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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: 11th December 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Why banks will share your financial secrets Deutsche Bank hands bank records of Trump affiliates to Robert Mueller The ‘bank’ message that cost a student £5,400 of her loan money Why a hard Brexit for financial services is unlikely Stress test the world economy …

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Things worth reading: 8th December 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Exclusive: Wells Fargo sanctions are on ice under Trump official – sources China’s financial system harbours large risks, says IMF RBS boss likens bitcoin to Dante’s Inferno as currency tops $15,000 Bitcoin plummets more than 12 percent to below $15,000 Chat and pay JPMorgan’s …

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The complex world of diplomatic affairs

I sometimes feel like a really, sad person. I wake up every day wondering what’s new with tech, FinTech, the world. I go to conferences and, instead of delivering my keynote speech and disappearing, normally hang around to hear the other presentations, as I might learn something. Equally, I sometimes …

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Things worth reading: 7th December 2017

Things we’re reading today include … China’s debt levels pose stability risk, says IMF Mifid II impact on investment banking ‘exaggerated’ Bitcoin to start futures trading, stoking Wild West worries UK banks have 2m customers stuck in permanent overdraft ‘Dear Mark Carney… capitalism stinks’: Bank complaint letters revealed The Queen’s …

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The future of cryptocurrencies

2017 has been a wild and fantastic year for cryptocurrencies, especially bitcoin. Everyone was wondering whether they should buy bitcoin. That was back when it was $500 a coin. Now it’s over $11,000 a coin. Funny year 2017. 2017 was when everyone thought they had to get into cryptocurrencies, and …

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Things worth reading: 6th December 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Tapping into India’s digital payments revolution Bank of England mulls ordering banks to raise buffers against disorderly Brexit  Deutsche Bank’s €710bn asset management arm gets pre-IPO makeover Trump’s personal banking information handed over to Robert Mueller Bitcoin surges above $12,000 to record high on …

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Things worth reading: 5th December 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Brazil’s first online bank ramps up innovation Behind the rusty vault doors of an abandoned Alabama bank The survival hopes of big banks may rest on machines Big banks putting UK’s free-to-use ATM network at risk, warns peer Mastercard to repurchase up to $4 …

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A dangerous game of whack-a-mole on the dark web

I was at a recent cybersecurity conference where the head of Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) was talking about the threats we face today from the dark web. After Silk Road, much of its illegal business switched to Alpha Bay. The authorities took out Alpha Bay and Hansa business increased …

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Things worth reading: 4th December 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Digital banking: a tough way to make money Best banking apps revealed IMF Head Foresees the End of Banking and the Triumph of Cryptocurrency Bitcoin investors hoping to make billions may end up with a sack of fool’s gold UK banks warn over EU …

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