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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: 4th May 2022

Things we’re reading today include … Global fintech sector employs more people than some countries HSBC investors give Ping An break-up plan cool response The future office: How banks are transforming their headquarters for hybrid work An ex-crypto miner on banking and the blockchain The time is now for corporate …

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The Emperor’s Clothes and Barclays Bank

Here’s the latest blog from Extinction Rebellion’s Co-founder Gail Bradbrook, with her colleagues Aidan Knox and Toby Gale (first, second and third are here). The Emperor’s Clothes and Barclays Bank “Some government and business leaders are saying one thing – but doing another. Simply put, they are lying. And the …

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Things worth reading: 3rd May 2022

Things we’re reading today include … Money laundering wake-up call for Britain’s digital banking upstarts Russian Bank Founder Says Kremlin Forced Sale of His Group Stake For Calling Ukraine War ‘Crazy’ The first climate stress tests for European banks have arrived Top reasons why customers switch banks Swiss consider amending …

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What’s the new book about, Chris?

I had an interview the other day about my new book Digital for Good. It felt like it was a worthy discussion, so thought it worth sharing again today. What is the number for your new book “Digital for Good“? Do you have the same feelings as when your first book was …

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Things worth reading: 2nd May 2022

Things we’re reading today include … Deutsche Bank Headquarters Raided by German Authorities in Money Laundering Probe Ditch plastic bank cards for good Fintech Roundup: What’s the deal with the one-click checkout space? Malaysia Awards Digital Bank Licenses To Groups Led By Grab, Sea, RHB Elon Musk’s bank loans show …

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Things worth reading: 29th April 2022

Things we’re reading today include … Apple and Google join fintech in setting “new standards” in banking customer experience, says report Bank of England tells banks to speed up recovery from outages Almost half of the UK’s bank branches are gone – it’s now or never to halt the cash …

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Things worth reading: 25th April 2022

Things we’re reading today include … Bank bosses’ optimism darkens as war follows on the heels of Covid Russian Bank Finds Novel Way to Pay Lenders and Bypass Wall Street, Sanctions Scotland’s National Investment Bank boss quits day questions asked over £50m tax haven revelations Former China Merchants Bank CEO …

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The nuances of BaaS

I don’t know if you’ve noticed a new start-up called Column, but it’s worth watching as it’s a chartered bank in America created by the co-founder of Plaid, William Hockey, and his wife Anne. What’s Column all about? The problem the Hockeys are trying to solve is that fintechs and …

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