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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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Who’s afraid of Tesco Bank?

Terry Leahy

Just back from Athens at a conference on retail banking with the star attraction being yours truly … well, I thought I was the star attraction until the post-lunch heavyweight speaker Sir Terry Leahy, Chief Executive of Tesco, turned up … I remember hearing Tim Mason, Tesco's Marketing Director, back …

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Fragmenting the banking structure

Cisco

Most banks have evolved from days of branches and large offices, to banks with multiple channels of distribution and extensive technology backbones. The issue banks have with this structure is that the technology backbone is broken. This is well illustrated by a comment from one payments manager who said to …

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Zombie money in a chainsaw hell

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I recently discovered that friends were killing me. Literally ripping me to shreds with a chainsaw. And it hurt. After all, I am meant to be the Zombie Priest in the Church of Goth, and no-one had beaten me before. And where did that chainsaw come from? I was mad. …

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Zombie money in a chainsaw hell

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I recently discovered that friends were killing me. Literally ripping me to shreds with a chainsaw. And it hurt. After all, I am meant to be the Zombie Priest in the Church of Goth, and no-one had beaten me before. And where did that chainsaw come from? I was mad. …

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Zombie money in a chainsaw hell

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I recently discovered that friends were killing me. Literally ripping me to shreds with a chainsaw. And it hurt. After all, I am meant to be the Zombie Priest in the Church of Goth, and no-one had beaten me before. And where did that chainsaw come from? I was mad. …

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Zombie money in a chainsaw hell

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I recently discovered that friends were killing me. Literally ripping me to shreds with a chainsaw. And it hurt. After all, I am meant to be the Zombie Priest in the Church of Goth, and no-one had beaten me before. And where did that chainsaw come from? I was mad. …

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End of the cheque: open outcry! (UPDATE)

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The Daily Wail, Britain’s second largest daily newspaper after the Pun, has finally got wind of the imminent demise of the cheque, as discussed here the other week. This is because the banks vote soon as to whether 2018 is the year of its removal or not. In their article, …

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End of the cheque: open outcry! (UPDATE)

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The Daily Wail, Britain’s second largest daily newspaper after the Pun, has finally got wind of the imminent demise of the cheque, as discussed here the other week. This is because the banks vote soon as to whether 2018 is the year of its removal or not. In their article, …

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End of the cheque: open outcry! (UPDATE)

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The Daily Wail, Britain’s second largest daily newspaper after the Pun, has finally got wind of the imminent demise of the cheque, as discussed here the other week. This is because the banks vote soon as to whether 2018 is the year of its removal or not. In their article, …

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End of the cheque: open outcry! (UPDATE)

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The Daily Wail, Britain’s second largest daily newspaper after the Pun, has finally got wind of the imminent demise of the cheque, as discussed here the other week. This is because the banks vote soon as to whether 2018 is the year of its removal or not. In their article, …

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From Russia with Love

Alfa old

It’s the third week of November and usually I’m off to the USA for a tradeshow. Not this year. My usual American show took place earlier this year and so I missed it and, instead of going to the US of A, I’m Back in the USSR. Or Russia as …

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