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Playing the China card

Kapron Asia

Back in 2006 I toured around Asia discussing the rise of Indian and Chinese banks and the fact that, before the end of the decade, Chinese banks would dominate the top tier of banks globally. The analysis also formed the opening chapters of my book, as well as several other …

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The biggest barrier is our legacy mentality

On regular occasions I talk about disruptive models of banking and payments, such as complementary currencies, the new European Exchanges, Paypal, Zopa and SmartyPig. The aim is to illustrate that there is the potential to do banking without banks. This is not to say that I believe people want to …

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Should we challenge our trust in money?

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Payments is an area that has a positive vibe in banking as 'Transaction Services' – the payments processing part of a bank – is one of the more profitable and reliable businesses right now.  I don't think this will happen, but could even this be threatened by the loss of …

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Should we challenge our trust in money?

Newman_090308_NEW02_499738a

Payments is an area that has a positive vibe in banking as 'Transaction Services' – the payments processing part of a bank – is one of the more profitable and reliable businesses right now.  I don't think this will happen, but could even this be threatened by the loss of …

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A great time for words

It’s been a great week for men of words in the banking system to come clean and tell their stories of mistakes and errors. It started with Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labour under Bill Clinton, stating that: “The idea of a self regulating market seems quaint if not outright …

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A great time for words

It’s been a great week for men of words in the banking system to come clean and tell their stories of mistakes and errors. It started with Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labour under Bill Clinton, stating that: “The idea of a self regulating market seems quaint if not outright …

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A great time for words

It’s been a great week for men of words in the banking system to come clean and tell their stories of mistakes and errors. It started with Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labour under Bill Clinton, stating that: “The idea of a self regulating market seems quaint if not outright …

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What should the government do?

I was pleased to be invited to submit some articles to the Parliamentary Brief over the past few months.  At the very least I hope that it gives us some conduit into the corridors of Whitehall. The trouble is that it's hard to write something.  After all it is far …

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The new EU regulator and liquidity risk

The de Larosière Group published a report on EU financial supervision yesterday.  The report covers lots of stuff about liquidity risk, regulation and supervision, including the rejection of any need for a single European regulator (ECB won’t like that one) and the strengthening of the current key authorities: CEBS, CEIOPS …

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The new EU regulator and liquidity risk

The de Larosière Group published a report on EU financial supervision yesterday.  The report covers lots of stuff about liquidity risk, regulation and supervision, including the rejection of any need for a single European regulator (ECB won’t like that one) and the strengthening of the current key authorities: CEBS, CEIOPS …

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The new EU regulator and liquidity risk

The de Larosière Group published a report on EU financial supervision yesterday.  The report covers lots of stuff about liquidity risk, regulation and supervision, including the rejection of any need for a single European regulator (ECB won’t like that one) and the strengthening of the current key authorities: CEBS, CEIOPS …

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