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Lafferty Daily Briefing – 3 December 2020

Bitcoin quietly tipped past its previous all-time high price of $19,500 this week, as mainstream media has started to regularly report on the cyryptocurrency...

Lafferty Daily Briefing – 2 December 2020

Klarna has elevated investor and former journalist Michael Moritz to chairman of the group as it doubles down on its push into the United States, where...

Lafferty Daily Briefing – 1 December 2020

The new Banking and Other Financial Institutions Act (BOFIA) will require banks to seek Central Bank of Nigeria approval to issue loans greater than 3...

Lafferty Daily Briefing – 30 November 2020

There sure is a lot of repositioning going on among UK banks as the very final Brexit talks come to a conclusion.Danish ferries operator DFDS, who readers...

Lafferty Daily Briefing – 26 November 2020

So who out there bought an exercise bicycle during the pandemic? Someone is buying an awful lot of Peletons, according to Affirm, the instalment lender...

Lafferty Daily Briefing – 25 November 2020

The cost and value of data is a major and growing issue for banks.Is there an alternative universe where data is not so expensive? Perhaps. It's...

Lafferty Daily Briefing – 24 November 2020

Covid-19 is no emergency drill, but it's certainly allowed a lot of fintechs in France to get some practice at the ultimately lucrative lending business.While...

Lafferty Daily Briefing – 23 November 2020

Several years ago, with interest rates dropping and fintech competition driving down fee income, many banks looked to hive off payments operations into...

Lafferty Daily Briefing – 19 November 2020

More than twenty years after moving into financial services, British supermarket banks are going back to the business of supermarketing as the big British...

Lafferty Daily Briefing – 17 November 2020

While Côte D'Ivoire prepared for an election last month, Emmanuel Macron promised to keep out of African politics. It didn't quite work....

Lafferty Daily Briefing – 16 November 2020

BBVA is to sell its US operations to PNC Bank for $11.6 billion in cash, reports Reuters. With its origins in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, PNC Bank has grown...

Lafferty Daily Briefing – 12 November 2020

Financial regulators in China, the US, Africa and Europe are facing common but unusual challenges these days. Regulating banks is a difficult enough business,...

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