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Things worth reading: 8th December 2023

Things we’re reading today include … Bank of England is giving away Christmas tree baubles filled with shredded banknotes ( 10 biggest FinTech Mergers & Acquisitions of 2023 ( Robinhood launches crypto trading service in the EU ( Use of physical cash one for the up for first time in at least a decade |…

Things worth reading: 7th December 2023

Things we’re reading today include The Fintech Files: Bitcoin’s $100bn weekly jump is not just FOMO ( German fintech unicorn Trade Republic is granted a full EU banking licence | Sifted Citigroup reorganization to be completed in first quarter, cost $1 billion | Reuters Bank of England warns AI could pose financial stability risks |…

Things worth reading: 6th December 2023

Things we’re reading today include … Adyen to act as global acquiring bank for Klarna ( Exploring Saudi Arabia’s Fintech Renaissance: A Documentary Journey with Riyadh’s Visionary Leaders | The Fintech Times The Fintech Files: Bitcoin’s $100bn weekly jump is not just FOMO ( Today’s AI funding rush reminds me of the fintech investing hype…

Things worth reading: 5th December 2023

Things we’re reading today include … Bitcoin price at $100,000 in 2024? Crypto execs say bull run has begun ( Crypto collapse: SEC brings regulatory clarity to Kraken and Celsius ( A fast growing UK fintech says it will outpace Starling soon ( Swiss bank Banque Pictet admits hiding Americans’ income from IRS ( Qatar…

Things worth reading: 4th December 2023

Things we’re reading today include … How to exorcise Europe’s zombie banks ( Metro Bank: What’s going on and is my money safe? – BBC News British digital pound ‘will raise risk of bank runs’ ( The surprisingly powerful programming language loved by Stripe ( Hackers extorting fintech unicorn Tipalti, threaten to leak data of…

The Finanser’s Week: 27th November – 3rd December 2023

This week’s main blog discussions include … When you’ve already offended customers, is it a good idea to tell them: “go f**k yourself”? This blog often talks about Elon Musk,  but then it also looks at the activities of Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson and more. They all share several things: billionaries, visionaries, autism and a…

Things worth reading: 1st December 2023

Things we’re reading today include … After Goldman, a murky future for the Apple card – Fintech News A fintech might replace Goldman Sachs as Apple Card issuer ( Zepz, a $5 billion fintech unicorn, is laying off more staff ( Debanking saga spills into US as customers fume over closure of bank accounts (…

Things worth reading: 30th November 2023

Things we’re reading today include … Fintech firm SoFi set to exit cryptocurrency business | Reuters Crypto finally feels the full force of the law ( EY’s annual fintech census finds the number of new startups emerging has dropped dramatically – Startup Daily How Deutsche Bank Is Helping Companies Finance Their Path To Net Zero…

Things worth reading: 29th November 2023

Things we’re reading today include … Deutsche Bank Executive Testifies Loan to Trump Wasn’t Unusual – Bloomberg Powerful Lords committee damns Bank of England over inflation forecasts | The Guardian Inflation falls mask bumps on the ‘last mile’ for central banks ( Monzo chief says bank has earned ‘the right to dream bigger’ ( JPMorgan…

Things worth reading: 27th November 2023

Things we’re reading today include: HSBC online and mobile banking services return after Black Friday outage | Sky News Why it’s time to ditch your bank – and switch to Monzo, Revolut or Starling ( Metro Bank shareholders to vote on rescue deal – BBC News Short-sellers ramp up bets ahead of crunch Metro Bank…

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