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Things worth reading: 16th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Metro Bank in talks to buy peer-to-peer lender Ratesetter Amazon And Goldman Sachs: A Small Business Lending Wake-Up Call For Banks Light on tech, heavy on banks — has Warren Buffett lost his touch? Facebook launches WhatsApp digital payment service Amazon v EU: Has …

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Things worth reading: 15th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … PagoFX — Can a bank really build its own fintech? Bank of England joins Dennis the Menace for kids project Wall Street Week Ahead: Investors bet bounce in value stocks will stick Crunch time for China’s robot startups as pandemic brings pain and opportunities …

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Things worth reading: 12th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Why are bank bosses sounding more optimistic about loan losses? Lloyds fined £64m for unfair treatment of mortgage customers Wall Street’s ‘fear gauge’ jumps on fears of coronavirus resurgence ‘First lady of Lloyd’s’ locked in £19m high court battle with former business partner over …

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Things worth reading: 11th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … ECB prepares ‘bad bank’ plan for wave of coronavirus toxic debt The Looming Bank Collapse Goldman Sachs employees to start returning to U.S. offices from June 22 Goldman Sachs closes Marcus account to new UK savers Mike Pompeo criticises HSBC for ‘corporate kowtow’ to …

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Things worth reading: 10th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … UK banks approve £35bn in state-backed loans amid heavy demand Exclusive: Banks to Berlin – Loosen coronavirus cash rules for firms Turkey joins settlement house Euroclear after 8-year talks Pompeo chides HSBC for ‘corporate kowtow’ to Beijing Amanda Staveley exaggerated role in Barclays rescue, …

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Things worth reading: 9th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Could you soon be paying your bank to hold your savings? The World’s Best Banks: The Future Of Banking Is Digital After Coronavirus Amanda Staveley sues Barclays for £1.5bn in high court Covid-19 pandemic risks dramatic rise in poverty, warns World Bank EY fights …

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Things worth reading: 8th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … You may be in love, but you should always have your OWN bank account Bank boss tells lenders to be ready for no-deal Brexit Digital IDs could end the need for in-bank visits and banish passwords £36bn of government-backed loans will be toxic, taskforce …

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Things worth reading: 5th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Can you help? (research request) Goldman Sachs executive’s email making plea for racial equality goes viral at firm Revealed: UK banks and investors’ $2bn backing of meat firms linked to Amazon deforestation Wealth management faces fallout from coronavirus ESG investors get their heads around …

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Things worth reading: 4th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Mastercard boss: ‘Leaders must reassure staff’ Wall Street closes sharply higher on signs of economic rebound Bank of England urges lenders to bolster no-deal Brexit plans Cards made up more than half of payments ‘for first time’ last year George Floyd: SoftBank launches $100m …

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Things worth reading: 3rd June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Lending platforms face battle for independence Coronavirus: Debt letters ‘make money problems worse’ UK consumers repay record £7.4bn of debt in Covid-19 lockdown House prices see largest monthly fall for 11 years, says Nationwide Traders want shorter days, says London Stock Exchange The G20 …

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Things worth reading: 2nd June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … For all his woes, at least Sunak does not need to worry about stagflation | Larry Elliott Judge orders Barclays to hand documents to Amanda Staveley ahead of trial Shopper numbers surge 36% as lockdown in England relaxed Has the investment industry learnt from …

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Things worth reading: 1st June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … UK banks warn 40%-50% of ‘bounce back’ borrowers will default Could you have to pay your bank to save money? Women-led hedge funds beat male rivals in coronavirus crisis Citi warns markets are out of step with grim reality Coronavirus is our chance to …

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