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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: 11th January 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Bitcoin holders barred from depositing profits in UK banks Digital Banking Platform Revolut Confirms it has Temporary Permit from FCA to Offer Cryptocurrency Services Europe’s Largest Bank Suspected Of Greenwashing State Street to insist companies disclose diversity data Shareholders push HSBC to cut exposure …

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What will happen to bitcoin and crypto this year?

Andreesson Horowitz’s Chris Dixon shared a presentation about crypto and blockchain during the holiday break.  Interesting, but is it good? Not sure, but I’m not going to make big predictions about tokenisation, regulation and the price of bitcoin in January 2022. Instead, I asked Janis Legler  to do this. …

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Things worth reading: 9th January 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Elon Musk becomes world’s richest person Elon Musk’s six secrets to business success Up to 4,000 UK financial services firms at risk because of pandemic, warns FCA ‘New York is not dead, but it is on life support’ ‘Cultural background’ of Wirecard short-sellers noted …

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Things worth reading: 7th January 2021

Things we’re reading today include … “Evil mobile emulator farms” used to steal millions from US and EU banks Trump’s private bankers resign from Deutsche Bank Crypto Markets Jump on OCC Approval for Banks to Use Blockchains FTSE 100 chief executives ‘earn average salary within 3 days’ Rishi Sunak’s adviser …

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FinTech 2021 and beyond

As regular readers will know, I quite like Global Processing Services (GPS), the payments processing firm behind many of the leading FinTechs I deal with. So, when they sent me their views of 2021 trends for FinTech and payments, how could I resist? Enjoy! Four Predictions for Fintech and Payments …

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Things worth reading: 6th January 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Cryptocurrency Guidance For Banks And The Future Of Payments Covid-19 Aftermath Could Spell a ‘Lost Decade’ for Global Economy, World Bank Says Banks Blast Rule That Would Force Lending to Oil, Gun Firms EU urged to push UK harder on tackling tax avoidance and …

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The outlook for banking in 2021

There are lots and lots and lots of reports and predictions for 2021 in banking. The one I liked the best is the report from Standard & Poor’s (S&P, see end of blog) about the impact of the crisis in 2020 and the outlook for banking in 2021. It’s a …

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Things worth reading: 5th January 2021

Things we’re reading today include: Data-hungry fintech firms urge FCA to ‘break’ banks this year How four of this year’s Transformers helped the world’s biggest banks survive —and thrive—in the pandemic Bank for farmers gets backing from Duke of Westminster group EU share trading flees London on first day after …

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Things worth reading: 4th January 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Deutsche Bank should play leading role in banking consolidation – CEO Why Your 2021 Resolution Should Be to Buy More Bank Stocks UK banks to launch wave of green products U.S. Banks 2021 Sector Outlook Turns Stable The best (and the worst) that could …

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The 2020 Fintech Year in Review

I said I was on holiday, which I am, but noticed a very nice round up of 2020’s biggest Fintech news stories by Abraham A. Tachjian, who writes at ATonFinTech.com. I felt it was a good way to end the year and Abraham kindly said yes, I can share it …

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Things worth reading: 24th December 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Digital Banking As The New Normal In 2021: What To Expect From Banks The Year the Fed Changed Forever Bank of England must have ‘laser focus’ on inflation – Haldane US banks rack up $200bn in fines and penalties over 20 years The 12 …

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