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The Finanser’s Week: 20th December 2021- 8th January 2022

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Welcome to 2022

I used to make predictions to start the year. I’m not doing that anymore, as everyone else is doing them. I will add a few thoughts at the end of this week’s series of blog entries but, for the moment, here’s my selection of what’s …

Banking in 2022: what’s going to happen?

Banking in 2022 has a number of forecasters. Deloitte claim that banks are at a make-or-break moment. I agree. My feeling is that banks are dealing with digital transformation – a thing they should have dealt with a decade ago. For the next decade, they need …

Payments in 2022: Some are making a Big Mistake

Focusing just on the payments space, there are many folks making forecasts for 2022. Here are the highlights. The Financial Brand lists seven major trends for 2022: The ‘P2P’ Wars Will Continue Unabated Despite All the New Stuff, Cards (and Cash) Roll On BNPL: The Payments …

FinTech in 2022: the Big Regression?

Building up to Christmas, I got a lot of FinTech predictions sent by PR firms and friends. Here are my top picks: One of the biggest US FinTech firms Lending Club sent me four big things they predict: Prediction #1: The fintech and bank consolidation arms …

Technology in 2022: intelligence is the key

In the final part of my welcome to 2022 series, here are the big trends in technology in general (not just FinTech). According to the World Economic Forum, there are ten key technologies to watch including 3D printing houses, tracking humans through the network and …

The top 11 blogs of 2021

As per normal, I look at the top blogs picked up by readers during the year. This year, maybe it’s me or maybe it’s them, the theme seems to be all about crypto … oh, and my April Fool’s joke.   #11 What will happen …

Tell me everything in ten words or less

Some years ago, I remember seeing a company whose boss believed that you should be able to say everything you need to say in a subject line. Over the years, I’ve taken that to heart and often write to colleagues with a simple summary subject …

To sweetly go where no sweet has gone before

I recently was given a Gold Mom’s Award for the new book Captain Cake and the Candy Crew. They then followed up with an interview and so, as it’s near Christmas, here it is: Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Chris Skinner Mom’s Choice Awards is …


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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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