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Chris M Skinner

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...

Digital is not the same

I’m a Simple guy (?), but realised the other day that the consultants, research firms and technology behemoths do a great job of dressing up old ideas in new clothes. This hit home when I was reading the IT priorities for CFOs in 2021 by Gartner. Gartner’s survey asked finance …

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Things worth reading: 25th January 2021

Things we’re reading today include … European Central Bank’s $2.2 trillion stimulus still on track ‘Gas is over’: EU bank chief calls for end to fossil fuel investment ‘A Brexit nightmare’: the British businesses being pushed to breaking point More than half of UK households fear losing savings in Covid …

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Things worth reading: 22nd January 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Crackdown on Jack Ma’s empire gathers pace despite reappearance Former head of Vatican bank sentenced to jail for embezzlement JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon is paid $31.5m after decrying income inequality The problem is poverty, however we label it | Aditya Chakrabortty Wealthy UK …

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Things worth reading: 21st January 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Tom Blomfield leaves Monzo Bank of England adapts bank stress test for pandemic era A Deutsche Bank board member advised Wirecard’s former CEO to ‘finish’ the Financial Times Chinese billionaire Jack Ma makes first public appearance in months The end of Trump: where will …

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Things worth reading: 20th January 2021

Things we’re reading today include … HSBC to close 82 branches this year Goldman chief executive says Spac boom is unsustainable Covid: Cash refusal ‘creeping into UK economy’ Is bitcoin a scam? – podcast The economic challenge facing Joe Biden Big businesses told to speed up payments to small suppliers

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The world is good, bad and mad

Like all of us, I’m fed up with coronavirus coverage and Groundhog Day days. I talk to other folks, they feel the same. Then I realise it’s not a World War. I’m not worried about losing my life. I’m not going to take risks and expose myself to the virus, …

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Things worth reading: 19th January 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Goldman And BofA Earnings: A Tale Of Two Banks (And Digital Strategies) French central bank to exit coal, cap oil and gas investments Bad luck dogs Xinja Bank’s Dubai agent More than a third of UK shoppers blocked from paying with cash in Covid-19 …

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Things worth reading: 18th January 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Bitcoin: Imagining A Central Bank Buy In 10 Key Features to Look for in a Bank City of London bosses warn against post-Brexit deregulation Shock Brexit charges are hurting us, say small British businesses EU rules promise to reshape opaque world of sustainable investment …

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An interview with the Elephant

I was really surprised how popular the Elephant became last year. In fact, he seems to have a fan following, so much so that one of my friends who runs media in Europe, Rik Coeckelbergs (The Banking Scene), asked if he could interview the elephant. Here’s what happened … Predictions for …

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