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The Finanser’s Week: 25th October 2021- 31st October 2021

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The blog’s main discussions this week included: COP26: what’s going on? The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) takes place in Glasgow from 31 October – 12 November 2021. Triodos Bank have selected five key events they feel worth attending so, here they are: ‘Finance Day’ – Wednesday 3 November For the first time the COP has…

The Finanser’s Week: 18th October 2021- 24th October 2021

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This week’s main blog discussions include … Do you see the point of “Squid Game”? Like most people, I’ve watched and enjoyed Squid Game on Netflix (the original language version with subtitles, avoid the dubbed version), but did you get the point? I’ll avoid giving away too much, in case you still haven’t watched it,…

The Finanser’s Week: 11th October 2021- 17th October 2021

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This week’s blog discussions include … Is George Orwell’s vision coming true? 1948, 1984, 2030 We talk a lot about FinTech. Some of us then break it down and talk about InsurTech, WealthTech, TradeTech and more. But do we ever zoom out? What about just tech? What about just a digital world? It’s funny as…

The Finanser’s Week: 4th October 2021- 10th October 2021

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This week’s main blog discussions include … Is there a good way to shut a customer down? My mate Dave Birch wrote a Forbes piece the other day titled Unbank the Banked. I thought it was going to be a story about how banks are ejecting thousands of customers due to poor onboarding. Instead Dave…

The Finanser’s Week: 27th September 2021- 3rd October 2021

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This week’s main blog discussions included … The day the old bank died For many years I’ve enjoyed talking about the origins of banking with the Medici’s in the Renaissance era. Amazingly, one bank has survived since then and I use them to talk about the oldest bank in the world. Do you know which…

The Finanser’s Week: 20th September 2021- 26th September 2021

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This week’s main blog discussions include … Branches, cash and cards? Get out of here! I’ve been presenting and writing about the end of branches, cash and cards for twenty years: 2007: Bank strategies are fundamentally flawed – design around IP, not branches To be clear, I’m not saying they’re dead. I’ve been saying their…

The Finanser’s Week: 13th September 2021- 19th September 2021

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This week’s main blog discussions include … The fine line between banker and jail Some years ago, I regularly talked about bankers being criminals. It’s not a popular theme with the banking community but, a bit like a genius, bankers walk that line between good and bad. Genius’s walk the line between amazing and mad….

The Finanser’s Week: 6th September 2021- 12th September 2021

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This week’s main blog discussions include … What if you had “f**k you money”? I was quite taken by South Park’s co-creator Matt Stone talking to Bloomberg, about a deal where he and his co-founder Trey Parker just got paid $900 million to make six more seasons and 14 movies. His specific comment: “As you can…

The Finanser’s Week: 30th August 2021- 5th September 2021

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The main discussions on the blog this week include … Fires to the left of me, floods to the right and here I am, stuck in the monsoon with you I heard a statistic on the BBC that natural disasters due to weather are costing the insurance industry seven times more today than in the…

The Finanser’s Week: 23rd August 2021- 29th August 2021

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The main blog discussions this week include … 15% of the world’s population has a disability 15% of the world’s population has a disability. According to the Return on Disability Group, this consumer population is bigger than China and accounts for $1.9 trillion in disposable income. That makes me wonder why banks and companies don’t…

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