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Things worth reading: 7th April 2015

Things we're reading today include … IdeaBank offers in-car deposit box Cyber risk the most serious threat to business, says Lloyd's chief Greece moves to quell default fears, pledges to meet 'all obligations' Flash trading firm in stock sale Labour is being far too reticent: it didn’t cause the global financial crisis and Coalition austerity…

The Finanser’s Week: 23rd March 2015 – 5th April 2015

Our biggest stories of the past week are … Why bitcoin will be bigger than the internet "In Spanish, we have a saying that when a genius points at the moon, a fool looks at the finger. I find that happens a lot with bitcoin." —Wences Casares The Finanser Interviews: Roberto Ferrari, General Manager of…

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Things worth reading: 23rd March 2015

Things we're reading today include … New York regulator Lawsky aims at Deutsche Bank over Libor – FT Sell Commonwealth Bank and buy this stock instead Eurozone lending reaches 'turning point', says EY Government's bad bank could lose a third of its staff after Osborne's asset sale Easy money thrills the financial markets – but…

The Finanser’s Week: 16th March 2015 – 22nd March 2015

Our biggest stories of the past week are … Do you work for a monkey tree organisation? I’m often asked about how to implement a digital bank?  What are the top tips?  My response is that every company is different, with no two banks the same.  Some are evolutionary and try to tinker with the…

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Things worth reading: 20th March 2015

Things we're reading today include … Disgraced former hedge fund manager Julian Rifat jailed for insider trading Operation Tabernula: The story of the biggest insider trading investigation in UK history Britain's painful savings revolution Deutsche Bank: back to its roots Budget 2015: George Osborne's bank raid could trigger mass exodus Banks to pay evasion fines…

Things worth reading: 19th March 2015

Things we're reading today include … Riot in Frankfurt targets new ECB HQ ECB besieged by protests as Draghi celebrates $1.4bn tower Crowdfunders seek revisions to FCA rules OTC derivative rules delayed for 9 months Spain's bank fund says will not bail out BPA's Banco Madrid, Market Report: Budget has wealth managers rubbing their hands…

Things worth reading: 18th March 2015

Things we're reading today include … You can now use Facebook to send money to your friends Barclays pays £16.5m in share awards France and Germany join Chinese bank Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Seeks Solutions to Help Drive Financial Inclusion Finance industry needs more women U.S. urges allies to think twice before joining China-led…

Things worth reading: 17th March 2015

Things we're reading today include … Stiff fines for reckless bank chiefs who fail to deal with scandals Lloyds pledge for investors after Spanish bank's £1.7bn bid for TSB China on collision course with EU and US over bank IT rules Manchester mutual sues auditor Grant Thornton for £49m after hedge led to loss HSBC…

Things worth reading: 16th March 2015

Things we're reading today include … Rise of Turkish Islamic banks chimes with Erdogan's ideals The UK is stuck in the middle as the US and China fight it out for financial supremacy Monte Paschi's chairman aims to step down after cash call: paper Authorities closing in on hackers who stole JPMorgan data – NYT…

The Finanser’s Week: 9th March 2015 – 15th March 2015

Our biggest stories of the past week are … Are we going through a Kodak/Nokia moment in banking? A brainstorming session with a group of banks raised this question: are we going through a Kodak moment in banking?  Are we seeing a Nokia change?  Will banks miss the tipping point and die from the reformation…

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