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Things worth reading: 14th March 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Democrats question Trump ‘conflict of interest’ with Deutsche Bank investigation Top bank regulator suggests partitioning big banks to replace Dodd-Frank rules Lloyds Banking Group is about to outsource nearly 2,000 tech jobs to IBM Female brokers punished more harshly …

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Fearless Femtech

Being in New York on International Women’s Day last week, a surprising event occurred.  No, it’s not that Donald Trump renamed the day after his favourite cat, but that a statue appeared next to the Wall Street Bull.  A Fearless Girl.  The bronze statue is …

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The Fast and the Furious

I was having a conversation with a friend about the issues at Monzo this week (among others).  Their third-party payments processor had an outage at the weekend so the cards couldn’t be used. Then they had crashes on Android and lost payments in the app.  …

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Things worth reading: 9th March 2017

Things we’re reading today include …. Bank branches still more popular than mobile apps for new accounts China’s banking system overtakes eurozone to become the biggest in the world Girl statue faces Wall Street bull to fight gender inequality RBS hands out £22m in share …

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Things worth reading: 8th March 2017

Things we’re reading today include … China’s banking system overtakes eurozone to become the biggest in the world Big four banks passing the buck on open data regulation Shawbrook Bank rejects £825m takeover offer Deutsche Bank shares hit by cash call Banking jobs denied to …

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Things worth reading: 3rd March 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Bitcoin value tops gold for first time American Express: mettle fatigue Aldermore Bank plans dividends as profits jump  Banks paid $321 billion in fines since financial crisis: BCG China and currency manipulation A planned merger of LSE and Deutsche …

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Things worth reading: 2nd March 2017

Things we’re reading today include … ‘Long shadow’ of financial crisis hits incomes American Express escalates high-fee card competition Overdraft charges are elephant in the room, say MPs SEC freezes accounts in SoftBank-Fortress inquiry Fed officials jolt market with talk of pending rate hike Bank …

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Things worth reading: 28th February 2017

Things we’re reading today include … White House accused of blocking information on bank’s Trump-Russia links Telco Orange to open bank next month Deutsche Bank Cuts Bonus Pool Almost 80% on Legal Costs India’s Slow-Motion Bank Crisis JPMorgan, Microsoft, Intel and others form new blockchain …

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Things worth reading: 27th February 2017

Things we’re reading today include … ‘Bityuan’ Won’t Kill China’s Banks. Yet Customers ‘stranded with no money’ as Barclays bank system crashes nationwide Top bank executives required to vouch for cyber attack defences Financial executives sceptical on London’s future LSE, Deutsche Boerse deal in jeopardy …

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