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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: 10th September 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Fury as Biden tries to let IRS SNOOP on your bank accounts Fintech start-up Varo Bank triples valuation to $2.5 billion after gaining bank charter What It Takes to Create a Leading Fintech Hub Bank of England to raise rates in late 2022, possibly …

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Things worth reading: 9th September 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Bank of England governor says UK’s economic recovery is slowing New Zealand’s largest bank experiences outages due to cyber attack Fintech is transforming the world’s oldest asset class: Farmland 4 German FinTech companies dominating the European market How Can FinTech Transform Investment Banking Ai …

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Things worth reading: 8th September 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Cryptocurrency and its Impact on Banks MVB Bank to Offer Bitcoin and Banking Platform to Fintechs Sber announces plans to register digital platform with Bank of Russia PayPal, Square, Lemonade: Fintech Stocks To Watch PayPal to acquire ‘buy now, pay later’ provider Paidy for …

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Who owns the mandate?

I was intrigued by a new report from the IMF entitled: The Impact of Fintech on Central Bank Governance (you can download it for free). I was particularly intrigued by its opening: Central bank governance is a concept composed of four constitutive and interrelated components: a central bank’s (i) mandate, …

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Things worth reading: 7th September 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Global bitcoin price pump planned to celebrate El Salvador adopting crypto as currency Bitcoin: Protests and confusion in El Salvador as country prepares to make cryptocurrency legal tender Big European banks book an extra €20B a year thanks to tax havens Europe’s top 25 …

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What if you had “f**k you money”?

I was quite taken by South Park’s co-creator Matt Stone talking to Bloomberg, about a deal where he and his co-founder Trey Parker just got paid $900 million to make six more seasons and 14 movies. His specific comment: “As you can see from this deal, we have f**k you money …

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Things worth reading: 6th September 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Big European Banks Get Prodded on Climate Promises ‘It’s my duty as a doctor’: Extinction Rebellion medics glued to bank demand end of fossil fuel investment Banks block foreign companies from UK accounts Israel’s fintech community readies for ‘dramatic’ changes in banking sector Bank …

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Things worth reading: 3rd September 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Would you move your current account to an ethical bank? French central bank says: It’s the ecology, stupid! Extinction Rebellion blocks roads outside Bank of England “Front office banking jobs still go to privileged rich kids” Where will smart money be as fintechs take …

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Things worth reading: 2nd September 2021

Things we’re reading today include: Banking tech provider ThoughtMachine lands ‘unicorn’ status with new funding Challenger banks raise deposit rates in funding drive Former HSBC boss John Flint lands UK Infrastructure Bank chief executive job Bank of England appoints Huw Pill as chief economist Philip Hammond rebuked over bank lobbying …

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