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The Finanser’s Week: 25th December 2017 – 7th January 2018

The main blog headlines are …

20 of Europe’s hottest fintech start-ups to watch in 2018

I really liked this article by John Kennedy over at Silicon Republic, and decided to reproduce it here as it’s fitting for the kickoff of 2018. Who are the fintech start-ups in Europe worth banking on in the year ahead? Europe is in the grip of …

Top 10 FinTech predictions for 2018

This isn’t from me, but a nice infographic from Clari5 by Customer XPS …

How will the world change in 2018?

I was asked by my speaker’s agency – Speakers Associates – to give some predictions for 2018. It was interesting to see that they did the same with six other speakers and so thought I would share all of our thoughts here today. How will …

The FinTech outlook for 2018

I usually start the new year by making some predictions, but so many others have been writing about 2018 trends that I’m not going to. There are four big things for 2018 from a FinTech viewpoint that are obvious to me however, which are: Getting …

The Top Ten Blog Entries Of 2017

Here are the most read blog entries on The Finanser in 2017, starting with the most popular first: 5 Banking Tech Trends for 2017 How

The latest news headlines …

20 Banks That Consumers Loved to Hate in 2017 – Time
It can seem at times as if everyone complains about their bank. The late fees. The paltry interest. The terrible customer service.

Bitcoin’s rollercoaster ride powers online trading firm Plus 500 – The Telegraph

Troubled outsourcer Carillion faces FCA probe  – The Telegraph

Last chance saloon for Deutsche Bank as investors eye full-year results – The Telegraph
Investors have told Deutsche Bank’s under-pressure boss John Cryan that another set of disappointing results could trigger a management shake-up.

Dealing with an existential question: What is a bank? – The Straits Times
New competition like fintechs means it must go beyond its traditional role of just lending to offer other services

Bank of England could issue its own Bitcoin-style currency within a year cutting out the need for high street banks – Daily Wail
A research unit set up by the bank to investigate the possibility of issuing a crypto-currency could report back within the next 12 months, paving the way for the system to be introduced.

PwC ‘fell short’ on averting one of the biggest US bank collapses – Financial Times
Huge chunks of loans from Colonial Bank to mortgage firm TBW were secured against non-existent assets

Europe begins countdown to day of the Mifid – Financial Times
Sweeping changes to EU rules on financial instruments come into force on January 3

Global business confidence at record high – but Brexit uncertainty weighs heavily on British companies – The Telegraph

Financial services among worst for UK gender pay gap  – Financial Times
Sector comes a close second to construction industry, survey finds

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