Africa shows the way to the future

I spent some time reviewing the latest news on M-PESA yesterday. M-PESA is now seven years old, and has transformed the African landscape. Since its launch in 2007, over 18 million of the 43 million people who live in Kenya…

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Things worth reading: 30th October 2014

Things we’re reading today include … Visa sees mobile payment as big growth driver Studies find fast traders get data from SEC seconds early: WSJ ‘Rip-off’ payday loan broker warning Lord Hill set to clash with EU on Tobin tax…

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Things worth reading: 29th October 2014

Things we’re reading today include … Tesco ATM promises ‘free erections’ Lloyds to axe 9,000 jobs as it confirms plans to shut 150 bank branches Lloyds to axe 200 branches as ‘last in town’ pledge expires Lloyds Bank closures: Branch…

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What is Money?

Blimey!!! When you start debating nuances of things with the Bitcoin community, it doesn’t ‘arf get into a pedants dream. In this case, we clarified some of the dialogue about the blockchain and bitcoin yesterday. The net:net of that discussion…

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Things worth reading: 28th October 2014

Things we’re reading today include … Bank of England launches wide-ranging review of London’s markets March of the regulators will destroy banking innovation Life after Libor: bankers to face personal fines for rigging prices Qatar to buy HSBC’s global HQ…

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Things worth reading: 27th October 2014

Things we’re reading today include … Passing ECB stress tests is just the beginning for Europe’s lenders Three reasons why the ECB bank stress tests are subpar Italian banks’ capital hole exposed by European financial stress test Vulnerable European banks…

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