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Paul PenroseFinextra - London

Twitter and other banking fads

30 April 2009  |  6713 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

LloydsTSB's James Gardner has caused a bit of a stir with some provocative comments on his BankerVision blog about the value of Twitter to banks. The Twitterati don't take kindly to criticism (constructive or otherwise), as I discovered personally a few months back when I made the mild observation - in an otherwise flattering take on Twitter - th...

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Paul PenroseFinextra - London

Smoke, mirrors and financial accounting

22 April 2009  |  13194 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

How did the basket-cases of the US banking industry manage to post such, relatively, healthy results? It's all done by sleight of hand, as Dealbook helpfully explains. I particularly liked Goldman Sachs' stunt of simply eliminating a bad month from its quarterly report. That's financial genius at work. Are US banking executives so schooled in the ...

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Paul PenroseFinextra - London

No more 'free smiles' as JPMorgan brings back boring banking

17 April 2009  |  9110 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Conventional wisdom has it that bank branches should take their cue from modern retail practices. They should be bright and welcoming, preferably open plan with comfy seating and staffed by approachab...

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Paul Penrose
Paul PenroseFinextra - London

The pound in your pocket may be worth less than you think

08 April 2009  |  7968 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The number of fake pound coins in circulation may be twice Royal Mint estimates, says the BBC. Official figures suggest around 2.5% - or one in 40 - are copies, but coin testing companies say it is on...

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Paul Penrose
Paul PenroseFinextra - London

Too big to fail, or too big to compete?

08 April 2009  |  8892 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

UK retailer Tesco is not alone in enjoying the benefits of 'safe haven' status as consumers turn away from distressed banks and move their assets to more trustworthy institutions. The UK's Co-operativ...

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Paul Penrose
Paul PenroseFinextra - London

Building the bomb that blew up Manhattan

01 April 2009  |  2272 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The man who wrote the software that became the industry-standard method for securitising mortgages tells all, in this mesmerising account of a 15-year career on Wall Street that runs from the go-go 80...

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Paul Penrose
Paul PenroseFinextra - London

Make love, not leverage

01 April 2009  |  4100 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Twitter seems to be coming into its own as a medium for reporting fast-moving events. Up-to-the-minute citizen reportage on the G20 protest rally can be found here. This just in: Protestors urinating ...

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