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Things worth reading: 11th November 2013

Things we're reading today include … Metro Bank Seeks £285m In New Cash Call ANZ Bank: Mobile is the catalyst for banking transformation Bank results: stranger than fiction? BNP Paribas faces quiz on currency rate scandal RBS agrees 1,080 mortgages through UK's 'help to buy' scheme France to borrow 4.5 billion euros by end-2013 to…

The Finanser’s Week: 4th November – 10th November 2013

Our biggest stories of the past week are … What does a Lord Mayor do? This weekend is the Lord Mayor’s Parade, where we do literally parade the new Lord Mayor of London, Fiona Woolf. This is not the political Mayor of London, Boris, but the Lord Mayor, an office that dates back over seven……


Things worth reading: 8th November 2013

Things we're reading today include … Goldman Sachs orders staff to keep Saturday holy: Bank famous for expecting graduates to work 100-hour weeks tells staff that the weekend is not for working French banks: vive la différence Digital banking: Third time lucky Bank of America moves its $19 billion 401(k) plan in-house Agency downgrades RBS…

Things worth reading: 7th November 2013

Things we're reading today include: Wall Street bonuses to rise 5 to 10 percent this year: consultant 'Treasury gave green light for Co-op mergers' India eases rules for foreign banks FCA orders Lloyds currency investigation Ex-CEO of collapsed Virginia bank gets 23 years for fraud Twitter founder Jack Dorsey 'to float credit card company Square'…

Things worth reading: 6th November 2013

Things we're reading today include … OFT instructed Wonga to make changes to its business Payday lenders face tough MP questions Payday loan rollover plan challenged Barclays prevented from ending Somali 'lifeline' Barclays to axe around 450 staff Barclays' chief economist joins Bank to shore up forecasting RBS and HSBC 'face fines' over Euribor rigging…

Things worth reading: 5th November 2013

Things we're reading today include … HSBC profits seen up 10 percent as cost cuts pay off HSBC optimistic on growth HSBC adds name to banks in currency investigation Co-op Bank to closes 50 branches as it announces revised rescue plan Co-op Bank rescue: lender could take five years to return to profit Co-op faces…

Things worth reading: 4th November 2013

Things we're reading today include: Cyber war is being won by ‘crook stars’ UK 'fastest-growing Western economy' The Wall Street boss glad she was sacked Goldman plans $250m ‘social impact’ fund HSBC sees profits surge by 30% Co-op Bank to cut branch network as it announces revised rescue plan Zurich reviews uncover no undue pressure…

The Finanser’s Week: 28th October – 3rd November 2013

Our biggest stories of the past week are … New book: "Digital Bank" by Chris Skinner launches today After blogging daily for over six years, I decided to edit the best parts of the blog that talk about the battle to digitise the bank into a book over the summer.  It’s not a Blook (Blog…

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Things worth reading: 1st November 2013

Things we're reading today include … Credit Suisse dismisses trader who cost bank $6 million: WSJ Barclays and RBS named in $800m US Libor lawsuit RBS prepares to unveil new 'bad bank' New proposals to toughen bank trade rules Barclays and RBS sued by Fannie Mae over Libor scandal PwC plans to swallow Booz &…

Things worth reading: 31st October 2013

Things we're reading today include … That’s handy… world’s first ATM for bitcoins opens in Vancouver cafe Brokers warn FCA reforms will hit jobs Sins of past, present and future haunt banks Barclays faces investigation into currency trading manipulation JP Morgan puts London FX chief on leave, Citi reported to do same Goldman cracks down…

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