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Daily briefing - 2 August 2019
02/08/2019

India's state banks continue to suck in taxpayer money as the sector struggles for financial health. Over the past four years the government has...

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1 August 2019
31/07/2019

Indonesia is a cash economy with credit card usage limited to about one percent of the population. "The low adoption of credit cards...

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Daily briefing - 31 July 2019
31/07/2019

It's getting harder to gauge the seriousness of a cyberattack. Capital One, widely admired for its focus, saw credit details of 100...

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Daily briefing - 30 July 2019
29/07/2019

Is Iran trolling US president Donald Trump? It's very, very likely. The Iranian government has approved plans for cryptocurrency mining,...

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Daily briefing - 29 July 2019
29/07/2019

Midway through 2018, it became clear that an inexorable shift was happening in the banking world, as funding started to flow in larger...

Daily briefing - 26 July 2019
25/07/2019

As Lafferty News has been helpfully pointing out for the last year, the world's retail bankers, investors and venture capitalists have switched their...

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Daily briefing - 25 July 2019
25/07/2019

We've been flagging for 18 months that the big new market opportunity in retail banking is as part of the growing ecosystem serving the small and...

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Daily briefing - 24 July 2019
24/07/2019

ING has been working with Mastercard and 200 small businesses in Turkey to pilot an on-phone point of sale system, or true Mpos, ten years...

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Daily briefing - 23 July 2019
22/07/2019

Equifax seems to have gotten off lightly with a mere $800 million fine for allowing hackers to make off with the data of 150 million people....

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Daily briefing - 22 July 2019
22/07/2019

India's bellwether bank HDFC has announced a slowdown in growth and a hit to asset quality in a sign of troubles in the economy. "The...

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Daily briefing - 18 July 2019
22/07/2019

The big US banks produced strong earnings this week but there's a sense that the playing field is starting to tilt against them, reports Reuters....

Daily briefing - 05 July 2019
04/07/2019

Writing about SME banking, it's astonishing how often bankers shake their heads sorrowfully when asked to explain why it's so difficult to lend...

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