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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 November 2018

Things we’re reading today include … CYBG cancels digital bank deal with ex-Barclays chief Five ways banks are responding to the fintech threat Mark Carney ‘has damaged credibility of Bank of England’ Central bank independence – Is that even a thing? Rabobank explores sale of U.S. retail, wealth operations: sources …

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Direct Line: innovating InsurTech

At the conference I attended the other day, one speaker highlighted some InsurTech I’d not seen before but thought pretty cool. It’s a prototype service from Direct Line called Fleetlights. Fleetlights is an army of drones that light up the night skies and are designed to help people in difficult …

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Run the bank or change the bank

I was surprised to see that JPMorgan Chase is now hiring people as bankers and, as a mandatory part of their induction programme, they are taught to code. “Coding is not for just tech people, it is for anyone who wants to run a competitive company in the 21st century,” said Mary Callahan …

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Things worth reading: 8th November 2018

Things we’re reading today include … Bank by bank, here’s where the hiring and firing will happen next Would you bank with Google, Amazon, Facebook or Apple? TransferWise partners with Dutch challenger bank Bunq Hidden camera reveals how bank employees mislead and upsell on pricey credit card insurance Westpac bets …

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Things worth reading: 6th November 2018

Things we’re reading today include … The problem with this bank inquiry Bank of England risks fuelling slowdown with its confusingly hawkish message Lloyds Banking Group to add 2,000 jobs in digital shake-up City of London concerns grow about bad Brexit deal Hedge funds overly optimistic on risk, SocGen finds …

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Becoming a Digital Bank: the how and why

I recently had a chat with Monica Murthy of Empire Startups. Here’s the low-down. Starting From Scratch – The Path for Western FinTech It would be incorrect to call Chris Skinner an industry old hat, since despite his 10+ years in the FinTech industry, he’s known for being on the …

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Things worth reading: 5th November 2018

Things we’re reading today include … Barclays and Lloyds among the worst performers in EU bank stress test Bank sales culture needs to change says review Bank of England bans Doctor Who from £50 note Goldman Sachs signs 100,000 customers to its new retail bank, Marcus, in just over a …

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