First up on today's show, Alibaba's Ant Financial has abandoned a $1.2bn takeover of MoneyGram. So what were the US regulator's concerns over national security and personal data.
Continuing the regulatory theme, we explore open banking and traditional banking. The guys discuss why open banking might threaten the survival of traditional banks. Plus, new research suggests that consumer awareness of open banking is at a major low, amidst suggestions that in 2018 you'll pay through Amazon and Facebook.
Next, we ask what is MiFID II and how will it increase transparency and bolster investor protection?
The guys discuss why the credit card fees ban has backfired, and why consumers face new 'service charges' and higher prices.
Is it right that by 'fat-cat Thursday', top bosses' pay after just three days overtakes workers' average annual salary?
After a very relevant tweet, we return to a story from Ep. 141. The future will be tokenised, with an update on the Chinese government's plans to give every citizen a score based on their trustworthiness. So does this sound like a great endorsement of your behaviour or an Orwellian intrusion? Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders.
In the last story for this week's news, why psychedelic stickers are blowing AI minds. We think these might become quite popular in the near future...
And finally on today's show, we offer our predictions for 2018. Tune in to hear the team's thoughts on open banking, SMEs and anticipatory design, and check out our 2018 predictions blog.
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- Alibaba's Ant Financial abandons $1.2bn MoneyGram takeover as US authorities refuse to back deal
- Why new rules threaten the survival of traditional banks
- Consumer awareness of Open Banking at major low, spelling traditional banking demise
- Forget Banks, in 2018 you will pay through Amazon and Facebook
- What is MiFID II, Europe's sweeping financial regulations, which begin today?
- Credit card fees ban backfires as consumers face new 'service charges' and higher prices
- 'Fat cat Thursday' as top bosses' pay overtakes UK workers' - BBC News
- Apple Pay Cash won't be the death of Venmo but I found the little-known alternative that will
- Thomas Cook plans banking app
- Exclusive: Savings app Folio goes under
- Emily Rauhala on Twitter: "I'm on the Tianjin to Beijing train and the automated announcement just warned us that breaking train rules will hurt our personal credit sc… https://t.co/TtOCbxN96h"
- The Chinese government wants to give every citizen a score based on their trustworthiness
- These psychedelic stickers blow AI minds
- Our 2018 Predictions - 11:FS