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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...

How much tax is lost each year? #defi

Building on my discussion yesterday about offshore tax havens and decentralisation to avoid governance in both the physical and virtual world, there’s a more fundamental issue at large here. Tax avoidance. Some people hear the words “a tax” and interpret it as “attacks”. I heard a figure the other day …

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Things worth reading: 29th November 2019

Things we’re reading today include … RBS takes on Monzo with standalone digital bank Bó It’s the end of the World Trade Organisation as we know it Barclays chief Jes Staley could have pension payment cut in half Loan sharks cash in on Black Friday spending spree Antony Jenkins and …

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Crypto and banking are one and the same

People were surprised to see a headline that garnered much market shock: Markets Crash after reports that Binances Shangai Office Closed in Crypto Crackdown Argh. Crypto meltdown! I was amused to see a headline that garnered much online mirth: Markets Crash after reports that Binances Shangai Office Closed in Crypto …

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Things worth reading: 28th November 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Revolut marketing boss says bank is not “untouchable” Lloyds plan to cut chief executive’s pay by £220,000 Wall Street hits record high after US GDP is revised up – business live Deutsche Bank offloads assets to Goldman in restructuring Ant Financial builds $1bn start-up investment …

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Things worth reading: 27th November 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Major banks suffer five IT glitches a week, Which? finds Factbox: Five years of Australian finance scandals China’s bank funding pressured as confidence drops Exchanges pitch alternative to IPOs for fundraising Westpac bank chief quits amid money laundering scandal Citigroup fined £44m by Bank …

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Things worth reading: 26th November 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Women savers are ‘more loyal to their bank than men’ Bank of America CEO: People still want regulation, security amid tech competition ‘Bank of Mum’ helped fund Prince Andrew’s £13m Swiss chalet Charles Schwab agrees to buy TD Ameritrade for $26bn TSB to close …

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Things worth reading: 25th November 2019

Things we’re reading today include … NatWest’s new digital bank Bó is here Totally Sardonic Bank Good company: the capitalists putting purpose ahead of profit India’s Paytm raises $1 billion in fresh funding HSBC’s top duo put futures on line with overhaul Cryptoqueen: How this woman scammed the world, then …

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Things worth reading: 22nd November 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Australia’s Westpac hit by Goldman downgrade over money-laundering scandal What is Westpac accused of, and how is this related to child exploitation? – explainer Investors pour near $400m into African fintech What next for Europe’s banking union? Charles Schwab in advanced talks to buy …

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