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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: 7th June 2018

Things we’re reading today include … Ex-Anglo Irish Bank chief convicted of fraud Wells Fargo isn’t the only bank with fake accounts, regulators say Buffett, Dimon say quarterly profit forecasts harming economy: WSJ TSB says 1,300 people lost money through fraud since IT meltdown – as it happened The world’s …

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Things worth reading: 6th June 2018

Things we’re reading today include …. Dutch central bank warns about the rise of the cashless society World Bank warns trade tensions could cause 2008-level crisis RBS shares sold at £2bn loss as Treasury says it is ‘unrealistic’ taxpayers will ever make profit City watchdog criticises TSB’s ‘poor’ communications ahead …

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Things worth reading: 5th June 2018

Things we’re reading today include … Major bank CEOs say blockchain will underpin the financial industry ‘in five years’ Deutsche Bank CEO insists financial strength is ‘beyond doubt’ despite rating downgrade Fintech unicorn TransferWise strikes first deal with a major bank to offer cheap currency transfers UK government to sell …

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Firms need business model change, not blockchain

Every now and then, someone writes something better than me and, if they’re very nice, they let me republish their content on this blog. Ben Robinson of Temenos is one of those guys. Two years ago, he wrote a great insight into banking business models and, last week, he did it …

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Things worth reading: 4th June 2018

Things we’re reading today include … Australia’s CommBank accepts record penalty in money-laundering case Westpac lost files of hundreds of clients, whistleblowers say UK ‘should walk’ from EU trade deal rather than City become ‘rule taker’, says senior Tory MEP UniCredit seeks merger with SocGen TSB ‘broke GDPR rules’ with …

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Things worth reading: 1st June 2018

Things we’re reading today include … Lawsuit Reveals Deutsche Bank Probe of Ties to Russian Ministers ANZ, Deutsche Bank and Citigroup face ‘criminal cartel’ charges Credit cards are not dead – consumer debt slump was just a blip  Crackdown on high-interest lending announced by FCA ‘I bought my mum a …

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Things worth reading: 30th May 2018

Things we’re reading today include … Government urged to use RBS majority stake to veto branch closures Bank of Mum and Dad ‘feels the pinch’ Anti-Brexit tycoon George Soros says EU faces ‘existential crisis’ Complaints about loans see sharp rise Stocks take battering as Italian crisis roils financial markets UBS …

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What cost a system outage?

A month ago, I blogged about the problems at TSB when implementing the change-over of their core systems. Yes, core systems replacements are challenging, but they’re not risky when done right. Unfortunately, TSB’s change-over shows all the marks of how to get it wrong. Not only has it been highly …

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Things worth reading: 29th May 2018

Things we’re reading today include … Canadian Banks: Cyber Thieves Claim They Have Stolen 40,000 Clients’ Data China $10 Trillion Shadow Bank Crackdown Has Long Way to Go Blockchain Will Be Adopted by Every Bank More of UK stake in RBS could be sold off this week Graduate applications flood …

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