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Monocle’s Best 25 Cities — Metro Population and Murders Per Year

A sampling — not all the cities had murder rates listed. The ratings often included new homes built, number of museums and galleries and number of independent bookshops and miles of bike trails. Tokyo 9.4 million people/75 murders Vienna 1.8 … Continue reading

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Can Amazon And Whole Foods Solve Urban Delivery?

The scene on upper Madison Avenue, just below the Whitney earlier this summer…Stacks of Amazon boxes and padded envelopes sprawling across the sidewalk as delivery people sort through what appeared to be the contents to two trucks. How do you … Continue reading

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Israel’s Bank Leumi Launches No-Fee Mobile Account

The Leumi Group has launched a new digital platform, named Pepper, that allows customers to manage all of their banking activities entirely via mobile and with no account fees: from on-boarding to performing common banking transactions, including ordering credit cards … Continue reading

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Yes, Virginia, There Are Women Leaders In Fintech

BNY Mellon, has appointed Bridget E. Engle as senior executive vice president and chief information officer reporting directly to CEO Gerald Hassell. In this position, Engle will lead the company’s Client Technology Solutions group, which provides critical technology platforms and … Continue reading

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Buy Now, Pay Later Comes To Online Purchases With Klarna

Attribute it to Swedish mistrust of credit cards and internet commerce, combined with the Nordics’ rapid adoption of mobile whose small screens do not make entering credit card details easy. Swedish shoppers didn’t like using their credit cards online, and … Continue reading

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Finance Execs Avoid Risky Deals

Financial firms are turning away from deals that look risky over growing concerns of personal liability, says Thomson Reuters. Continue reading

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ING Launches Finance Aggregation App

ING, the Dutch bank that had to withdraw from retail banking in several foreign markets during the financial crisis, is re-entering the UK retail market with an app called Yolt which lets users  manage their finances with different banks for … Continue reading

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