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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: 20th November 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Could Metro Bank go bust? Terabytes of data leaked from an oligarch-friendly offshore bank PayPal’s former finance chief says Bank of America closed his account with ‘absolutely no explanation’ Australia’s Westpac accused of 23 million money laundering breaches Lloyd’s of London takes to City …

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Things worth reading: 19th November 2019

Things we’re reading today include … How To Succeed As A Challenger Bank Ant Financial May Join Race for Singapore Virtual Bank Licenses ‘Why economists get things wrong’ Sexist and biased? How credit firms make decisions Jayne-Anne Gadhia: ‘People joke I have a way with bearded billionaires’ The Indian payments …

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Things worth reading: 18th November 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Google wants to launch bank accounts. Here’s why you don’t want to be a customer Lloyds bank shareholders lose legal battle over ‘disastrous’ HBOS takeover Britain’s last local bank branch will close its doors in 10 years’ time The best and worst banks for …

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Can you recognise a fraudster when you meet one?

I’ve pointed out many times that it’s easy to scam people online and defraud them. I even once got a phone call from an elderly gentleman asking me if he had really won £1 million on the Financial Services Club lotto. I had to let him down gently, even though …

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Things worth reading: 15th November 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Google set to offer banking current accounts HSBC and RBS set to launch new digital banking platforms How Jim Simons became the most successful investor of all time Stiff sentences for bank fraud capture Italy’s sour public mood PayPal halts payment support to PornHub …

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Things worth reading: 14th November 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Warren lashes out at Goldman over Apple Card bias claims: Bloomberg HSBC to let customers block spending on gambling websites EU prepares tweak to Mifid rules after backlash City watchdog slams own staff’s ‘shameful’ toilet habits Apple’s ‘sexist’ credit card isn’t just a PR …

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Joy to the World … and Please Pay Me!

Just over a month away from Christmas and the festive season is off to a rock and roll start. This week sees the launch of the annual John Lewis schmaltzy advert (see every one since 2006 here) and after six on December 5 sees the lighting of the Trafalgar Square …

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Things worth reading: 13th November 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Citi accused of trumpeting top trader’s dismissal Germany moves to unblock eurozone banking union City regulator staff slated over ‘shameful’ behaviour at London HQ Bank bosses acting like pilots who have parachutes their passengers don’t, regulator says Millionaire investors hoard larger cash piles  Twenty …

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Banking is inherently sexist

Actually, it’s not just banking. It’s money. Money is about control – something I blog about regularly – and men control societies, economies and the world. Women are subjugated in that world, which is why there is a minority of female founders of FinTech firms and female executives in the …

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Things worth reading: 11th November 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Deutsche Bank tech failings hit thousands of payments UBS wealth management co-head Khan unveils plans to grow business: paper TSB ‘may close up to 100 branches and put 400 jobs at risk’ Apple co-founder says Apple Card algorithm gave wife lower credit limit DWS …

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