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Things worth reading: 19th August 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Mastercard to end magnetic strip on cards Mastercard resists $19 billion class action lawsuit in the UK Taliban will not be able to access most Afghan central bank assets U.S. and I.M.F. Apply a Financial Squeeze on the Taliban Revolut, the digital bank, advances …

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Things worth reading: 18th August 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Tesco Bank chaos: Britons unable to switch as current accounts close M&S Bank customers have just two weeks left to switch accounts before closures kick in Days May Be Numbered for the World’s Oldest Bank What will be the bank branch balance in the …

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Things worth reading: 17th August 2021

Things we’re reading today include … A progress report on fintech’s record-breaking year Bank Of America Is Losing Its Grip On Millennials As Fintechs Reinvent The Checking Account Banks ranked in latest UKGov customer survey results Starling Bank tops CMA’s 2021 business banking survey, while Monzo takes personal banking crown …

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Things worth reading: 16th August 2021

Things we’re reading today include … These 13 banks have invested the most in crypto and blockchain to date Crypto-Friendly Bank Backed by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Plans $2 Billion IPO on Nasdaq GoldmanEye: former spy chief to advise investment bank on cyber issues Me me me … bankers chasing …

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Things worth reading: 13th August 2021

Things we’re reading today include … ‘White hat’ hacker behind $610m crypto heist returns most of money as they just did it ‘for fun’ Circle announces plans to become a fully registered bank Banks in EU “window dress” to escape higher capital charges, says BIS paper Are ‘Green Banks’ Really …

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Things worth reading: 12th August 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Man’s handwriting was so bad, bank staff didn’t know he was trying to rob them Tesco Bank switches delayed as it struggles with demand after revealing plans to close its 213,000 current accounts Tesco Bank suspends account switching after flood of requests Co-working spaces, …

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Things worth reading: 11th August 2021

Things we’re reading today include … UK fintech investment hits new record after £18bn buying spree Hackers steal $600m in major cryptocurrency heist Fortress-type resilience makes big banks hard to topple FCA/UK banks: branch preservation would lend advantage to fintechs UK banks face block on high street branch closures Will …

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Things worth reading: 10th August 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Monzo community forum removed from bank’s website after trolling incidents David Cameron made $10m from Greensill Bank he lobbied for Tesco Bank struggles to cope with account switching Why banks fear central bank digital currencies Wannabe ‘social bank’ Kroo swerves VCs to raise a …

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Things worth reading: 9th August 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Apple wants to become your bank Brexit Party relaunch group has bank account shut down Hedge fund manager says Bank of England will ‘never’ raise rates Bank of England warns inflation will hit 4% this year but holds interest rates Bank of England taps …

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Things worth reading: 6th August 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Gold Star Families Accuse Major Banks of Aiding Terrorists Shares of South Korea’s Kakao Bank jump 70% on first day of trading Bank of England warns inflation may rise to 10-year high in coming months Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered Sued Over Afghanistan Dead Why …

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Things worth reading: 5th August 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Hong Leong Bank Seeks Digital Disruptors Across Southeast Asia to Find ESG-Focused Innovative Solutions for Banking and Financial Services Are you ready for central bank digital currencies? Bank of Estonia discovers unlimited potential in digital euro pilots Why do Banks Create their Own Cryptocurrencies? …

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Things worth reading: 4th August 2021

Things we’re reading today include: Banks failing to properly help victims of fraud, says Which? Barclays issue scam warning to people aged 21-30 with a bank account Lloyds Bank partners with Visa to offer STP technology Explainer: How the Bank of England could start to reverse its huge stimulus Grace …

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Things worth reading: 3rd August 2021

Things we’re reading today include … The quiet battle raging around open banking EU stress tests show world’s oldest bank would be wiped out in economic shock Triodos named world’s top bank for funding clean energy deals Kuda, the African challenger bank, raises $55M at a $500M valuation Goldman Sachs …

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Things worth reading: 2nd August 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Monzo bank in money laundering rules investigation Square buys Afterpay in $39b deal The Mexico-based fintech that decided to buy a bank Banking giant HSBC sees first half profit more than double Bank braces for biggest inflation surge since financial crisis Does your town …

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