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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: 9th July 2021

Things we’re reading today include … China’s central bank is ‘quite worried’ about global risks from some digital currencies BofA Debuts Crypto Research Team in Latest Wall Street Push Turkish bank Akbank resumes services after major blackout Revolt Against Bank Fees Mints a $3 Billion Fortune for Wise Fintech Founders …

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The future has no flags

I grew up as an Englishman. Then I became British. Now, I’m a European. But then we had Brexit and all the other stuff. Yet now I live in Poland. I believe in a world of the future that has no borders, no flags, no barriers. Am I deluded? During …

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Things worth reading: 7th July 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Chime, A Banking App, Has Been Suddenly Closing Accounts, Sometimes Not Returning Customers’ Money Bank of England searches for new CIO amid once-in-a-generation project Atom Bank reaches £3bn mortgage completions and £1bn savings mark Deutsche Bank Steals UBS Wealth Team China’s Central Bank Sends …

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Things worth reading: 6th July 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Up to a MILLION companies are hit in biggest global ransomware attack on record Barclays Blocks Card Payments to Binance Wise’s FX land grab merits $6 bln valuation Money laundering investigation casts shadow over Wise flotation The people with power at Revolut: a map …

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Debt keeps us under the State’s thumb

I didn’t think about it until recently, but every generation is paying the debts of their parents and ancestors. When you say it, it’s obvious. It’s clear. Yet, why are we always thinking about the future whilst gorging on the past? I can see this with the arguments over the …

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Things worth reading: 5th July 2021

Things we’re reading today include: ‘Klarna effect’ propels digital bank Revolut to £21bn valuation in SoftBank talks Reserve Bank of India warns against Big Tech’s potential to dominate financial services Central banks face up to the daunting task of quitting QE Central banks said to be returning to buying gold, …

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Things worth reading: 2nd July 2021

Things we’re reading today include … While central banks preach wokery, an inflationary spectre creeps up behind Barclays to move investment bank staff into London HQ “I left my banking job rather than returning to the office” Deutsche Bank Hong Kong IPO licence to expire after staffing error TSB Bank …

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Things worth reading: 1st July 2021

Things we’re reading today include: UBS Joins «Banking for Impact» Bank of England’s top economist warns ‘everyone would lose’ if inflation continues to rise Scandal-hit Credit Suisse considers creating single private bank $6 Billion NCR Opens Bitcoin Purchases To 650 Banks And Credit Unions Australian bank Macquarie places £1bn bet …

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Things worth reading: 30th June 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Bank branches will be a thing of the past in five years, say bankers Banks must commit to tackling climate change, former Bank of England governor Mark Carney warns JPMorgan is buying an ESG investing platform in bank’s third fintech acquisition of the past …

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