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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...

Things worth reading: 27th April 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Deutsche Bank beats forecasts in strong start to 2017 Lloyds hires retired judge for internal probe into HBOS fraud scandal Chinese money market fund becomes world’s biggest Barclays boss: Banks need access to talent post-Brexit Lloyds and Queen’s bank Coutts rack up customer complaints …

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A world without money

I have no academic papers or historical research view on what I’m about to post, although I will find some, but I was reflecting on my discussions of revolutions in humanity.  In particular, the second age of humankind, when we invented money as a control mechanism. Before this seismic change, money …

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Things worth reading: 25th April 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Number of U.S. bank branches to shrink 20 percent in five years will.i.am to mix tech know-how with banking at Britain’s Atom Lloyds bank bailout repaid in full, says Philip Hammond For Wells Fargo directors, narrow wins may not be enough Weatherbys aims to …

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What’s it like being unbanked?

I’ve just spent the last three weeks travelling around too many places to mention, including Germany, UAE, UK and three very different countries: Argentina, Colombia and Pakistan. Argentina is a huge and diverse country of over a million square miles, and a population of 40 million; Colombia is one of …

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Things worth reading: 21st April 2017

Things we’re reading today include … What’s wrong with Lloyds Banking Group plc? Fed fines Deutsche Bank $156.6 million for forex violations America’s big banks have an encouraging first quarter Mark Carney begs politicians not to rip up new financial rulebook Digitisation shakes up corporate-bond markets BoE loses another female …

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Things worth reading: 20th April 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Bank of America boosts digital banking segment IMF encourages banks to sack staff amid weakness due to ‘legacy of bad debt’ Can you stop your bank branch closing? HSBC refuses to open bank account for Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei Five areas of fintech that …

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