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Things worth reading: 29th April 2024

Things we’re reading today include … Stripe’s big changes, Brazil’s newest fintech unicorn and the tale of a startup shutdown | TechCrunch Digital bank Monzo expands fundraising to £500m in deal with top tech investor | Business News | Sky News Volt: Meet the fintech taking on Visa and Mastercard’s duopoly (cityam.com) Capital levels are…

The Finanser’s Week: 22nd April – 28th April 2024

This week’s main blog discussions include … I just debanked my bank … before they debanked me There’s a huge furore in Britain about debanking: the process where a bank says we cannot trust you anymore so get lost. It happened to Nigel Farage, a high profile figure, and now it’s happened to me. What…

Things worth reading: 26th April 2024

Things we’re reading today include … Consensys sues SEC over Ethereum crackdown (crypto.news) Stripe Brings Back Cryptocurrency Payments Via Circle’s USDC Stablecoin (coindesk.com) Enhancing fintech programs, empowering innovation | Mastercard Newsroom Walmart-backed fintech One launches ‘buy now, pay later’ services, source says | Reuters Deutsche Bank first-quarter 2024 earnings (cnbc.com) “This way for modern banking”:…

Things worth reading: 25th April 2024

Things we’re reading today include … JPMorgan in U.S-Russia sanctions war after overseas court orders $440M seized from bank (cnbc.com) Chase Bank down as customers say app signing them out and website crashes blocking them from cash – Mirror Online Barclays profit falls as mortgage lending and investment bank squeezed | Evening Standard Swiss National…

Things worth reading: 24th April 2024

Things we’re reading today include … Goldman Sachs becomes latest bank to withdraw from London – The CFO (the-cfo.io) JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon Has a Tech Rival: Silicon Valley Bank – Bloomberg UK bankers warned of ‘severe losses’ if they fail to monitor private equity exposures | Private equity | The Guardian The Fintech Files: Has…

Things worth reading: 23rd April 2024

Things we’re reading today include … Billionaire Mark Cuban Issues Post-Halving Bitcoin Warning Amid ‘Unprecedented’ Crypto Fee Price ‘Chaos’ (forbes.com) HSBC-backed fintech Monese plots break-up amid mounting losses | Business News | Sky News Central banks embark on tokenisation project (finextra.com) Shadow banking collapse would ‘put millions of jobs at risk’ (telegraph.co.uk) Anger in the…

The Finanser’s Week: 9th April – 21st April 2024

This week’s main blog discussions include … Am I financial marmite? At a conference the other day, a banker came up to me and said “oh, you’re that fintech guy who throws rocks at us all the time”. A short while later, a fintech founder came up to me and said “oh, you’re the banking…

Things worth reading: 18th April 2024

Things we’re reading today include … Brazilian woman arrested after taking corpse to sign bank loan: ‘She knew he was dead’ | Brazil | The Guardian Blair Institute sets out ‘progressive vision’ for fintech (finextra.com) What Is the World Bank, and What Does It Do? (investopedia.com) What is the Bank of England and why does…

Things worth reading: 17th April 2024

Things we’re reading today include … HSBC’s Zing has less than 20% of Wise’s monthly downloads – but CEO insists it’s ‘bang on plan’ | Sifted Bank of America profits plunge 18% due to rise in customer credit card delinquencies | Daily Mail The Bank used inflation forecast based on pencil drawing, says Andy Haldane…

Things worth reading: 16th April 2024

Things we’re reading today include: “People are scared to say the wrong thing” says fintech leader, heading up new disability inclusion campaign – Tech.eu New York threatens London’s fintech dominance, says Revolut UK chief (telegraph.co.uk) Bank of America accused of religious and political ‘discrimination’ by ‘de-banking’ or refusing to service Trump supporters | Daily Mail…

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