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Things worth reading: 12th November 2015

Things we're reading today include … Apple in talks with U.S. banks for person-to-person payment service: WSJ Alibaba's Singles' Day sales surge 60 percent to $14.3 billion Alibaba's Singles' Day generates $3.9 billion in GMV in first hour 4 charts that show Singles Day cannot save China from economic slowdown Exclusive: Morgan Stanley turns to…

Things worth reading: 11th November 2015

Things we're reading today include … Three charged in largest US cyber-hack EU bank chiefs paid less than US rivals Saudi Arabia to sell debt in the first sign the oil producer may be running out of cash AB InBev, HSBC, Google, 8 others to testify at EU tax hearing Britain's £34bn uncollected 'tax gap'…

Things worth reading: 10th November 2015

Things we're reading today include … HSBC: Blockchain Tech Could Complement Central Bank Policies Canada's 'Bank of No Surprises' Turns Heads With Risk Surge China central bank chief sees yuan as international currency by 2020 on deepening reforms Deutsche Bank's Fine For Breaking Sanctions Is By No Means Its Biggest Problem Too big to fail…

The Finanser’s Week: 2nd November – 8th November 2015

Our main stories this week include … Are bankers just rearranging deckchairs? I had a really interesting evening this week, moderating an industry roundtable with panel organised by DataArt.  It took place in the Armourer's Hall, a place that resonates of wars and battles, which was a fitting location for a discussion about Fintech versus Banking….


Things worth reading: 9th November 2015

Things we're reading today include … Five ways you'll be 'sacked' by your bank – and it's only getting worse Why did the Bank of China terrorism finance case tank? Bank of Ireland bans counter withdrawals of less than 700 euros I've got 1million more TalkTalk account details to sell on web, says hacker Diamond…

Things worth reading: 6th November 2015

Things we're reading today include … How do you turn your tech start-up into a global giant? Bankers convicted in NY Libor trial Shawbrook Bank profits jump as it scoops up small business customers Bitcoin battered by Jamie Dimon and Christine Lagarde Fed's Yellen sees possible December rate rise, gradual hiking path Bank of England…

Things worth reading: 5th November 2015

Things we're reading today include … VIDEO: Wi-fi can identify people through walls Trump attacks Rubio over credit card use Competition probe into banks was 'lazy', say MPs US fines German bank $258m over Iran Bank report regulator 'lazy' say MPs Another day, another let-off for the banks from our regulators Compensation for 4,000 customers…

Things worth reading: 4th November 2015

Things we're reading today include … PayPal TV advert accused of 'ruining Christmas' Credit Suisse chief warns on Europe banks Apple Pay warning: Storing your partner's fingerprints is like 'giving away your Pin' Japan Post Bank looks to go “superglobal” HSBC is enjoying a trip down the Pearl River. But don’t mention Jaws FCA tells…

Things worth reading: 3rd November 2015

Things we're reading today include … One chart that shows the highest paying jobs in finance Standard Chartered cuts 15,000 jobs Seedrs launches US site as lawmakers finally legalise equity crowdfunding Visa to buy Visa Europe in deal worth as much as $23 billion Wonga hires serious director in bid to show it is growing…

The Finanser’s Week: 26th October – 1st November 2015

Our main stories this week include … From start-up to incumbent: the innovation cycle I mentioned the Uber example of this cycle, which began as a start-up but, as it grew into an upstart, it started to be attacked by the incumbents.  Then the regulators woke up and started to consider the implications of the…

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