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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 see from this deal, we have f**k you money …

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Why not maybe?

I found the answer to What about maybe? and why HSBC, NatWest, Monzo and more are freezing customer accounts, closing them down and annoying customers left, right and centre. Money. Rather, it’s the money they’ll have to pay if the regulator catches them breaking the rules. From The Times: Global fines …

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Mapping the Finverse

I blogged the other day about the Finverse and $100 billion invested in FinTech firms in the first half of 2021. Wow! It made me think that I often talk about the fact that there are 1,000’s of FinTech start-ups launching around the world. My guess today is that there are …

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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 focus upon them more. Interestingly, seeing the Paralympics coming up, disabilities …

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Banking on the game

This is a guest post by Matthias Kroener, a Bavarian who created Fidor Bank and then disappeared into the depths of gaming. Banking on the game The difference between gaming and gamification in banking Back in 1994, when I founded Direkt Anlage Bank (the first European discount broker) with a …

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