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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: 30th May 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Scam victims to be refunded by banks NatWest most complained about bank for fraud claims Emirates NBD builds AI-enabled bank with AWS The digital banking revolution is here. So why are so few people putting their salaries into app-only bank accounts? European Central Bank: …

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The world’s most destructive bank?

I feel sorry for Deutsche Bank. I’ve worked with the bank and they have some great people. It used to be that their investment banking services were one of the best in Europe, alongside UBS and Barclays Bank. That was before September 2008. Since then, it’s been like an old …

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Things worth reading: 29th May 2019

Things we’re reading today include … The Race for 650 Million Virtual Bank Accounts Does Greed Drive Deutsche Bank And Other Banks Not To File Suspicious Activity Reports? 885 Million Records Exposed Online: Bank Transactions, Social Security Numbers, and More HSBC plans retail wealth headcount boost; eyes Singapore expansion Global …

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Things worth reading: 28th May 2019

Things we’re reading today include … ‘I replied to a genuine [Metro] bank tweet and lost £9,200 to a fraudster’ China’s First Bank Seizure in 20 Years Spooks Investors Monzo on track to hit 3m customers as CEO admits the bank ‘fluffed’ the launch of its premium card The ethical …

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When will the FinTech bubble burst?

Reading about FinTech unicorns and pizzas worth $80 million, you would think that the world was bubbling over with wealth. FinTech investments last year peaked at over $110 billion, more than double the year before, and IPOs for firms like Uber and WeWorks are seeing valuations in the stratosphere. Everything …

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Things worth reading: 24th May 2019

Things we’re reading today include … The Bank of England’s influence is ‘draining away because of its obsession with Brexit’ JPMorgan Chase cuts ties with Purdue Pharma over alleged role in opioid crisis Deutsche Bank shares slump further as fallout from bad press continues Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs: the …

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Will children save planet earth?

After my recent blogs about Earth Day, Banking for Humanity, the FinTech Parent-Child relationship and Gen Y and Z: Doing good for society and the planet (an Earth Day FinTech update) Doing bad for society and the planet (an Earth Day banking update) Banking for Humanity? FinTech and the Parent-Child …

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Things worth reading: 23rd May 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Barclays and Santander customers suffer most service disruptions: where does your bank rank? Fraudsters are stealing £674 per MINUTE in ‘out-of-control’ bank transfer scams Deutsche Bank Says Software to Detect Money Laundering Had a Bug Facebook and City banks among highest-paying UK firms Big …

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Things worth reading: 22nd May 2019

Things we’re reading today include … FinTech Expert Chris Skinner Reveals Keys to Becoming a True Digital Bank Americans Don’t Want A ‘Digital’ Bank Kard is a challenger bank for teens Even the banking giants will have to embrace crypto and blockchain Tesco Bank to pull out of mortgage market …

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Are you focused on the right customer?

Another few articles I’ve picked up this week have focused upon the new generation of consumer: Gen Z. I would call them the iGen but that’s too branded, so marketers call them Gen Z. Who are the Z Gen? As of 2019, the breakdown by age looks like this: Baby …

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Things worth reading: 21st May 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Bank Stress Tests Are Getting Less Stressful ABN AMRO signs on Accenture and ING Bank for its blockchain inventory platform London is still the UK’s golden goose – and that needs to change | Jack Brown Wirecard document points to reliance on 3 partners …

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