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The Finanser’s Week: 12th December – 18th December 2022

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8 steps to innovation, as recommended by Robin Sharma

Just saw Robin Sharma speaking at an event on innovation, who spoke before me. If you don’t know him, he’s been writing about leadership and innovation for years and, by background, was trained as a lawyer. He’s also a self-help inspirational speaker which the cynic sceptic grumpy old man optimist in me is always useful. He…

Can the Bankosaurus jump the asteroid?

There are regular forecasts of the end of banking as we know it … “Digital wallets are the Kodak moment of banking” – @BrettKing, renowned banking futurist began our Financial Services Horizons webinar today with discussions on the future of banks and financial services in the region. Stay tuned for more insights over the next…

The Indian FinTech Renaissance

I’ve covered in-depth views on FinTech in Africa, the Middle East (or is that West Asia?), Asia, Latin America and more, but feel that I skipped over India where the only in-depth views I’ve shared has been about PayTM. So, this time, it’s India’s turn. According to Ernst & Young – or is it just EY…

Banking in 2122

Throughout the last century, we saw a massive change in the financial systems of the world thanks to technology. Now that such technologies are embedded in everything we see, hear and touch, even smell and taste, everything has networked and connected globally. We can talk to people on top of Everest, in a crater of…

Big Bang 2.0: creating Singapore-by-the-Thames

When Brexit happened, everyone wondered what the UK government plans would be for the City. Specifically, they wondered whether the plan would be to create Singapore-by-the-Thames. This would mean a low-tax, high-achiever culture that would encourage mass inward investment and recognise that the City offered greater advantages for profit than any other place in Europe or, maybe even, the world.


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Chris M Skinner

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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