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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: 24th May 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Transferwise’s Borderless bank account lets you save money in different currencies Morgan Stanley to curb veteran adviser recruiting Barclays facing £1.6bn High Court lawsuit  RBS on verge of avoiding embarrassing High Court battle as investors poised to agree to £200m settlement Bank of England …

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Things worth reading: 23rd May 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Hackers hit Russian bank customers, planned international cyber raids Under Pressure: The Shifting Landscape of Banking Regulations Banknote maker De La Rue quids in as profits rise TransferWise to offer cross-border bank accounts Barclays tightens email security to prevent hoaxes after boss fell for …

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Welcome to the Semantic Web

Last Friday, I presented a new theme around the Semantic Bank to the The Next Web audience. I also wrote a bit about it the other day here.  I thought I would expand a little more on the background to the Semantic Bank by talking in more depth about artificial intelligence, machine …

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Things worth reading: 22nd May 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Qatar looks to woo UK with ‘Wall Street of the Middle East’ pitch Bitcoin options exchange raises $11.4 million in funding Ex-RBS boss Fred Goodwin under scrutiny in court hearing Deutsche Boerse CEO seeks end to insider trading probe: Handelsblatt RBS tries for last-minute …

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The Finanser’s Week: 15th May – 21st May 2017

This week’s major updates on the Finanser … What banks can learn from Wal-Mart I picked up Bloomberg Business Week at the airport this week, attracted by the cover. Wal-Mart have issues with the digital revolution.  Amazon is stealing their lunch, literally, and they’ve been struggling for years to work out …

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What banks can learn from Wal-Mart

I picked up Bloomberg Business Week at the airport this week, attracted by the cover. Wal-Mart have issues with the digital revolution.  Amazon is stealing their lunch, literally, and they’ve been struggling for years to work out what to do about it.  As a giant gorilla of grocery stores, the story …

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Things worth reading: 18th May 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Ant Financial claims doubling of daily users Share sale returns Lloyds to private sector Lloyds chairman Lord Blackwell speaks of ‘great pride’ as bank returns to private hands Lloyds chief executive Antonio Horta Osorio welcomes the end of government ownership Lloyds chairman gives strongest …

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Banks’ leadership teams are fatally flawed

I was chairing a conference with various speakers, when Gartner Group stood up and talked about their annual bank survey.  They found that of the senior bankers surveyed, 76% don’t believe that digitalisation will affect their business model. Gartner found 76% of banks don’t believe their business model has to …

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Things worth reading: 17th May 2017

Things we’re reading today include … TransferWise becomes profitable six years after being founded Bernard Madoff: the inside story of an obsessive control freak who fooled the world NYSE wins regulatory approval for ‘speed bump’ exchange JPMorgan’s Dimon defends Trump advisory role, deregulation Lending Club hires Paypal global credit head …

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Things worth reading: 16th May 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Banks ‘must show action’ in fraud cases Cyber attack could spark lawsuits but not against Microsoft Noel Edmonds accuses Lloyds of ‘foot dragging’ over HBOS payouts JP Morgan buys Dublin office with room for 1,000 staff Ant Financial stalls IPO plan as buying spree …

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