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Things worth reading: 21st April 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Britcoin’ not bitcoin? UK considers new digital currency The Bank of 2030: a revolution for customers Starling Bank Valued at £1.4billion Following Goldman Sachs Investment This Under The Radar California Crypto Bank Just Reported Record Earnings China to require …

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Data is the key

I’ve recently contributed to an Oracle report, providing the foreword – the report can be downloaded here – and highlights how data is changing the financial services landscape, and how banks can: thrive in the face of ravenous competition from digital banks, fintechs and tech …

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Things worth reading: 20th April 2021

Things we’re reading today include … The Coming Bank-Bitcoin Boom: Americans Want Cryptocurrency From Their Banks Wall Street banks brace for digital dollars as the next big disruptive force Bank of England to consider digital money plan If the Bank of England launched its own …

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Things worth reading: 19th April 2021

Things we’re reading today include … How a typo wiped £3billion from banking giant Barclays Idea of central bank digital currency gains traction among more countries China to expand digital yuan experiments HSBC Top Staff to Hot Desk at HQ as Bank Scraps Executive Floor …

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Things worth reading: 16th April 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Profits at America’s banks are sky-high Challenger bank N26 to offer insurance products Fintech Wise in talks with regulators over direct UK listing From PensionBee to Darktrace, women are making a fortune in a male-dominated world – the Queens …

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Things worth reading: 15th April 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Good and Exciting Times for Banks … also Coinbase, Archegos and Citi’s $900 million JPMorgan Profit Soars to Record After Bank Releases Reserves for Bad Loans Trading and investment banking drive jump in Goldman revenues Coinbase Floats All Crypto …

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Things worth reading: 14th April 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Bank of America plans to raise $1 trillion for climate action by 2030 Credit and Climate Top Mike Mayo’s Bank Earnings Watchlist The World’s Best Banks 2021: Financiers To The Looming Economic Recovery Bigger Not Always Better for Bank …

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Things worth reading: 13th April 2021

Things we’re reading today include … The war against money-laundering is being lost Why banks are closing their high street branches Deutsche Bank dodges bullets and goes mainstream Security vulnerabilities are common in bank mobile apps Bank of England tops private investors as biggest holder …

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Things worth reading: 12th April 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Woman arrested for refusing to return $1.2million deposited in her bank account by mistake Atom Bank mulls listing via Spac ahead of IPO plans Monetarists fear inflation spiral as Bank of England stokes an economic boom Bank of America …

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Things worth reading: 9th April 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Prince William: Banks must do more to protect environment Banks should invest in nature to fight climate crisis, says Prince William Extinction Rebellion smash windows of Barclays Bank HQ JP Morgan chief predicts shift to non-bank lending OneSavings Bank …

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Things worth reading: 8th April 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Credit Suisse removes senior executives after $4.7bn Archegos losses Credit Suisses’s woes are a contrast to Deutsche Bank’s heavy hiring Banks pledge to fight climate crisis – but their boards have deep links with fossil fuels British Challenger Bank …

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Things worth reading: 7th April 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Nine-in-ten bank boards lack professional technology experience Danske Bank reprimanded by UK competition watchdog Lloyds chief Horta-Osorio has his work cut out as he prepares for one of banking’s toughest jobs The unsolved £26.5 million bank job that traumatised …

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Things worth reading: 6th April 2021

Things we’re reading today include …. Extinction Rebellion to step up campaign against banking system Central banks should turn green Five things you need to know about open banking EU banking system ‘teetering on collapse’ Has the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) failed Australians? Credit …

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The Roaring 2020s

I blogged the other day about a $3 trillion spending spree, that I just didn’t see happening. The points I made were: it is the higher income families who have been most comfortable during this lockdown, along with essential workers who have seen no change …

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