High-Flying Fintech Unicorn Socure Lays Off 13% Of Staff The Covid loans, the billionaire … and Starling, the very fast-growing bank Starling Bank: questions over volume …

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Things worth reading: 17th June 2022

Things we’re reading today include … Fintech Giant Klarna Slashes Fundraising Ambition Wealthsimple, valued at $4B last year, joins the fintech layoffs list US Treasury Secretary Talks Crypto With Bank Chiefs Banks are playing catch-up, says Carney Bank group accused of exploiting loopholes and ‘greenwashing’ …

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Things worth reading: 16th June 2022

Things we’re reading today include: Wealthsimple, valued at $4B last year, joins the fintech layoffs list Bitcoin falls to fresh 18-month low as crypto meltdown deepens Bitcoin came close to falling below $20,000 as investors continue to flee cryptocurrencies Bank group accused of exploiting loopholes …

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Things worth reading: 15th June 2022

Things we’re reading today include … The Celsius meltdown is an old-fashioned bank run–except there’s no bank Is the global economic downturn threatening Fintech growth? How Emmanuel Macron pulled off a French fintech boom Revolut is now the fastest-growing fintech in Spain Wirecard: A cautionary …

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Things worth reading: 14th June 2022

Things we’re reading today include … Bank Australia sees climate action as key to customer growth Victims of one of UK’s biggest banking frauds ‘to be offered £3m compensation’ Carnage at Major Crypto ‘Bank’ Celsius Tanks Market. It Could Get Worse Bank of England’s Bailey …

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