Daily Update 5th May 2020

The speculation that companies may be allowed to furlough staff for shorter periods, like 2 days a week is good news and look forward to it helping businesses to slowly get back to normal.  Businesses need to plan and organise for normal running and this initiative would certainly help.

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In other developments.

  • The FCA have announced a 6-month delay in the deadline for Strong Customer Authentication (SCA). This will e welcome news on 2 fronts:
    • First that the industry is not ready to implement now as there are few products ready and little awareness among the consumer community.
    • Second, there are several companies who are just not ready, Paul Rodgers over at Vendercom has long reported on SCA and has been a strong advocate of preparing the customer and corporate community for implementation. Read his blog.
  • Open Banking is another area that needs attention. It’s been around now for a while and whilst there is a lot of traction about what we need to do, very little has actually been developed and put into the marketplace.


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Guest news today is from Chris Skinner

I’ve tracked Wirecard for some years, as they were the bank partner that allowed Ollie Purdue to drop out of university at 21 years old to launch a bank called Loot. Wirecard basically offer the platform of many other firms to offer full banking services across Europe. Based in Germany, … The post Wirecard versus […]

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In the latest example of a bank that couldn’t hack the digital bank market, RBS gave up on Bó last week. It surprised me as the bank only launched last November, to a fanfare of £100 million investment and the acquisition of the start-up they had been co-funding, Loot. The … The post Little Bó […]

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The main blog headlines are … What will the world be like when #coronavirus ends? (Part One) Most of the people around the world have savings that can last them less than a month. In the USA, 29% of households have less than $1,000 in savings; in the UK, 15% … The post The Finanser’s […]

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