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Things worth reading: 1st December 2015

Things we’re reading today include … Bank shares rise after stress tests RBS and Standard Chartered singled out as BoE unveils stress test results Funding Circle’s peer-to-peer trust raises £150m in London Stock Exchange listing Chinese banks miss out on the party as Asian M&As pass $1 trillion mark ICBC Standard Bank pays out $32.5m…

Banks must move to the cloud before it’s too late

This blog entry first appeared on SAP for Banking, October 2015. There’s a lot of talk about augmented banking using artificial intelligence and Big Data analytics these days, but what does that mean in reality or, if you prefer, virtual reality?  It’s not clear, yet.  It is obvious that the developing focus upon Big Data and data…

Things worth reading: 25th November 2015

Things we’re reading today include … City watchdog to look into the use of ‘big data’ by insurers Yim Fung: Chairman at Chinese broker Guotai Junan Securities goes missing Europe’s banks still weighed down by €1 trillion of bad debts Treasury will meet challenger banks four times a year amid concerns sector is not a…

Barclays on the blockchain

I blogged about the Whitechapel Think Tank last week and Simon Taylor, Vice President for Entrepreneurial Partnerships at Barclays, opened the evening with some really interesting slides about blockchain technologies and their potential in Financial Services. Simon pointed out that: Banks spend near Google levels of $ on IT without as much productivity Banks are facing ever…

Things worth reading: 23rd November 2015

Things we're reading today include … China just uncovered a $64 billion 'underground bank' Deutsche Bank tests password-free mobile security We'd support HSBC leaving London, says Standard Life Chinese brokerage's shares plunge after CEO disappears Cyber theft hits one in five consumers Inadequate dirty money regulation 'leaves UK open to terror funds': report Traffic-light bank…

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

Our main stories this week include … Where is the banks’ tipping point? I had an interesting discussion about change in the banking markets again the other day.  We were citing emerging new players like Square, Stripe, Klarna and Lending Club, as well as players that have already emerged like PayPal and Apple Pay.  In…

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Things worth reading: 20th November 2015

Things we're reading today include … Young 'to be poorer than parents' RBS scraps bonuses for bank staff Singapore bourse challenges old obstacles with new bond trading system Mortgage lending 'strongest since 2008' The demise of HBOS: The demise of HBOS: How it happened 'Moral Hazard': the two missing words that rob HBOS report of…

Things worth reading: 19th November 2015

Things we're reading today include … Power List 2015: The 50 most influential people in the world The demise of HBOS: How it happened Bankers and politicians braced for long-delayed HBOS report HBOS’s former chiefs face fresh scrutiny FCA to scrutinise competition in £6.8 trillion asset management industry UK fund managers brace for hit on…

Things worth reading: 18th November 2015

Things we're reading today include … Epayments a guide to alternatives to cash Citi trader sacked after forex rigging probe wins unfair dismissal case City of London's tallest skyscraper yet: the Pinnacle site on Bishopsgate will see building taller than the Gherkin and the Heron tower Chinese search engine Baidu looking to launch banking service…

Things worth reading: 17th November 2015

Things we're reading today include … The top 100 brands for millennials Nationwide taps Garner’s tech talents Banks' crime fighters want to quit their jobs Paris attacks threaten stocks and Europe’s fragile recovery Bureaux de change pay the price as money-laundering rules bite Payday credit checking firm pulls out of the UK Clydesdale Bank goes…

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