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Things worth reading: 8th February 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Is this UBS promo the most cringeworthy video ever? Banks finalise bonus plans amid threat of pandemic backlash Central Banks Edge Toward Money’s Next Frontier in Digital World Bank of England says banks will need six months to prepare for negative rates Battle looms …

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Things worth reading: 5th February 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Deutsche Bank in profit for the first time in six years Forget Frankfurt and Paris, says Barclays boss Wall Street versus the Redditors: the GameStop goldrush – podcast Banks told to prepare for negative rates Dogecoin takes off after tip by Elon Musk Klarna …

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Things worth reading: 4th February 2021

Things we’re reading today include … BBVA offloads Holvi to digital bank’s founder Trump Banker’s Deutsche Bank Exit Prompted by Property Deal Early UK fintech Cashplus becomes fully fledged bank Enter the Draghi: can ‘Super Mario’ save Italy as he did the euro? The man taking on Jack Ma cements …

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Things worth reading: 3rd February 2021

Things we’re reading today include: An equivalence ‘deal’ for the City and EU is doomed to fail How Covid has been the nail in the coffin for bank branches ‘Buy now, pay later’ firms such as Klarna to face FCA regulation Ant crackdown heightens power of China’s top banking regulator …

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Things worth reading: 2nd February 2021

Things we’re reading today include … The Global Risk Management Survey, 2020 TSB Bank falls to £204m loss in 2020 Why US neobanks thrived while Europeans lost steam Former chancellor George Osborne to become full-time banker Business leaders call for a post-Covid economic roadmap Silver hits eight-year high as Reddit …

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Things worth reading: 1st February 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Monzo founder on the pressures of running a digital bank The coming squeeze on free banking Lenders struggle for positives as Bank of England ponders negative rates move An uprising against Wall Street? Hardly. GameStop was about the absurdity of the stock market | …

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Things worth reading: 29th January 2021

Things we’re reading today include: Bank of England governor warns Bitcoin’s days are numbered ‘Majority’ of central banks ‘actively exploring’ digital currencies Young women of colour navigate the risky world of forex trading UK’s financial regulator urges banks to rethink branch closures Klarna: ‘I got a £30 bill – but …

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Things worth reading: 28th January 2021

Things we’re reading today include … German mobile bank N26 is thinking of making its first acquisition GameStop’s dizzying share price rise means it’s game over for the short-sellers | Nils Pratley The hedge fund that got wrecked by day traders China opens door to Ant Group’s stock market debut …

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Things worth reading: 27th January 2021

Things we’re reading today include: MPs accuse HSBC of aiding China’s Hong Kong crackdown HSBC denies taking political stance over China’s crackdown in Hong Kong Goldman Sachs boss gets $10m pay cut for 1MDB scandal How China is tackling fintech risk and regulation City warned EU will do London no …

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Things worth reading: 26th January 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Bank of Singapore Says Crypto Could Replace Gold as Store of Value Bank of England told to stop buying ‘high carbon’ bonds Deutsche Bank starts probe in relation to engagement with some clients Janet Yellen to be first female US treasury secretary Mastercard to …

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Things worth reading: 25th January 2021

Things we’re reading today include … European Central Bank’s $2.2 trillion stimulus still on track ‘Gas is over’: EU bank chief calls for end to fossil fuel investment ‘A Brexit nightmare’: the British businesses being pushed to breaking point More than half of UK households fear losing savings in Covid …

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Things worth reading: 22nd January 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Crackdown on Jack Ma’s empire gathers pace despite reappearance Former head of Vatican bank sentenced to jail for embezzlement JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon is paid $31.5m after decrying income inequality The problem is poverty, however we label it | Aditya Chakrabortty Wealthy UK …

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