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Things worth reading: 23rd July 2019

Things we’re reading today include …. UBS posts surprise second quarter profit boost What’s the best way to stay awake in meetings? Neil Woodford’s listed fund invests £10m in Atom Bank Equifax to pay up to $700m to settle data breach Will America go from hunter to hunted in cross-border …

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Things worth reading: 19th July 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Bank of America CEO on the importance of digital banking Australia’s NAB turns to RBS turnaround man Ross McEwan as CEO The pound’s slide is about more than Brexit Goldman Sachs’ equities-backed earnings results may face pressure Revolut’s growing pains rumble on  The future …

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Things worth reading: 18th July 2019

Things we’re reading today include … German online bank N26 valued at $3.5bn after investment Bitcoin tumbles as U.S. senators grill Facebook on crypto plans City watchdog admits investment rules too complex for staff Pound could fall to parity with dollar on hard Brexit concerns Bank of America trims net …

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Things worth reading: 17th July 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Visa invests in Indonesian ride-hailing firm Go-Jek Facebook vows Libra currency will wait for approval as U.S. airs worries ‘Breathtaking arrogance’: senators grill Facebook in combative hearing over Libra currency Christine Lagarde resigns as head of IMF Apra to be given new powers after …

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Things worth reading: 16th July 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Christine Lagarde will have to confront Berlin if she’s to save the euro | Yanis Varoufakis Facebook’s Libra could be misused, says treasury chief Mnuchin New £50 note design sees Alan Turing become first LGBT person on a UK banknote Digital upstarts need to …

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Things worth reading: 15th July 2019

Things we’re reading today include … French financial regulator wants more flexible market rules U.S. proposes barring big tech companies from offering financial services, digital currencies City regulator fines balloon to £320m in six months Will Mark Carney and George Osborne vie for the top IMF job? Partial ECM exit …

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Things worth reading: 5th July 2019

Things we’re reading today include … In Brexit Britain, battling home lenders chase risk and pensioners Nearly half of global wages received by top 10%, survey finds Osborne thinks he could run the IMF. Maybe gaslighting a country is a useful skill | Faiza Shaheen European financial services leads charge …

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Things worth reading: 3rd July 2019

Things we’re reading today include … The rise of the CEO as social justice warrior | Jill Priluck Wall Street looks to earnings after strongest June in decades Breakdown of global trading system is looming, Australian economist warns Japan payment systems: paper qualifications Why Facebook’s Libra currency gets the thumbs …

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Things worth reading: 1st July 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Deutsche Bank in wealth management hiring spree What first-home buyers should know about ‘bank of mum and dad’ Amazon’s Jeff Bezos pays out $38bn in divorce settlement Catch-22 and the real and immediate danger of Brexit Fearing stock market rout, investors seek shelter in …

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The Finanser’s Week: 24th June – 30th June 2019

The main blog headlines are … Platform, marketplace, ecosystem … buzzword bingo! I encounter lots of banter about platforms, marketplaces and ecosystems, and do wonder in the flippant way people use them interchangeably whether they really understand what they are talking about. I’m sure many do but I’m also sure …

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Things worth reading: 28th June 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Credit Suisse is the sole bank tripped up by Fed stress test The best challenger bank accounts for business Shakespeare has a warning for bank regulators: be fearful Dutch bank and researchers begin defence against quantum computing’s dark side A Bank Built in 1.5 …

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Things worth reading: 27th June 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Bank of America will no longer do business with companies that run detention centers Startup bank Aspiration is trying to be the anti-Wells Fargo. It’s working Mifid II tightens Wall Street’s grip on trading Former UBS compliance officer convicted of another count of insider …

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