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Looking for a live Unicorn

I was chatting about Unicorns yesterday.  I won’t say which one we talked about, but one specific firm was being picked on as unsustainable and incorrectly valued.  I was particularly surprised to hear that their cost of customer acquisition is estimated to be $400 per customer.  For a start-up firm …

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The Bank of England: taking the lead in #FinTech

I like to point at the fact that the Bank of England is taking a leadership role in FinTech, but it goes wider and deeper than this.  Bear in mind, the regulator –  the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) –  lies under the Bank’s control.  Before the Global Financial Crisis, it …

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Bank customers aren’t always right

It’s August – the quietest month in business.  Everyone I email sends back an out of office autoreply, and yet I’m here still blogging.  So what to blog about?  Well, this month might be a little inconsistent, but I do love posting funny stories in bank branches.  The reason is …

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The FinTech Weekly Roundup by Anna Irrera (3)

Friend of the Financial Services Club and journalist with Financial News Anna Irrera has recently started producing a weekly roundup of FinTech news.  She’s kindly agreed to let me republish this summary here on The Finanser, so here goes: A good roundup of startups bringing AI to fintech…  From Algorithmic Trading To …

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Need some #FinTech Education?

I recently hosted the FinTech University – FU for short – for BBVA in Madrid. #FU @CIBBVA pic.twitter.com/RUqVEDgPgg — Chris Skinner (@Chris_Skinner) June 20, 2016 It was a grand day out full of BBVA companies and partners including Simple, Holvi, Atom, Eris, N26 and more.  The whole day was filmed and …

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A month after #Brexit, what’s new?

After a month, the dust has settled somewhat on the Brexit vote.  We have a new Prime Minister, a new Government and a new outlook.  There were many knee-jerk reactions to the vote that were extreme in the immediate wake of the shock of the vote.  These ranged from the …

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The Rise of #Fintech Asia

I just spent a weekend in Thailand at the Techsauce Summit.  It was a great conference, and it reminded me of the time I’ve spent in Asia lately.  After the books Digital Bank and ValueWeb were translated into Korean, Chinese and soon to be Japanese, I guess the region is …

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House of Lords grills experts on a Britcoin

As mentioned last week, the House of Lords gathered a number of leading people to discuss blockchain and its potential to develop a digital currency for the UK.  Brave New Coin summarises the whole affair nicely, and I want to keep this for the record, so have copied their update …

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