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Suits you sir!

It’s very confusing these days. I turned up at a conference recently in a suit and tie and no one, literally no one, was wearing a suit or tie. No one had told me the dress code either, so I… Continue Reading →

Things worth reading: 18th May 2018

Things we’re reading today include … TSB customers complain about fraud alert failures Banks abandon interest-only home loans amid FCA scrutiny of ‘mortgage prisoners’ Germany most likely to win the World Cup, say UBS number-crunchers Expensive remittances Defusing mortgage timebomb… Continue Reading →

What is the preference: human or digital relationships?

I’ve often been hired to run a workshop or presentation at a bank’s boardroom meeting. Usually, I’m hired by the frustrated digital guy who wants to convince the rest of the leadership team that it’s important. They don’t get digital,… Continue Reading →

Things worth reading: 16th May 2018

Things we’re reading today include … Are Apple, Amazon and Facebook the future of banking? Apps are the new bank branches and tellers Thomson Reuters to shift forex derivatives business out of London in Brexit preparation TSB accused of ‘dreadful… Continue Reading →

It will be all right

I don’t know how generations think. I only know how my generation thinks, and they call my generation baby boomers. It’s a massive net that catches me, even though I feel like I’m Generation X – a punk and new… Continue Reading →

Why investment banks have the digital edge

For some years, I’ve been heavily involved in high frequency trading and quantitative trading, areas that are highly automated and pretty complex. I don’t blog about it much here, as it’s not appealing to the everyday person. It involves too… Continue Reading →

Things worth reading: 15th May 2018

Things we’re reading today include … Singapore’s Biggest Bank Takes on China Giants in Fintech Battle Banks are already bumping up against the limits of AI in lending decisions Santander Will Roll Out New Online Bank In UK Inside Shanghai’s… Continue Reading →

Big bank thinking and the danger of the technology testing hole

Building on Friday’s blog about small bank thinking, there’s another anomaly that occurs with big banks which is their usual response to technology is to test it. The problem with testing technology is that it is just a test. A… Continue Reading →

The Finanser’s Week: 7th May 2018 – 13th May 2018

The main blog headlines are … Small bank thinking I just presented at a conference focused upon smaller banks. How can they respond to the digital change? Many of them came up with a whole load of barriers to change…. Continue Reading →

Things worth reading: 14th May 2018

Things we’re reading today include … People who used Barclays Bank cash machines were charged twice Eisman of ‘The Big Short’ Fame Recommends Shorting Deutsche Bank A German bank is using Bitcoin to handle international loans The UK economy’s slowdown… Continue Reading →

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