Things worth reading: 24th July 2014

Things we’re reading today include … Metro Bank reports strong growth but still fails to challenge the Big Four If British banking is ‘one step up from a quill’, why is Metro finding it so hard to break in? We…

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That weird and wonderful thing called bitcoin

I keep getting into debates about bitcoin and when banks should take notice of bitcoin. C’mon. If a bank hasn’t noticed bitcoin yet, then they must be a bank completely uninterested in banking strategies. bitcoin is important, but it’s not…

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Things worth reading: 23rd July 2014

Things we’re reading today include … Deutsche bank suffers from litany of reporting problems, regulators said MPs attack RBS bosses as ‘wilfully obtuse’ over claims about small business scandal Credit Suisse reports biggest quarterly loss since 2008 Middle age catches…

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Things worth reading: 22nd July 2014

Things we’re reading today include … Why Atom Bank chose to start a banking revolution from Durham Credit Suisse says swings to second-quarter net loss on U.S. tax settlement Credit Suisse posts quarterly loss Credit Suisse quits commodities trading and…

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Things worth reading: 21st July 2014

Things we’re reading today include … More corrupt than ever: Julius Baer CEO sees ‘fair and equitable’ solution to U.S. probe Citi’s Banamex, regulator clash over who played key role in loan fraud Nationwide computer glitch ‘over’ Serious Fraud Office…

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The Top 1000 Banks in the World 2014

Each year, The Banker magazine (to which I contribute a monthly column) publishes their list of the Top 1000 banks. It’s a great research resource that I’ve been tracking since 1994, when half the banks in the top 10 were…

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Things worth reading: 18th July 2014

Things we’re reading today include … JPMorgan’s CEO gets $36 million of options delayed due to London Whale loss UK banks face break-up threat as watchdog plans competition probe UK banks face full-blown CMA competition probe Banks to face full…

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