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The Finanser’s Week: 9th April – 21st April 2024

This week’s main blog discussions include … Am I financial marmite? At a conference the other day, a banker came up to me and said “oh, you’re that fintech guy who throws rocks at us all the time”. A short while later, a fintech founder came up to me and said “oh, you’re the banking…

Things worth reading: 18th April 2024

Things we’re reading today include … Brazilian woman arrested after taking corpse to sign bank loan: ‘She knew he was dead’ | Brazil | The Guardian Blair Institute sets out ‘progressive vision’ for fintech ( What Is the World Bank, and What Does It Do? ( What is the Bank of England and why does…

Things worth reading: 17th April 2024

Things we’re reading today include … HSBC’s Zing has less than 20% of Wise’s monthly downloads – but CEO insists it’s ‘bang on plan’ | Sifted Bank of America profits plunge 18% due to rise in customer credit card delinquencies | Daily Mail The Bank used inflation forecast based on pencil drawing, says Andy Haldane…

Things worth reading: 16th April 2024

Things we’re reading today include: “People are scared to say the wrong thing” says fintech leader, heading up new disability inclusion campaign – New York threatens London’s fintech dominance, says Revolut UK chief ( Bank of America accused of religious and political ‘discrimination’ by ‘de-banking’ or refusing to service Trump supporters | Daily Mail…

Things worth reading: 15th April 2024

Things we’re reading today include … Fintech boards lack AI skills needed to drive future growth, survey finds ( Fintech funding slows to the lowest level since 2017 | TechCrunch UK digital bank Zopa turns a profit as it eyes an IPO ( Bank of England forecasts undermined by out-of-date methods, report finds | Bank…

The Finanser’s Week: 8th April – 14th April 2024

This week’s main blog discussions include … Selling customer data – good or bad idea? Be careful with data Many years ago a few banks debated the idea of selling customer data to get a payback. It was the wrong decision – if you sell customer data, it should the customer who gets the payback,…

Things worth reading: 12th April 2024

Things we’re reading today include … Managing the transition to central bank digital currency | CEPR Investors Circle ‘Most Hated’ Fintech and E-Commerce Sectors — The Information $45bn fintech hires a generative AI executive in Chicago ( Mastercard to realign organisational structure with three new divisions – FinTech Futures: Fintech news Uber stops fintech plans…

Things worth reading: 11th April 2024

Things we’re reading today include: Fintech has a gender problem – here’s why you should care ( Mapping the contextual fintech evolution | Ctech ( Bank branch closures: Labour vows to ‘guarantee face-to-face banking’ as 385 towns see last site close ( Truong My Lan: Vietnamese billionaire accused in multi-billion dollar bank fraud – BBC…

Things worth reading: 10th April 2024

Things we’re reading today include … Jamie Dimon: Bank boss warns US interest rates could rise to 8% – BBC News Lloyds Bank axes risk staff after executives complain they are a ‘blocker’ These Are the 32 Most Exciting Fintech Startups in Europe in 2024 ( Commonwealth Bank reveals the surprising trend among Millennial investors…

Things worth reading: 9th April 2024

Things we’re reading today include … London fintech vacancies rise 88 per cent ( Fintech funding slides to 7-year low ( The FinTech Start-Up Taking On Regulators To Democratize Construction Investment For The 99% ( What happens when a central bank runs out of money? ( ECB bank lending survey will give insights into credit…

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