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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: 17th May 2022

Things we’re reading today include … ‘Apocalyptic’ food prices will be disastrous for world’s poor, says Bank governor BoE governor says he is unable to stop inflation hitting 10% Bank of England chief says he’s unhappy about inflation but central bank not to blame Digital banking can be more than …

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The rocky road of cryptocurrencies

During May, the floor fell out of the cryptocurrency markets with many losing their life savings. You can question why they had their life savings invested in cryptocurrencies in the first place, but what made the price fall so far, so fast? The answer is a combination of things, the …

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Things worth reading: 16th May 2022

Things we’re reading today include … Deutsche Bank SPAC banker who didn’t attend strip club gets job The Russian bank, the Bruce Willis ad and the $900m sanctions battle NatWest customers urged to check bank statements after huge payments glitch Recession warnings show the Bank of England really has lost …

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I just woke up to my cancelled culture

Growing up, my brother used to try hard to persuade me to attend The Motor Show. He is a petrolhead and the show would be the highlight of his year. I went once. My lasting memory is almost every stand had women who were dressed in a sexy way to …

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Things worth reading: 13th May 2022

Things we’re reading today include … Crash of TerraUSD Shakes Crypto. ‘There Was a Run on the Bank.’ N26 Closes the Accounts of Over 100 Clients, Who Claim They Still Have Gotten Their Money Back Starling Bank boss hopes banking is becoming less sexist BVNK grabs $40 million for its …

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Have you heard of the human library?

I stumbled across the human library the other day. I’d never heard of it, but the idea is that instead of borrowing a book, you borrow a human and listen to their life story. It’s a conversation over a table, and you learn how they became who they are. You …

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We need same-day financial firms

I’ve been writing about banks needing to refresh core systems for years. and I’m fed up with it. I’ve also been writing about the new business model of digital banking based upon apps, APIs and analytics for years, and I’m fed up with it. We need to move on.ANY bank …

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Would you like to attend the launch of ‘Digital for Good’?

Chris Skinner, best-selling author of Digital Bank, Digital Human and Doing Digital, has just released his latest book Digital for Good, and it is now available on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Good-Stand-Something-Will/dp/9814974404   The book will be officially launched at CFTE on June 6, Canary Wharf, London (if you want to attend, sign up here). The evening will include a …

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Things worth reading: 6th May 2022

Things we’re reading today include … SEC nearly doubles crypto enforcement unit, citing fraud risk in booming market Big Tech data harvesting comes under fire by world central bank group Anti-discriminatory bank law getting update for modern era EU plans to evict largest Russian lender from Swift but spare energy …

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