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The Finanser’s Week: 26th July 2021- 1st August 2021

This week’s main blog discussions include …

The Olympics of Money

I guess, because we are in lockdown, that I find the Olympics quite surreal. Lots of sports and lots of commentary and lots of weird things going on in my head. For example, I started to think about what an Olympics of banking and fintech …

Who do you believe in: the state or the network?

I find so many similarities between what’s happening with COVID and what’s happening with cryptocurrencies. Why? It’s all to do with how they’re regulated. I don’t know about your country, but I’m in between two countries: the UK and Poland. After recently visiting the UK, …

Are auditors worth it?

Talking about enforcing the system, I’m reading the Financial Reporting Council’s annual report about auditors of banks. Yes, I am that sad. The report notes that, across the UK’s seven biggest auditing firms, almost 30% of all bookkeeping was below par. It makes you wonder …

Human-first, NOT digital-first

In a conversation today, I started discussing digital transformation in depth and found we were talking about digital as though that was the point. It made me wake up, as digital is not the point. Business, connectivity, relationships is the point. When we discuss doing …

Design for a business on Mars

I just saw someone talking to their challenger bank about paying in a cheque. The bank asked: what’s a cheque? I feel the same. In fact, these days, it’s kind of getting challenging to imagine: what’s cash? In fact, these days, it’s difficult to consider: …

 

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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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