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Things worth reading: 31st May 2016

Things we’re reading today include … Former Zurich Insurance CEO killed himself, says company ‘Sticky’ plastic bank notes could leave shoppers paying twice The bank boss who dreams of abolishing passwords for good What Is a Bank? FOURTH bank hit by SWIFT hackers OakNorth becomes first UK bank to move core system to the cloud…

The Finanser’s Week: 23rd May – 29th May 2016

Our main stories of this week includes … The future of banking, money and finance [Presentation] I’ve been presenting a summary of Digital Bank and ValueWeb for a few months now.  It is the story of the origins of moneykind and, as many have now heard the story, I thought it’s about time to share this on the blog. If you…

Things worth reading: 27th May 2016

Things we’re reading today include … Bankers to share desks as part of financial world’s cost-cutting Currency traders told not to lie or cheat – and they must keep chatting to the authorities Prosper Marketplace explores options Bob Diamond’s Atlas Mara stumbles to loss on African growth worries Bankers are now facing their Uber moment…

Things worth reading: 26th May 2016

Things we’re reading today include … Eurozone reaches breakthrough on Greek bailout and debt relief – as it happened SEC probes Alibaba accounting methods, shares dive Baltic Exchange sets sail into $100m takeover talks with Singapore’s SGX TransferWise raises further £18m as it targets small business market  Payday loan complaints to financial ombudsman nearly triple…

Things worth reading: 25th May 2016

Things we’re reading today include … Google offices raided in Paris as prosecutors announce fraud probe Government considers seven-day switching service for mortgages Challenger banks accuse watchdog of naivety over big four dominance Clydesdale Bank targets young, cool customers, as Nationwide goes for the old and rich Market place lending: peer to peer pressure British…

Things worth reading: 23rd May 2016

Things we’re reading today include … Peer-to-peer lenders will never challenge the banks, says Deloitte It’s not over yet for the cheque Brexit can only damage UK’s financial hub ‘Blockchain could be transformative’ US bank branches defy transactions slump MP urges City regulator to impose caps on overdraft charges Saudi financial crisis ‘could leave oil…

The Finanser’s Week: 16th May – 22nd May 2016

Our main stories of this week includes … Social KYC: far easier than passports and utility bills I just received a white paper about Social KYC from Fintech startup Veridu.  The idea is to use our social media profiles to authenticate and onboard as a new 21st century KYC process.  It’s an interesting idea I thought…

Things worth reading: 20th May 2016

Things we’re reading today include … How much of the UK does the Queen own? Golfer Phil Mickelson embroiled in insider trading scheme VIDEO: Can revamped banking app help blind people? The psychology of money – podcast France airs fears over London Stock Exchange merger with Deutsche Börse Late payment problem? Take it to auction…

Things worth reading: 19th May 2016

Things we’re reading today include … More than 25,000 Madoff victims now eligible for $4 billion fund Why financial regulators are always fighting the last war Bank of England’s chief economist calls for more simple pension system The bank account that gives you a shock London Stock Exchange to wait until after EU referendum to…

Things worth reading: 18th May 2016

Things we’re reading today include … Financial technology start-ups need power of the EU behind them Costs of overdrafts to fall as part of UK banks overhaul Big Four banks benefit from regulator’s featherlight approach Lloyds shares yield £130m for Treasury Chinese bank buys London gold vault Lending Club shares dive on regulatory probe Europe’s…

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