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MINT does it again

Mint Graphic

I really like the MINT Blog.  For example, this week they've had some cracking entries such as The Pros and Cons of Online Banks and Personal Finance According to Family Guy.  I've also referred to their blog before when they picked out key comments from Homer Simpson on finance.  My …

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Telco O2 launch financial services

In a pretty important announcement today, O2 has opened a card-based financial service for their UK mobile subscribers. These are mobile Visa debit cards, powered by NatWest banking. O2 is one of the UK's largest mobile carriers, with over 23 million subscribers, and the service will be available from August …

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Report shows that IT guys steal

Cisco

Finanser sponsor Cisco released a report yesterday that has grabbed a ton of headlines: IT guys steal Yep, all you techie, geeky, propeller heads out there are thieving criminalistic mafiosa types. Or so Cisco say anyway. How do they come to this conclusion? Because laid-off workers from banks’ IT departments …

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Report shows that IT guys steal

Cisco

Finanser sponsor Cisco released a report yesterday that has grabbed a ton of headlines: IT guys steal Yep, all you techie, geeky, propeller heads out there are thieving criminalistic mafiosa types. Or so Cisco say anyway. How do they come to this conclusion? Because laid-off workers from banks’ IT departments …

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Twitter is not for teens, Morgan Stanley

Cisco

It surprises me to read that a teen intern's paper on social media has created a massive flurry of interest in Morgan Stanley and their clients' middle-aged management teams. "The Financial Times reported today that the US investment bank's European media analysts asked Matthew Robson, a (15-year old) intern from …

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The paperless bank is not coming

Barclaycard

After NatWest offered to pay my mortgage for a year if I switched to paperless banking, it came as a surprise to get my Barclaycard statement this morning, on paper, with this page: Conversation in the Barclaycard Marketing Office: Chief Marketing Officer: "Now then, how shall we use our spare …

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The paperless bank is not coming

Barclaycard

After NatWest offered to pay my mortgage for a year if I switched to paperless banking, it came as a surprise to get my Barclaycard statement this morning, on paper, with this page: Conversation in the Barclaycard Marketing Office: Chief Marketing Officer: "Now then, how shall we use our spare …

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More on remittances

Tesco

After my scribble on remittances the other day, it is timely to talk about this as it relates to the G8 Summit taking place in Italy this week. During the buildup to this meeting campaigners have been reminding the leaders of their obligations to Africa, especially Italy and France who …

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More on remittances

Tesco

After my scribble on remittances the other day, it is timely to talk about this as it relates to the G8 Summit taking place in Italy this week. During the buildup to this meeting campaigners have been reminding the leaders of their obligations to Africa, especially Italy and France who …

Read More »

More on remittances

Tesco

After my scribble on remittances the other day, it is timely to talk about this as it relates to the G8 Summit taking place in Italy this week. During the buildup to this meeting campaigners have been reminding the leaders of their obligations to Africa, especially Italy and France who …

Read More »

More on remittances

Tesco

After my scribble on remittances the other day, it is timely to talk about this as it relates to the G8 Summit taking place in Italy this week. During the buildup to this meeting campaigners have been reminding the leaders of their obligations to Africa, especially Italy and France who …

Read More »

The paperless bank is coming

Natwest paperless

Nice email from NatWest today encouraging consumers to switch to paper-free banking: No real commentary on this … … except that isn’t it a bit weird that the benefit is that you’re protected against identity theft by having no paper around … … and yet you need the paper statements …

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A mess of clearing …

This week has been spent in a debate about clearing and settlement systems. I’ll post something with more depth about this later in the week, but the most interesting dialogue has been about the US versus EU approaches. The American system exists with a few core clearing systems based around …

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A remittance strategy scribble

Remittances Strategy

As mentioned, last week was a Remittances week in Rome. Remittances continually intrigues me as a market, especially the major focus financial institutions are now placing on this area as an opportunity. This is contradictory as those who need remittance services the most are often those who do not use …

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A remittance strategy scribble

Remittances Strategy

As mentioned, last week was a Remittances week in Rome. Remittances continually intrigues me as a market, especially the major focus financial institutions are now placing on this area as an opportunity. This is contradictory as those who need remittance services the most are often those who do not use …

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