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The Finanser’s Week: 25th December 2023 – 14th January 2024

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What’s in store for 2024: The Economy

Welcome to 2024! For this first week of 2024, I’m going to summarise the stuff I’ve seen around the PEST landscape. PEST? Politically, Economically, Socially and Technologically.

What’s in store for 2024: The Technology

I was looking for the top trends in technology in 2024 and started with this Gartner report. As usual, it’s full of Gartner trying to create acronyms like AI TRiSM and CTEM. Lot of confusion there, but this chart did stand out: Each area is explained in more depth in their presentation deck, but here’s…

What’s in store for 2024: Fintech

During December, I was bombarded with fintech predictions for 2024. Rather than doing my own, here’s a summary of some of the biggies. A Statista report projects global market growth from $127.65 billion in 2022 to a staggering $332.3 billion by 2027. Factors fuelling this surge include increased online payment adoption, the rise of embedded finance, and…

What’s in store for 2024: Cryptocurrency

According to most pundits, 2024 looks like a great year for cryptocurrency. Analytics Insight predicts a resurgence, with the crypto market expected to surpass the US$3 trillion mark. Why? The main driver seems to be another bitcoin halving, but also Ethereum and altcoins seem to be big movers, alongside rising crypto adoption amongst mainstream institutions. Gemini,…

What’s in store for 2024: Wrap-up

Having covered so many articles on 2024 predictions this week, I am struck by how nearly all of them are AI-focused. That was 2023 folks. 2024 will be far more about geopolitics, which is one of five megaforces identified by BlackRock in a major recent research report, as summarised by Satori News: The world 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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