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Past articles by Ryan:

Starling chief exec won’t budge on IPO pledge

Boden says JPMorgan's offer is not the first time a US bank has expressed an interest in acquiring Starling → Read More

E-money firms grapple with the prospect of negative interest rates

The Electronic Money Association has staged discussions with its members about the potential impact → Read More

What the growth of bitcoin futures tells us about the future of bitcoin

The number of firms required to disclose bitcoin positions to the US derivatives regulator has doubled over the last year → Read More

BlackRock-backed robo-adviser scrambles to reassure customers after data breach

Scalable Capital wrote to customers to inform them that roughly 20,000 customers in Germany and the UK had been affected → Read More

Is Dorsey’s bitcoin backing the start of a trend?

Industry experts believe parking assets in a cryptocurrency could be the start of a trend → Read More

A spot of musical chairs for HSBC’s in-house innovators?

The bank continues to review what personnel it needs to oversee its evolution → Read More

Taxman hikes price of Revolut shares by more than one hundred times

HMRC has valued shares in the digital bank at £96.90, up from 75p a year ago → Read More

The never-ending quest to create a British tech giant

Taxpayer-funded British Patient Capital, which has £2.5bn to invest, is the embodiment of that fixation → Read More

The Fintech Files: A pledge worth making?

Latest initiative from Tech Nation aims to set standards that will guide how partnerships are formed between big banks and fintech startups → Read More

Barclays poaches regulatory lead from Revolut

High-street lender reverses the trend by hiring Christopher Singh from the startup → Read More

Challenger banks’ crusade to rescue balance sheets ahead of next reporting season

Finding ways to put balance sheet capacity to work will be a big focus for neo-banks in the run up to their next round of financial reporting → Read More

Is this the last hurrah of pure P2P lending?

Welcome to your weekly roundup of the latest developments in financial tech and innovation → Read More

Outgoing SLA chief exec Keith Skeoch set to lead audit watchdog

The Standard Life Aberdeen boss was also named as the new chair of the Investment Association earlier this year → Read More

Monzo’s losses double as virus threatens survival

The startup’s losses have doubled to £114m despite growth in user numbers and lending → Read More

Lloyd’s unveils dashboard to make market more inclusive

The market has also set a series of goals for female representation → Read More

Helena Morrissey’s lobby group pushes for 30% female fund managers by 2030

Asset managers have been making 'painfully slow progress' in their efforts to entice more women into the industry – a sense of fatigue now surrounds the topic of gender diversity → Read More

Why account freezing is a minefield for fintechs

A cursory glance at the social media accounts of any of the big digital banks would suggest that they have a problem with blocked accounts. The truth is more nuanced. The truth is that some of the people complaining about being barred from accessing their funds on Twitter are fraudsters. And some are not. Digital banks, however, are unable... → Read More

TransferWise completes $319m share sale at $5bn valuation

The fintech firm did not work with investment banks on the investment → Read More

Ex-Barclays exec worried about Qatar loan damaging his future prospects

Laywers skirted around the sexist remarks that Jones had made about Staveley, which came to light today → Read More

Antimicrobial smoke machines and electrostatic guns – Covid-era gyms await the City’s workers

No hugging, no chatting, no chest pumping – and forget about the fresh towels → Read More