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Things worth reading: 19th May 2021

Things we’re reading today include … The Prince Who Helped a Secretive Bank Woo Sketchy Clients Martin Bashir alleged Princess Diana supplied information in fake bank statements Employee at the Queen’s bank helped fraudsters steal £1.2million from customers Will banks disappear in the future? China’s Biggest ‘Bad Bank’ Tests Beijing’s …

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Things worth reading: 18th May 2021

Things we’re reading today include … The secrets of building a successful online bank Santander: You may get compensation as bank apologises for ‘technical issue’ Open banking provides Big Tech with lush fintech opportunities Starling Bank revamps marketing push with new ad campaign Goldman Sachs’s consumer-bank CFO is leaving for …

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Things worth reading: 17th May 2021

Things we’re reading today include … The key to a happy marriage is separate bank accounts Bitcoin gets the jitters as Elon Musk’s curious meddling continues Santander services recovering after problems accessing online accounts US banks could cut 200,000 jobs over next decade, top analyst says Bank of England Official: …

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The Finanser’s Week: 10th May 2021- 16th May 2021

This week’s main blog headlines include: Is new banking ten times (10x) better? Investment banking, Corporate banking, Commercial banking, Private banking and Retail banking are all very different. Too often, commentators just talk about ‘banking’. It’s not all the same. In fact, an awful lot of retail banking is propped …

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Things worth reading: 14th May 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Woman took friend’s bank card, withdrew £300 and bought a McDonalds… four hours after finding her dead The World’s Largest Banks 2021: Banks Grew Larger During The Pandemic, With U.S. And Chinese Banks Dominant Southeast Asia’s Largest Bank DBS Says Trading Volumes on Its …

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Things worth reading: 13th May 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Central banks get serious on digital currencies German Regulator Orders Digital Bank N26 to Improve Money-Laundering Controls Silvergate Bank to issue Diem stablecoin Metro Bank faces investor anger over new chief’s £500,000 bonus Greensill, Archegos point to tougher ‘non-bank’ rules, says UK watchdog TSB …

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Things worth reading: 12th May 2021

Things we’re reading today include … ‘Monzo stole our money’: Why an online bank is facing the fury of a Facebook group eBay takes on banks and PayPal with loans to businesses Banks See Wealth Management As A Growth Engine, But They Aren’t Very Good At It Inside Pictet, the …

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Things worth reading: 11th May 2021

Things we’re reading today include … US digital banking users will surpass 200 million in 2022 UBS Explores Offering Crypto Investments to Rich Clients Citi weighs launching cryptocurrency services after surge in client interest Monzo bank to offer employees paid leave after pregnancy loss If Chime Isn’t A Bank, Then …

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Things worth reading: 10th May 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Cryptocurrency Has ‘No Intrinsic Value’ And Investors Will ‘Lose All Your Money’, Says Bank Of England Chief Big banks move into crypto services Dogecoin’s value tumbles after Elon Musk calls the virtual currency a ‘hustle’ Greensill Bank collapse pits German government against lenders Metro …

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Things worth reading: 7th May 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Little market-wide agreement on DLT use in capital markets Sotheby’s introduces cryptocurrency sales with a famous Banksy work Dogecoin creator sold all his coins in 2015 to buy a Honda Civic, DOGE is now bigger than Honda Citi weighs launching crypto services after surge …

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Things worth reading: 6th May 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Dogecoin is now worth more than the Ford motor company, BP or Tesco European Central Bank CBDC Survey Finds Privacy Is The Number One Concern For Digital Euro HSBC issues urgent warning as criminals try to get bank details Bitcoin is coming to hundreds …

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Things worth reading: 5th May 2021

Things we’re reading today include … World’s Best Banks 2021 City urges the Bank of England to bring on the ‘Britcoin’ revolution An anonymous crypto advocate projected messages championing bitcoin on the walls of the Bank of England and the UK Parliament Blockchain technology could significantly lower the cut taken …

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Things worth reading: 3rd May 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Why is a bank holiday called a bank holiday? Does the Monzo generation need private banking? Bank of England: Britain’s economy is recovering from Covid recession faster than expected Europe’s largest banks plan joint attack on US payments giants Big bank exits and fintech …

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