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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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Things worth reading: 26th June 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Monzo now valued at more than £2 billion The new left economics: how a network of thinkers is transforming capitalism The FCA – a watchdog too nice and chummy to bark or bite Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency faces questions from international regulators Flawed rules contributed …

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Things worth reading: 24th June 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Has Deutsche Bank left it years too late for a turnaround? U.S. regulators ask Deutsche Bank to explain ‘bad bank’ proposal – FT Britain’s HSBC to help modern slaves ‘rebuild lives’ with bank access Malaysia’s 1MDB criminal case against Goldman Sachs delayed to September …

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Things worth reading: 21st June 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Global financial bodies not fit for purpose, John McDonnell says Lost wallets more likely to be returned if they contain large sum of money, scientists find Why has Facebook coined their new cryptocurrency Libra? Mark Carney clears the path for new digital currency providers …

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Things worth reading: 20th June 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Libra: Facebook launches cryptocurrency in bid to shake up global finance Donald Trump attacks ECB for ‘currency manipulation’ Challenger bank CYBG looks to Branson brand Lloyds staff happy with chief executive’s £6.3m pay package, MPs told Britain must act to save banking from decline …

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Things worth reading: 19th June 2019

Things we’re reading today include … MoneyGram shares more than double on Ripple deal Beware fake payment texts that claim to be from Green Star RBS picks Marieke Flament to head business-focused digital bank Facebook’s Libra launch will extend its global domination Is Facebook’s Libra currency a case of corporate …

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Things worth reading: 18th June 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Why the Dutch Hate Bankers Lloyds launches a banking app to view current accounts, savings and credit cards all in one place The Bank of England’s biggest problem? The City of London Loot founder and 17 team members join RBS’s digital bank Bó KPMG …

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Things worth reading: 17th June 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Challengers under fire from Bank Bank of England says new lenders could be ill-prepared for downturns Deutsche Bank to set up 50 billion euro bad bank: FT The Bank of England’s biggest problem? The City of London Crypto is coming: get ready to spend …

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