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Things worth reading: 6th June 2024

Things we’re reading today include: How To Rob a Bank: the wild true story of ‘Point Break’ robber Scott Scurlock, the (telegraph.co.uk) Beware the Bank of Mum and Dad’s grey areas (ft.com) Major bank with 1.5 million customers axes popular service ‘after 25 years’ (yahoo.com) Bank of Canada cuts rates by 25bp | articles |…

Things worth reading: 27th February 2024

Things we’re reading today include … Record rate-profits sees EU banks give shareholders €120bn (euobserver.com) Bank of England builds ‘proactive case’ to regulate non-banks | Reuters Why economists are warning of another US banking crisis (theconversation.com) Will Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) Impact Cross-Border Payments in 2024? | The Fintech Times Bitcoin mystery deepens as…

Who invented WiFi?

Historically, there are some technology stories that stand out. Alan Turin; Tim Berners-Lee; Bill Gates; Mark Zuckerberg; Jeff Bezos; Elon Musk … but what about Hedwig Kiesler? Shared extensively on social media, her story is all about the invention of WiFi. If you Google who invented WiFi? the name that comes back is John O’Sullivan…

Things worth reading: 2nd February 2024

Things we’re reading today include: $112 million stolen from founder of Ripple cryptocurrency platform (therecord.media) My first boss: Jaidev Janardana, Zopa Bank CEO (yahoo.com) ‘Circular economy’ fintech Twig closes after raising £32m (uktech.news) Why one San Fran fintech snubbed Nasdaq for the London Stock Exchange (cityam.com) How Lithuania became a fintech hub in Europe –…

Things worth reading: 1st February 2024

Things we’re reading today include: How HSBC became the world’s most accident-prone bank (telegraph.co.uk) Shares plunge for saviour of failed Signature Bank (ft.com) How bots and short sellers brought down First Republic Bank | Daily Mail Online Augmentum CEO Tim Levene: ‘A lot of Fintech AI is a bubble’ (citywire.com) UBS-backed fintech Fnality eyes US…

Things worth reading: 12th December 2023

Things we’re reading today include … Reserve Bank chief issues a chilling warning about Australia going cashless and what this will mean for Aussies | Daily Mail Post Office sees surge in cash withdrawals as Britons budget and bank branches close (gbnews.com) The world’s most counterfeited currencies: where the pound ranks (msn.com) Santander passes key…

Things worth reading: 29th November 2023

Things we’re reading today include … Deutsche Bank Executive Testifies Loan to Trump Wasn’t Unusual – Bloomberg Powerful Lords committee damns Bank of England over inflation forecasts | The Guardian Inflation falls mask bumps on the ‘last mile’ for central banks (ft.com) Monzo chief says bank has earned ‘the right to dream bigger’ (cityam.com) JPMorgan…

Things worth reading: 3rd November 2023

Things we’re reading today include … HSBC becomes first bank in the world to offer tokenised gold (finextra.com) NatWest combs customer accounts – and tells them to go vegetarian (telegraph.co.uk) Dutch fintech Fero raises $3M to reduce checkout abandonment of online purchases – Tech.eu Revolut appoints new UK boss as it struggles to get banking…

Things worth reading: 28th September 2023

Things we’re reading today include … Fortress Trust Sale to Ripple is Canceled (coindesk.com) Project Mariana: Cross-border exchange of wholesale CBDCs using automated market-makers (bis.org) Complacency of London’s stock exchange boss leaves the City in deep trouble Historian explains why men are actually obsessed with the Roman Empire (msn.com) Bank ring-fencing reforms to come into…

Things worth reading: 17th July 2023

Things we’re reading today include … The fintech funding slump, by the numbers | TechCrunch Goldman-Backed Fintech Raisin to Boost Deposits to €50 Billion – Bloomberg XRP Jumps Past BNB to Become 4th Largest Cryptocurrency; Funding Rates Surge (coindesk.com) Barclays Bank opens ‘pop up’ in shopping centre but has left shoppers fuming – Birmingham Live …

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