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Things worth reading: 18th November 2013

Things we're reading today include: Ex-bank boss 'filmed buying drugs' Former chairman of the Co-op bank ‘uses crystal meth and crack cocaine’ Co-operative Bank ex-chairman could face criminal charges over drugs video Nutmeg aims to spice up wealth management Moody’s cuts ratings of three big US banks Decline of branches: Banks fail rural customers Job…

The Finanser’s Week: 11th November – 17th November 2013

Our biggest stories of the past week are … #AskJPM? No way … JPMorgan’s social media disaster JPMorgan had this great idea this week: to host a twitter Q&A using the hashtag #AskJPM. It’s a #TwitterTakeover: We'll host our 1st live Q&A on leadership & career advice w/a leading $JPM exec on 11/14. Use #AskJPM…

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The Finanser’s Week: 11th November – 17th November 2013

Our biggest stories of the past week are … #AskJPM? No way … JPMorgan’s social media disaster JPMorgan had this great idea this week: to host a twitter Q&A using the hashtag #AskJPM. It’s a #TwitterTakeover: We'll host our 1st live Q&A on leadership & career advice w/a leading $JPM exec on 11/14. Use #AskJPM…

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Things worth reading: 15th November 2013

Things we're reading today include … JPMorgan cancels Twitter Q&A after tirade of abuse Barclays 'to cut 1,700 frontline staff from branches' Fitch warns on risk of eroding Co-op Bank brand UK 'bad bank' returns £3.8bn to Treasury Peer-to-peer lender eyes credit rating Last witness testifies against $8.5 billion BofA deal Nationwide sees big rise…

Things worth reading: 15th November 2013

Things we're reading today include … JPMorgan cancels Twitter Q&A after tirade of abuse Barclays 'to cut 1,700 frontline staff from branches' Fitch warns on risk of eroding Co-op Bank brand UK 'bad bank' returns £3.8bn to Treasury Peer-to-peer lender eyes credit rating Last witness testifies against $8.5 billion BofA deal Nationwide sees big rise…

Things worth reading: the European View

This month's view from Europe, courtesy of Edith Rigler : Redefining the digital divide – Economist Intelligence Unit, 4 Nov 2013 Access to the Internet has greatly expanded, but multiple barriers hamper productive usage, according to a new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit.  Factors playing a role in the “digital divide” range from lack of affordability,…

Things worth reading: the European View

This month's view from Europe, courtesy of Edith Rigler : Redefining the digital divide – Economist Intelligence Unit, 4 Nov 2013 Access to the Internet has greatly expanded, but multiple barriers hamper productive usage, according to a new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit.  Factors playing a role in the “digital divide” range from lack of affordability,…

Things worth reading: 14th November 2013

Things we're reading today include … Exits deal blow to Barclays turnround Hector Sants – the former City watchdog chief – resigns from Barclays during ‘stress leave’ Barclays blundered in hiring box-ticker Germany under review over role in EU As his term nears its end, Bernanke lauds Fed transparency UK recovery takes hold, says Bank…

Things worth reading: 13th November 2013

Things we're reading today include … Probe into currency market 'widens' RBS may face huge new bill over loan scandal, UKFI says Five banks must divulge info on alleged tax dodgers: U.S. attorneys Fresh wave of banking scandals could hit RBS, warns UKFI boss Hello, is that really you? Wonga founder Errol Damelin steps back…

Things worth reading: 12th November 2013

Things we're reading today include … Women bankers break through in India Murky mix of trading and electronic chat ICBC joins financial stability risk list World Bank says expanded access to banking services comes with risks Acute ‘big data’ challenges facing asset managers Banks considering banning traders from electronic chat UKFI says resisted government attempt…

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