Monthly Archives: March 2017

22 Mar3 thoughts on matters digital & bank accounts. Stuff worth knowing from The Bankers’ Plumber

This is the second in a series of thoughts on matters digital which were inspired by the trials & tribulations of my year-end tax filing. Millennials are supposed to be way more tech savvy than those of us of the older generation. If you are a fellow Boomer, you might share some of these views. […]

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13 Mar3 thoughts on matters digital and processes. Stuff worth knowing from The Bankers’ Plumber

Digital, like Blockchain, is trendy with banks and FinTechs alike right now. Yesterday it was time for me to go through the annual chore of coordinating all my tax docs for filing here in Switzerland. And I had to log in for my Swiss flight to Stockholm this Monday morning. A dose of realpolitik and […]

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08 Mar3 ways the regulators are making banks suffer for control weaknesses. Stuff worth knowing from The Bankers’ Plumber

$321 billion. That is how much banks have forked over to regulators since 2008. That is half the GDP and 1.75x the annual tax take of Switzerland. Wow. At the same time, the regulatory demands are increasing and the level of scrutiny is increasing. Suddenly, the quality of the Operational level controls really matters. A […]

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