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Ireland's AIB to scrap ATMs at 70 branches
Lawrence Kinsella

Lawrence Kinsella

  Pay attention to the drive to stop using cash and start using digital, this gives way too much power to the state. Notice in Canada where Trudeau froze people's bank accounts merely because they supported the truckers. If you didn't have cash on hand you couldn't get anything
Fintech valuations fall by half a trillion
Chris Garner

Chris Garner

  Technology is no longer a financial tool. It’s an industry in itself. Remember the words of Warren Buffet 'When people get scared I get greedy'. Read to the end of the article and you will see one small caveat that an H2 bounce-back is expected. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6955074404108091392?utm_source=linkedin_share&utm_medium=member_desktop_web
The UK ‘Greenwashing’ Briefing Series: PART IV
Richard Peers

Richard Peers

  Thanks for this thoughtful and well researched blog series Rodrigo.  I think this is so much better than the Tariq Fancy analysis which is just rank cynicism. You highlight the compexity, lack of rewards, incentives, penalties, motivation, cultural inertia etc.  I would argue that serious ESG only really started in the UK around 2018 with the launch of the BoE paper "Transition in thinking the impact of climate change on the UK Banking sector",. Before that it was CSR, responsible investing and not a main board issue sadly.  So without giving the industry a pass for one moment, I have seen the activity, responsibility, directives, regulations and now prosecutions ramp up significantly in the last four years and expect that to continue over the next few years.  But again you are right we need to use the power of fintech's data, NGO's citizens to crowd in and blow the whistle where we see malpractice.  But also help those FSI's that are transitioning through this complexity with positive intent and progress, evidenced  via transparent scorecards.  
Motive Partners raises $2.45 billion for new fintech fund
Chris Garner

Chris Garner

  Organisations that buck the trend are clearly ones to watch. I work in a Motive portfolio company and am based in the Motive London office, so I know.
Alex Duggan

Digitising reconciliation as a business case in itself

Alex Duggan - Capital Market Solutions Head, Cognizant