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Things worth reading: 7th February 2023

Things we’re reading today include: Even well-funded fintech companies are laying off workers FinTech Australia Launches New Sector Ecosystem Map Demystifying the Banking Regulators’ Recent Crypto Actions: Key Takeaways for Fintech Companies Binance Announces Temporary Pause on U.S. Bank Transfers ‘Britcoin’ digital currency could be in use by end of decade Automatic bank transfer delays…

Things worth reading: 6th February 2023

Things we’re reading today include … The Great Post-Covid Online Shopping Bet Was a Costly Delusion Swiss authorities open criminal probe into bank data breaches Desperate bank customers strip naked and fight in mass brawls to get to ATMs Bank of Scotland apologises to Scot after labelling his wife a ‘criminal’ Legendary Billionaire Proposes A…

The Finanser’s Week: 30th January – 5th February 2023

This week’s main blog discussions include … FinTech in Africa: the State of the Nations I got this excellent update from FT Partners and felt compelled to share. What it should make you realise is that African Nations are leap-frogging the world. Enjoy! Executive Summary: FinTech is rapidly spreading into Africa. As mobile proliferation and…

Things worth reading: 3rd February 2023

Things we’re reading today include … A new crypto threat to government launches Coinbase Shares Soar as Crypto-Related Stocks Continue Post-Fed Rally “If you’re a commodities trader in a bank, leaving is a no-brainer” Deutsche Bank announces highest profits in 15 years How First Abu Dhabi Bank pursued Standard Chartered and ‘opened Pandora’s box’ Bank…

Things worth reading: 2nd February 2023

Things we’re reading today include: 2022 was the biggest year ever for crypto hacking Big Four banks made £20billion in nine months as households battled interest rates Who is the world’s highest-scoring bank in gender-equality? Russians’ deposits with foreign banks jumped to almost $82 bln in Jan-Nov Europe’s biggest fintech exec departures in the last…

Things worth reading: 1st February 2023

Things we’re reading today include … ‘Grave Mistake’—Joe Biden Reveals Game-Changing Crypto ‘Roadmap’ After $2 Trillion Price Crash Government promises robust crypto regulation Revolut to hire 1,700 more staff as London fintechs defy global jobs cull 2023: A Year for Fintech M&A (Andreeson Horowitz) When will the Bank of England, Federal Reserve and ECB start…

Things worth reading: 31st January 2023

Things we’re reading today include: Russia and Iran are combining their banking systems to get around being banned from SWIFT Credit Suisse Banked Abramovich Fortune Held in Secret Offshore Companies What’s Stripe’s deal? Monzo revenues surge more than twofold, putting it on track for 2023 profitability Goals galore at Revolut but game’s not over Oxford…

Things worth reading: 30th January 2023

Things we’re reading today include … How an obscure Mauritian bank became the darling of Indian fintech $6.6 billion fintech Wise accused by rival of harming competition How New Tech Is Transforming Finance In Emerging Markets Bitcoin Barrels Toward Historic January as Crypto Market Jumps by $280 Billion How fintech can help achieve financial wellbeing…

The Finanser’s Week: 23rd January – 29th January 2023

This week’s main blog discussions include … ISO 20022 … or is it ISO 20023 … 20024 … 20025? Anyone who has attended a Sibos conference or similar payments meeting will have heard the buzz about ISO 20022 for years. The idea is that this will unite the global banking industry with a new standard…

This week’s FU!

This week we welcomed Ghela Boskovich as guest judge. Enjoy! Links to stuff we spoke about:- The wise guy might have been wrong about Apple buying Stripe but if they don’t IPO then someone might be able to soon as they explore future options Bank of America, Wells Fargo, JP Morgan and 4 other banks working together???…

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