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The Finanser’s Week: 8th March 2021- 14th March 2021

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The main blogs of this week were:

WTF is an NFT?

Watching the mainstream news show the other day, it finished with an item about NFTs, non-fungible tokens. It’s not the sort of thing that I would have expected most pensioners sitting having their night-time cup of cocoa watching the news would expect to see or …

NFTs show why banks must focus upon digital asset management

A lot of our history in the future will be digital Our future is digital. Just as we look back today and enjoy our physical inheritances of books, music and art, we will look back tomorrow at our digital inheritances of books, music and art. …

Wal*Mart’s new FinTech will be like Marcus on Steroids … or will it?

I’ve noticed that Wal*Mart has recently been hiring bankers. Goldman Sachs’ bankers to be exact. Goldman Sachs Marcus’s bankers to be more specific. Bloomberg Omer Ismail, the head of Goldman’s consumer bank [Marcus], is making a surprise exit to the fintech, according to people with …

Key trends in financial services: the pre- and post- pandemic view (free research)

Salesforce released their research report, Trends in Financial Services, near the end of last year. I had the chance to sit down with Rohit Mahna, Senior Vice President of Industries Advisors for Salesforce, to discuss the report and the shifts happening right now in the …

Celebrating International Women’s Day #ChooseToChallenge  #IWD2021

Today is International Women’s Day and I blogged for a week about diversity and the inclusion of women last summer. Since then, I’ve noticed a lot of headlines about women in banking. Typically, the headline is something like Female banker emerges as possible successor to Goldman …


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