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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...

Things worth reading: 30th October 2020

Things we’re reading today include … SoFi gets green light to become a national US bank Investors should prepare for worst over US presidential election The man who wants to help you out of debt – at any cost Asset managers warned over ‘insufficient’ climate risk reporting The march of …

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Are banks funding our extinction?

Readers of my blog may have realised that, over recent years, I’ve become a little bit passionate about saving the world. It’s our world. It’s the only one we’ve got. I’m quite keen to keep it here for that reason. Whilst coronavirus, disease and pandemics drive our thinking, we should …

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Things worth reading: 29th October 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Visa and Mastercard earnings highlight consumer spending woe Deutsche Bank speeds up office closures to cut costs Joe Biden looks like a safe pair of hands for the US economy | Jeffrey Frankel The world’s banks must start to value nature and stop paying …

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Things worth reading: 28th October 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Banks lent £1.9tn linked to ecosystem and wildlife destruction in 2019 – report The senator shaking up Australia’s A$3tn pensions sector HSBC says it could charge for current accounts Experian: Credit agency told to stop sharing data without consent EU takes step to ease …

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Things worth reading: 27th October 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Jack Ma’s Ant Group set for record $34bn market debut Sunak under pressure to reveal whereabouts of his own investments HSBC to accelerate restructure plan to slash costs Investment industry urged to promote more black women Brussels debates building up a Fortress Europe in …

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Things worth reading: 26th October 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Covid-19: Lloyds staff to work from home until spring Covid leaves 6m UK small businesses and 16m jobs in ‘precarious position’ Jack Ma rails against global financial rules ahead of $30bn Ant Group IPO Banks transfer balances by cheque … to banks that don’t …

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Things worth reading: 23rd October 2020

Things we’re reading today include … The future of banking supervision in a changing world Goldman Sachs to pay $3bn over 1MDB corruption scandal Goldman subsidiary pleads guilty in 1MDB scandal Rishi Sunak’s ex-Goldman Sachs boss emerges as next possible BBC chair EU explores tougher curbs on City hedge fund …

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2020 is K-shaped

Everyone was talking about a V-shaped recovery in March 2020. Then it went onto a dialogue about whether it might be U-shaped or even W-shaped. Now, some economists are talking about a K-shaped economy. Some say this is all about the haves and have nots – the upper half are those …

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