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Things worth reading: 25th January 2023

Things we’re reading today include … The Crypto Industry’s Favorite Bank Is in Deep Trouble Aramco-backed fintech opens bank branch in London to help Muslims invest Banks demand deep changes to UK’s accountability rules Six fintech ideas VCs want you to pitch in 2023 Fintech app Plum expands into five European countries Binance holds token…

Things worth reading: 24th January 2023

Things we’re reading today include … Usain Bolt missing $12.8 million from investment account in Jamaica, his lawyer says North Korea behind $100m crypto theft, FBI says Royal Bank of Canada innovates from the inside out Bank Of America’s And Chase’s Digital Wallet Is DOA (Delusional On Announcement) Signature Bank Responds to Inaccuracies in Wall…

Things worth reading: 23rd January 2023

Things we’re reading today include … Banks prepare for deepest job cuts since the financial crisis ‘It will affect all of us’: how bank closures have hit one UK town Illegal migrants crackdown will block bank accounts, rented homes and driving licences Payments remain the darling of the fintech space Bank of Japan’s policy tweak…

The Finanser’s Week: 16th January – 22nd January 2023

This week’s main blog discussions include … Just when you think that crypto has failed … Just when you think that cryptocurrencies are unregulated and ridiculous, the industry spends four years to work out a set of standards to ensure trust. Who would have thought it Has crypto failed? I’ve enjoyed the rise and rise…

Things worth reading: 20th January 2023

Things we’re reading today include … Some US banks “too big to manage”, OCC head warns Davos 2023: Global bank chiefs get FBI cybersecurity update Digital Banking Readiness is Top Priority in 2023 Fintech in 2022: A story of falling funding, fewer unicorns and insurtech M&A A lot of fintechs ‘have to fix their business…

Things worth reading: 19th January 2023

Things we’re reading today include … JP Morgan’s Chase UK fastest growing fintech app in 2022 Crypto Lender Genesis Is Preparing to File for Bankruptcy Within Days A Bank of America Glitch Sent Customers Into a Panic Over Missing Funds Bank of America CEO says new ESG rules are needed to reboot capitalism Can central…

Things worth reading: 18th January 2023

Things we’re reading today include … Central Bank Digital Currency? How money could be redesigned The fintech bubble may have burst, but these investment bankers are bullish US bank Silvergate sinks to $1bn loss as crypto crisis takes a toll German online bank N26 to expand crypto trading How the World Bank Can Help Save…

Things worth reading: 17th January 2023

Things we’re reading today include … Brazil’s Second-Largest Private Bank Launches First Tokenized Credit Note Millions of customers benefit as Open Banking reaches milestone Dutch Fintech iBilly Realises Importance of Open Banking With Klarna Kosma Partnership Western banks struggle to exit Russia after Putin intervention Bitcoin rallies 25% as crypto markets rebound Is new Bitcoin…

Things worth reading: 16th January 2023

Things we’re reading today include … Fintech firm Revolut calls in psychologists after criticism of its corporate culture Revolut close to finalising 2021 accounts as fintech seeks U.K. licence Why central banks should not push ahead with CBDCs Tough road ahead for U.S. fintech lenders as default risk rises Compliance Is The Key To Successful…

The Finanser’s Week: 9th January – 15th January 2023

This week’s main blog discussions include … Start 2023 knowing where you’re going I was asked last year to develop a 2-day strategy workshop for a bank. It went well and has developed a lot further, with interactive exercises and clarification of all terms and phrases in the financial, technology and fintech space … How…

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