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Chris M Skinner

Chris M Skinner
Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, the Finanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. To learn more click here...

Forking hell … the bitcoin split

There are a few exchanges I use for trading cryptocurrencies such as Kraken and Coinbase, so I was interested to receive this email from Coinbase last Friday: Dear Coinbase Customer, We are contacting you to make you aware of recent developments in a number of proposals for technical changes to …

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Things worth reading: 24th July 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Bank of America to move some City of London roles to Dublin post-Brexit Deutsche Bank expects subpoenas over Trump-Russia investigation Frankly, banks – it’s time to give a damn about your image Big banks are closing branches and investing in more important real estate—your …

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Things worth reading: 21st July 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Citigroup and Deutsche Bank give Frankfurt a Brexit boost Brexit transition deal: ‘The sooner the better’ says Goldman exec Would using an eye scanner make mobile banking secure? Revealed: The world’s 10 largest companies by revenue Bitcoin swings as civil war looms ECB warns …

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Things worth reading: 20th July 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Goldman’s rotten trading quarter is a familiar smell on Wall Street One-third of card payments contactless P2P lender RateSetter steps in to protect investors from losses Regulators assessing suitability of Deutsche Boerse board Spain’s ‘secret credit card banker’ Blesa found shot dead AmEx profit …

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Things worth reading: 19th July 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Alternative to London is no financial centre in Europe, warns City envoy Visa and PayPal Extend Partnership to Europe Credit and debit card surcharges to be banned Tech start-ups raise $1.3bn this year from initial coin offerings Swedish challenger Handelsbanken posts record profits New …

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Things worth reading: 18th July 2017

Things we’re reading today include … The Boston Consulting Group Says Banking Needs to Become More Bionic Italian banks may take 10 years to fix bad debt issue – Morgan Stanley Former Barclays chief will stand trial over Qatari fundraising in January 2019 Didn’t pay your Macy’s bill? Expect a …

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I’m an Englishman in China

I talked earlier about the homogenization of the world as we are all become globally connected, seeking global brands using a global language through global platforms.  I truly believe that will happen, as it’s the natural outcome of the fourth age of humanity where we become digital humans, but there’s …

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Things worth reading: 17th July 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Britons face lifetime of debt as Bank of England warns over 35 year mortgages Former Shawbrook finance chief Wood to aid Co-op Bank rescue plan ECB eyes review of Deutsche Bank shareholders: source Westerman in the frame to be next chief executive at HSBC …

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The Finanser’s Week: 10th July – 16th July 2017

This week’s main blog headlines are … Homogenizing the world I’ve pretty much been travelling the world on business non-stop for thirty years, and something has fundamentally changed during that period.  Obviously, the internet and mobile and global connectivity, but also the homogeneity of globalisation.  I remember flying into Singapore’s …

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