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The Financial Services Club’s First Quarter Agenda

The first quarter season of the London-based Financial Services Club has just been announced … 12th January “An update on EU financial services legislation and associated initiatives”Dr. David Doyle, EU Policy Advisor on Financial Markets 19th January, Capital Markets Chamber “This house believes that stress is a killer for banks …

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Your next employee (Part Two)

Back in August, I blogged about the new generation of employee. This week, I joined a presentation with JP Rangaswami to talk about the impact of technology on our lives, and the subject of Gen Y and the new generation of staff came up again. For those of you who …

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Mobile Payments: the battleground of the future

Thomas Bostrøm Jørgensen, CEO of mobile payments and financial solutions firm Luup, presented at the FSClub the other day. He spun an interesting story, particularly around the tripartite models emerging of mobile financial services, where they are either bank-led, carrier-led or a bank-carrier partnership. The latter is probably harder than …

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Part One – Future Risks and Opportunities: CEE

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We had our final meeting of the year for the Financial Services Club in Central & Eastern Europe (FSClub CEE) this week, with an excellent panel discussion about the risks and opportunities across the region looking forward.  This is almost a bookend to our opening FSClub CEE discussion of whether …

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Part One – Future Risks and Opportunities: CEE

FSClub CEE 1109

We had our final meeting of the year for the Financial Services Club in Central & Eastern Europe (FSClub CEE) this week, with an excellent panel discussion about the risks and opportunities across the region looking forward.  This is almost a bookend to our opening FSClub CEE discussion of whether …

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Last chance to join the Club this year …

If you haven’t yet attended the Financial Services Club, you may be interested in details of our final events of 2009. The Financial Services Club was created in 2004 as a private networking club for financial professionals that focuses on the future of financial services. We meet regularly for debates, …

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Last chance to join the Club this year …

If you haven’t yet attended the Financial Services Club, you may be interested in details of our final events of 2009. The Financial Services Club was created in 2004 as a private networking club for financial professionals that focuses on the future of financial services. We meet regularly for debates, …

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Scotland the Brand

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With the news this week of 3,700 job cuts in Royal Bank of Scotland's (RBS) branches, the government increasing its stake in RBS from 70% to 84% and Lloyds setting off on a £21 billion fundraising spree, it seemed like a good time to launch the Financial Services Club Scotland. …

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So what does Vince Cable think?

Dinner

Earlier this week, as mentioned, we looked forward to a fine dinner with Vince Cable at the Club and a fine dinner it was. Dr. Vincent Cable to give him his full title – or Vince – is the author of the Storm: The World Economic Crisis and What it …

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So what does Vince Cable think?

Dinner

Earlier this week, as mentioned, we looked forward to a fine dinner with Vince Cable at the Club and a fine dinner it was. Dr. Vincent Cable to give him his full title – or Vince – is the author of the Storm: The World Economic Crisis and What it …

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So what does Vince Cable think?

Dinner

Earlier this week, as mentioned, we looked forward to a fine dinner with Vince Cable at the Club and a fine dinner it was. Dr. Vincent Cable to give him his full title – or Vince – is the author of the Storm: The World Economic Crisis and What it …

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Casino Capitalism and the British Culture

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In preparing for the speech of Vince Cable, being delivered this evening at the Financial Services Club, I have been reading his book the Storm: The World Economic Crisis and What it Means. It seems rather clear of our mania with using property to make money when you summarise the …

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Microfinance in CEE is different … or is it?

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We had a good meeting of the Financial Services Club in Vienna on Wednesday night for our Central & Eastern European (CEE) Group. The meeting was in a cool place called the K47 Club … The focus of the meeting was microfinance, and was interesting because talking of microfinance and …

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