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Things worth reading: 26th March 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Why banks need C++ developers more than ever UK bank fraud hits new record ‘I unwittingly helped criminals drain my bank account in Royal Mail scam’ Santander to close 111 branches by August 2021 Ulster Bank fined €38m for ‘serious failings’ Bank of England …

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Things worth reading: 25th March 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Big banks’ trillion-dollar finance for fossil fuels ‘shocking’ Bitcoin is a safer option than using a traditional bank Crypto is a ‘speculative vehicle’ and should be regulated, says boss of central bank group BIS JPMorgan to Buy $410 Million Stake in Chinese Bank’s Wealth …

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Things worth reading: 24th March 2021

Things we’re reading today include … What would Google do to reboot banking? Norway is the world’s most cashless country – but its central bank isn’t keen on bitcoin Wall Street banks diverge in views on bitcoin boom Bank lending to fossil fuel industry down 9% in COVID-hit year Citigroup …

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Things worth reading: 23rd March 2021

Things we’re reading today include: Revolut applies for a US bank charter Zopa raises £20m to expand digital bank Bank branches to disappear by 2034 China’s central bank to prioritise green finance JP Morgan upgrades Lloyds Banking Group Digital Banking Trends Evolve In 2021, But Customer Needs Stay The Same …

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Things worth reading: 22nd March 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Bitcoin’s days are numbered as technology develops, warns Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey Why MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor Bet Company Cash on Bitcoin UK economy on course for a rapid recovery as restrictions ease, Bank of England’s chief economist predicts Millions of UK …

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Things worth reading: 19th March 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Bank of America Sees DeFi ‘Potentially More Disruptive Than Bitcoin’ HSBC in Talks to Sell French Retail Bank to Cerberus Singapore bank turns on face verification at ATMs Deutsche Bank investment bank revenues to swell by 20% in first quarter Bank of England keeps …

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Things worth reading: 18th March 2021

Things we’re reading today include: Morgan Stanley becomes first major U.S. bank to offer clients access to bitcoin funds Bank of America slams ‘volatile’ and ‘impractical’ bitcoin Investors warm to Lending Club, the fintech that became a bank Commonwealth Bank launches buy-now-pay-later product in a bid to capture more Millennial …

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Things worth reading: 16th March 2021

Things we’re reading today include: What would Google do to reboot banking? JPMorgan Staff Said A $1.1 Billion Deal Might Be Corrupt. The Bank Sent The Money Anyway. Goldman, Citi Lead U.S. Banks Plowing Billions Into China Britain’s NatWest bank faces money laundering charges Bank governor under fire for role …

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Things worth reading: 16th March 2021

Things we’re reading today include … UK’s economic recovery may be quicker than forecast – Bank of England Problems mount for Bank of England governor after weathering Covid storm Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey defends himself over scandal Why the Reserve Bank and the federal government don’t see eye …

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Things worth reading: 15th March 2021

Things we’re reading today include … How Do You Take 1.3 Billion People to the Bank? Bank governor under fire for role in RBS scandal Interview: Patrick Collison, co-founder and CEO of Stripe HSBC taps Google Cloud for call centre AI Top Four Digital Trends for the Next Five Years …

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Things worth reading: 12th March 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Atom Bank valuation halves as it finalises £40m fundraising European Central Bank to Step Up Stimulus to Keep Borrowing Costs Low China’s government is cracking down on fintech Suspense builds on Wall Street over expiring Covid relief for big banks Bank of America believes …

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Things worth reading: 11th March 2021

Things we’re reading today include … A digital euro won’t be “kryptonite for crypto” Deutsche Bank Rising Trader Bonuses Anger Lesser-Paid Staff Big U.S. Banks May Curb Lending to Fossil Fuel Companies SoFi Is Buying a Community Lender to Speed Up Banking Expansion Cheese raises $3.6m for its digital bank …

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Things worth reading: 10th March 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Bank reveals the scams causing biggest total customer losses during pandemic Less regulation means more business for the City, right? It’s not that simple | Dan Davies UK overseas territories top list of world’s leading tax havens Money launderers ‘prey on generation Covid’ Barclays …

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