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Thought Machine nabs $83M for a cloud-based platform that powers banking services

The world of consumer banking has seen a massive shift in the last ten years. Gone are the days where you could open an account, take out a loan, or discuss changing the terms of your banking only by...

US regulators need to catch up with Europe on fintech innovation 

Alastair Mitchell Contributor Share on Twitter Alastair Mitchell is a partner at multi-stage VC fund EQT Ventures and the fund's B2B sales, marketing and SaaS expert. Ali also focuses on helping US companies scale into Europe and vice versa. More posts by this...

Goldman Sachs’s CEO just called WeWork’s pulled IPO — which Goldman was underwriting — proof that the market works

It’s hard to put a positive spin on terrible situation, but that didn’t stop Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon earlier today. Asked during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos about WeWork’s yanked IPO in September, ...

Tracker mortgage scandal prompts Hayes request for EU to investigate cartel activities at Irish banks

Former Dublin South West TD, and current MEP, Brian Hayes has made a complaint to the European Commission's Directorate-General for Competition in relation to the tracker mortgage scandal in this state. Mr Hayes has asked the commission to investigate "potential...

Local TD says tracker mortgage delay unacceptable

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has described the lengthy delay in banks not settling with customers wrongly charged on their tracker mortgages as :totally unacceptable" and "amounting to a theft of customers." The Sinn Féin TD believes the banks...

O’Connor welcomes Recycling Banks Initiative

Councillor Charlie O’Connor has welcomed the announcement by South Dublin County Council of their approval for a €5,000 grant from Waste Enforcement Regional Read Authority (WERLA) for cleanup, signage and an audio monitoring device at the Council’s Recycling Centre...

Dublin named as best destination for UK banks fleeing Brexit

Dublin is the best destination in the European Union for London-based bankers forced to move after Brexit, according to a study of 15 cities compiled by relocation company Movinga. Even though this country has the joint highest top income tax...

Once again our Minister for Finance chooses the banks over the people

It's looking like the new minority government is facing it's first defeat as Fianna Fail's mortgage bill is set to be passed tonight. The new legislation would grant around 300,000 cash strapped families a cut in their mortgage payments...

Local TD says Banking Inquiry findings vindicate party stance on bondholders

Deputy Sean Crowe has described Sinn Fein's position of wanting to impose losses on senior bondholders following the banking collapse as the correct and legitimate approach in accordance with the evidence given to the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry. The publication of...

Has tax payer got value for money for €5 million banking inquiry report?

After working through over 40,000 documents and hearing 400 hours of evidence the banking inquiry released its report yesterday and the Irish public was told nothing it didn't already know: A small elite cabal of individuals and institutions bankrupted...
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Apple designs face shields for healthcare workers

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