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Why the Knights Templar were Really Good at Banking

The history of modern banking is quite rich and dates way back in time. Several entities and civilizations have been credited for their contributions towards the development of modern banking systems and the variety of services provided by banks today. The Knights Templar played a significant role in the introduction and diversification of banking services …

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Bitcoin Businesses Refused Accounts as UK Banks Consolidate Power 

Because of its disruptive nature, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies sit very uneasily with the traditional banking sector as there is a fear the digital currency could render them obsolete. The UK boasts about its relative dominance in the fintech sector, but its own banks are making life difficult for the country’s bitcoin businesses. Source: Bitcoin …

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In regulating bank boards, it’s time to recenter the pendulum | American Banker

David Gibbons makes some good points here. Clearly there is a need for regulators to rethink their expectations and requirements for boards as the pendulum has swung way too far. But in doing so, regulators also need to maintain certain principles of sound board governance and oversight to guard against an overcorrection. A principles-based approach …

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Understanding CMO CDO and CDS. Big Short Case Study – Part III – Finance Training Course

When I first saw the movie, The Big Short, I fell in love with it. Not because it was a great movie, but because there was this one scene in the movie, about the trio going to Miami to do field research, which was the turning point in the movie. The field research resonated with …

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