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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 – 27 February 2020

"Well, to start, my first campaign platform would be to defend the banks, and you know how well that's gonna sell in this country," Mike...

Daily briefing – 26 February 2020

It's hard to know what's going on: Are moto and cab drivers being drawn slowly into the formal economy through digital platforms, or are digital...

Daily briefing – 25 February 2020

Santander is quietly bucking the trend of banks shedding their merchant acquiring divisions, as it announced the acquisition of Elavon Mexico this week...

Daily briefing – 24 February 2020

China will allow banks to raise NPLs in an effort to mitigate the impact of the shutdown aimed at combatting the spread of the coronavirus. "Affected...

Daily briefing – 20 February 2020

Swiss bank UBS will bring in ING leader Ralph Hamers as its new boss to replace Sergio Ermotti, who has led the bank since 2011.Hamers has been a leading...

Daily briefing – 19 February 2020

Welcome to the re-bundling. A famous graphic from a few years back imagined Wells Fargo's multifarious businesses being unbundled one by one as focused...

Daily briefing – 18 February 2020

HSBC is announcing results and new strategies today, including news that it made a $13.5 billion profit in 2019, which was lower than expectations of...

Daily briefing – 17 February 2020

The African Development Bank has pushed back against criticism that it is pushing too much money into Nigeria and South Africa. As the US agonises over...

Daily briefing – 06 February 2020

Chinese stocks are selling off as uncertainty around the impact of the coronavirus brings parts of the economy to a juddering halt.But midsize lenders...

Daily briefing – 05 February 2020

Energy assets can shift from uneconomic to economic as technology improves: an oil or gas field discovered years earlier can become economic as oil prices...

Daily briefing – 04 February 2020

"'Downtown' is a perfect example of Anglo-Americana," writes the FT, musing on Petula Clark's 1960s pop hit."The lyrics describe...

Daily briefing – 03 February 2020

There should be some red faces in Ireland this morning after the European Parliament blocked the appointment of Irish central banker Gerry Cross as the...

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