Monthly Archives: October 2016

31 OctThe Bankers’ Plumber on FinTech: “Banking is essential. Banks are not.”

So said Big Gates, as long ago as 1994. With all things digital, do we even need banks? This week’s post is inspired by a couple of articles circulating on the web today and have me thinking about what banks should and should not be doing. Bobsguide: “The future of banking is invisibility” Bloomberg: “Asset […]

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24 Oct

The Swiss are world leaders in many things: watches, chocolate, Swiss Army knives and wealth management. Although the world of Swiss private banking has had more downs than up lately, wealth management is in the national DNA. There is good reason to see the Swiss coming out on top as private banking reinvents itself as […]

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11 OctThe Bankers’ Plumber on FinTech: 3 things Blockchain and Payments to be aware of

This week: news on two things Blockchain and payments, one a real life proof of concept, the other of good intentions. Lastly a thought about how regulation in Europe will force some change in the payments space though not as much as we think. First, news of a successful proof of concept in the correspondent […]

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03 OctThe Bankers’ Plumber on FinTech: 3 Things I have learned in the last week

SIBOS, probably the largest global gathering of the FS profession, took place in Geneva last week. Not surprisingly, this was a catalyst for many announcements on matters FinTech. FinTech is a tricky subject to keep up with and that effort has something in common with trying to stay on top of things clearing, Dodd Frank […]

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