Fintech makes the world go around:

February, 2018

February 28, 2018  12:52 PM

Post 2008 early challenger banks are now the challenged

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

When Metro Bank launched in 2010 it was the first new bank in over 100 years. Its emergence was welcomed at a time when the public opinion of the traditional high street banks was rock bottom. The financial crisis of 2008 caused a significant recession and the finger of b lame pointed at the...

February 26, 2018  9:16 AM

Traditional banks have ridden the storm and are emerging from the other side smelling of fintech

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A few years ago I was writing article after article about how the big banks were under threat from challengers coming to the market using fintech as an advantage. But the big banks seem to have come though the perceived threat. One of the banks damaged most by the financial crisis of a decade...

February 22, 2018  12:52 PM

Masochistic Brexiteers get their wish before it even happens, and we will all suffer

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

The UK is still a member of the EU. Freedom of movement is still as it was. But something has changed forever. This change could have huge ramifications on future generations and the UK economy for years to come. The latest ONS figures show that the number of EU citizens coming to the UK...

February 21, 2018  11:40 AM

UK fintechs preparing for the worst Brexit

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I wrote last week about the fear that the fintech industry has over a potential hard Brexit or cliff edge Brexit as it is also known. A sudden loss of access to the single market and the ability for banks to trade across Europe will inevitable mean the UK is no longer the place for fintech’s...

February 13, 2018  8:23 AM

How worried about Brexit are fintech companies?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

An international fintech delegation to UK: now you see them, now you don’t. Just like that. I was all geared up to meet 50 fintech companies from across Europe and Israel as part a delegation invited by the Department for International Trade (DIT) and the City of London. I would have got to...

February 9, 2018  2:27 PM

UK fintech faces biggest hit if Brexit deal goes sour

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Fintech is one of the most promising tech sectors in the UK but it could be the one that suffers the most as a result of the UK leaving the EU. The loss of passporting rights, which gives finance firms license to trade across all the EU, could make the concerns of startups outside the finance...

February 5, 2018  12:07 PM

Buying cryptocurrency on credit is so risky Lloyds Banking Group won’t let customers do it

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Lloyds Banking Group has banned its customers buying Bitcoin on their credit cards as the value of the cryptocurrency falls sharply. The bank will no longer allow transactions involving virtual currencies on its credit cards. This includes Lloyds bank, Bank of Scotland and Halifax...

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