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Things worth reading: 9th August 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Santander blocked trans woman’s bank account because she ‘sounded like a man’ Why are Britain’s banks blaming customers for online banking fraud? Bank of England covered up failed WW1 loan deal Worldpay agrees £9.3bn tie-up with Vantiv Standard Life …

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Things worth reading: 8th August 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Tandem app in deal to take over Harrods Bank Lending Club: overbanked Funds target ‘unknown’ stocks as Wall Street cuts analyst jobs Worldpay granted second deadline extension for Vantiv deal Bitcoin soars to record high value Monitise shareholder slams …

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Sam Maule joins 11:FS

You may be aware that I am a Non-Executive Director of 11:FS. If not, have you not been awake for the past year, and the success the guys are having? Not only have they won some of the biggest digital bank transformation projects in Europe …

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Things worth reading: 7th August 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Is your account safe? Banks issue new sort codes in ringfencing of high street operations China’s bank regulator lets crackdown deadline slip over stability worries Australian bank: Buggy software made us miss money laundering scam Consumer spending suffers longest …

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Things worth reading: 4th August 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Drug Rings Laundered Cash Through ATMs of Australia’s Biggest Bank: Crime Agency Swiss bank Julius Bär plans expansion in UK with new offices Carney warns Brexit uncertainty is building RBS plans to make Amsterdam its EU base after Brexit …

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Things worth reading: 3rd August 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Deutsche Bank foresees 4,000 UK jobs to be shifted to the EU after Brexit Standard Chartered’s profit surge eclipsed by lack of dividend  Australia’s Commonwealth Bank accused of massive money-laundering breaches PwC fined for Merrill Lynch compliance failure US …

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Jobs of the future

There are lots of reports of robots taking jobs from humans, and our fear for the future world of no work.  One paper from researchers at Oxford University predicts that 47% of American jobs are at “high risk” of computerisation over the next two decades.  Another …

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Things worth reading: 1st August 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Bank of England urged to share Brexit plan details Brexit set to raise UK banks’ costs 4% and capital needs 30% From refugee to one of asset management’s ‘smartest men’ Bank of England strike to go ahead Bitcoin rebels …

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Things worth reading: 31st July 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Japan’s biggest bank ‘set to move investment operations from London to Amsterdam’ because of Brexit Hack on Italy’s largest bank affects 400,000 customers Last-minute talks bid to halt first Bank of England strike in 50 years The 16 highest-paid …

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Things worth reading: 27th July 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Italian bank hit by major data breach RBS likely to avoid compulsory sale of Williams & Glyn Lloyds to pay back customers £300m in compensation for mortgage arrears errors Goldman launches new online lending strategy for mass affluent PayPal …

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