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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: 22nd September 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Fake website fools Equifax staff Challenger bank Paragon restructures as it bids to go mainstream Hack of Wall Street regulator rattles investors, lawmakers Invisible threat ‘Payment by vein’ trialled in supermarket Banks to carry out immigration checks on customers Young shoppers want to pay …

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How do you see the world?

I was reflecting on an interview about the role and importance of Asian, and specifically Chinese, FinTech when something exploded in the middle of my head. Not literally, of course, although you might have said that, but more an idea that had occurred to me a few times but suddenly …

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Things worth reading: 21st September 2017

Things we’re reading today include … UK’s high street banks are accident waiting to happen, says report Challenger bank Tandem to buy Harrods Bank – what it means for you Government Considering Bailout Of Russia’s 12th-Biggest Bank 10x, founded by the ex-CEO of Barclays, raises $46M to take on ancient …

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Things worth reading: 20th September 2017

Things we’re reading today include … China orders Bitcoin exchanges in capital city to close Wells Fargo’s lone outsider aims to clean up bank’s reputation Massachusetts sues Equifax as hack concerns spread to Canada Dirty money? Mystery over shredded €500 notes in Swiss sewers Watchdog clears KPMG in HBOS audit …

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A banker’s view of bitcoin

I just got this commentary from a banker and thought it worth sharing … Bitcoin – Desperately seeking Satoshi Nakamoto By John Wyn-Evans, Head of Investment Strategy at Investec Wealth & Investment All the ingredients for life on earth were available in the primordial soup, but it took some unknown …

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Things worth reading: 19th September 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Mark Carney says rate rises will be gradual and limited Finger-based payment system begins roll-out US launches criminal probe into Equifax breach RBS avoids forced sale of Williams & Glyn HSBC: We were wrong to predict slide in pound this year South Africa’s tax …

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Things worth reading: 18th September 2017

Things we’re reading today include … World’s Central Banks Can’t Ignore the Bitcoin Boom, BIS Says The Bank of England can’t remain in its ‘Brexit’ parallel universe forever Exclusive: At least 16 million bank cardholders exposed to fraud risk over PIN loophole PwC UK partners take home less profits despite …

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Who owns the customers’ data?

Following on from the discussions about identity on Monday, it gets interesting to think about the customers’ data and who owns it, especially in light of the Payment Services Directive 2, PSD2 for short, which comes into force at the start of next year.  The regulation forces banks to open …

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