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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...

Daily briefing - 04 July 2019
04/07/2019

Nigerian banks are being encouraged to grow their retail lending books in order to grow the economy, according to a report on Bloomberg, by increasing...

Singer Sewing Machine
Daily briefing - 03 July 2019
03/07/2019

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...

Agustin Carstens
Daily briefing - 02 July 2019
02/07/2019

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
28/06/2019

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...

Facebook
Daily briefing - 28 June 2019
28/06/2019

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...

Customer Authentication
Daily briefing - 27 June 2019
27/06/2019

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...

Indonesia
Daily briefing - 26 June 2019
26/06/2019

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....

Libra's new HQ Geneva
Daily briefing - 25 June 2019
25/06/2019

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...

E Corp
Daily briefing - 24 June 2019
21/06/2019

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...

Libra Whitepaper
Daily briefing - 21 June 2019
21/06/2019

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

WeWork
Daily briefing - 20 June 2019
20/06/2019

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...

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