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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: 13th September 2018

Things we’re reading today include … U.S. securities law can cover cryptocurrencies, judge rules JP Morgan boss Dimon declares he’d be a better president than Trump, then retracts EU proposes new powers to crack down on money laundering Lloyds axes a further 15 bank branches despite committing to network UBS …

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Things worth reading: 12th September 2018

Things we’re reading today include … What became of the G20 leaders who met in 2008 to avert financial crisis? Why ‘stable coins’ are no answer to bitcoin’s instability JP Morgan in ‘full execution mode’ over Brexit as banks begin moving jobs Exclusive: U.S. regulators reject Wells Fargo’s plan to …

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Things worth reading: 11th September 2018

Things we’re reading today include … New York regulator approves Winklevoss, Paxos dollar-linked tokens Clydesdale tipped to start buying spree after investors back £1.7bn Virgin Money takeover ING CFO Timmermans to step down after $900 million money laundering fine The post-crash principle for banks: be moral or bust | Zoe …

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How will our children lead the world?

I was at LendIt China last week, or Lang Di as it should rightly be called. As readers know, I always get a buzz from visiting China, and this trip was no exception. It made me reflect in fact upon my last twenty plus years of coming here and seeing the …

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Things worth reading: 7th September 2018

Things we’re reading today include: UK fintech in buoyant mood as valuations soar How high street banks reward premier customers Nigerian bank’s former UK head was arrested U.S. probing Wells Fargo’s wholesale banking unit: WSJ Five surprising outcomes of the 2008 financial crisis Foreign investors face decision to stick or …

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Things worth reading: 6th September 2018

Things we’re reading today include … Ten years after Lehmans, it’s as if we’ve learned nothing from the crash | Aditya Chakrabortty ‘If it was Lehman Sisters, it would be a different world’ – Christine Lagarde RBS to almost halve its branches with another 54 closures Citigroup to overhaul its investment …

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The future of bitcoin

I sometimes find it hard to deal with our world of money these days. Everyone keeps asking should I buy bitcoin and my answer is always it’s your choice. I don’t believe in bitcoin, but I’m not one of those doom mongers who say it’s going to die. It won’t …

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Things worth reading: 5th September 2018

Things we’re reading today include …. Deutsche Bank to Be Removed From Euro Stoxx 50 Index Danish bank scandal grows to ‘gigantic’ proportions Peer-to-peer lender Funding Circle plans £2bn flotation ING to pay €775m in money laundering case TSB chief Paul Pester steps down after IT meltdown Exclusive: Big Australian …

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The culture of banking is skewed to be dishonest

I was reading The Guardian’s John Quiggin’s article yesterday, about banking being geared towards the 1% and a major crash being needed to fix it. John Quiggin is an economist at the University of Queensland and the thrust of his article is that “financialised capitalism has failed, and cannot be …

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Things worth reading: 4th September 2018

Things we’re reading today include … U.S. Growth Powers Canadian Banks SocGen expects around $1.4 billion in U.S. sanctions penalties Funding Circle launches £2bn stock market flotation plan Britain’s TSB hit by another IT glitch, angering some customers Russia’s VTB bank apologizes for CEO who called UK’s Boris Johnson a …

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