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Lloyds’ Olympian Challenge

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It’s Friday, it’s summertime and it’s the day the London 2012 Olympics begin. Fantastic. Tonight’s opening ceremony should be amazing and so, rather than talking about banking today, I thought I would talk about banking Olympians. Lloyds Bank were one of the first to sponsor the London Olympics. They have …

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Metro Bank: 200 branches by 2020

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A couple of years ago, I was talking a lot about Metro Bank. The reason being that it is Britain’s first brand spanking new retail bank in living memory. The bank has since received lots of free publicity as the media love an upstart, but I have not blogged much …

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Is your boss a demented maniac? I hope so

I’ve spent a long time working for maniacs, idiots and psychopaths, and now I know why: that’s what it takes to get to the top in banking technology circles. It’s been scientifically proven too – to get to the top of a company, you need to stay there a long …

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Is the Queen worth it?

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I was travelling on British Airways the other day, and really enjoyed their article in Business Life Magazine about how much the Queen costs the economy, As a result, I thought it worth posting today as we’re about to head off on a four-day vacation in Britain to celebrate her …

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Why cash works and mobile internet doesn’t

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The wireless world of connectivity we live in has risks, and the greatest risk has to be infection of technology. Technology viruses like trojans and man-in-the-middle look mild today, when you see the tsunami of malware that’s out there. Just a year ago, I was saying that banks should offer advice …

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Why cash works and mobile internet doesn’t

Malware pc

The wireless world of connectivity we live in has risks, and the greatest risk has to be infection of technology. Technology viruses like trojans and man-in-the-middle look mild today, when you see the tsunami of malware that’s out there. Just a year ago, I was saying that banks should offer advice …

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