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25 years of Alex, a celebration

We entertained Alex at the Financial
Services Club last night …


… or rather, we entertained Charles Peattie
and Russell Taylor, Alex’s creators.

Or rather, they entertained us …


It was an enthralling evening and a walk
down memory lane for some of us, as Alex is 25 years old!

He started with mobile telephones the size
of bricks and now has a middle-aged spread and
technology that means he sits with a blackberry on the beach doing deals …


Alex is full of bad habits and vices, but
has one redeeming feature.

His wallet.

Russell and Charles made it clear that Alex
always does the opposite of what we would do.

He’s always looking at the wealth side of

All in all, a wonderfully entertaining and
fun evening, and here’s to the next one on October 9th, which is a debate about
Do Banks Need Branches with Brett King, Mark Mullen (CEO of First Direct) and Anthony Thomson (Chairman of Metro Bank).

About Chris M Skinner

Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, TheFinanser.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...

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