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Things worth reading: 20th September 2018

Things we’re reading today include … Funding Circle seeks valuation of up to £1.8bn in IPO Social media could destabilise the economy, Bank of England warns  Danske bank chief resigns over €200bn money-laundering scandal World Bank reports slower progress on extreme poverty TSB to bid for £833m RBS fund despite …

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Things worth reading: 27th August 2018

Things we’re reading today include … Powell sets Fed’s course with data-based judgment UK’s biggest payday lender Wonga ‘on the brink of collapse’ Britons seem relatively relaxed in the face of Brexit apocalypse | Larry Elliott Wonga ‘on brink of collapse’ after surge in compensation claims The mood on Brexit …

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Things worth reading: 22nd August 2018

Things we’re reading today include … Bank of England’s chief economist warns A.I. could threaten ‘large’ amount of jobs Bank Branches Are Closing At A Record Pace. Here’s Why JPMorgan Chase Is Opening More Big banks are getting ready for an uncertain future JPMorgan undercuts discount brokerages on trades Greece …

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The Monzicorn

Business Insider recently listed what they believe are the 32 FinTech unicorns around the world. Here is their list: =27. Symphony — $1 billion =27. TongDun Technology — $1 billion =27. Funding Circle — $1 billion =27. Kabbage — $1 billion =27. 51 Credit — $1 billion =27. Gusto — …

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Things worth reading: 25th June 2018

Things we’re reading today include … Banks May Be Using Lehman-Style Trick to Disguise Debt Why David Drumm cooked the books at Anglo Irish Bank German asset managers demand ‘unhindered access’ to City of London in boost for Brexit Britain Iceland: From crisis to hotspot, 10 years on from the …

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Things worth reading: 7th May 2018

Things we’re reading today include … Venezuela Spends 20,000 Petro to Create a Digital Cryptocurrency Bank Blind customers locked out by bank web upgrades Bank Stocks Have Peaked, Here’s Why Bank of America’s loan to Remington tests its firearms pledge ANZ scraps sales bonuses for financial planners as inquiry shakes …

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Why I like Turkish banks

Just before Christmas, I was interviewed by a Turkish magazine about the future, Turkey and fintech. I thought it might interest folks to share it here … When you wrote your first book about fintech – little was known about it. How much has that changed and have your predictions …

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