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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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Daily briefing - 03 July 2019

Some historians trace the rise of consumer credit in America back to the Singer sewing machine, which became popular in the 1850s, with women showing...

Daily briefing - 02 July 2019

Agustin Carstens, the chief central banker of the central banks, spoke last weekend to the Financial Times on the question of central banks issuing digital...

Daily briefing - 01 July 2019

Michael Lafferty writes: Jaja Finance announced last Friday that it will acquire the credit cards business of Bank of Ireland UK. This is a great move...

Daily briefing - 28 June 2019

Following the news of Facebook's entry into the world of digital assets and digital tokens, we observed that the Libra Association - which will run...

Daily briefing - 27 June 2019

The ECB's Yves Mersch has been calling for instant payments in Europe for the last few years, but he's also been warning that bitcoin...

Daily briefing - 26 June 2019

It's hardly a surprise that US congresswoman Maxine Waters is calling for a ban on Libra, stating that nothing must be allowed to challenge the dollar....

Daily briefing - 25 June 2019

Facebook's Libra project is growing from an office in Geneva. And how? We've marked Switzerland's card as a world leader in digital assets...

Daily briefing - 24 June 2019

Uberisation has come to mean upending, or total disruption of a business. One of the weekend papers here in Ireland carried a supplement about the uberisation...

Daily briefing - 21 June 2019

"The advent of the internet and mobile broadband has empowered billions of people globally to have access to the world's knowledge and information,...

Daily briefing - 20 June 2019

Lloyds Bank's head of remuneration Stuart Sinclair has been writing his name in lights with a soon-to-be-immortal quote about chief executive Antonio...

Daily briefing - 19 June 2019

It's necessary to step back to get a bigger picture of what's happening with Facebook and its Libra digital currency. Do remember that Facebook's...

Daily Briefing - 18 June 2019

Between Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram - increasingly headed towards ecommerce, mcommerce and scommerce - Facebook has one of the biggest...

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