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The Finanser’s Week: 29th February – 6th March 2016

Our main stories of this week includes … Why most banks fail at transformational change I had a few wake up calls in my years of working in financial services, and a couple of key ones gave me an insight into the mentality of major financial firms that have stayed pretty true ever since.  The first was…

Things worth reading: 4th March 2016

Things we’re reading today include … Mastercard Plots £1bn Vocalink Takeover Bid UBS France probed over tax witness Taxpayers ‘unaware’ of key tax changes LSE says German merger ‘compelling’ Barclays’ ‘nightmare scenario’ Regulators accuse ANZ of rate-fixing Getting the most from a bank account China takes aim at banks’ bad debt burden Fiery crash kills…

Things worth reading: 3rd March 2016

Things worth reading today include … Switch to digital currency could endanger banks, warns Bank of England deputy 130 bank branch closures in Wales over five years Drown attack: how weakened encryption jeopardizes ‘secure’ sites Start-up fined for cyber defence flaws UK to Start £4.2 Billion Green Bank Sale Green Investment Bank could be snapped…

Things worth reading: 2nd March 2016

Things we’re reading today include … Goldman banker on leave over Trump hats Barclays shares fall 7% on results Why is Barclays pulling out of Africa? Africa sale gives Barclays ‘clear vision’ World’s super rich keep buying up luxury goods in face of wealth decline Japan plays catch-up in fintech race London Calling? ICE’s Sprecher…

Things worth reading: 1st March 2016

Things we’re reading today include … Barclays cuts dividend as profits fall 8% Barclays reports fall in profits China’s central bank attempts to boost economy with cash injection Andy Murray backs five UK start-ups Insurers find Google a potential rival: report ECB under mounting pressure to step up eurozone support Brexit would drive pound down…

Things worth reading: 29th February 2016

Things we’re reading today include … Former Deutsche Bank Executive Jain to Join SoFi Board Barclays’ new boss to support US investment bank with more hiring Ex-Barclays boss to get large bonus despite being sacked last year ‘New crisis without reform’ warns King Central banks near policy limits but back in focus after G20 Finland:…

The Finanser’s Week: 22nd February – 28th February 2016

Our main stories of this week includes … The start-up economy I seem to find myself travelling all over talking about innovation and meeting start-ups.  It’s the start-up economy, and there’s probably been no better time to be young, hopeful and visionary.  Thinking back to my younger days, leaving university, the idea of creating my own…

Things worth reading: 26th February 2016

Things we’re reading today include … China seeks to manage economic reform expectations at G20 Bank of England chief accuses G20 of failing to reform to boost growth Lloyds profits fall on PPI claims Payments ‘too controlled by big banks’ Banks told to sell £6tn payment system Chinese central bank chief hints at more stimulus…

Things worth reading: 25th February 2016

Things we’re reading today include … Australian Reserve Bank Sees a Digital Dollar Future Bloomberg Barclays Cut Investment Bank Bonus Pool as Much as 12% Malware targets India’s largest private bank Bankia a symbol of new banking wobble UK businesses battling huge rise in cybercrime, report says HSBC recruits co-head of global banking IMF warns…

Things worth reading: 24th February 2016

Things we’re reading today include … What Brexit could mean for the City LSE and Deutsche Börse in fresh talks to create European powerhouse Standard Chartered makes first annual loss since 1989 British bank annual results – interactive Is the era of bank bailouts over? London Stock Exchange in merger talks with Deutsche Börse –…

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