Home / Chris M Skinner (page 2)

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: 9th January 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Pension funds urge Barclays to stop lending to fossil fuel firms World Bank warns on global growth World Bank warns of global debt crisis amid borrowing buildup What’s at the heart of a credit score that can ruin a life SEC drops insider trading …

Read More »

The regulator’s focus for 2020

I was going to write stuff about this but The Financial Stability Board did it for me. Here’s where the regulator will focus in 2020: The Financial Stability Board (FSB) published its work programme for 2020. The FSB’s work priorities for 2020 reflect the evolving nature of the global financial …

Read More »

Things worth reading: 8th January 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Barclays £322m Qatar deal ‘could be seen as way to hide payments’ Ignoring climate risk costs more than tackling it Former Goldman banker pleads guilty to insider trading Bitcoin: Should cryptocurrency owners make a will? Travelex customers ‘thousands of pounds out of pocket’ Wall …

Read More »

2020 technologies – the year of SD-WAN, PIE and 5G

Start of a New Year and there are websites everywhere making predictions on everything from elections to economies. I used to write my own predictions but honestly cannot be bothered anymore when you have 1,000 other people doing it. Instead, I’ve hand-picked some of my favourite predictions made out there …

Read More »

Things worth reading: 7th January 2020

Things we’re reading today include … The rise of the invisible bank Singapore Digital Bank Licenses Draw 21 Applications Few Bank Failures Could Be a Warning Sign for U.S. Financial System Digital Banking Have You Befuddled? Top bosses earn annual wage of average worker by end of today Ex-Barclays banker …

Read More »

Welcome to 2020: What’s new?

Welcome to 2020. It’s a new day. It’s a new year. It’s a new decade. And yes, I’m feeling good. 2020. This is a year all of us futurists have looked forward to for over two decades as, back in 2000, it became popular to talk about a 2020 vision. …

Read More »

Have Yourself a Merry FinTech Christmas

So it’s the holiday season and time for some time off. I’m back on January 6th 2020. The only thing I can say is … here’s to a fantastic 2020 … the year of Doing Digital.    “Stop what you are doing and read this book. It will transform your …

Read More »

Things worth reading: 20th December 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Emerging market debt hit $55 trillion Goldman Sachs may admit guilt, pay $2 billion fine to settle U.S. 1MDB probes: source Bank of England deserves to be embarrassed about security breach RBS’s top two investment bank executives depart City regulator Andrew Bailey favourite to …

Read More »

The Eleven Things That Stood Out In 2019

At the end of every year I list the top 10 blog posts from The Finanser, to show what’s been of most interest.  Bearing in mind there are over 200 posts a year, these are the ones that really stand out. Like most years, this year’s list includes three guest …

Read More »

Things worth reading: 19th December 2019

Things we’re reading today include … The European Central Bank’s found a way to keep the digital euro private YouTube’s top earners: Eight-year-old Ryan tops list with $26m UK banks and insurers to be tested on climate crisis response plans French farmers’ favourite makes hay in investment banking ‘Time to …

Read More »

Big Government versus Big Tech

I write about a lot of things. Around three-quarters is focused on finance and technology, but the rest meanders around life, taxes, government, the economy, global trade, regulatory matters and more. All of these latter areas can probably be summed up right now as: INTERNET ANGER No, I’m not angry …

Read More »

Things worth reading: 18th December 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Deutsche Bank Considers Cutting Bonus Pool by as Much as 20% UBS/the wealthy: Khan-do spirit  Another Credit Suisse senior manager was followed: NZZ Duty of care should protect elderly from online fraud, trust warns  ‘Gutsy’ Scot in line to be first female boss of …

Read More »

The Wild West of Crypto

I’ve written so much about the Wild West of Crypto that I’m kind of fed up with it but … here we go again. When bitcoin first appeared, I got into trouble. I kept saying that you cannot have money without government, and the libertarians called me a statist. Whatever. …

Read More »

Things worth reading: 17th December 2019

Things we’re reading today include … $5 billion flee Hong Kong funds amid unrest Australian regulator investigates Westpac directors, executives after scandal Banks have learnt their lesson on risk management Will the UK really turn into ‘Singapore-on-Thames’ after Brexit? Goldman Sachs says it will support ‘green’ initiatives more forcefully Westpac …

Read More »