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The Finanser’s Week: 20th June – 3rd July 2016

Here are our key posts for the past two weeks …

What would Brexit mean for the UK financial services industry?

I just discovered a really interesting legal view of the implications of the Brexit vote on the UK Financial Services sector.  It was in a magazine by Mayer Brown, a law firm, written by legal eagles Alexandria Carr, Mark Compton, David R. Sahr and Guy Wilkes and, as the …

FU EU #Brexit

Well, like all of you, I wake up this morning to find that the UK has decided to tell Europe to fork off.  You probably think I’m going to blog about what it all means and the implications for financial markets (I did that the …

What does #Brexit mean for the City and #FinTech UK?

The UK has had a long weekend considering the consequences of the Brexit. Chris Skinner has had a long weekend considering the consequences on London, the banking industry, Fintech and more … and I have to say that I’m quietly positive.  I don’t think we’re …

The best #Brexit insights including #Fintech, #Blockchain and more

Well, I can’t go on and on and on about Britain’s decision to leave the EU, but it would be remiss of me to not highlight a few insights that popped up yesterday. First, there’s probably the best insight I’ve read into why we voted to …

Vilnius to take over from London after #Brexit?

I know I said I’d stop going on and on about the #Brexit, but there will be a few more sweep up stories.  This one is a special for Friday as it’s already begun with Lithuanian MEP sending a letter to the leaders of London-based …

Fintech 1, 2 and 3.0 … there’s an elephant in the room and it’s under attack

I was piqued by Victor Matarranz’s [SEVP Head of Group Strategy and Chairman’s Office, Banco Santander] presentation at MoneyConf last week, mainly because he began by talking about Fintech 1.0 versus Fintech 2.0. Fintech 1.0 he defined as the emergence of peer-to-peer lenders and new …

Conference buzzwords … what’s on your list?

I go to too many conferences and have my very own list of Bingo Buzzwords including apps, APIs, analytics, blockchain, cloud and more.  There are four specific words that are used often however, which make my crawl a little.  The reason is that I don’t think …

Banks need to change their bonus structures (to include technological leadership)

I had an interesting conversation with one banker this week.  They work for a bank that is interested in blockchain use cases (aren’t we all) and have been tasked to create a proof of concept.  All well and good.  Then the challenge kicked in. Who …

50 shades of blockchain …

I’ve written about Bitcoin and blockchain for half a decade, and now banks are all talking about it too. There is a belief that the blockchain technology that came from the Bitcoin structure could revolutionise banking. But there’s a problem, not with blockchain protocol, but with …

 

About 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...

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