Banks and disintermediation, Part Three

Although I said yesterday that I struggle with banks being disintermediated, I did leave out one critical point. Many things have appeared in the banking world during my time, and been tried and dismissed. Biometrics has been long discussed for…

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Banks and disintermediation, Part Two

Building on yesterday’s theme, I struggle when people (including myself, I must admit) shout out that banks are going to be disintermediated, I struggle when someone starts shouting out that Google, Facebook or Amazon will replace banks. I struggle even…

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Banks and disintermediation, Part One

Forrester just produced a report about why Google will not become a bank, but will focus upon leveraging their information services around transactions. It’s an interesting viewpoint and one I agree with. As blogged here regularly, Google is unlikely to…

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Things worth reading: 15th August 2014

Things we’re reading today include … UK exports to EU ‘dead in the water’ ECB ‘under pressure’ to boost growth Questor share tip: Sell Monitise it is too risky Regulators pushing banks to rid casinos of money-laundering Lloyds share price…

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