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The Finanser’s Week: 6th February – 12th February 2023

This week’s main blog headlines include … This week’s FU! A singing quizmaster, naked customers, another UK exit on the horizon, silver foxes in the hen house plus more fintech fun and banking banter about the biggest news stories of the week. A few show notes here:-  Our resident Judge, Mary, was back in the…

The Finanser’s Week: 30th January – 5th February 2023

This week’s main blog discussions include … FinTech in Africa: the State of the Nations I got this excellent update from FT Partners and felt compelled to share. What it should make you realise is that African Nations are leap-frogging the world. Enjoy! Executive Summary: FinTech is rapidly spreading into Africa. As mobile proliferation and…

This week’s FU!

Highlights and links This week’s Guest Judge (and numbers nerd) Wasim Mushtaq former Transformation Lead, Financial Markets at Standard Chartered Bank, provided full transparency of his bespoke scoring system he applied – find out how our participants fared while they spoke about Amazon, Swift, Stripe, The White Stripes, Monzo, Musk, Karaoke, Iran, Russia, Zopa and lots more…

The Finanser’s Week: 23rd January – 29th January 2023

This week’s main blog discussions include … ISO 20022 … or is it ISO 20023 … 20024 … 20025? Anyone who has attended a Sibos conference or similar payments meeting will have heard the buzz about ISO 20022 for years. The idea is that this will unite the global banking industry with a new standard…

The Finanser’s Week: 16th January – 22nd January 2023

This week’s main blog discussions include … Just when you think that crypto has failed … Just when you think that cryptocurrencies are unregulated and ridiculous, the industry spends four years to work out a set of standards to ensure trust. Who would have thought it Has crypto failed? I’ve enjoyed the rise and rise…

The Finanser’s Week: 9th January – 15th January 2023

This week’s main blog discussions include … Start 2023 knowing where you’re going I was asked last year to develop a 2-day strategy workshop for a bank. It went well and has developed a lot further, with interactive exercises and clarification of all terms and phrases in the financial, technology and fintech space … How…

The Finanser’s Week: 2nd January – 8th January 2023

This week’s main blog discussions include … How the world looks in 2023 Welcome to 2023 and happy new year! Thanks for coming back and it is truly appreciated. As usual, we start the year with a range of predictions. We’ll talk through those this week, from what will happen to banking, fintech and cryptocurrencies….

The Finanser’s Week: 19th December – 25th December 2022

 This week’s main blog discussions include … Goodbye 2022 (and good riddance) I don’t know about you, but 2022 was a weird year for me. It started with pandemic controls being loosened, and I assumed it would be business back to normal and a great year. Instead, everyone started striking and laying people off. There…

The Finanser’s Week: 12th December – 18th December 2022

This week’s main blog discussions include … 8 steps to innovation, as recommended by Robin Sharma Just saw Robin Sharma speaking at an event on innovation, who spoke before me. If you don’t know him, he’s been writing about leadership and innovation for years and, by background, was trained as a lawyer. He’s also a self-help…

The Finanser’s Week: 5th December – 11th December 2022

This week’s main blog discussions include … The future of money, according to Vitalik Buterin What excites Vitalik Buterin (Mr. Ethereum)? Vitalik Buterin is the leading thinker around smart contracts and blockchain, as well as being the inventor of ETH, the currency, and Ethereum, the platform. A really bright guy and always worth a listen….

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