7 hours ago

#LLRX Semi-monthly column - Sept 30, 2023 - #AI in #Banking and #Finance: Each entry includes the publication name, date published, article title and abstract. Four highlights from this week: European Central Bank #ECB Is Experimenting With a New Tool: A.I.; UM expert testifies on the #dangers of AI in banking; 80% of Large #Enterprise Finance Teams Will Use Internal AI Platforms by 2026.; and Five Use Cases for CFOs with #GenerativeAI. Q&A with Alex Bant.

Siddhant Goel 👨🏻‍💻
14 hours ago

I had a "hmm" moment yesterday.

I wanted to update my residential address at my bank.

Instead of providing an HTML form in online banking, they want me to:

1. download an "address change" form PDF
2. fill it up
3. print it
4. sign it
5. send it *via post* to one of their divisions called "Internet Forms"

The "hmm" was particularly hard when writing the "Internet Forms" address on the envelope.

#banking #digitalization #hmm #hypovereinsbank

We should always bear in mind that offshore dealing is a convenient way of tax evasion. It is not some set of slick, cool guys beating the system. It is, in fact, a smart-arse form of stealing money that should go to us - to the country to sustain road building, a health service, education and provisions for the elderly. #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography

News Peak Press
2 days ago


JPMorgan Chase promotes Jay Horine as investment bank leader, while establishing new digital banking division led by Samik Chandarana. Stock jumps 8.2% this year. #finance #banking


Dendan Setia (Nins)
2 days ago

Bullying (partially) worked*:

"DuitNow QR remains an affordable and cost-effective payment method. For individual customers, the usage of DuitNow QR to make payments will not attract any additional charges. For businesses, any transaction fee imposed on QR payments remains as low as, or lower than, fees imposed on payments using debit cards. Businesses using DuitNow QR as a payment method also do not need to incur recurring costs for POS terminal rental for card-based payment channels or additional overhead and administrative costs for handling cash payments.

"The industry will take measures to minimise the potential impact of transaction fees on small businesses."

*But also it's because the private sector moves were visibly contra the financial inclusion agenda, for whatever that's worth

#TootSEA #Malaysia #banking (have you bullied your banks lately?)

Poster 1 (full details in linked statement): micro and small business will continue to enjoy zero-cost transactions.

No new cost for individual customers
Poster 2: The transaction fee is intended to cover costs and investments in payment systems, including
cybersecurity and fraud prevention controls

The transaction fee is imposed by some acquirers on businesses that accept
DuitNow QR payments effective 1 October 2023, following the end of a temporary fee waiver introduced in 2019
Poster 3: 
The industry will take measures to minimise the potential impact of transaction fees on small businesses

- Major banks and selected non-bank financial service providers, handling 75% of DuitNow QR payments for businesses, have announced that they will continue to waive the transaction fee
for micro and small businesses

- PayNet will allocate resources to cover the expenses of acquirers that continue to offer full waivers to micro and small businesses
3 days ago

In a weird twist of fate, I was called into a branch today to help out. The same branch for which I applied. The same branch for which I interviewed just yesterday. The same branch at which I started my banking career.

This is gonna be fun!

#banking #fate #lookout

Adam MacLeod
3 days ago

You know the banks are desperate when they shove a "You've been pre-approved for a $15,000 Visa" dialog in your face as soon as you log in, and there's only a continue button, which you must tap/click, then you get a close button on the next screen, and only then after tapping close do you see your accounts summary page. I don't want your Visa, and telling me once is good enough! Not on every login, and requiring two clicks/taps to get where I actually want to go. #NoLove #Banking

Dendan Setia (Nins)
3 days ago

The one that's nice for my country at the moment is (depending on the area) that marhaen public bullying of elites* can work. #TootSEA #Malaysia #banking

*It's a knock-on effect of the elite political fragmentation at the moment because we used to be quite standard seasian template of political hegemony = class hegemony

3 days ago

Binance Advises Paysafe Users to Convert Euro Balances to Tether - Crypto exchange Binance has issued a recommendation for customers using the servic... - #cryptocurrencies #cryptoexchange #cryptocurrency #withdrawals #exchanges #transfers #deposits #exchange #payments #banking #binance #paysafe #tether #euro #sepa #usdt #eur

4 days ago

Well, it's interview day at the job. This will mark my fifth chance in over six years for the same position. Indifference is the attitude of the day. I want the job, but there are better out there. I see this as a resume builder only.

#banking #interviews #branchmanager

"FTSE 100 chief executives received an average pay rise of 16% last year, taking their median pay to £3.9m, up from £3.4m in 2021, according to research by the High Pay Centre thinktank." (Source The Guardian)

Rachel Reeves' recent statement makes it look like these anomalies won't get touched taxationwise by any incoming Labour government. Fair do's? #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography

5 days ago

The malware utilizes overlay attacks to steal sensitive information, such as login credentials and credit card numbers, by displaying fake login screens on top of targeted banking apps.

#Cybersecurity #Trojan #USA #Banking #Xenomorph

Dendan Setia (Nins)
5 days ago

Hearing desas-desus of some Malaysian banks wanting to institute a transaction fee for qr code transactions 😏 (I've only seen RHB and OCBC atm) #TootSEA #Banking #Malaysia #lintah #cekikdarah

6 days ago

Chase U.K. to Block Crypto Payments Citing Fraud, Scams - Starting Oct. 16, the bank will decline customer attempts to make payments related to cry... - #regulations #banking #policy #news #fca #uk

Elias Probst
6 days ago

Ich versuche gerade einen Datenexport eines #Kreissparkasse|n-Kontos in @ff3 zu importieren.
Boaaah ist das bei der #Sparkasse alles kaputt!

- das #CSV ist ISO8859-1
- im Verwendungszweck tauchen zufällige Leerzeichen mitten in Wörtern auf
- Für "BIC (SWIFT-Code)" wird bei bankinternen Umbuchungen die BLZ verwendet
- es gibt keine ordentliche API

Der gesamte #Banking-Sektor gehört einmal mit der Planierraupe bearbeitet und anschließend von Menschen mit technischem Sachverstand neu aufgebaut.

Charlie McHenry
6 days ago

Increasingly, it is looking like the global economy is facing a potentially systemic, #BlackSwan event as Chinese property giant Evergrande suffers debt setback, and Oceanwide Corporation blow rattle China property stocks - will #contagion follow as this impacts the Chinese financial sector? #China #ChineseEconomy #Economics #Finance #banking #GlobalEconomy

Raymond Scott Pert
1 week ago

#China - Nomura senior banker is prohibited from leaving China: Officials

> The ban comes as concerns grow among Western businesses about darkening prospects in the world’s second-largest economy at a time of slowing growth, coupled with new laws that make for tougher operating conditions. #banking #economy

GLS Bank
1 week ago

Mach uns zur #BankDesJahres! 🏦 DISQde und ntv führen noch bis Mitte Oktober ihre Umfrage durch. Wir brauchen deine Stimme, damit wir zusammen wieder den Titel erringen! 💚 #CommunityLove

Hier geht's zur Abstimmung:

#GLSBank #Banking

Auf dem Foto sieht man zweit Mitarbeiterinnen aus der GLS Bank, die sich anlächeln.
Nate Gaylinn
1 week ago

I have mixed feelings about Google Pay. The dream behind this product is to make wallets obsolete, to make payments trivial across every app, and to protect banking details from third parties. For me, GPay can’t replace my wallet, which makes the NFC payment feature worthless. The online benefits are actually pretty nice, though. My main objection is that the purpose of GPay is not to help me. The design of the app makes it clear: Google’s priority is to access my purchase and banking records, to use that knowledge to build out their profile of me which they share with third parties, and to push me ads, coupons, and promotions. They’re trying to pull the same trick the banks did, to intermediate every purchase so they can get a cut and access valuable financial data. But why should I participate? I get so little out of it.
#degoogle #google #gpay #googlepay #nfc #banks #banking

Nate Gaylinn
1 week ago

Credit cards are weird and terrible, but they’re so normalized we rarely question them. We’ve basically given banks the right to skim a huge amount of money right off the top of our economy. They take a cut from every CC purchase, they charge interest rates that would be illegal if CC purchases were classified as “loans,” and they get to monitor shopping habits and sell access to that data. For many people, this is just how digital money works. Debit cards aren’t so bad, but it’s still bizarre that all electronic purchases must go through a bank. As much as I hate cryptocurrency as the “solution” to this problem, it’s a very real issue. We should have an electronic equivalent to cash, it’s weird that we don’t, and it’s wild that we let banks have so much power.
#credit #creditcards #banks #banking

1 week ago

Once active, BBTok establishes connections with a remote server to receive commands, allowing it to simulate security verification pages for various banks.

#Cybersecurity #Trojan #Banking #LatinAmerica #BBToK

Poetry News
1 week ago

Stocks, bonds, and funds, let’s learn more about finance
Investing, trading, and banking we must enhance
The markets can soar or suffer a decline
Do your research so you don’t lose your hard-earned dime
Knowledge is power in this high-stakes game of chance

#wallstreet #finance #investing #trading #banking #poetry

The Japan Times
1 week ago

Hiring for bankers in the U.S. is getting harder for MUFG, according to a top executive who sees more competition to recruit top talent from a wider slate of companies. #business #companies #mufg #banking

The Japan Times
1 week ago

Hiring for bankers in the U.S. is getting harder for MUFG, according to a top executive who sees more competition to recruit top talent from a wider slate of companies. #business #mufg #banking

2 weeks ago

well - the post office won't suffice! When I went to withdraw some cash today they told me they didn't have enough (it was only $100!) until lunchtime, that they weren't a bank - only providing banking services 🤦
#AusPost #Banking #Banks #PostOffice

Dendan Setia (Nins)
2 weeks ago

Randomly, and I can't find a cite (because well, Russia is under sanction, and my Russian is super basic) outside of my message history (🫠) but I've been entertaining myself with a demo video from a Russian bank's (Tinkoff) new anti-fraud tool. Apparently they've used AI to literally build their own scambait channel?

Or rather, with a team of psychologists and anti-fraud experts, they've generated a whole bunch of personas whose only objective is to waste the time of fraudsters by keeping them on the line for as long as possible (average of 10 mins apparently). The demo video is like listening to kitboga's channel in Russian. Uh... is there to some way to share it without exposing uh me, asking for a friend. #AI #russia #banking #fraud

ETA: screenshot of the demo vid, which shows a phone screen with moving dialogue. Caption is the bank (Tinkoff). Header: Robot Factory against scammers. Subheader: conversation with a grandfather who lost his glasses.

2 weeks ago

As of 29 September 2023, the 🇪🇺 EU-wide legislation on the eIDAS will enter into force enabling cross-border recognition of the electronic ID & allowing citizens & business to share their identity data. People will be able to use their 🏛 eID such as ID cards, driver licenses, 🏦 bank cards, fill tax returns online, access ⚕️ medical, 📱 SIM... #europe #governance #government #eidas #online #citizens #social #banking #digital #numérique #web #medical #internet #identity #framework #technologies [ ] #informatique

Ainsi, « The European Digital Identity (eID) can be used for proving your age ». Quel rôle aura euCONSENT ? Que penser de « L'article 6 du CSAR préconise que les fournisseurs aient recours à des solutions de vérification d'âge pour remplir cet objectif de réduction des risques. » ( @LaQuadrature ) #csam #frameworks #csar #technologies

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Ken Yeung
2 weeks ago

SVB’s commercial banking president: ‘Come on back, the water’s fine’

#TCDisrupt #finance #banking #business #startups #venturecapital

Ryan C. Smith
2 weeks ago

Newest episode of A History of Capitalism is now out!

Money. You can't live without it these days. In this episode we find out how money rose to its dominant position by the year 1400 CE, how money's limitations created banking, and how banking developed during these early years.

Fédération internationale pour les droits humains.
Iran: All should stand in solidarity with women and protesters against oppressive Islam. "We, the undersigned feminist and human rights organisations, stand in solidarity with the courageous women in Iran who have taken to the streets to peacefully protest the death in custody of Mahsa (Jhina) Amini and to demand their bodily rights." #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography

Thomas Willenbrink
2 weeks ago

Warum Bargeld an der Kasse in der Bankfiliale abheben doof ist 🙃:

Mann hebt Geld von seiner Bank ab und wird daraufhin von Polizei gesucht

#Banking #Bargeld #nocash

Primo Natura
2 weeks ago

"The World Bank poured billions of dollars into fossil fuels around the world last year despite repeated promises to refocus on shifting to a low-carbon economy, research has suggested."

#Banks #Banking #FossilFuels #Research

2 weeks ago

Another Brexit Failure

#Barclays has form when it comes to cutting elderly widows off from their money

Post-Brexit requires UK #banks to apply for separate licences to serve customers in each EU country

To save the hassle & cost, Barclays closes expats accounts

Barclays succession of errors stymied efforts to access funds

Barclays only admitted these blunders after a media prod

#Brexit #BrexitFailure #banking #BrexitLies #ToryLies #PeopleNotProfits

Dendan Setia (Nins)
3 weeks ago

ok, so, factual correction: Maya is the upcoming one (and was used originally as remittance transfer platform), GCash is the more established player with the market domination.

But here's the thing: the national QR code exists (as mentioned). It's in use. You *can* use GCash app to read the QR code on Maya app, and VICE VERSA. (we tested) You can use your bank app to read a GCash app QR code. You very much practically CAN pay directly without transferring money across e-wallets.

BUT: does this cost you transaction fees?

AND: why wasn't this better communicated by the payment providers?

#TootSEA #Philippines #banking

Raymond Scott Pert
3 weeks ago

Russia introduces Islamic banking: Experts explain why and possible impact on economy

> With Russia’s sizeable Muslim population of 20-25 million, President Vladimir Putin signed a law introducing Islamic Banking in four Muslim republics last month to test the feasibility of the Islamic finance model. If the program succeeds, the model will be implemented in the rest of the country. #Russia #Putin #banking

An employee (R) of an agency of the first Noorassur islamic bank in France speaks with a client in Chelles, near Paris, on September 10, 2015. (AFP)

The next #culturewar may have an #economic spin:

There is growing resistance to the #cashless society as engineered by the #financialservcies, with much criticism starting to focus on (very early) plans for the global Central Bank of Digital Currencies.

While some of the vocal critics of #digitalcurrency (such as #NigelFarage) have a long culture war history, others are coming to this from concerns around #inequality, #surveillance & suspicions about #banking's fee capture for e-transactions!

Dendan Setia (Nins)
4 weeks ago

for good or for ill, the actual innovations in consumer-facing #banking and #finance are not happening in the US, even as it holds the cultural centre position so once a scam can get launched there eg crypto everyone will have to think about it (eg central banks having to produce position papers etc). only in this year americans will actually begin to understand, en masse, what other ppl mean when we said "electronic bank transfers", and no we don't mean the janky thing most places moved away from in the last 2 decades where you actually have to wait 2 or more business days for a transaction to clear.

why i'm bringing this up? if you have at all any interest in politics ESPECIALLY left-wing politics while we're still in a fiat currency system, you better pay attention. if you still think things like agent banking, mobile money, instant transfers, savings groups (or formalized tontines/kutu), funeral insurance covers, are odd or 'new', you better start reading up. #GlobalSouth

#Banking deserts are expanding, with an annual total of 600 branch closures expected by the end of 2023 & around 60% of the branch network from 2015 now closed.

We are assured that banking hubs will pick up the slack & the Govt. has required (though with no clear enforcement mechanism) 95% of customers to have access to cash within three miles.

The banks are doing well out of the move to online/cashless banking; this change is not a reflection of customer behaviour, its driven by profiteering!

Yaz. K
1 month ago

Millions of #SMBC / #三井住友銀行 account holders (including mortgage accounts like mine) received this email yesterday. However, it was intended to be a *warning from the bank about #phishing.

It made headline news, and social media in #Japan has been abuzz with posts about this 'poorly worded warning'. Or 'brilliant awareness campaign"?😆 (sorry, I couldn't find an English news article) #JapanNews #banking

Quinn Comendant
1 month ago

Hey HSBC, your ATM is just standing here with its pants down, and nobody around seems concerned. I just thought you might want to know. #banking #atm #security #PhysicalSecurity #lock

A photo of a HSBC ATM machine with its main access doors (both layers) wide open. You can see the cash cassettes and the front of the bill dispenser, as well as the gears and lock mechanism on the interior of the innermost door.

So this is like paying for things in countries across #SouthEastAsia with apps like Grab, I assume? If this is so, this is VERY cool. I mean I believe we've been doing this for some time - like it you go to #China you pay things via #Alipay.
I remember in the past, stressing if I can get enough cash in foreign countries when I go abroad for work, or whether my credit card will be accepted.

#banking #localcurrencies #Finance

Dendan Setia (Nins)
1 month ago

In non-BRICS actual news:

"According to a joint statement by Bank Indonesia (BI), Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), and the Bank of Thailand (BOT), three MoUs are signed providing a framework for cooperation to promote bilateral transactions in local currencies among the countries.

"The governors of central banks signed the deal in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on the sidelines of the ASEAN Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ meeting.

""The scope of the framework is now expanded to include more eligible cross-border transactions beyond trade and direct investment which would be implemented gradually," the statement read."

#TootSEA #banking #economics (I'm going to be even more forgetful I just know it)

@molly0xfff in general, #Banking in the #USA is just trash due to lack of #Regulation.
Whereas in #Germany, #Banks have to accept all legitimate transactions and are only allowed to widthhold or delay payouts based off #sanctions, #MoneyLaundering or actual seizures by courts.
And #SexWorkIsWork so they really ain't in a position to deny any deposits or withdrawals.

I really need to take a look which banks allow non-resident customers with just remote KYC & AML and not require in-person visits.

Stanislav Ochotnický
1 month ago

American payment/banking system security is a joke. Random websites asking for card details (instead of using some shared and secure payment portals). Barely any functioning 2FA. I could go on. I need to create a one-time virtual card every time I pay to feel remotely secure (thankfully my bank at least makes this easy).

No wonder people in US are getting scammed left and right. Even "proper" website payments feel like a scam to me.

#banking #security

Jeff Fortin T.
1 month ago

Brief #luciddreaming session in my #sleep this morning:

Walked into a supermarket store, its shelves full of candy, and I decided to turn on "fly mode" (levitation).

From above I saw an old friend working as an #events animator.
He shouted, "Why don't we pay you to act as a witch at #Halloween?"

I said, "I'm not classy like Pepper, find me a really nice dress to wear. 😊"

Then I realized it was a dream: my friend is a #finance portfolio manager in #banking, he's too old to work in #retail 😂

Koos Looijesteijn
1 month ago

On a related note: now that we all do #banking online in Europe, how do #parents introduce their #children to banking? When I was about six years old I could just walked to a very nearby bank branch and deposit and withdraw money there. I guess we could do introduce the kids to that, but then I'm not sure if that even makes sense today.

Koos Looijesteijn
1 month ago

So what's the most user-friendly #banking #app for couples/families in #germany ?

I'm reasonably satisfied with #N26's app, but my spouse is at another #bank, so their 'shared spaces' doesn't really make sense to me. Anyway, I like having a separate bank account for the family, because I don't want to manage transactions after the fact.

Boosts are appreciated, because I don't think anyone with an opinion would otherwise find this post 😘

#ux #cx #fintech

@maxi np.

I'd just say that one should be wary, exercise caution, do research and be diligent before choosing any exchange or whatever platform.

Personally I wished #Monero :monero: and not #PayPal :paypal: , #CashApp & #Venmo (the latter two are U.S. exclusive because they don't want to follow strict #EU #banking and #ConsumerProtection laws!) was mainstream, as it's cheaper than traditional payment processors on sums above €10.

More #Tory declaratory #politics:

Noting the real anger about #banks closing, the Govt. will 'require' all people to be within 3 miles of banking facilities...

But the commitment remains vague, may actually be able to be 'covered' by existing (limited) #PostOffice counter services, and so once again sounds good but will result in almost no real change to rural #banking.

But the right wing press will be claiming #RishiSunak is on our side... read my lips: he isn't!

Mark Darbyshire
2 months ago

Another pet peeve is #Westpac forcing me to #phone them for basic, routine changes and queries. I can't even send a secure message in their online #banking.

2 months ago

I've been real happy with Wealthfront up until now. Undermining 2FA App security by enabling SMS hijacking capability is so universally stupid.

To then enable it by default and make users opt out is...whew.

I've emailed their support and asked that they share my concern with their management and security team. They've traditionally been very responsive. We'll see if they come through once again.

#cybersecurity #wealthfront #2fa #smshijack #banking

An email from Wealthfront Client Services letting customers know that 2FA accounts now have an SMS recovery option enabled by default requiring users to opt out of this poor security.

The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel

Lots of solid advice, and yet somehow forgettable? I guess this is the essence of good finance: it's boring, it's obvious, it's uncontroversial. But you know what? Everyone needs a reminder every once in a while. If you haven't thought about your financial plans in a while, be it to pay off all your bills, or retire in luxury, maybe now is a good time to have another look.

#BookReview #Money #Finance #Psychology #Economics #Banking #Stocks #Lifestyle

A stock image of a close-up of a pile of fresh American hundred dollar bills. Some are bound into stacks of ten thousand dollars, others are loose and by themselves.

Enforcement action by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has seen Wells Fargo and several other banks fined a total of $549M for using personal end-to-end encrypted messaging accounts to discuss company business.

The SEC said senior bank officials used personal iMessage, WhatsApp, and Signal accounts when making business decisions

#privacy #infosec #e2ee #banking

Kris Inwood
2 months ago

#FreeToRead deep historical analysis of the Great Wall, censorship, marital fertility, commercial trust, artisanal skill transmission & more in Asia-Pacific Economic History Review special issue. Thoughtful intro & overview by guest eds Zhiwu Chen & Chicheng Ma

@econhist @devecon @politicalscience @demography @sociology @geography @anthropology #China #histodons #history #OA #economics #econtwitter #fertility #trust #networks #artisan #censorship #banking

announcement, Quantitative Studies in Chinese Economic History special issue
illustration of cover of special issue, Asia-Pacific Economic History Review
table of contents, six articles including introduction

Email subjects you don't want to read from your bank:

"There's been a technical error 🧑 💻"

#Revolut #Bank #Banking

So Huw Pill of the BoE admits that #interestrates policies are a 'powerful' but 'blunt' tool to fight #inflation while warning that high(er) #food prices are likely here to stay for some time.

He went on to say that the BoE cannot mount 'surgical strikes' to help certain sections of society... (that would be unless its the #banking sector I assume?)

Accepting its not was wage rises driving inflation, he's decided that its imported!

Yup, we've moved to the foreigners are to blame narrative!

Steven Bodzin
2 months ago

If you are involved in emerging markets finance in any way, please let me know. I am making a "follow list" for people in the field.

#Finance #EmergingMarkets #debt #IMF #WorldBank #IADB #LatinAmerica #Africa #CEEMEA #AmericaLatina #India #China #banking #bonds #restructuring

Natalie Sedacca
2 months ago

Philip Cato, who lived in Britain for over 50 years but has since retired to Jamaica, was not able to access his UK state pension for seven months after NatWest shut his account, along with “hundreds” of other account owners living overseas

#Banking #Windrush #migration #humanrights

Anders Baerbock
2 months ago

The paperback version of my book «Asynchronous Exchange: The End of Capitalism» is now available. The paperback book fits in a small bag (such as those that women typically carry around).

It is a finished work. There will be no electronic version since that would make trivial to track who is reading what.

#capitalism #degrowth #climatechange #climatecrisis #sustainability #banking #money #economics #nature #biodiversity

Martin Holland
2 months ago

#ElonMusk’s #X can’t send Blue subscribers their ad revenue-sharing payouts on time

Friday night is a good time to announce you’re not paying your bills.

"That’s not exactly what you’d want to hear from a program touting itself as “part of our effort to help people earn a living directly on X,” and the key to Elon Musk’s X dream for an app that handles #banking, stock trading, and other vital financial features."

#TwitterTakeover #BlueCheck #TwitterBlue #Twitter

Twitter Bird stabbed by X-Logo
Lord Graham Kirk 💙
2 months ago

A good concise article Richard.
It reminded of a song by a favourite band of mine.
I've screenshot the lyrics (below); should you wish to hear it you can at this link

Screenshot Of The Lyrics To A Song By The Band Muse.
Al natural and technological processes Proceed in such a way that the availability

Of the remaining energy decreases

In all energy exchanges, if no energy

Enters or leaves an isolated system

The entropy of that system increases

Energy continuously flows from being Concentrated to becoming dispersed

Spread out, wasted and useless

New energy cannot be created and high grade Energy is being destroyed

An economy based on endless growth is un- (Unsustainable)

The fundamental laws of thermodynamics will Place fixed limits on technological innovation And human advancement

In an isolated system, the entropy

Can only increase

A species set on endless growth is un- (Unsustainable)

Q. can #NigelFarage (finally) be a cause for good?

If his focus on #debanking is wide & comprehensive in its support for the victims of #banking organisations (too aggressive) application of politically exposed person & other rules intended to constrain financial crime, then yes he can...

However, a self-centred, vain seasoned misleader of people may not be the best champion for this necessary campaign... maybe he'll rise to the occasion, or maybe not.

Anders Baerbock
2 months ago

The paperback version of my book «Asynchronous Exchange: The End of Capitalism» will become available on August 5, 2023.

Should have been until September 5, but considering the disastrous summer in the northern hemisphere, I deem more convenient to just go forward.

#capitalism #degrowth #climatechange #climatecrisis #sustainability #banking #money

Alexander Hay
2 months ago

It does, of course, say a lot when people who are vulnerable to corruption and bribery are complaining that there are too many safeguards protecting them from being corrupted, or, indeed, blackmailed.


This is, of course, all happening in broad daylight.

"Many MPs falling foul of bank rules on ‘politically exposed persons’, says [#ChrisPhilp]...

#News #UK #Coutts #Farage #Banking

Alexander Hay
2 months ago

Look at what all the #Tory #MPs in this #Dogpile are really saying. (The live thread I've linked to has some, err, 'revealing' comments.).

They want far right views protected, and they want less ethics and regulation of the #Banking sector. This has been the aim all along.

Lloyds bank, of course, is a total slapper who will take on anyone, regardless of how dangerous or corrupt they are.

This is a victory for #Fascists and crooks.

#News #UK #Coutts #NatWest #Farage

Claude Rains
2 months ago

So, let me get this straight…your ultimate objective is to persuade people that the guy who just blew through -$22,000,000,000 is The Best Choice to trust with my banking & payments???

Damn. U/R High AF Bruh. #twitter #TwitteRx #elonmusk #banking #payments #x

Flippin' 'eck, Tucker!
3 months ago

So all this business about Nigel Farage screaming blue murder because he's been politically victimised by Evil Woke Lefties at his bank?

The truth is a lot more prosaic:

Farage banks at Coutts, which is a private bank and has strict "minimum account balance" policies. It seems that Farage simply fell below that threshold, so they asked him to move his accounts to their normal persons bank: Natwest.

That's it. No victimisation, no politicisation. Just Farage is down to his last couple of million or something.

#NigelFarage #Farage #Coutts #Natwest #UKpolitics #UKpol #banking #FakeNews

📨 Latest issue of my curated #cybersecurity and #infosec list of resources for week #26/2023 is out! It includes, but not only:

➝ 🦠 🇺🇸 Schools say US teachers’ retirement fund was breached by #MOVEit hackers
➝ 🇨🇳 🇺🇸 Chinese spy #balloon did not collect information over US, #Pentagon says
➝ 🇨🇳 🦠 #TSMC Says Supplier Hacked After #Ransomware Group Claims Attack on Chip Giant
➝ 🇷🇺 Russian Cybersecurity Executive Arrested for Alleged Role in 2012 Megahacks
➝ 🇷🇺 🛰️ Hackers attack Russian #satellite telecom provider, claim affiliation with #WagnerGroup
➝ 🇬🇧 ⚕️ More than a million #NHS patients’ details compromised after cyber attack
➝ 📊 🐛 #MITRE releases new list of top 25 most dangerous software #bugs
➝ 🇷🇺 Pro-Russia DDoSia hacktivist project sees 2,400% membership increase
➝ 💻 🛡️ #Brave Browser boosts privacy with new local resources restrictions
➝ 🦠 🏦 Anatsa Banking #Trojan Targeting Users in US, UK, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
➝ 🇺🇸 💵 White House releases cybersecurity budget priorities for FY 2025
➝ 🇺🇸 🇧🇷 8Base Ransomware Spikes in Activity, Threatens U.S. and Brazilian Businesses
➝ 🇬🇧 🔐 #Apple speaks out against bill that could mandate #CSAM scanning in iMessage
➝ 🇵🇭 2,700 People Tricked Into Working for Cybercrime Syndicates Rescued in #philippines
➝ 🇩🇪 ⚡️ #Siemens Energy confirms data breach after MOVEit data-theft attack
➝ 🕵🏻‍♂️ 📱 #LetMeSpy, a phone tracking app spying on thousands, says it was hacked
➝ 🦠 💰 Prominent #cryptocurrency exchange infected with previously unseen Mac #malware
➝ 🤖 📝 #LLMs and #IncidentResponse? It Starts with Summarization
➝ 🇺🇸 👨🏻‍🎓Hackers steal data of 45,000 New York City students in MOVEit breach
➝ 🇨🇦 ⛽️ Suncor Energy cyberattack impacts Petro-Canada gas stations
➝ 🦠 🕹️ Trojanized Super Mario Game Installer Spreads SupremeBot Malware
➝ 🇩🇪 💾 SSD missing from #SAP datacenter turns up on #eBay, sparking security investigation

#cyberattack #cybercrime #privacy #security #software #data #banking

📚 This week's recommended reading is: "Alice and Bob Learn Application Security" by @SheHacksPurple

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Danie van der Merwe
3 months ago

Google Wallet will soon let phones without NFC (budget phones) make in-store payments with QR codes

The feature will launch in Brazil first, allowing Android users to pay through their debit or credit card by scanning a QR code displayed on the payment terminal. Since most smartphones in Brazil do not ship with NFC, adding QR code support for payments will ...continues


#banking #technology

We've seen the growing incidence of #banking deserts (where towns have no bank branches at all), now as #Boots will close around 300 #pharmacies in the UK in a bid to 'optimise' locations, the Q. is how will this impact local communities?

Positively, it may remove a competitor from local (and regional) pharmacies allowing them to capture more provision of #medicines & associated products, but;

negatively, where Boots has already driven out the competition, will we see new pharma-deserts?

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Pratik Patel
3 months ago

The new dreadful subject line when it arrives in your inbox:

"Here's your newsletter".

I do not want a newsletter from my bank.

#Spam #banking

The Conversation U.S.
4 months ago

After 10 straight interest rate hikes, the #Fed has paused.

A Gonzaga University economist explains why the pause could be permanent: #inflation is down, and #banking risks are up.

Alan Kotok
4 months ago

Infographic – Top A.I. Work Impact Expected in Financial Services

Generative artificial intelligence is expected to affect more #work processes in #banking and #insurance than other industries, according to a recent study.

#News #Science #Business #ArtificialIntelligence #GenerativeAI #Algorithms #LargeLanguageModels #Finance #Statistics #Infographic

Bar chart: generative A.I. work impact across industries
European Commission
4 months ago

Happy birthday, ECB! 🎂

As one of the EU’s 7 institutions, the ECB is in charge of monetary policy and overseeing #banking supervision.

We don't often think about it, but the ECB’s work influences many aspects of our daily lives. The money in our pockets, the ability to make payments, and having stable banks to manage our funds responsibly.

Through various crises, the #ECB has stood as the guardian of stable money, ensuring economic stability, and fostering confidence in the financial markets.

A photo of the ECB's main office building – a twin-tower skyscraper – in Frankfurt, Germany, with the Euro symbol projected on the facade.
Theodora Lau
4 months ago

And thank you @mizlemon for the thoughtful comments. 💜

"We can’t wait for the tech industry to self-regulate or lawmakers to figure out how to keep our customers safe. It’s time for the financial industry to lead on AI ethics and education. It’s our responsibility to ensure that we are ready to protect our organisations and our customers from the looming tsunami of AI-powered financial fraud and misinformation.”

#AI #Ethics #Banking #Financialservices

4 months ago


calculang issue #5: a browser extension to facilitate transparency for the numbers we read on the web: in our #banking portals, #news websites and more like #Mastodon discourse, ++

#ShowMeTheNumbers #web

Extension authors: help wanted 🥰 🙂

#w3c #firefox @firefox @mozilla #mozilla #chromium

Steve Randy Waldman
5 months ago

banking is the original twitter. you don't want to be the main character.

#banking #finance