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Things worth reading: 2nd October 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Visa, Mastercard reconsider backing Facebook’s Libra: WSJ Too big to lend? JPMorgan cash hit Fed limits, roiling U.S. repos ‘Depressing’ gender pay gap widens in fund management firms UBS economist reinstated after China ‘pig’ comments Credit Suisse rocked by suicide as spy scandal deepens  …

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Things worth reading: 6th September 2019

Things we’re reading today include … A new digital bank is scooping up teenage customers before big banks get to them Smile-to-pay: Chinese shoppers turn to facial payment technology Names and phone numbers of 18m British Facebook users found online, prompting privacy watchdog probe UK slips closer to recession as …

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Ripple offer SWIFT an olive branch

Almost every day, there is an announcement of a new payments innovation. From the success of the likes of Klarna, Stripe and Square in retail payments to the growth of new payment mechanisms like Ripple and JPMorgan’s internal settlement engine, the JPM Coin and the launch of digital currencies from …

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The diversity of financial technologies

I was listening to questions at a meeting this week where one of the audience asked if I needed to adjust what I say on my travels, to suit the culture of different countries. I thought about it for a second, and realised that I don’t. I do adjust the …

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Things worth reading: 6th August 2019

Things we’re reading today include … PIN the blame on us, says Monzo in mondo security blunder: Bank card codes stored in log files as plain text The new IMF chief should not be chosen by Europe alone | Amanda Khozi Mukwashi HSBC CEO Flint leaves abruptly after only 18 …

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Who governs the internet?

I have this debate often: Why governments will fail to block the emergence of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin Can you have decentralised exchange without centralised control? Is the world being democratised through technology? How do governments regulate a networked world? A world without money A world without government? … and …

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Things worth reading: 17th July 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Visa invests in Indonesian ride-hailing firm Go-Jek Facebook vows Libra currency will wait for approval as U.S. airs worries ‘Breathtaking arrogance’: senators grill Facebook in combative hearing over Libra currency Christine Lagarde resigns as head of IMF Apra to be given new powers after …

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Things worth reading: 16th July 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Christine Lagarde will have to confront Berlin if she’s to save the euro | Yanis Varoufakis Facebook’s Libra could be misused, says treasury chief Mnuchin New £50 note design sees Alan Turing become first LGBT person on a UK banknote Digital upstarts need to …

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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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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: 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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