The Competition and Markets Authority has unveiled a package of measures to "shake up retail banking for years to come". To discuss the measures, James Sherwin-Smith, CEO of Growth Street, which started the APR4SMEs campaign earlier this year, joined Morning Money’s Directors’ Briefing sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
The FTSE 250 lender, Virgin Money, saw 35% wiped off its share value after Britain voted to leave the EU, that in spite of a record first quarter. On the day of the company's half-year results, Dr Ronan Lynch, Director of the Global Knowledge Centre at the banking consultancy Lafferty Group, was on hand to discuss the numbers and the performance of challenger banks in general.
Mike Bowen, Business Development Director, Cash Centres at G4S, talks about the European Cash Report, that G4S has conducted, which analysed the use and future of cash verses electronic and internet payments. It's highlighted a widespread use of paper money across the EU, seemingly dismissing any claims of a demise, and Mike discusses the findings of the report.
Judging by some of the latest European bank results, we might need to brace ourselves for a financial crisis. This time though, it's not so much about banks being poorly regulated. It would seem that the actions being taken by central banks to try and steady their countries’ economies have had a nasty side-effect. Steen Jakobsen, Chief Investment Officer of Saxo Bank, talks on central banks.