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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...

Things worth reading: 20th January 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Bank cost-cutting threatens free cash machines World’s top bankers excited over Trump presidency US bankers hatch two-stage Brexit plan for City Monte dei Paschi bailout ‘not an EU fudge’ says Dijsselbloem May’s ‘positive discussion’ with banks Barclays boss: UK will remain financial lungs of …

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Things worth reading: 19th January 2017

Things we’re reading today include … City banks warn of Brexit job moves Credit Suisse finalizes $5.3 billion mortgage deal with U.S. Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank to close dozens of branches JP Morgan Chase pays $55m over racial discrimination Deutsche Bank takes the axe to staff bonuses Wall Street’s animal …

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Things worth reading: 18th January 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Voice trouble How finance is being taken over by tech Morgan Stanley’s profit doubles on bond-trading surge Deutsche Bank sees fourth quarter pretax impact of $1.2 billion from DoJ civil penalty The 5 most expensive buildings in the world City figures give stoic welcome …

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Things worth reading: 17th January 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Deutsche Bank, HSBC and five other big banks form ‘Digital Trade Chain’ consortium UBS CEO says bank has flexibility over passporting rights post-Brexit Metro Bank gets down to business The pound falls to its lowest level since October flash crash over fears Britain will …

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The Catch 22 of Banking

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I realised the other day that financial markets are confused.  On the one hand, we spend all of our time criticising banks for being slow to change, inflexible, lacking customer focus and being greedy and, in some cases, fraudulent; on the other, many reckon that challenger banks are not that …

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Things worth reading: 16th January 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Post-Brexit vote, UK leapfrogs Sweden and US in allure Fintech groups fall short on gender equality For HSBC, the future is robo-advice and Asia Pound plunges to lowest level since October flash crash as markets brace for ‘hard Brexit’ speech JPMorgan looks for big …

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Things worth reading: 13th January 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Exclusive: Morgan Stanley cuts bankers, bonuses as deals, IPOs stall – sources Worldpay founder to launch challenger bank Five signs this week that the UK economy is thriving post-Brexit Marine Le Pen’s nerve-jangling plans to revive the French franc UK companies would cope with …

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