Holograms and Snapchat features: Introducing the new £20 note | ITV News

The new £20 banknote featuring artist JMW Turner is now in circulation – and has been described by the Bank of England as its most secure note yet. The new polymer £20 note, replacing the paper note featuring economist Adam Smith, has never-before-seen features and can be ‘brought to life’. It includes two see-through windows … Read more Holograms and Snapchat features: Introducing the new £20 note | ITV News

New £20 note comes to life with Snapchat filter

There is a surprise hidden within Britain’s new £20 bank notes. The polymer notes, released into circulation today, feature a self-portrait of the artist JMW Turner and as well as one of his most celebrated paintings, The Fighting Temeraire. However, a new collaboration between Snapchat and the Bank of England means these images can brought … Read more New £20 note comes to life with Snapchat filter

Wages growth remains stagnant amid export slowdown | Finance Report

The Reserve Bank has been trying to poke life into wages growth, but it’s been stuck at around 0.5 per cent per quarter for six years. That didn’t change today, with another 0.5 in annual growth. That means real labour compensation per worker, and real disposable income per household, after inflation, remain becalmed, so that … Read more Wages growth remains stagnant amid export slowdown | Finance Report

Biggest Family Offices Get Direct Access to Trading Desks

Feb.18 — Family offices with assets of at least $1 billion are increasingly bypassing private bankers to deal directly with investment bank trading desks, according to Citigroup. The number of private investment firms for the rich has surged over the past decade, with more than 10,000 single-family offices now operating globally, according to accounting firm … Read more Biggest Family Offices Get Direct Access to Trading Desks

Dramatic moment man bravely fights back would-be mugger

CCTV footage shows the moment a 77-year-old man fought off a would-be mugger. He bravely fights off suspect who was demanding his bank cards and cash. According to the South Wales Police, the incident happened on Colchester Avenue on February 5th at 6am. South Wales Police paid tribute to the man for his “bravery”. The … Read more Dramatic moment man bravely fights back would-be mugger

What the Coronavirus Means for Pandemic Bonds

Subscribe to Odd Lots on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1te7oSFyRVekxMBJUSethH Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/odd-lots/id1056200096?mt=2 Back in 2017, the World Bank issued the world’s first pandemic bonds. The bonds are meant to shift some of the financial risk of a global pandemic on to investors, but they’ve been criticized for having ’triggers’ that are too tough to generate payouts. Now, … Read more What the Coronavirus Means for Pandemic Bonds