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Things worth reading: 16th July 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Bank of England teams up with Beano comic to boost financial literacy Banks set aside billions of dollars in expectation of massive losses as consumers default on loans How banks are trying to capture the green transition Banks propose ‘student loans style’ scheme to …

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Things worth reading: 15th July 2020

Things we’re reading today include: Bank of England mulling new digital currency post-Brexit Big US banks set aside $28bn in downturn warning UK government planning new green investment bank McKinsey warned Wirecard a year ago to take action on controls Former Barclays boss apologises for Amanda Staveley ‘tart’ reference UK’s …

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Things worth reading: 14th July 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Monzo Down: Challenger Bank Cites “Problem with Servers” Another Horrific Bank Of America Horror Story That Hundreds, If Not Thousands, Are, Apparently, Experiencing ING Bank to shutter quarter of its bank branches in Netherlands McKinsey warned Wirecard a year ago to take ‘immediate action’ …

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Things worth reading: 13th July 2020

Things we’re reading today include … ‘I left Smile Bank today due to the ongoing outage’ Wave of new leaders presents an opportunity to shake up the banking industry Warning over 11 dangerous apps that could access your bank account Only man jailed over £26m Northern raid sues bank Scam …

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Things worth reading: 10th July 2020

Things we’re reading today include … UK regulator toughens rules on payment companies after Wirecard collapse Europeans quibble about long trading hours: the finance edition Some economies are bouncing back. But recoveries can easily go wrong Barclays bosses wrote Amanda Staveley off as ‘dolly bird’, court told How mafia-backed bonds …

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Things worth reading: 9th July 2020

Things we’re reading today include … The tiny German bank that bet big on Wirecard’s Markus Bank of America sees better-than-feared earnings and these stocks leading the way Big banks stand to earn hundreds of millions from PPP loan fees Bitcoin Community Cries Foul as Major Bank Implicated in Epstein …

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Things worth reading: 8th July 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Google, Deutsche Bank Agree to 10-Year Cloud Partnership Bank of England boss Andrew Bailey in the line of fire as government prepares to splash more cash Deutsche Bank faces $150m fine for Jeffrey Epstein ties Spain’s BBVA breaks ground by issuing risky ‘green’ debt …

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Things worth reading: 7th July 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Lloyds boss António Horta-Osório to step down next year HSBC glitch led to thousands of small business loans in the wrong name Wirecard executive arrested in Munich on suspicion of fraud Departure of Horta-Osório no bad thing for Lloyds at this time Gambling charity …

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Things worth reading: 6th July 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Was lockdown really worth it? Telegraph writers and experts give their verdict The Bank of England has many battles ahead. Inflation will not be one of them Wirecard’s core business has been lossmaking for years, audit shows This pandemic has exposed the uselessness of …

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The Finanser’s Week: 29th June 2020 – 5th July 2020

The main blog headlines are … The Wirecard fiasco: Wirecard or Weirdcard? Another day and another headline about Wirecard: ‘The money’s gone’: Wirecard collapses owing $4 billion Wirecard’s Missing Billions Forces Out CEO, Panics Lenders Wirecard: Former boss arrested over €1.9bn scandal How Wirecard fooled most of the people all …

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Things worth reading: 3rd July 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Wirecard North America sale draws interest from payments groups Why zero interest rates might lead to currency volatility How resilient are the banks? Barclays: Qataris spoke to Gordon Brown to ‘defuse 2008 bailout pressure’ Trade finance stumbles into the digital era Hong Kong: HSBC …

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Things worth reading: 2nd July 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Société Générale acquiring challenger bank Shine Banking watchdog drops threat of inquiry into overdraft charges July 4th 2020: how a tax on playing cards and a thwarted tea shipment led to US Independence Day Wirecard administrator starts to dismantle defunct payments group Can BNP …

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Things worth reading: 1st July 2020

Things we’re reading today include: Fintechs distance themselves from Wirecard Barnier rejects UK bid to preserve City’s rights via trade deal Coronavirus: How lockdown has affected my money Coronavirus: UK economy hit by worst contraction in 41 years UK on track for V-shaped recovery, says Bank of England economist The …

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Things worth reading: 30th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … City executives lead corporate governance drive Wirecard: Financial watchdog lifts restrictions on payments Santander set to hire William Vereker as UK chairman Digital payments rules must be updated now Coronavirus: A visual guide to the economic impact Has CMA been put back in its …

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