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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...

Realising the digital dream (free research)

I recently did a podcast and webinar with the Institute for International Finance (IIF). The timing was great because they’ve just produced a set of three reports about digital transformation in partnership with Deloitte. I can thoroughly recommend the three reports so here they are: Realizing the Digital Promise: Part …

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Things worth reading: 1st July 2020

Things we’re reading today include: Fintechs distance themselves from Wirecard Barnier rejects UK bid to preserve City’s rights via trade deal Coronavirus: How lockdown has affected my money Coronavirus: UK economy hit by worst contraction in 41 years UK on track for V-shaped recovery, says Bank of England economist The …

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Things worth reading: 30th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … City executives lead corporate governance drive Wirecard: Financial watchdog lifts restrictions on payments Santander set to hire William Vereker as UK chairman Digital payments rules must be updated now Coronavirus: A visual guide to the economic impact Has CMA been put back in its …

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Things worth reading: 29th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Fed puts restrictions on bank dividends after test finds some banks could be stressed in pandemic Deutsche Bank interns complain of cancellations on legal issues EY prepares for backlash over Wirecard scandal Four killed after gunmen attack Pakistan Stock Exchange Economic recovery hinges on …

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Wirecard or Weirdcard?

Another day and another headline about Wirecard: ‘The money’s gone’: Wirecard collapses owing $4 billion Wirecard’s Missing Billions Forces Out CEO, Panics Lenders Wirecard: Former boss arrested over €1.9bn scandal How Wirecard fooled most of the people all of the time Inside Wirecard EY failed to ask for Wirecard bank …

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Things worth reading: 26th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … US Treasury sent $1.4bn of pandemic aid to dead people The IMF downgrades its global growth forecasts How Wirecard fooled most of the people all of the time Reserve Bank warns of 25% GDP loss by 2100 unless action taken on climate change Inside …

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Things worth reading: 25th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Zopa granted full banking licence Bank staff accused of ‘interrogating’ and turning away pensioners who travelled miles, claiming their visits weren’t essential Britain nearly went bust in March, says Bank of England 3 APIs That Could Revolutionize Banking Banks: back to the office SoftBank: …

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Things worth reading: 24th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Wirecard: Former boss arrested over €1.9bn scandal Twitter apologises for business data breach White household income in UK 63% higher than black households, ONS finds ‘You can’t pay cash here’: how our newly cashless society harms the most vulnerable New Zealand seizes £72m of …

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The world’s best banks, according to Forbes

Forbes just launched a list of the world’s best banks, based upon a survey of over 40,000 consumers in partnership with Statista. I’m always wary of such surveys as, like influencer lists, they often reflect the world they want and miss a lot of what’s really happening. Nevertheless, there are some …

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Things worth reading: 23rd June 2020

Things we’re reading today include: Dear Monzo, Starling and co; We’re still a long way off the perfect neobank Wirecard crisis looms large over Europe’s fintechs How banks are planning to bring staff back to the office Big tech expected to shake up wealth management industry The new face at …

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