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End of the cheque: open outcry! (UPDATE)

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The Daily Wail, Britain’s second largest daily newspaper after the Pun, has finally got wind of the imminent demise of the cheque, as discussed here the other week. This is because the banks vote soon as to whether 2018 is the year of its removal or not. In their article, …

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End of the cheque: open outcry! (UPDATE)

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The Daily Wail, Britain’s second largest daily newspaper after the Pun, has finally got wind of the imminent demise of the cheque, as discussed here the other week. This is because the banks vote soon as to whether 2018 is the year of its removal or not. In their article, …

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What has MiFID done for democracy?

Cisco

Fascinating meetings with the Russian exchanges RTS and SPIMEX. After my reference to military intelligence yesterday, you may wonder whether SPIMEX is something to do with finding out who started the swine flu pandemic but no, it’s the St. Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange. The two exchanges have very different start …

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Why is a ruble a ruble?

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You may be wondering what I’m doing in Moscow (my wife does) … it’s all to do with new opportunities as the doors open. I was invited here to join a small software firm who have had success in the Russian and other emerging markets, and are looking for some …

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Why is a ruble a ruble?

Secret Service

You may be wondering what I’m doing in Moscow (my wife does) … it’s all to do with new opportunities as the doors open. I was invited here to join a small software firm who have had success in the Russian and other emerging markets, and are looking for some …

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Big Push for iPhone Banking

Just noticed a new series of adverts for the UK's Natwest Bank and their new iPhone app: Helpful iPhone Banki..Watch the ad… The ads played heavily across the UK mainstream TV networks last week. Very good. Press release is available here, and more on mobile at Natwest … … meanwhile, …

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Businesses demand we keep cheques

The Cheque & Credit Clearing Company (CCCC) released details of the latest research results into Britain’s attitudes towards cheques at their conference this week. The survey was split into two parts and is released annually. The first part looks at consumer attitudes, and the second into business views. Here’s the …

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Businesses demand we keep cheques

The Cheque & Credit Clearing Company (CCCC) released details of the latest research results into Britain’s attitudes towards cheques at their conference this week. The survey was split into two parts and is released annually. The first part looks at consumer attitudes, and the second into business views. Here’s the …

Read More »

Businesses demand we keep cheques

The Cheque & Credit Clearing Company (CCCC) released details of the latest research results into Britain’s attitudes towards cheques at their conference this week. The survey was split into two parts and is released annually. The first part looks at consumer attitudes, and the second into business views. Here’s the …

Read More »

Businesses demand we keep cheques

The Cheque & Credit Clearing Company (CCCC) released details of the latest research results into Britain’s attitudes towards cheques at their conference this week. The survey was split into two parts and is released annually. The first part looks at consumer attitudes, and the second into business views. Here’s the …

Read More »

Gordon Brown’s Tobin Tax … duh?

Cisco

Many of us thought it a bit weird that Gordon Brown suggested bringing back the Tobin Tax last weekend during the G20 summit.  The idea is to tax every financial transaction, just a little bit, one or two cents on each … this way you can build up a fund …

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Gordon Brown’s Tobin Tax … duh?

Cisco

Many of us thought it a bit weird that Gordon Brown suggested bringing back the Tobin Tax last weekend during the G20 summit.  The idea is to tax every financial transaction, just a little bit, one or two cents on each … this way you can build up a fund …

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