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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 ( 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 ( Stripe Brings Back Cryptocurrency Payments Via Circle’s USDC Stablecoin ( 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 ( “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 ( 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 ( 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’ ( HSBC-backed fintech Monese plots break-up amid mounting losses | Business News | Sky News Central banks embark on tokenisation project ( Shadow banking collapse would ‘put millions of jobs at risk’ ( 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 ( What Is the World Bank, and What Does It Do? ( 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 – New York threatens London’s fintech dominance, says Revolut UK chief ( Bank of America accused of religious and political ‘discrimination’ by ‘de-banking’ or refusing to service Trump supporters | Daily Mail…

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