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Things worth reading: 10th October 2023

Things we’re reading today include … A bank whose boringness appeals to the world’s best fund managers ( Citi Sells China Consumer Business To HSBC As British Bank Doubles Down On Asia ( Bank of Israel to sell $30 billion to stop shekel collapse during Gaza war | The Times of Israel 1970s-style stagflation may…

Things worth reading: 9th October 2023

Things we’re reading today include … Metro Bank strikes deal to shore up balance sheet – BBC News Santander UK drafts in Osborne to advise on Metro Bank offer | Sky News What is happening at Metro Bank and why is it in need of so much money? | The Guardian JPMorgan’s newest MD just…

The Finanser’s Week: 2nd October – 9th October 2023

This week’s main blog discussions include … Generative finance, or GeFi for short We’ve had DeFi, CeFi, ReFi and more, but now it’s time for GeFi. If those phrases confuse you, we have Decentralised Finance versus Centralised Finance; we have Regenerative Finance, and now we have Generative Finance, or GeFi for short. What is GeFi?…

Things worth reading: 6th October 2023

Things we’re reading today include … Six high-street banks given ‘red’ warning over eco policies, Which? reveals | The Independent Metro Bank shares plunge on fund raising reports – BBC News Silicon Valley Bank Test Comes To Tokyo, And It’s About Time ( How Ghana’s central bank lost $5bn in one year – BBC News…

Things worth reading: 5th October 2023

Things we’re reading today include: Metro Bank plots capital-raise in bid to allay City concerns | Business News | Sky News Short sellers jump on Metro Bank after BoE rejection | Trustnet Indian fintech unicorn Slice secures rare approval to merge with bank | TechCrunch Swedish fintech Brite Payments secures $60M for instant bank payments…

Things worth reading: 4th October 2023

Things we’re reading today include … Sam Bankman-Fried: Trial of ‘Crypto King’ begins – BBC News Banks behind 70% jump in greenwashing incidents in 2023 -report | Reuters Ripple Lands on 2023 Fintech 100 List ( London beats San Francisco on fintech as chiefs rally behind reform ( Revolut strikes share deal with SoftBank to…

Things worth reading: 3rd October 2023

Things we’re reading today include: Fed Report: Silvergate Bank Got Fatally Ensnared in Crypto While Examiners Shrugged ( Revolut Versus Starling Bank – Forbes Advisor UK FCA questions Revolut’s AML policies (LinkedIn) Watchdog installs monitor at Deutsche Bank after surge in Postbank complaints | Reuters Yoti launches digital ID app with Lloyds Bank ( Dimon…

Things worth reading: 2nd October 2023

Things we’re reading today include … Top Takeaways on Open Banking from FinovateFall – Finovate Challenger bank Redwood to go public as Rowland engineers R8 tie-up | Business News | Sky News ANZ banking down: Bank suffers major outage with ATMs, internet banking, credit and debit cards affected | Daily Mail Online German regulator to…

The Finanser’s Week: 25th September – 1st October 2023

This week’s main blog discussions include … Gaming + AI + The Metaverse = ? I was asking the other day whether it is better or worse that my children play video games rather than watch movies, and the reaction was: time moves on. It surely does. The gaming industry is now bigger than Hollywood…

Things worth reading: 28th September 2023

Things we’re reading today include … Fortress Trust Sale to Ripple is Canceled ( Project Mariana: Cross-border exchange of wholesale CBDCs using automated market-makers ( Complacency of London’s stock exchange boss leaves the City in deep trouble Historian explains why men are actually obsessed with the Roman Empire ( Bank ring-fencing reforms to come into…

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