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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...

Can we use finance to make Earth green? (Meniga interview)

This week’s blogs are inspired by our global connector Marisol Menendez The final interview with our Nordic Connection Festival companies is with the winner, Meniga (I was not a judge!). I spoke with Bragi Fjalldal, CMO & VP Business Development, about what the company is doing these days, particularly with …

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Things worth reading: 18th September 2020

Things we’re reading today include … UK interest rates likely to fall below zero in 2021 Bank of England talks negative interest rates in best ‘ad’ for Bitcoin Kraken Cryptocurrency Exchange Plans to Be Global Bank Swedish bank cuts branches and jobs, increases IT spend NatWest revealed as worst bank …

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Things worth reading: 17th September 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Will the BoE inject more stimulus into the UK economy? British Business Bank boost business loans by 21% over 2020 Former Bank of England Governor Mark Carney adds to his wealth by joining PIMCO Banks report surge in impersonation scams Bank profits to take …

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Things worth reading: 16th September 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Relief for City as EU extends bank access to London clearing houses UK banks sign Fintech Pledge This time the insurance industry lost after reading the small print | Nils Pratley EY chairman admits ‘regret’ over Wirecard failures in letter to clients Klarna becomes …

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True innovation comes from collaboration

This week’s blogs are inspired by our global connector Marisol Menendez This week is a bit different on the blog as I’m going to introduce you to one of my other businesses: Nordic Future Innovation. Nordic Future Innovation (originally Nordic Finance Innovation) is a venture I  started almost ten years ago with …

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Things worth reading: 15th September 2020

Things we’re reading today include … CREST problems return, Bank of England delays gilt buy-back Consumer Trust in Digital-Only Banks Falls During Lockdown 3x Faster Than High Street Banks Banks aren’t dealing with financial abuse. Monzo has an answer Lloyds to experiment with office changes France and Germany call for …

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The FinTech Karaoke Challenge: Umbrella

Now I’m no Jay-Z and definitely a million miles from a Rihanna, but there is an old saying attributed to Mark Twain that “a banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.” This persists generally …

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Things worth reading: 14th September 2020

Things we’re reading today include: Climate Stress Tests Will Eventually Influence Bank Capital Quarter of bank branches will close in coming three years Investors call for end to ban on dividends Now banks are charging you interest on your savings Google must act on scam money adverts, Which? says Hedge …

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Welcome to The Finanser by Chris Skinner

Welcome to The Finanser, the portal to the knowledge base of the Financial Services Club, chaired by Chris Skinner. To make an enquiry about a speaking engagement, just contact us and, if you are interested in Chris Skinner as a speaker, here’s an illustration of his keynote presentations …

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Does management theory work anymore?

After blogging the other day that big banks will never be replaced and they’re just playing a game of Pac-Man, I was watching this two-minute explainer of Michael Porter’s five forces from Harvard Business Review (a two-minute video):  The five forces are buyers (customers), suppliers, substitutes, new entrants and existing …

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