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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...

Is self-service all it’s cut out to be?

I find it amusing to think about this age of self-service, where we take it for granted that it’s cheaper, easier and more personalised to your own wishes if you book it yourself.  And, for most of the time, that works well.  Except when you mess things up, like booking …

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It’s the ATM’s 50th birthday today!

It was exactly 50 years ago today that the world’s first ATM was unveiled at a Barclays branch in Enfield, London.  As a tribute to the golden anniversary, Barclays has transformed the modern-day Enfield cash machine into gold.  Today, more than half of UK adults use an ATM at least …

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Things worth reading: 27th June 2017

Things we’re reading today include … U.K. challenger bank Starling sets up in Ireland and clears flightpath to Europe Trump could use alternate routes to roll back bank reforms Bank of China, Tencent to Trial Blockchain in New Research Effort Blockchain technology is moving into the financial mainstream with IBM …

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Things worth reading: 26th June 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Push on with the ‘great unwinding’, BIS tells central banks RBS to cut 443 jobs in UK, move many of them to India Bank of England faces echoes of the 2007 crunch as Brits are back to their bad old habits racking up debt  Bank …

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Things worth reading: 23rd June 2017

Things we’re reading today include … House Democrats challenge Deutsche Bank over review of Trump’s accounts Luxembourg’s politicians pin economic hopes on fintech drive U.S. regulators, lawmakers support Volcker rule revamp at hearing China’s ICBC says checks of loans by big acquirers are routine Biggest U.S. banks clear first hurdle …

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Things worth reading: 22nd June 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Startup bank Atom receives £30m boost Tesco Bank customers hit by computer problems A 17-Minute Film From a Bank Just Won the Entertainment Lions Grand Prix at Cannes U.S. could ease Volcker Rule, exempt small banks New Zelle app could mean the end of …

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Who needs millennials?

I have had many, many conversations about reaching the millennial customer.  We need to be attractive to millennials?  Millennials think differently, how do we reach them?  Millennials are rejecting banks, is that right?  Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. The conversation seems to be one amongst older generational people who haven’t …

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Things worth reading: 20th June 2017

Things we’re reading today include: Klarna gets a full banking license, gears up to go beyond financing payments Moody’s Cuts Ratings on Australia’s Banks on Housing Concern Almost 1m UK bank customers will be forced to use new sort codes A Female CEO of a Big Bank? The Odds Are …

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