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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, the Finanser.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...

London: still the #1 Global Financial Centre

Today Z/Yen, a London-based research and consultancy firm, publishes the twenty-first Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI 21) in collaboration with the China Development Institute (CDI). The GFCI rates 88 financial centres and finds the top ten are: London New York Singapore Hong Kong Tokyo San Francisco Chicago Sydney Boston Toronto Updated …

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Things worth reading: 27th March 2017

Things we’re reading today include … The Bank of Mum and Dad hits record high, funding one third of first-time buyers Businesses leave gaping holes in cybersecurity plans  Ex-Morgan Stanley MD: money does grow on trees, actually Fading Trump rally threatened by rare contraction of US credit Citigroup aims to …

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Things worth reading: 24th March 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Brexit: Single market benefit ‘largely imaginary’ Deutsche Bank commits to London by securing new HQ Secure Trust shuns bid for troubled Co-op Bank Kenya starts selling bonds via mobile phones The investigation into the Bangladesh Bank heist continues An earthquake in European banking RBS …

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Turkish delights in innovation

I’ve been working closely with BKM, the Turkish retail payments clearing company, for a few years now.  They manage the Fintech Istanbul program, and are the powerhouse behind many of the innovations we’ve seen in Turkey from mobile wallets to contactless payments. Their CEO, Soner Canko, will be presenting to …

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Things worth reading: 23rd March 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Hopes fade for Co-op Bank turnaround plan City watchdog wins legal battle with ‘London Whale’ executive UBS charges customers to deposit euros Cheques will clear in just 24 hours thanks to smartphone imaging tech Brexit vote: Single market benefit ‘largely imaginary’ MPs warn system …

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The largest payments company in the world that most people have never heard of

I blogged a year ago about TechFin, the incumbents’ view of applying technology to existing banking services, versus FinTech which seeks to transform the financial system.  That has become one of the top search terms to find my blog, as it turns out, mainly because my blog entries are the first …

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Things worth reading: 22nd March 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Bank that lent $300m to Trump linked to Russian money laundering scam Brexit: What the biggest banks are planning once Theresa May begins EU departure Goldman Sachs to expand EU presence ahead of Brexit Wall Street suffers worst day this year Deutsche slips in …

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Things worth reading: 21st March 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Bill Gates tops Forbes’ rich list but Trump’s wealth slips Deutsche Bank slashes bonuses as it scrambles to raise cash Challenger bank Secure Trust enters mortgage market  Frankfurt takes lead in Brexit race for City jobs Goldman building robo-adviser to give investment advice to …

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Things worth reading: 20th March 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Mountain man: The bank boss who reached the top aged 33 Officials draw up rescue plan for Co-op Bank Deutsche Bank benefits from strong bond trading in early 2017 Bank of Mum (not Dad): research shows mothers are more likely to give their children …

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