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Things worth reading: 28th January 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Mother’s lifesaving surgery stopped at last minute because her bank blocked payment for operation Bank’s Refusal to Release $1.2B of Venezuelan Gold Strengthens the Case for Bitcoin Banks gave $152 billion back to shareholders with little to show for it How a thriving town …

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Things worth reading: 25th January 2019

Things we’re reading today include … House Democrats zero in on Deutsche Bank Barclays executive said bank ‘dead’ without Qatari funds, court told ‘If Urban Outfitters did banking’: could zumba and coffee save the dying bank branch? Volt Bank first neo-bank to get full banking licence Scam victims whose losses …

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Things worth reading: 24th January 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Amazon knocked off top of UK consumer poll once ethics considered The money markets do recognise integrity … eventually | Robert Shiller Trial of four former Barclays executives begins Santander to close 140 branches, putting more than 1,200 jobs at risk No-deal Brexit ‘poses …

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Things worth reading: 23rd January 2019

Things we’re reading today include … The biggest US banks made more than $120 billion last year Companies press Brexit panic button in further blow to Theresa May Brussels fines Mastercard €570m for restricting competition Champs-Elysées bank heist took three and a half hours after robbers place ‘closed’ sign on …

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Things worth reading: 22nd January 2019

Things we’re reading today include … UBS posts fourth-quarter pre-tax profit miss, sees bumpy road ahead European ETF trading increasingly automated as Mifid II takes hold Up to 25% wiped off house prices in some of UK’s wealthiest areas North-east England will be hit hardest by no-deal Brexit, says CBI …

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Things worth reading: 21st January 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Data dependent? Five questions for the ECB One thing to be grateful to Brexit for: Britons are buying less on credit China should boost banks’ active support for economy: central bank official Shareholders received record dividends of almost £100bn in 2018 Pawnshops and payday …

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Things worth reading: 18th January 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Another thing you may not know about Bitcoin: it’s killing the planet | Ethan Lou JPMorgan board raises Dimon’s compensation to $31 million Citi appoints veteran banker as new Emea chief End of subscription traps as Mastercard plans ‘end of free trial’ warnings Demand …

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Things worth reading: 17th January 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Excessive bank fees for unarranged overdrafts to be banned Bank of England sees UK current account risk from Brexit What bank results tell us about the health of Uncle Sam Goldman chief says sorry over ex-banker’s role in 1MDB scandal ‘We’re about to be …

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Things worth reading: 16th January 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Ivanka Trump for World Bank president? Deutsche Bank’s Future Lies in the Hands of These Six Players Blow To Bitcoin As International Bank Makes Stark Warning This new online bank offers cash-back rewards, impressive interest on savings, and no-fee transactions Santander abandons ‘unacceptable’ cost …

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Things worth reading: 15th January 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Four former Barclays executives deny fraud charges ahead of trial Global economy fears grow as China and eurozone slump Pessimism clouds UK banking as demand for services drops Javid and Hammond team up to tackle £14bn of economic crimes Barclays on wrong side of …

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Things worth reading: 14th January 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Digital bank Tandem eyes IPO as customer numbers continue to surge Visa and Mastercard’s Chinese Entry Delayed by Central Bank For the first time since 2006, not a single US bank failed last year Despite years of recovery, Italy’s bank problems are still not …

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Things worth reading: 10th January 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Bankers embrace fintech: FT readers respond Payday loan firm accused over ‘cynical Christmas ad’ Watchdog orders Deutsche Bank to re-examine 20,000 risky customers by June Kidnappers demand €9m in cryptocurrency for Norwegian billionaire’s wife Brexit drives TransferWise to open Belgian office Bankers joining fintechs …

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Things worth reading: 8th January 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Bankers joining fintechs find adrenalin and bruised egos Major Wall Street players plan exchange to challenge NYSE, Nasdaq UK financial services sector shifts £800bn in assets to Europe Guest post: Private equity – tech’s best kept secret How will central bankers cope when the …

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