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The Finanser’s Week: 4th May – 10th May 2015

This week's main stories are … Why the blockchain will radically alter our futures There’s an interesting debate about blockchains, sidechains and identity taking place that is emergent right now but, soon, will be mainstream.  For those who are unclear about these things, blockchain is the technology protocol invented by Satoshi Nakamoto with bitcoin, although…

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Things worth reading: 5th May 2015

Things we're reading today include … Why you can't replace staff with machines First-time buyers in London 'need to earn at least £77,000' Fed's Yellen says met firm at heart of leak probes Morgan Stanley sees $292 million loss from Deutsche Bank lawsuit ANZ's results beat expectations Will HSBC move back to its first home?…

Things worth reading: 4th May 2015

Things we're reading today include … Westpac results miss expectations UBS and Credit Suisse could combine investment banks: investor Precarious prospects of London finance New legal challenge to banks' swaps redress scheme Buffett celebrates 50th year at Berkshire, faces tough questions HSBC's HQ rethink: taxes and China relationship hold key to decision HSBC whistleblower Falciani…

The Finanser’s Week: 27th April – 3rd May 2015

Our biggest stories of the past week are … Why you should feel revulsion for the term ‘omnichannel’ A lot of folks are asking me whether I’m really saying that banks need to start all over again?  Is that really feasible, Chris?  How can you recommend that we tear down the house and rebuild it?  Well,…

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Things worth reading: 28th April 2015

Things we're reading today include … Gloomy outlook for UK banking sector Standard Chartered profits down End of the bank holiday? Almost 100 NatWest and Barclays branches to be open in end of 144-year tradition Ending bank holidays? I don't know why we haven't done it sooner HSBC shares leap on prospect of UK bank…

Things worth reading: 27th April 2015

Things we're reading today include … HSBC leaving the UK could force sale of high street bank HSBC considering spinning off British retail bank: Sunday Times HSBC gives FTSE 100 renewed boost Lloyds takes £640m hit from TSB's Spanish sale Deutsche Bank first-quarter profit falls by half as legal charges bite Deutsche Bank seeks to…

The Finanser’s Week: 19th April 2015 – 26th April 2015

Our biggest stories of the past week are … Rip it up and start again … I’m having so many conversations about so much stuff that my head is spinning these days.  Fintech, digital, transformation, change … it seems to be on the lips of everyone I meet.  Yet the one thing that stands out…

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Things worth reading: 24th April 2015

Things we're reading today include … Flash crash explainer: how 'the Hound of Hounslow' could have caused one of the scariest days in stock market history Funding Circle raises $150m in new round Bitcoin Island: the currency comes clean Switzerland 'world's happiest place' We are becoming immune to the banks' disgraceful behaviour Deutsche Bank tops…

Things worth reading: 23rd April 2015

Things we're reading today include … UK speed trader arrested over role in 2010 'flash crash' Flash Crash trader Navinder Singh Sarao 'a prankster who always got away with it', friends say 'Flash crash' trader's alleged fraud a common market occurrence British Flash Crash trader says arrest came as 'bolt from the blue' as he…

Things worth reading: 22nd April 2015

Things we're reading today include … British man held over £500bn Wall Street 'flash crash' US seeks to extradite British trader blamed for flash crash that ravaged US equity markets What happened during the Flash Crash? Payday lender Wonga tries damage limitation What will Wonga do next? Will Wonga and other payday lenders survive? Female…

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