<![CDATA[Hedgehogs.net: Ken Yeadon's connections' blogs]]> http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/blog/keny/friends/?view=rss http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/blog/skinnercm/read/11537843/hsbcbacs-outage-as-uk-announces-a-world-class-payments-system Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:51:43 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/blog/skinnercm/read/11537843/hsbcbacs-outage-as-uk-announces-a-world-class-payments-system <![CDATA[HSBC-BACS outage, as UK announces a world class payments system]]>

Which do you want first, the good news or the bad news?  OK, I’m gonna give you the bad news first.  HSBC is down.  According to the Daily Telegraph:

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]]> 11537843 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/blog/skinnercm/read/11537840/things-worth-reading-28th-august-2015 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:51:35 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/blog/skinnercm/read/11537840/things-worth-reading-28th-august-2015 <![CDATA[Things worth reading: 28th August 2015]]>

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]]> 11537840 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/blog/skinnercm/read/11537837/get-serious-about-this-blockchain-thing Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:51:28 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/blog/skinnercm/read/11537837/get-serious-about-this-blockchain-thing <![CDATA[Get serious about this blockchain thing]]>

Having noted that most bankers are now saying bitcoin bad, blockchain good, here’s a nice set of quotes I’ve been gathering of what banks are actually saying:

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]]> 11537837 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/blog/skinnercm/read/11537834/things-worth-reading-27th-august-2015 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:51:05 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/blog/skinnercm/read/11537834/things-worth-reading-27th-august-2015 <![CDATA[Things worth reading: 27th August 2015]]>

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]]> 11537834 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/blog/skinnercm/read/11537831/what-can-banks-learn-from-the-ashley-madison-affair Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:50:57 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/blog/skinnercm/read/11537831/what-can-banks-learn-from-the-ashley-madison-affair <![CDATA[What can banks learn from the Ashley Madison affair?]]>

So we’ve all seen the headlines about Ashley Madison, the adulterer's website as it’s nicknamed.  Here’s a taste of what the site’s attitude is like (this is a real advert, not a spoof):

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]]> 11537831 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/blog/skinnercm/read/11537828/things-worth-reading-26th-august-2015 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:50:50 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/blog/skinnercm/read/11537828/things-worth-reading-26th-august-2015 <![CDATA[Things worth reading: 26th August 2015]]>

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]]> 11537828 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/blog/skinnercm/read/11537825/25-fintech-unicorns-stumble-but-still-stampeding Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:50:43 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/blog/skinnercm/read/11537825/25-fintech-unicorns-stumble-but-still-stampeding <![CDATA[25 Fintech Unicorns stumble, but still stampeding]]>

I’ve discovered lots of lists of Fintech unicorns.  The main list is from Jim Bruene; there's a nice list that is from a European's perspective by Bernard Lunn;  and a UK list published by me the other day.  In fact, in preparing some charts yesterday, I scraped the list of Unicorns and valuations as of last week and compared them with their valuations this week, after the Chinese meltdown that’s now being called Black Monday (shouldn’t we call it the Black Tiger Monday?).

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]]> 11537822 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/blog/skinnercm/read/11537819/can-new-banks-keep-up-with-old-banks-part-two Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:50:36 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/blog/skinnercm/read/11537819/can-new-banks-keep-up-with-old-banks-part-two <![CDATA[Can new banks keep up with old banks (Part Two)?]]>

In part one I talked about bank systems, structures and people holding back innovation due to their legacy, and asked whether legacy structures could be migrated fast enough to keep up with the new guys? 

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]]> 11537819 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/blog/skinnercm/read/11537816/things-worth-reading-24th-august-2015 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:50:26 +0100 http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/blog/skinnercm/read/11537816/things-worth-reading-24th-august-2015 <![CDATA[Things worth reading: 24th August 2015]]>

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