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Lafferty Daily Briefing provides a concise round up and analysis of critical developments in the world of consumer and SME banking, cards and payments and digital finance.

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Lafferty Daily Briefing – 2 June 2020

Hong Kong's 2019 has been something of a bellwether for the world in 2020, with street fighting, capital flight and varieties of martial law and curfews....

Lafferty Daily Briefing – 28 May 2020

The shift to digital payments won't roll back to cash. We see people sharing information on how to use debit or credit cards on phones, although...

Lafferty Daily Briefing – 27 May 2020

On Old Head beach, about a ten-minute drive from Lafferty's office in Westport, Ireland, a new transatlantic cable is due to land in the coming weeks....

Lafferty Daily Briefing – 26 May 2020

It's time for some expensive thinking.  When even banking supremo Jamie Dimon claims to be surprised to discover how little spare cash most people...

Lafferty Daily Briefing – 25 May 2020

Many business leaders are looking to seize opportunities as this crisis continues to unfold. One major shift is in fossil fuels. As the EU looks to package...

Lafferty Briefing – 21 May 2020

The dollar 'may be our currency, but it's your problem', US treasury secretary John Connally famously told the world back in 1971, when...

Lafferty Briefing – 20 May 2020

Apple doesn't get everything right, but it gets some things right. Who didn't laugh at Apple's silly AirPods, before they became one of...

Lafferty Briefing – 19 May 2020

European unity is more of a concept than a reality, as evidenced by the new Franco-German plan to distribute grants totally 500 billion euros.  Northern...

Lafferty Daily Briefing – 18 May 2020

Mukesh Ambani's pitch to Donald Trump during a visit to India in February was simple: "We're the only network in the world that doesn't...

Lafferty Daily Briefing – 14 May 2020

Fast Company calls it the next phase of surveillance capitalism.What could it be? Mini-satellite drones? Nope. Turns out it's your humble credit...

Lafferty Daily Briefing – 13 May 2020

Digital money news: It may have taken a global pandemic but cash-loving, card-hating Germans have managed to overcome their twin horrors of non-cash payments...

Lafferty Daily Briefing – 12 May 2020

The question of digital customer acquisition for banks has one remarkably simple solution: gain a digital banking license. Singapore and Hong Kong have...

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