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Reforming the payments system: End bank control and let the competition begin

May 24, 2017
Mark Falcon
Mark Falcon believes the payment system needs radical reform and wants regulators to end bank control, saying this would stimulate competition and innovation.
Reforming the payments system: End bank control and let the competition begin
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Reforming the payments system: End bank control and let the competition begin

May 24, 2017
Mark Falcon
Reforming the payments system: End bank control and let the competition begin

Tackling the Issues of Monetary Policy

May 16, 2017
John Hearn
The Treasury Select Committee asked The London Institute of Banking & Finance lecturer John Hearn for specific comments on 3 issues regarding monetary policy.
Tackling the Issues of Monetary Policy
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Tackling the Issues of Monetary Policy

May 16, 2017
John Hearn
Tackling the Issues of Monetary Policy

How will the Co-op pieces be doled out?

May 11, 2017
Peter Hahn
The long, agonising road of the Co-op bank’s demise appears to be nearing an end. Whether it's legacy obligations, like pensions, or a business model that no longer works, supervisors at the Bank of England must be nearing the end of their patience.
How will the Co-op pieces be doled out?
Peter Hahn

How will the Co-op pieces be doled out?

May 11, 2017
Peter Hahn
How will the Co-op pieces be doled out?

Banking's digital revolution: How new technology offers hope for bank branches

May 09, 2017
Richard Tomlinson
“Branch transformation” is a priority for retail banks on both sides of the Atlantic. Yet the same banks continue to shut lossmaking or scarcely profitable branches, with no end in sight to their closure programmes...These banks cite the digital revolution to justify their retreat from bricks-and-mortar banking, so it may seem strange, , that digital technology may be the best hope for the long-term survival of bank branches.
Banking's digital revolution: How new technology offers hope for bank branches
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Banking's digital revolution: How new technology offers hope for bank branches

May 09, 2017
Richard Tomlinson
Banking's digital revolution: How new technology offers hope for bank branches

The Beauty of Standby Letters of Credit

May 04, 2017
David Morrish
The Beauty of Standby Letters of Credit
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The Beauty of Standby Letters of Credit

May 04, 2017
David Morrish
The Beauty of Standby Letters of Credit

Creating a common payments system: Could it be a platform for change?

Apr 27, 2017
Richard Northedge
Moving money about is the lifeblood of banking but it is also the boring bit of the business. There is no competitive advantage, for example, in fund transfers that involve an account at a rival bank beyond the counterparty’s control. Most bankers, therefore, are happy in principle to delegate this dull utility operation to a common payments platform. But there is much less agreement on what the platform should look like and how to get there because, although payments is a utility, it is a big utility.
Creating a common payments system: Could it be a platform for change?
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Creating a common payments system: Could it be a platform for change?

Apr 27, 2017
Richard Northedge
Creating a common payments system: Could it be a platform for change?

How soon before a major bank has a United Airlines moment?

Apr 13, 2017
Peter Hahn
We’ve all seen the horrible video and the awful insincere apology, but the most important United Airlines message is the disconnect between their senior management and staff and their product. Banks should take notice.
How soon before a major bank has a United Airlines moment?
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How soon before a major bank has a United Airlines moment?

Apr 13, 2017
Peter Hahn
How soon before a major bank has a United Airlines moment?

Payments platforms: How the Australians are leading the way in payments

Apr 11, 2017
Tim Green
Tim Green describes how Australian banks are launching one of the world’s most advanced faster payments platforms and explains why they believe it will lead to a wave of innovative other services.
Payments platforms: How the Australians are leading the way in payments
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Payments platforms: How the Australians are leading the way in payments

Apr 11, 2017
Tim Green
Payments platforms: How the Australians are leading the way in payments

The Law Spot, Edition 9

Apr 04, 2017
Caroline Murray
The Law Spot highlights a selection of the legal issues which have affected the financial services industry during the past month in the UK. In this edition, Caroline Murray reports on the first action by the FCA against an individual for unlicensed consumer credit lending; the first anniversary of the Senior Managers Regime; and Theresa May triggered Article 50, commencing Britain’s exit from the EU.
The Law Spot, Edition 9
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The Law Spot, Edition 9

Apr 04, 2017
Caroline Murray
The Law Spot, Edition 9