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Should central banks issue digital currency? Suddenly, it’s an urgent question.

October 9th, 2019 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

Stable digital currencies—and particularly Facebook’s plans to launch one—have central bankers playing defense. For years, powerful central banks around the world have claimed to be studying digital currencies, and most have left open the possibility that one day they might launch their own. That day may be dawning—much earlier than anyone expected. In a recent […]



Robots to replace 200,000 US jobs in banking in 10 years

October 7th, 2019 at 12:41 pm » Comments Off

As the September jobs report looms, a recent report from Wells Fargo is casting a bleak light on the future of banking jobs. The report revealed that robots are likely to reduce headcount by 200,000 over the next decade throughout the financial industry in the U.S. Wells Fargo’s Mike Mayo spoke to Yahoo Finance’s On […]



The $100 trillion opportunity: The race to provide banking to the world’s poor

September 29th, 2019 at 11:57 am » Comments Off

Two years ago, Amylene Dingle lived with her husband and 7-year-old daughter in Payatas, an impoverished Manila neighborhood with the largest open dump site in the Philippines. Her husband worked on the security staff in a government building, earning 4,000 pesos a week, the equivalent of $80. She had always wanted to start a business, […]



6 futuristic jobs that will soon exist in the financial industry

September 12th, 2019 at 11:57 am » Comments Off

I’d like to apply for the job of man-machine team manager, please  It used to be that a job in finance would set you up for life. Steady, reliable, dependable, calculators and sweater vests. These things come to mind when you think of a career in finance. Just like in other industries, AI and machine […]



Mark Zuckerberg is about to become the head of a Swiss Bank. 3 reasons it should make you think

July 1st, 2019 at 11:31 am » Comments Off

  Mark Zuckerberg is about to become the head of a very big bank based in Switzerland. Libra is Facebooks’ new cryptocurrency. Imagine sitting in a room thinking about what else you can sell to your 2.4bn people (including some bots) backed by a $1bn in guarantees from companies as wide as Paypal, Mastercard and […]



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