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Things worth reading: 10th May 2024

Things we’re reading today include … Crypto Market Watch: Bitcoin touches $63,000 mark; notable increase in cryptocurrency market cap – BusinessToday Monument Bank latest challenger bank to sell “in a box” tech, as snaps up first client – Spanish bank bosses go head-to-head after BBVA turns hostile | Reuters Traditional banking approach more valued…

Things worth reading: 9th May 2024

Things we’re reading today include … Ramses introduces Chris Skinner as its co-founder ( Billionaire Barry Sternlicht expects one bank failure per week due to real estate’s ‘fragile’ loans | Fortune S&P Global Market Intelligence Global Bank Ranking: Chinese Banks Maintain Dominance in 2023 Despite Economic Headwinds ( Crypto Exchange Bitpanda Extends Partnership With Austrian…

Things worth reading: 8th May 2024

Things we’re reading today include … BBVA proposes merging with Banco Sabadell to create a European leader – NEWS BBVA HKMA Launches FiNETech to Bolster Fintech Collaboration Across Hong Kong | The Fintech Times UK fintech raises £800M for AI that determines how much money you can borrow ( Chinese fintech Ant to expand into…

Things worth reading: 7th May 2024

Things we’re reading today include … German central bank president calls for swift adoption of CBDCs to stay competitive. ( Buying a piece of an island: How crypto changes property deals | Euronews Robinhood Says SEC Planning Charges Against Cryptocurrency Arm ( Palestinian Monetary Authority investigates $70 million bank thefts ( UBS Returns to Profit…

Things worth reading: 6th May 2024

Things we’re reading today include … X ‘End Goal’ Revealed After Elon Musk Teased A Crypto Payments Bombshell ( Crypto Is Anything But Strong Right Now – Bloomberg Gaza’s banks targeted by armed groups ( Opinion: In Canada, we bank where we buy – The Globe and Mail Investors Were Burned by European Banks for…

The Finanser’s Week: 29th April – 5th May 2024

This week’s main blog discussions include … There is no next big thing in banking I’ve been trying to think of the next big thing. Someone asked me on a conference call: what’s the next big thing? I’ve always been on top of the next big thing. Whether it’s the metaverse, AI, blockchain, cloud computing…

Things worth reading: 3rd May 2024

Things we’re reading today include … Nearly 200,000 people have signed petition to stop bank spying powers — Big Brother Watch Government could snoop on Landlords’ bank accounts … ( Goldman Sachs removes bankers’ bonus limit – BBC News Deutsche Bank Plans to Double Assets in Southeast Asia, Middle East in 5 Years – Bloomberg…

Things worth reading: 2nd May 2024

Things we’re reading today include … Jack Dorsey’s Block is under investigation by US Prosecutors for crypto lapses, says NBC ( Reporting on Crypto-Assets – why you need to act now on CARF! | UK Finance Nearly 500 Fintech deals were completed in Q1 ( FinTech Australia and Thai Fintech Association Partner to Unleash Growth…

Things worth reading: 1st May 2024

Things we’re reading today include … Meet Froda, the unique morph between a tech company and a bank – Maddyness UK Statistical release: BIS international banking statistics and global liquidity indicators at end-December 2023 Royal Bank of Scotland and its sad, sad tale of hopes dashed | The Herald ( 3-year-old British fintech Abound becomes…

Things worth reading: 30th April 2024

Things we’re reading today include … HSBC CEO Noel Quinn to Retire in Surprise Announcement – Bloomberg Starling Bank’s SaaS business can be bigger than the bank, says its boss, who has no ambitions to be a future Starling CEO – SoFi reports strong Q1 revenue and profits | Fintech Nexus Top 10 fintech…

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