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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 – 16 April 2020

One of the major themes emerging in banking is the manner of delivery of national and international funds to small businesses, and the potential role...

Daily briefing – 15 April 2020

How will the world look after Covid-19? Those old business models may not be looking so healthy anymore. Eli Lee, head of investment strategy at Bank...

Daily briefing – 14 April 2020

The reinvention of Goldman Sachs has a distinctly 1920s flavour. Yes, the bank is getting in on the hot and not-so-new consumer trend of the 2020s: the...

Daily briefing – 09 April 2020

Mastercard and Visa's acquisitions of payment businesses will come under scrutiny after six European countries asked the European Commission to assess...

Daily briefing – 08 April 2020

One of the benefits of the last financial crisis is that at least we know how not to do some things this time around. That includes banks paying out...

Daily briefing – 07 April 2020

JPMorgan chief executive Jamie Dimon sees a "bad recession" happening in 2020 and says the bank may suspend its dividends in a worst-case scenario....

Daily briefing – 06 April 2020

The Covid-19 outbreak is causing remarkable changes in the UK, where the FT reveals this weekend that the inequalities laid bare by the Covid-19 outbreak...

Daily briefing – 02 April 2020

Data is precious in Africa, where they are more difficult to collect. So it will be interesting to see who has acquired Jumia, the ecommerce business...

Daily briefing – 01 April 2020

April fool jokes feel superfluous this morning as we emerge from what feels like a year-long month of March.Now from the bunker, we're surveying...

Daily briefing – 31 March 2020

The only traffic on the transatlantic air route that passes over the Lafferty office is cargo planes now.With oil prices slumping under $20 a barrel,...

Daily briefing – 30 March 2020

Looking on the bright side of all of this, said one tweeter over the weekend (and with a lot of sarcasm): when this is over we'll have a police state...

Daily briefing – 26 March 2020

Along with supermarkets, pharmacies and post offices, banks are among the few businesses staying open to the public during what's now a three to four...

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