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Keep Calm and Innovate

Friday’s blog was all about bank innovation labs and structures. A serious and committed undertaking this time around, with many experimentations and proofs of concept taking place, especially around blockchain. Great. The thing is that as I walk into these hallowed places of bank sponsored creation, it feels like a very …

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The Finanser’s Week: 30th May – 5th June 2016

Our main stories of this week includes … Regulations, Innovations, Sandboxes and #RegTech So I just attended a really interesting two day meeting that covered all things blockchain, regulations, innovation and more. I’ll blog about the bits I can in the next few days, and thought I’d start with an overview …

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Retail banks must simplify or die

I’m being lazy this week and just posting other people’s reports, but only because they’re really interesting.  This is Boston Consulting Group’s latest analysis of what’s happening in retail banking.  The Financial Brand did a good summary of their report, and BCG summarize their findings as follows: Despite a tentative financial …

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The Finanser’s Week: 23rd May – 29th May 2016

Our main stories of this week includes … The future of banking, money and finance [Presentation] I’ve been presenting a summary of Digital Bank and ValueWeb for a few months now.  It is the story of the origins of moneykind and, as many have now heard the story, I thought it’s about time to share this …

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Should we stay or should we go? [#Brexit]

I chaired a really interesting debate yesterday between MP John Redwood and former MEP Baroness Sharon Bowles at the Association of UK Payments Institutions conference.  The discussion was should we stay or should we go, or the Brexit if you prefer. John Redwood has spent years as a Eurosceptic, standing …

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