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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: 23rd June 2017

Things we’re reading today include … House Democrats challenge Deutsche Bank over review of Trump’s accounts Luxembourg’s politicians pin economic hopes on fintech drive U.S. regulators, lawmakers support Volcker rule revamp at hearing China’s ICBC says checks of loans by big acquirers are routine Biggest U.S. banks clear first hurdle …

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Things worth reading: 22nd June 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Startup bank Atom receives £30m boost Tesco Bank customers hit by computer problems A 17-Minute Film From a Bank Just Won the Entertainment Lions Grand Prix at Cannes U.S. could ease Volcker Rule, exempt small banks New Zelle app could mean the end of …

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Who needs millennials?

I have had many, many conversations about reaching the millennial customer.  We need to be attractive to millennials?  Millennials think differently, how do we reach them?  Millennials are rejecting banks, is that right?  Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. The conversation seems to be one amongst older generational people who haven’t …

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Things worth reading: 20th June 2017

Things we’re reading today include: Klarna gets a full banking license, gears up to go beyond financing payments Moody’s Cuts Ratings on Australia’s Banks on Housing Concern Almost 1m UK bank customers will be forced to use new sort codes A Female CEO of a Big Bank? The Odds Are …

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The crazy world of crypto currencies and ICOs

I’m boarding a flight yesterday and murfing (mobile surfing).  Flicking between Facebook apps, twitter, bank account, BBC news and more.  Suddenly I spot a new ICO – Initial Coin Offering – for a new bank.  From Wikipedia: “An initial coin offering (ICO) is a means of crowdfunding the release of a new cryptocurrency. Generally, tokens …

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Things worth reading: 16th June 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Company directors targeted by identity fraudsters U.S. acts to seize stolen assets, Picasso in probe of Malaysian fund Surprise for markets as trio of Bank of England gurus call for interest rates to rise Booz Allen Hamilton says DOJ investigating its accounting practices Duke …

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Things worth reading: 15th June 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Andy Haldane reappointed to Bank of England monetary policy committee Zelle, the real-time Venmo competitor backed by over 30 U.S. banks, arrives this month Is buying Lloyds Banking Group plc the best way to make a million? Former Barclays anti-money laundering director named City …

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Things worth reading: 14th June 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Trump’s Wall Street game plan needs players Three UK currency traders abandon US extradition fight and agree to face charges in Manhattan court  Dodd-Frank is complex and overburdens the financial sector StanChart brings in senior talent to fuel U.S. expansion London could lose EU …

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