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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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Have I got old news for you …

Today's news headline:  RBS pension deal 'not justified' (BBC) – "The size of former RBS chief Sir Fred Goodwin's pension is not justified, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has told Holyrood." One of hundreds of news items criticising the £693,000 pension (today's figures) Sir Fred Goodwin will receive from Royal …

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Have I got old news for you …

Today's news headline:  RBS pension deal 'not justified' (BBC) – "The size of former RBS chief Sir Fred Goodwin's pension is not justified, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has told Holyrood." One of hundreds of news items criticising the £693,000 pension (today's figures) Sir Fred Goodwin will receive from Royal …

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Have I got old news for you …

Today's news headline:  RBS pension deal 'not justified' (BBC) – "The size of former RBS chief Sir Fred Goodwin's pension is not justified, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has told Holyrood." One of hundreds of news items criticising the £693,000 pension (today's figures) Sir Fred Goodwin will receive from Royal …

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Have I got old news for you …

Today's news headline:  RBS pension deal 'not justified' (BBC) – "The size of former RBS chief Sir Fred Goodwin's pension is not justified, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has told Holyrood." One of hundreds of news items criticising the £693,000 pension (today's figures) Sir Fred Goodwin will receive from Royal …

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Banks Wanted – Dead or Alive!

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Yesterday, I gave a presentation on the future of banking. This is because I specialise in the future of banking. When I say that I specialise in the future of banking, most people ask: “is there one?” An awful lot of people think there is no future in banking but they …

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Banks Wanted – Dead or Alive!

PEST

Yesterday, I gave a presentation on the future of banking. This is because I specialise in the future of banking. When I say that I specialise in the future of banking, most people ask: “is there one?” An awful lot of people think there is no future in banking but they …

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Banks Wanted – Dead or Alive!

PEST

Yesterday, I gave a presentation on the future of banking. This is because I specialise in the future of banking. When I say that I specialise in the future of banking, most people ask: “is there one?” An awful lot of people think there is no future in banking but they …

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Robbing the prudent to protect the irrational

The UK's Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) was increased over the weekend by law from £35,000 to £50,000.  This means that for any banking collapse in the future, savers and depositors get their money back within seven days guaranteed, regardless of their loans and borrowings. This is meant to restore …

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Robbing the prudent to protect the irrational

The UK's Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) was increased over the weekend by law from £35,000 to £50,000.  This means that for any banking collapse in the future, savers and depositors get their money back within seven days guaranteed, regardless of their loans and borrowings. This is meant to restore …

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Will the last to leave the City turn out the lights?

London at Night #3

I stumbled across a photographer on the Boston Globe's excellent Big Picture yesterday.  The photographer lives in Britain and his name is Jason Hawkes. Jason's really into aerial photography and his images of the City by night are quite stunning. He's also given me permission to present a few of …

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The New Economics of Banking

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This is my fifth posting about why banking will be free (Parts One, Two,Three and Four). I keep talking about this as it's clarifying my own thinking, and I'm intrigued to see if anyone wants to come up with an alternative. This posting comes around because I was thinking about …

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Can banks twitter?

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This year's social networking phenomena has to be Twitter. Ever since Janis Krums posted the first photo of the US Airways plane landing on the River Hudson on Twitter, everyone has been talking about it. From its creation in 2006, it has now become a mainstream tool for blackberriers, mobilers …

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Can banks twitter?

182613360_6d76db726a

This year's social networking phenomena has to be Twitter. Ever since Janis Krums posted the first photo of the US Airways plane landing on the River Hudson on Twitter, everyone has been talking about it. From its creation in 2006, it has now become a mainstream tool for blackberriers, mobilers …

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