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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: 23rd February 2018

Things we’re reading today include … Trump just made a nonsensical analogy between school and bank security Documentary tells tiny bank’s David vs. Goliath story in 2008 financial crisis aftermath Blockchain ‘could save asset managers $2.7bn a year’ Barclays criticised for ‘shocking’ pay gap with women paid half what men …

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Things worth reading: 22nd February 2018

Things we’re reading today include … Bitcoin: MPs launch inquiry into digital currencies Zimbabwe and Kenya lead the way in Africa’s dash from cash Lloyds hails ‘landmark’ after return to private sector It would be useful to know what Corbyn really thinks of Lloyds | Nils Pratley Meet Cora, your …

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Ever wondered what a digital human looks like?

I know that I could get boring so won’t labour this one over and over again, but for people attending Eurofinance in Miami in May or Money 2020 in Singapore in March, I have great news for you! Both events are going to be promoting and launching my new book, Digital …

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Things worth reading: 21st February 2018

Things we’re reading today include … Bitcoin has ‘pretty much failed’ as a currency, Bank of England Governor Carney says HSBC profits more than double to $17.2bn Top City regulator used tax break scheme Venezuela launches oil cryptocurrency MPs publish full unredacted report into RBS small business scandal HSBC warns …

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Why bitcoin is not a ‘fraud’ or ‘bubble’, but something you should take seriously

Unless you have been asleep for the last year, you cannot have failed to catch the buzz around bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum’s Ether and Ripple’s XRP. There are even some coins that were created as a joke that are getting significant investments, such as Dogecoin. Dogecoin was …

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Things worth reading: 19th February 2018

Things we’re reading today include … UK banks facing further big hits for US fines, PPI payouts, and Carillion collapse RBS looks to be in the money – but looming fine may put paid to that Eyes wide shut: the $1.8 billion Indian bank fraud that went unnoticed A crucial …

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Things worth reading: 16th February 2018

Things we’re reading today include … Starling’s marketplace banking rollout adds pensions, savings, travel insurance and mortgages Amazon has partnered with Bank of America for its lending program The digital upstarts taking on Britain’s dominant few banks China’s HNA Group trims stake in Deutsche Bank Divorcing couples may clash over …

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Things worth reading: 15th February 2018

Things we’re reading today include … We are more likely to change our partner than our bank World’s richest people: in pictures Starling Bank unveils partnership with range of financial services providers Amazon has partnered with Bank of America for its lending program Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple price soars as …

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Inside the mind of Jack Ma

I am very taken by the articulate and charismatic Jack Ma. Not because he’s one of the richest men in the world, but more because of his experiences and beliefs. If you haven’t listened to his interviews and thoughts at this years World Economic Summit, then I’d recommend you take …

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