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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: 18th March 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Regulators press for overhaul of Metro Bank board UK bankers on standby as City readies no-deal contingency plans More than £100bn of UK property is secretly owned Brexit spurs biggest cut in UK business investment in 10 years: BCC Banks discriminating against the vulnerable, …

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Things worth reading: 15th March 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Top 10 Fintech Companies to Watch in 2019 Berlin’s Bad Bank Idea Cryptocurrencies Pose Risks to Banks, Warns Basel Committee Nine banks win dismissal of Canadian rate-rigging lawsuit in U.S. U.S. considers sanctions to restrict Visa, Mastercard in Venezuela: official BBVA honorary chairman ‘temporarily’ …

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Which camp are you in?

There are five camps out there. The first is the FinTech camp. This camp sit around the campfire and go “down with banks, down with banks”. They believe banks are out-dated legacy firms who have no idea about the modern age of technology. They believe banks are money-grabbing Shylocks, purely …

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Things worth reading: 13th March 2019

Things we’re reading today include … For all their high hopes, the challenger banks have finished up on the ropes Why are Banks reluctant to Bank Crypto? Bank of England ‘must practice what it preaches’ Monzo pips First Direct to top our customer service poll Wonga compensation claims rise fourfold …

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Things worth reading: 12th March 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Wells Fargo’s CEO says the bank has changed. Congress isn’t so sure Deutsche Bank’s Arranged Marriage Gets Shove From ECB Sweden Wants a Bank Tax That ‘Really Hits’ the Right Targets NatWest trials fingerprint debit cards to remove £30 limit Brexit fallout on UK …

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What is better: some job or no job?

This is an old but true story of my very own. Back in the day, I worked for a computer firm that had a unique piece of hardware and software called the Contents Addressable File Store, or CAFS for short. I was the marketing manager for this remarkable piece of …

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Things worth reading: 11th March 2019

Things we’re reading today include … NatWest to pilot biometric fingerprint bank card BOE Asks Banks to Boost Liquid Assets Ahead of Brexit Fintech startup Raisin buys a bank Bank of England takes action over Visa card payment outage Frustration over Mifid and Priips hits boiling point To lure young …

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Trust me, I’m a banker …

There’s a lot of talk about trust when you meet with people in finance. Customers trust us with their money … there is trust in banks … we are trusted when it comes to advice … our brand is a trusted brand. I usually keep quiet as most of that …

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Are banks customer focused?

I’ve talked a little about TechFin in the past but, in my presentations, I talk more and more about TechFin versus FinTech. FinTech is doing what we’ve always done, cheaper and faster and better with technology. TechFin is reimagining everything with no idea of what’s been before with technology. It’s a …

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