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Over the next decade, over $2.5 trillion will be generated by blockchain trade

I just saw a report from the World Economic Forum, who estimate that over $1 trillion in new trade will be created through blockchain-based distributed ledger technologies (DLT) over the next decade. They also estimate it will reduce the global… Continue Reading →

Things worth reading: 21st September 2018

Things we’re reading today include: French court rejects Jérôme Kerviel request for retrial HSBC’s turnround: a touchy feely recipe for success Barclays customers vent their anger after banking services go down for several hours Danske Bank money laundering ‘is biggest… Continue Reading →

Why banks have armies of developers

I sometimes write blog posts that I actually disagree with. I write it to provoke reactions, and to test my own thinking. As a result, I think I usually annoy people in banks who read my writing but, instead, I… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

How Lehmans collapse started the FinTech fire

It’s interesting that the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) sparked by Lehman Brothers collapse in September 2008 sparked the FinTech revolution, according to some. I personally think FinTech was bubbling away before the GFC but, certainly, the GFC led to massive… Continue Reading →

A third of banks expect to hold cryptocurrencies on their balance sheets

I received a really interesting report from the law firm DLA Piper last week. The report is focused upon how blockchain is changing the financial services markets around the world, with the aim of establishing the position of major financial… Continue Reading →

Things worth reading: 18th September 2018

Things we’re reading today include … Fewer than 2pc of bank chiefs worldwide are women despite value of female executives, says IMF Why Is This Supersafe Bank Scaring the Fed? Impact of automation on jobs has been overstated, claims Bank… Continue Reading →

What happens to banks if there’s a no-deal #Brexit?

There was a big hoo-haa last week when UK Gov released their analysis of a no-deal Brexit. A no-deal Brexit is if we reach 29th March 2019, two years after triggering the exit process and an effective D-Day, without agreeing… Continue Reading →

Things worth reading: 17th September 2018

Things we’re reading today include … Mark Carney’s stress tests reinvent project fear by accident Deutsche to shift more assets to Frankfurt, ringfence UK operations after Brexit: source Flood of payouts ‘could crash Bitcoin market’ ‘Illusion’ to think states can… Continue Reading →

The Finanser’s Week: 3rd September – 9th September 2018

The main blog headlines are … Ten years since Lehmans collapsed and the GFC started It’s September 14. It’s exactly ten years since Lehman Brothers collapsed. It’s ten years since the touchpaper was lit that sparked the Global Financial Crisis… Continue Reading →

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