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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...

Diving into the FinTech Wave

I keep trying to define and delineate more and more of this FinTech Wave. It is no longer FinTech, but PayTech, IDTech, InsurTech, WealthTech, RegTech, GulfTech and more. The thing that strikes me the most is that there are two fundamentally different FinTech camps: those attacking existing business structures and …

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Things worth reading: 14th August 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Technology is making banking human again Interview: Matteo Cassina, Saxo Bank – is digital banking the new Big Brother? Gradual steps to control shadow banking problem How US sanctions against North Korea could affect Chinese banks Commonwealth Bank to refund $10 million to customers …

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Things worth reading: 11th August 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Animal fat to stay in future banknotes, Bank of England concludes Mifid vies with Brexit as City traders’ main problem Co-op Bank’s losses narrow to £135m despite uncertain first half   SEC pushes back on Chinese-led takeover of Chicago Stock Exchange RBS to issue …

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Balancing experience and vision

A year ago, I wrote a piece about Fin and Tech being like Father and Son. The thing that I was noting is the chasm between bank leadership teams, who are generally men over 50, and FinTech startups, who typically have young visionaries and significant diversity. It’s a theme I’ve …

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Things worth reading: 10th August 2017

Things we’re reading today include … I was a trader on the day of the financial crash – this is what really happened ‘Trapped’ consumers miss out on £10m by not switching banks Here’s the ‘snoozing’ giant that could crush bank stocks The 10 rarest and most valuable British coins …

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Things worth reading: 9th August 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Santander blocked trans woman’s bank account because she ‘sounded like a man’ Why are Britain’s banks blaming customers for online banking fraud? Bank of England covered up failed WW1 loan deal Worldpay agrees £9.3bn tie-up with Vantiv Standard Life chief brushes off outflows as …

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