The Finanser’s Week: 3rd August 2020 – 9th August 2020

The main blog headlines are …

The world after #coronavirus

During this lockdown, it’s easy to get a bit down. The constant news of deaths and corona cases; the arguments between liberals and conservatives; the debate over whether the government acted early enough, fast enough, good enough; the rage over those breaking the rules and …

What’s the problem with COBOL?

I’m always ready to see both sides of the fence. In fact, I would rather see both sides of the fence than just my side. My side is biased and tainted by my senses and inputs. I realised that recently when I blogged about Hong …

Banking is nothing to do with relationships, it’s all about trust

I blogged in April that banking is nothing to do with relationships, it’s about secrets. It’s more than this though, it’s about trust. Can I trust you with my secrets? This came home to me as, since then, a few people pulled me up over …

This place needs an enema and oh, here it is!

I was on a call the other day and Nick Ogden, serial entrepreneur, made the comment that the pandemic had been like a digital enema for the world. This town needs an enema! True. The digitalisation impact of coronavirus is unquantified for the future, but …

The Karaoke Challenge: Gold digger

It seems my Karaoke Challenge is proving successful so far, with many readers asking me to cover a song they think would be funny with my quirky twist. Whilst I’m getting all of these requests, I’ll keep up my feeble attempts to entertain until I’m …

And the main news headlines are ….

Wells Fargo to cut consultancy spend after internal backlash – Financial Times
Chief’s plans target $1bn work done by consultants and will include cuts to thousands of jobs

Bank of England to cut interest rates to zero in November – City AM
The BoE is likely to pursue a package of interest rate cuts and quantitative easing in November amid the pandemic and threat of a no-deal Brexit, according to the Bank of America.

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