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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: 12th March 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Carney orders banks: don’t waste our emergency cash on bonuses Lloyds Banking Group adds Google to cloud roster Lloyds Banking Group now offer gambling-blocking software Gamban Bank CEOs convene in Washington for meeting with President Trump on coronavirus response Here’s Why Wells Fargo, Bank …

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Things worth reading: 11th March 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Wells Fargo CEO tells Congress bank has doubled down on regulatory issues An Italian financial crisis is certain – the big question is how contagious it is | Larry Elliott Banks at risk of losing billions of dollars in fee-based revenues – study Informa …

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50 years of ranking 1000 banks

Some of you may know that I write a monthly column for The Banker magazine, and have been doing this for almost twenty years! But The Banker goes back way longer than my column. In fact, it began in January 1926 when the first issue was published and is now almost a century old. …

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Things worth reading: 10th March 2020

Things we’re reading today include … ‘This is a meltdown’: Tension turns to panic on dramatic day in City Wall Street regulator paves way for home trading as coronavirus spreads Barclays cuts 2020 oil price outlook on price war, virus impact Yes Bank: Founder Rana Kapoor held over alleged money …

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Things worth reading: 9th March 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Yes Bank customers queue for cash after India’s central bank takes control Serious Fraud Office looking at Lloyds Bank and KPMG claims U.S. Banks Are About to Collapse and Send Some Financial Stocks Soaring PIMCO sees mild recession due to virus but tight credit …

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The Finanser’s Week: 2nd March 2020 – 8th March 2020

The main blog headlines are … What does ‘digital transformation’ really mean? Buzzwords. We have a lot of them. Artificial, autonomous, augmented. Big data, blockchain, bilateral. Crypto, currency, consensus. Distributed, decentralised, democratised. I’m tempted to write the ABC of technology buzzwords, but know there cannot be any that start with …

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Who moved my cheese?

Who moved my cheese? Like many of us, I am confused about the world, the future, life and everything. All seems good one day. The next, everything is being cancelled, government tells you to self-isolate, your view of everything is challenged and you have to change to fit. Who moved …

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Things worth reading: 6th March 2020

Things we’re reading today include … JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon recovering after emergency heart surgery Credit Suisse chairman has sought to extend tenure Barnier warns of grave differences between EU and UK in trade talks JPMorgan restricts all non-essential domestic travel globally: internal memo New Bank of England governor approved …

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OK, but the end of cash must be in sight? #coronavirus

Last week, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) issued their top ten technologies for the next decade, one of which is digital money: Unhackable internet Hyper-personalized medicine Digital money Anti-aging drugs AI-discovered molecules Satellite mega-constellations Quantum supremacy Tiny AI Differential privacy Climate change attribution This was selected due to Libra and …

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Things worth reading: 5th March 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Digital bank Starling to create 400 jobs in Cardiff Metro Bank ousts risk officer a fortnight after he joined ailing lender Michael Sherwood joins Revolut board Regulatory equivalence with EU could risk US deal China’s Ant Financial takes stake in Sweden’s Klarna Can the …

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Things worth reading: 4th March 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Monzo tops our customer service poll Wall Street prepares as coronavirus gets closer to home Was Tulip Mania really the first great financial bubble? Facebook ‘rethinks’ plans for Libra cryptocurrency Another foul day on Wall Street after surprise Fed rate cut Banks issue emergency …

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