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Why banking will be free (Part 1)

Some people cannot understand why I blog everyday and so frequently, especially as it's free.  They actually think I should charge something for this stuff! Sure, it would be nice, but I learned a long time ago that being free is far more effective than charging for everything.  In particular, …

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Why banking will be free (Part 1)

Some people cannot understand why I blog everyday and so frequently, especially as it's free.  They actually think I should charge something for this stuff! Sure, it would be nice, but I learned a long time ago that being free is far more effective than charging for everything.  In particular, …

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Why banking will be free (Part 1)

Some people cannot understand why I blog everyday and so frequently, especially as it's free.  They actually think I should charge something for this stuff! Sure, it would be nice, but I learned a long time ago that being free is far more effective than charging for everything.  In particular, …

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How President Obama solved the financial crisis

Woke up this morning with the sound of the birds twittering by the window as the sun shone through the dappled dawn, softly lighting the bedroom. As I rubbed the sand from my eyes, my beautiful wife gave me breakfast in bed. The dog walked himself and the children packed …

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Interest-free mortgages and savings

Joke002

A range of related news hits the desk today, from the likelihood that banks will be offering interest-free mortgages, as interest rates hit zero, to the opposite end of the scale where savers will be paying their bank to look after their money in the future. Savers paying to have …

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Interest-free mortgages and savings

Joke002

A range of related news hits the desk today, from the likelihood that banks will be offering interest-free mortgages, as interest rates hit zero, to the opposite end of the scale where savers will be paying their bank to look after their money in the future. Savers paying to have …

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Interest-free mortgages and savings

Joke002

A range of related news hits the desk today, from the likelihood that banks will be offering interest-free mortgages, as interest rates hit zero, to the opposite end of the scale where savers will be paying their bank to look after their money in the future. Savers paying to have …

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2009: the Year of the Euro

Euro10years

I cannot start 2009 without a nod to the euro, which celebrates its tenth birthday this year and provides so much work for us banking folks, especially those of us in the payments world. The euro has had an interesting period of formulation from its origins in 1992: February 1992 …

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2009: the Year of the Euro

Euro10years

I cannot start 2009 without a nod to the euro, which celebrates its tenth birthday this year and provides so much work for us banking folks, especially those of us in the payments world. The euro has had an interesting period of formulation from its origins in 1992: February 1992 …

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Five banking sector predictions for 2009

Bruce Beattie

Welcome to 2009. For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been posting reasonably frivolous bits and bobs, but now to the serious question: what’s in store this year? For most, 2009 is fairly obviously a year of rationalisation and implementation. Rationalising the issues that led to Lehmans collapse and implementing …

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