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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: 28th May 2020

Things we’re reading today include: Central banks must change course if they are to lead us out of the coronavirus crisis Data breach at Bank of America World economic prospects darken, rebound delayed: Reuters poll Speedy action by the Bank of England during Covid-19 is working | Andrew Bailey Billionaire …

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Things worth reading: 27th May 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Economy on track for rapid V-shaped recovery, says Bank of England chief economist Lloyds Bank postpones redundancies until October Buy now, pay later pulls in Tencent and Alibaba Dimon says no immediate return of share buybacks New York Stock Exchange reopens two months after …

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This is no Black Swan

As the coronavirus gripped Europe and America in March and April, it was clear that banks had a number of issues to deal with. Suddenly shuttering branch doors, closing head office and asking staff to stay at home, became the modus operandi for all. This is something that no major …

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Things worth reading: 26th May 2020

Things we’re reading today include … This is why we’re proposing a wealth tax in Spain to help us out of this crisis | Pablo Echenique Companies in new investment fund must be ‘made in Yorkshire’ Goldman Sachs ramps up cash management plans despite coronavirus UBS announces global financing team …

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When a FinTech CEO steps down (#Monzo)

In any business, there are different movers and shakers. Some can create momentum; some can maintain momentum; some create ideas; some kill ideas; some run the business; some change the business; and so on and so on and so on. I’m an ideas guy. I could never run a business. …

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Things worth reading: 25th May 2020

Things we’re reading today include … World Bank warns 60m at risk of ‘extreme poverty’ Central Bank Digital Currencies Need Decentralization Trudeau reaches out to bank CEOs for advice on economic recovery Could you have to pay your bank to save money? Huge rise in hacking attacks on home workers …

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Things worth reading: 22nd May 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Tracking the economic recovery What would negative interest rates mean for mortgages and savings? Bank investors rebel over Lloyds’ proposal for executive pay Why interest rates are so high in Africa More than 50,000 RBS staff to work from home until at least September …

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Nothing is going to be the same

I was relaxing watching a rock concert whilst self-isolating. It made me realise the way it was. 60,000 people sweating next to each other at an open venue, mingling each others juices together. Ah, those were the days. Nothing is going to be the same. My life was concerts, theatre, …

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Things worth reading: 21st May 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Bank of England paves way for negative interest rates Britain sells bonds with minus rates Top 1% of British earners get 17% of nation’s income Matalan founder suing PwC for ‘ineffective tax avoidance advice’ Crypto hedge funds struggle to rebound from ‘bloodbath’ Mastercard to …

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Things worth reading: 20th May 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Coronavirus: World Bank warns 60m at risk of ‘extreme poverty’ Fiserv’s First Data pays $40 million to settle FTC charges it aided merchants’ fraud Boom for payments companies as crisis forces shoppers online Covid-19 a ‘wake-up call’ to build fairer society, says billionaire JP …

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