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Do we really believe financial markets would continue smoothly with a no-deal #Brexit?

There’s more and more dialogue about a no-deal Brexit these days, even though Jean-Claude Junker and Michel Barnier are clearly trying to avoid it as they have said a deal is now 85% agreed. It’s just not the Chequers deal…. Continue Reading →

Why P2P lending works in some markets and not in others

Someone asked me about getting return on investment in fintech. The discussion is about how many firms are actually delivering on their promise. So many unicorns are loss-making firms, and billion-dollar valuations on million-dollar revenues seems like a lot of… Continue Reading →

Getting the Infrastructure Right for Financial Inclusion

I was recently asked to write an essay for the Center for Financial Inclusion, as part of a series looking at the ingredients to get this right. They gave me the topic of getting the infrastructure right. Here’s what I… Continue Reading →

Things worth reading: 10th October 2018

Things we’re reading today include … Credit union in wealthy London borough collapses Emerging economies at risk amid ‘complacent’ markets, IMF says EU financial sector at risk as derivative deal stalls Convicted former UBS trader to be freed from UK… Continue Reading →

Are challenger banks challenging?

I keep seeing headlines about Amazon opening a bank, challenger banks pulling the crown off the incumbent banks heads, the end of old banks, the disruption of the system and the end of all traditional financial services. I guess some… Continue Reading →

Things worth reading: 9th October 2018

Things we’re reading today include … Banks face continued IT woes as legacy infrastructure holds them down Goldman Sachs bank Marcus attracts 50,000 savers in less than two weeks with best-buy rate Was There a Connection Between a Russian Bank… Continue Reading →

From sandbox to sandcastle

Another lively discussion followed my meeting with the FinTech communities in Asia. It was interesting as we had a chat about all aspects of what was happening in South-East Asia, and the overwhelming message that came back to me was… Continue Reading →

Things worth reading: 8th October 2018

Things we’re reading today include … Tandem Bank narrows losses as revenue run rate rises to £15m Shadow banks, trade wars, Trump … clouds gather over the IMF’s paradise Brexit anxiety for businesses ‘at highest since referendum’ Bank of England’s… Continue Reading →

The Finanser’s Week: 1st October – 7th October 2018

The main blog headlines are … If you think it’s evolution and not revolution, think again Another regular argument I’m having is whether digital is a revolution or evolution. I firmly believe it is revolutionary. When industries are being rebuilt… Continue Reading →

Ten years of payments changes: a lookback

I was recently asked by TSYS to write a piece celebrating ten years of payments changes, as they are celebrating their ten year birthday of ngenuity, TSYS’s payments magazine. So I wrote something. Here’s your starter for ten: To commemorate… Continue Reading →

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