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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…

The Finanser’s Week: 20th November – 26th November 2023

This week’s main blog discussions include … When we talk about customer journeys, what do we mean? I was struck by one slide in a presentation the other day. The slide stated this: I need a mortgage … to buy a house Why did this strike me? Probably because you realise, from the customer view,…

Things worth reading: 24th November 2023

Things we’re reading today include: HSBC mobile banking down for thousands across UK – BBC News Chinese shadow bank admits £30bn shortfall after ‘management ran wild’ | Chinese economy | The Guardian Exclusive: Barclays working on $1.25 bln cost plan, could cut up to 2,000 jobs -source | Reuters The intersection of finance and sustainability…

Things worth reading: 23rd November 2023

Things we’re reading today include: The end of Binance could be the end of crypto – The Post ( Eurozone banks starting to show ‘stress’ as loan defaults rise, ECB warns | European banks | The Guardian Troubled China Shadow Bank Warns of $36 Billion Shortfall ( Financial Stability Review, November 2023 ( Australian bank…

Things worth reading: 22nd November 2023

Things we’re reading today include: Binance’s Changpeng Zhao to step down as part of $4.3 billion DOJ settlement: CNBC Crypto World What To Expect From Crypto in 2024 – Forbes Advisor UK The Big Bank With a $15 Billion Conundrum in China | Mint ( Deutsche Bank’s €12-an-hour workers gear up for a fight (…

Things worth reading: 21st November 2023

Things we’re reading today include … Crypto trading volumes soar, BlackRock files to launch spot Ethereum ETF, while Tether goes Bitcoin mining – CityAM Crypto firm Tether says it has frozen $225 mln linked to human trafficking | Reuters US SEC sues Kraken crypto exchange over failure to register | Reuters Strategizing your fintech exit…

Things worth reading: 20th November 2023

Things we’re reading today include … Half of European fintech lenders unlikely to ever hit profitability – WinYield ( GP Bullhound report reveals European tech unicorns surpass $1 trillion mark amidst challenging times – Klarna has the potential to be a trillion-dollar company: CEO ( Alphabet fund spells bumper valuation for UK digital bank…

The Finanser’s Week: 12th November – 19th November 2023

This week’s main blog discussions include … Massive innovations in SME finances using the latest tech #SFF In case you didn’t notice, this week was the week of the #SingaporeFinTechFestival. Although I was in Asia last week, this week I’ve been invited to be in America and so could not attend. Nevertheless, my good friends…

Things worth reading: 17th November 2023

Things we’re reading today include … Mastercard says wide adoption of CBDCs is ‘difficult’ ( Singapore to pilot wholesale central bank digital currencies in 2024 ( Cathie Wood explains why crypto market will explode ‘to $25 trillion in 2030’ – TheStreet What Crash? Black People Are Still Crypto’s Biggest Believers | WIRED Half of European…

Things worth reading: 16th November 2023

Things we’re reading today include … ‘My First Crypto Sex Party’ is the tip of the Bitcoin erotica iceberg – Blockworks UK-based digital bank Kroo surpasses £1m crowdfunding goal ( Does Crypto Finance Hamas and Other Terrorists? ( Germany’s Commerzbank Wins Crypto Custody License ( Fintech’s Pivotal Role in Financial Inclusion and Clean Energy Transitions…

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