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Things worth reading: 14th November 2023

Things we’re reading today include … Scammers are increasingly using AI to mimic bank details and steal money | Banks see tech giants as the next big threat – AltFi Capital to crypto: London’s burgeoning position as the world’s digital asset hub – CityAM Net zero policies are pushing up inflation, says Bank of…

The Finanser’s Week: 6th November – 11th November 2023

This week’s main blog discussions include … Are we cashless and branchless now? I’ve just been travelling Asia and went on a trip where the entrance to the first attraction – the batcave! – was two ringgits. That’s Malaysian currency and the equivalent of around half a dollar. As per usual these days, I have…

Things worth reading: 10th November 2023

Things we’re reading today include … Newfound Realism Boosts Fallen Fintech Star Adyen ( Zilch triples revenue as BNPL provider gears up for IPO ( AI Fintech Black Ore Raises $60 Million in Deal Led by Andreessen Horowitz – Bloomberg Crypto investment fraud warning issued by major bank | The Independent Bitcoin approaches $38,000 and…

Things worth reading: 9th November 2023

Things we’re reading today include: EU seeks to make 10-second bank payments a reality | Euronews Brexit has hit UK’s economic openness, says Bank of England governor | The Guardian It’s been a long time since we’ve seen such positive signals in fintech | TechCrunch Regulators are cracking down on banking software startups. That’s bad…

Things worth reading: 8th November 2023

Things we’re reading today include … Overheating datacenter thwarts 2.5 million bank transactions • The Register America embraces Open Banking ( Banking chiefs say market vulnerable to ‘geopolitical escalation’, regulatory push | Reuters UBS reports $785m loss due to costs of Credit Suisse integration | The Guardian Taylor Swift gives out bigger bonuses than banks…

Things worth reading: 7th November 2023

Things we’re reading today include … Klarna makes a profit, sets up UK company, and is heading for an IPO UK sets out proposals to bring stablecoins into real economy ( The SEC is struggling to hire crypto experts—partly because the agency’s employees can’t own cryptocurrency ( Why crypto is a poor relation of digital…

Things worth reading: 6th November 2023

Things we’re reading today include … U.K. fintech used to be a side hustle for bored finance executives in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis. Now it’s an industry with the potential to rival the country’s big banks | Fortune Sam Bankman-Fried might not be the last crypto criminal – The Verge NatWest creates…

The Finanser’s Week: 30th October – 5th November 2023

This week’s main blog discussions include … The rise and fall of a cryptopunk How could I not make a blog about Sam Bankman-Fried who, yesterday, was found guilty of running a Ponzi scheme smash-and-grab using cryptocurrency? Well, I couldn’t, so here it is. Yesterday Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), the tousle-haired mogul who founded the FTX…

Things worth reading: 3rd November 2023

Things we’re reading today include … HSBC becomes first bank in the world to offer tokenised gold ( NatWest combs customer accounts – and tells them to go vegetarian ( Dutch fintech Fero raises $3M to reduce checkout abandonment of online purchases – Revolut appoints new UK boss as it struggles to get banking…

Things worth reading: 2nd November 2023

Things we’re reading today include … SNB says Credit Suisse intervention avoided ‘financial crisis’ ( Warning for Bank of England as Lagarde is accused of hammering eurozone economy ( Atom Bank secures £100m from shareholders ( HSBC introduces e-Bank Guarantees to digitise trade finance – Times of India ( Would YOU bank with ‘X’? Elon…

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