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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: 9th April 2019

Things we’re reading today include … World’s biggest data breach is just the tip of the iceberg – Dark Web dangers are growing U.S. bank executives say Wall Street has reformed, though crisis scars linger Wall Street loves socialism for bankers, but not for ordinary people | Robert Reich Is …

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Things worth reading: 8th April 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Digital Bank Tandem starts fundraising talks KPMG plans overhaul of British business: The Times Mark Carney still stands taller than Brexit’s lost leaders | William Keegan Lloyd’s to bar ‘under-the-influence’ staff from building Monzo digital bank could double value to £2bn with new US …

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Things worth reading: 5th April 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Europe’s zombie banks Biometrics may answer your security concerns – but don’t forget privacy | Gene Marks Tesla CEO Elon Musk in ‘clear violation’ of SEC restraint, court hears Billionaire JP Morgan chief attacks socialism as ‘a disaster’ Tradeweb IPO delivers $1bn bounty for Wall …

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Things worth reading: 4th April 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Bank of England governor Mark Carney: Risk of no-deal Brexit now ‘alarmingly high’ Santander introduces tailored fraud warnings on banking app Over 40 Central Banks Are Considering Blockchain Currencies Brits far more likely to switch energy provider than bank account Barclays executive David Pomphret …

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Things worth reading: 3rd April 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Labour plans national bank using Post Office network If You Launched a New Bank Today, What Would It Look Like? A Small Bank in Germany Is Now Nearly 30% Owned by Crypto Companies IT meltdown bank TSB: It’s as good a week as any …

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UPDATE: The Blockchain Hype is Dead!

For those fooled by yesterday’s spoof news about Alipay and Visa, did you notice it was April 1? If not, you should have clicked the link in the blog. Talking about spoof news, I think my blog Blockchain is dead upset a few blockchain enthusiasts. Don’t get me wrong, as it’s …

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Things worth reading: 2nd April 2019

Things we’re reading today include … How Much Do Banks Spend On Technology? UK should leave EU with no deal, says former Bank of England governor Tandem: how using a hipster bank caused me seven months of heartache Brexit is turning Britain into a laughing stock, says Siemens UK boss …

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Things worth reading: April 1st 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Ex-HSBC staff voice anger over bank’s pension clawback Not all Chinese bank borrowers are made equal Swedbank and Wells Fargo: all look too good to be true Hedge fund of investor who inspired The Big Short takes position on Barclays Europe’s efforts to curb …

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