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Things worth reading: 5th October 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Banks set for ‘mass branch closures’ as pandemic pushes more people online Could churches double up as bank branches in cash-stricken areas? Bank in crisis: branches to be wiped out from UK high streets by 2032 How the Bank of England used quantitative easing …

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Things worth reading: 2nd October 2020

Things we’re reading today include … ECB Applies for ‘Digital Euro’ Trademark Amid Feasibility Study Blackbaud: Bank details and passwords at risk in giant charities hack Andy Haldane: the funnyman central banker who’s not great at maths Technical glitch halts trading on Japan’s exchanges Goldman Sachs to buy GM credit …

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Things worth reading: 1st October 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Bank branches may be wiped out by 2032 – will cash access survive? TSB closes 164 bank branches with loss of almost 1,000 jobs Bank’s chief economist warns against ‘Chicken Licken’ pessimism in UK EY faces mounting backlash after Wirecard whistleblower revelation HSBC should …

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Things worth reading: 30th September 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Businessman Refused £10,000 Loan At 22 Buys The Bank That Turned Him Down Spain Bankia trial: Thirty-four cleared of bank privatisation fraud Goldman names first woman to run major division in years How HSBC got caught in a geopolitical storm over Hong Kong security …

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Things worth reading: 29th September 2020

Things we’re reading today include … How Long Should I Keep Paper Checks and Bank Statements? Ant Group Debuts Virtual Bank In Hong Kong Weeks After Filing IPO European central bank execs are wrong — Intentionally or unknowingly? Bank deputy governor warns against negative interest rates Goldman Sachs to replace …

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Things worth reading: 28th September 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Bitcoin, Ether Slump; Banks Can Now Back Stablecoins NatWest and Lloyds give hope to investors Marcus Bank slashes its easy-access account rate to 0.7% Yandex agrees $5.5bn deal for Russia’s top online bank Negative interest rates: Bank of England policymaker defends plan China’s carbon …

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Things worth reading: 25th September 2020

Things we’re reading today include … National Australia Bank will pay you to break its systems The steak and wine court case behind new bank lending rules What $2tn in possible corrupt activity reveals about Kleptopia | Tom Burgis Hundreds of City firms at risk of collapse because of Covid, …

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Things worth reading: 24th September 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Wells Fargo’s Charles Scharf apologises over race comments JPMorgan in talks to settle spoofing claims for $1bn ‘My bank is shutting my account because of Brexit’ Westpac handed record fine worth £722m – for breaching money-laundering laws 23 million times HSBC, Goldman Sachs and …

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Things worth reading: 23rd September 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Bank of England to propose simpler rules for small banks The financial watchdog may have finally brought insurers to heel Brexit and the City: Brussels’ new battle to rival London in finance Could churches double up as bank branches in cash-stricken areas? NatWest unveils …

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Things worth reading: 22nd September 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Bank of the Future, Mapped by McKinsey Starling Bank’s Anne Boden: ‘We’ve always had a model that was going to be profitable’ Federal Reserve starts effort to update bank fair lending rules Europe’s fintechs facing an ‘existential threat’, says McKinsey Thousands of Britons living …

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Things worth reading: 21st September 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Brits in EU risk losing UK bank accounts ‘within weeks’ Deutsche Bank: Suspected of facilitating funds to ISIS in Iraq Leaked docs: Arab Bank was involved in potential terrorist financing until 2016 FinCEN Files: HSBC moved Ponzi scheme millions despite warning Leveraged ETP popularity …

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Things worth reading: 18th September 2020

Things we’re reading today include … UK interest rates likely to fall below zero in 2021 Bank of England talks negative interest rates in best ‘ad’ for Bitcoin Kraken Cryptocurrency Exchange Plans to Be Global Bank Swedish bank cuts branches and jobs, increases IT spend NatWest revealed as worst bank …

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