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Things worth reading: 1st March 2024

Things we’re reading today include … How Buy Now, Pay Later Became a Fintech Fixture | FinTech Magazine Mastercard and MTN expand fintech cooperation – Developing Telecoms Lloyds Bank issues warning on impersonation scams as they rise 13% – Lloyds Banking Group Ajman Bank Embraces ‘Responsible Banking’ in Partnership With KPMG ESG Services | The…

Things worth reading: 29th February 2024

Things we’re reading today include … HSBC is paying salaries like a Wall Street bank now ( Jeremy Hunt to announce UK government sale of NatWest shares | The Guardian Is bitcoin back? Price suddenly surges as investors flock to crypto | The Independent What bank execs are saying about embedded finance | Bank Automation…

Things worth reading: 28th February 2024

Things we’re reading today include … Debanking fears as over 140k business accounts closed | Sky News Stablecoins win 60% of crypto volume as soaring coins lure bets on reliability – DL News Asset servicing industry news | BNP Paribas and Citi invest in United Fintech ( Greening the Bank of England’s Collateral Framework –…

Things worth reading: 27th February 2024

Things we’re reading today include … Record rate-profits sees EU banks give shareholders €120bn ( Bank of England builds ‘proactive case’ to regulate non-banks | Reuters Why economists are warning of another US banking crisis ( Will Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) Impact Cross-Border Payments in 2024? | The Fintech Times Bitcoin mystery deepens as…

Things worth reading: 26th February 2024

Things we’re reading today include … Why Sequoia’s Klarna board drama made the VC world wince – PitchBook Revolut still waiting for UK banking licence almost a year after claiming approval was ‘imminent’ | This is Money The crypto token for Sam Altman’s eyeball-scanning startup Worldcoin just hit an all-time high as WLD rides the…

The Finanser’s Week: 19th February – 25th February 2024

This week’s main blog discussions include … Is technology making our lives better or worse? I had a debate around the enshittifying dialogue the other day. At dinner with an executive from a Big Tech firm, he said that our world is made better with technology, not worse. So, I asked him to give me…

Things worth reading: 23rd February 2024

Things we’re reading today include: Big Four banks post record £44bn profits from interest rate hikes ( European Central Bank posts first annual loss in decades ( The European Central Bank Is Either Lying About Bitcoin or Lying to Itself ( Even the Bank of England is giving in to the banks – POLITICO A…

Things worth reading: 22nd February 2024

Things we’re reading today include … 15 of the strangest fintech interview questions from Stripe, Revolut and more ( Bombed-out bank shares are a failure of modern capitalism | The Spectator British banks want Big Tech to pay up when people are scammed online – POLITICO HSBC shares fall most since 2020 after profits plummet…

Things worth reading: 21st February 2024

Things we’re reading today include … HSBC: Bank’s pre-tax profits soar fuelled by high interest rates – BBC News HSBC’s Profit Sinks on $3 Billion Impairment on Chinese Bank – Bloomberg Barclays chief CS Venkat: ‘We are creating a simpler, better bank’ ( Barclays’ £2bn cost-cutting program will hit people in the investment bank hardest…

Things worth reading: 20th February 2024

Things we’re reading today include … Capital One Is Buying Discover Financial – WSJ Rothschild Family: Two Banks Fighting Over Clients, Power And Family Name ( Bank of England is crushing economy, says former chief economist Andy Haldane | This is Money Brazilian FinTech Stark Bank Tripled Payments Processed in 2023 ( China, Crypto and…

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