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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: 11th September 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Credit Suisse to launch Revolut and N26 digital banking rival Despite COVID, junior bankers’ compensation hiked to £86k+ Starling Bank launches Kite cards for kids Businesses are more likely to join a fully digital bank Citi names Jane Fraser new chief in Wall Street …

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Financial Services Clouds (an interview)

I was recently asked to interview Likhit Wagle, General Manager, Global Banking Industry, IBM, regarding their new IBM Cloud for Financial Services™ offering. The discussion was interesting so sharing it here for posterity.  Chris Skinner: Cloud is something we’ve been discussing for over a decade. Why has it taken …

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Things worth reading: 10th September 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Starling has recruited 100 staff at its new Cardiff hub since March Bank of Scotland offices on market for £80m JPMorgan fires employees who took Covid relief funds Lloyds to cut hundreds of UK jobs as it revives restructuring plans Wall Street bids a …

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Things worth reading: 9th September 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Retail and digital customers ‘dissatisfied ‘ – which banks rank lowest? Lloyds bank rapped for forcing small businesses desperate for Covid loans to open fee-paying business accounts Chile bank shuts down operations after being hit by ransomware How philanthropy benefits the super-rich When banks …

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Things worth reading: 8th September 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Customers turn their backs on Monzo and Revolut as fears mount over profitability Crime agency under fire over bank signature forgery UK Digital Bank Ziglu Launches P2P Payments for Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash Equity fund managers dump banks for software stocks Global regulatory body …

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The FinTech Karaoke Challenge: Ghostbusters

Everyone keeps talking about Big Tech opening banks. Rather than opening or buying banks, most of the Big Tech firms are partnering with them. Apple and Goldman Sachs make a nice pair as does Google, who partner with a variety of banks to offer financial capabilities. Several of the Big …

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Things worth reading: 7th September 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Payments are blocked as banks’ new security check becomes a name game Blackstone and Advent pay for Covid-19 tests and taxis to bring staff back to work Thirteen sued for £178m over alleged fraud at London Capital & Finance Ex-World Bank head Robert Zoellick: …

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Things worth reading: 4th September 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Phishing scam targets Lloyds Bank customers Citi poached a Goldman MD for one of the hottest tech jobs in banking Atom Bank cuts losses despite collapse of backer Woodford Tandem Bank due for major ‘restructuring’ as it winds down credit cards Tech stocks slide …

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Things worth reading: 3rd September 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Why can’t I shop online without mobile banking? Bank of England’s Bailey slams EU barrier to investment banking services after Brexit Europe’s FinTech Mafia: Meet The Employees Who Became Founders Swiss regulator escalates inquiry into Credit Suisse spying scandal Head of German financial watchdog …

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