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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...

What Women Want (From Financial Services)

In a final perspective around women and technology and finance, I welcome the thoughts of Ron Shevlin, the snark himself. In a recent article on Forbes, Ron wrote about what women want from banking. The research his company Cornerstone produced some interesting results. Enjoy … The Four Things Women Want …

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Things worth reading: 12th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Why are bank bosses sounding more optimistic about loan losses? Lloyds fined £64m for unfair treatment of mortgage customers Wall Street’s ‘fear gauge’ jumps on fears of coronavirus resurgence ‘First lady of Lloyd’s’ locked in £19m high court battle with former business partner over …

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Cashing in on women

I spotted a really interesting analysis of cash and bank notes the other day. For those who follow this blog, you’ll know that I love bank notes. I collect them. Each country has different coloured bank notes with different art on its cash that reflect their ethos and society. In …

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Things worth reading: 11th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … ECB prepares ‘bad bank’ plan for wave of coronavirus toxic debt The Looming Bank Collapse Goldman Sachs employees to start returning to U.S. offices from June 22 Goldman Sachs closes Marcus account to new UK savers Mike Pompeo criticises HSBC for ‘corporate kowtow’ to …

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FinTech needs more men!

I was recently asked to respond to the idea that men are not supporting diversity enough. It was for a blog update by Darren Franks on his website talentinthecloud.io. Of course, I said yes. Here’s the result … FinTech needs more men! Yes, you read this right, the FinTech sector …

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Things worth reading: 10th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … UK banks approve £35bn in state-backed loans amid heavy demand Exclusive: Banks to Berlin – Loosen coronavirus cash rules for firms Turkey joins settlement house Euroclear after 8-year talks Pompeo chides HSBC for ‘corporate kowtow’ to Beijing Amanda Staveley exaggerated role in Barclays rescue, …

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Things worth reading: 9th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Could you soon be paying your bank to hold your savings? The World’s Best Banks: The Future Of Banking Is Digital After Coronavirus Amanda Staveley sues Barclays for £1.5bn in high court Covid-19 pandemic risks dramatic rise in poverty, warns World Bank EY fights …

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Are banks too full of testosterone?

There’s no logical reason for this, but I’ve decided the second week of June is women’s week. It’s a week to celebrate diversity, or the lack of diversity, in finance and technology. So, this week’s blogs are all about women and finance and technology. To start with, let’s look at …

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Things worth reading: 8th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … You may be in love, but you should always have your OWN bank account Bank boss tells lenders to be ready for no-deal Brexit Digital IDs could end the need for in-bank visits and banish passwords £36bn of government-backed loans will be toxic, taskforce …

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Things worth reading: 5th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Can you help? (research request) Goldman Sachs executive’s email making plea for racial equality goes viral at firm Revealed: UK banks and investors’ $2bn backing of meat firms linked to Amazon deforestation Wealth management faces fallout from coronavirus ESG investors get their heads around …

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I’m not a futurist

The other day, I said that I was confused about the future. Some folks said that seems strange for ‘a futurist’, but I’m not a futurist. I’m just a guy who looks to the future and tries to understand and predict what I can. We often get predictions wrong. The …

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Things worth reading: 4th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Mastercard boss: ‘Leaders must reassure staff’ Wall Street closes sharply higher on signs of economic rebound Bank of England urges lenders to bolster no-deal Brexit plans Cards made up more than half of payments ‘for first time’ last year George Floyd: SoftBank launches $100m …

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