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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...

Some banks get IT

I’m acutely aware that so many people write and talk about how big banks are dumb and stupid and don’t get digital, that I try to avoid that mantra personally. People do accuse me of being a bank basher, but I’d rather say that I’m a bank challenger (not a …

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Things worth reading: 30th October 2019

Things we’re reading today include ….   Lloyds Bank creates inheritance mess for hundreds of bereaved families after wills storage blunder The next Bank of England governor will face another recession – and Brexit won’t help with that PPI hit could tip Lloyds Bank into red Barclays profits plunge as …

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Things worth reading: 29th October 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Revealed: the bank accounts thousands are switching to Lloyds and Halifax online banking down as ‘thousands’ struggle to access accounts The World’s Most Expensive Bank Limits Staff Water to Cut Costs Which way will the Bank of England jump on Brexit? Who are the …

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The Digital Corporate Bank, Part Two: Real-time Payments

Following on from the discussion of payments in the cloud, I was recently asked by Volante Technologies to consider what being a digital bank means for a commercial bank’s payments and treasury services and identified three areas of focus: moving payments to the cloud; fast-tracking real-time / instant payments adoption; …

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Things worth reading: 24th October 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Facebook’s Zuckerberg grilled over Libra currency plan Is Facebook’s Libra doomed? Metro Bank posts loss during ‘challenging’ time Mario Draghi: His legacy after eight tumultuous years at the ECB Can central bankers talk too much? Peer-to-peer lender Funding Secure goes into administration Superyachts and …

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Why decentralised currencies are a PEST!

Sometimes you debate stuff and a realisation comes. I had one of these today. When futurists talk about the future, they generally based their opinions on forces of change, known colloquially as PEST. Political, Economic, Social and Technological change. So I was having this debate with a friend about the …

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Things worth reading: 23rd October 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Morgan Stanley elbows out rivals for plum role in $1.5 billion IPO relaunch: sources Infosys: India software giant probes whistleblower claims LSE bids show exchange world’s new priorities UK cyber-centre targets payment card fraud Revealed: The passwords putting you at most risk of cyber …

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Things worth reading: 22nd October 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Chinese vice foreign minister says progress made in trade talks with U.S Infosys starts probe into alleged ‘unethical practices’ by CEO; shares tank ‘I wish the bank had asked about my spending’ China has more ‘unicorn’ start-ups than the US Brexit deal acceptable, says …

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Google versus Government

I’ve been noticing that there are more and more issues arising with the big internet giants. Unlike in China, where the companies are working with governments, the big Western giants work outside government control. That creates issues, particularly in Europe where government does not like to be out of control. …

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Things worth reading: 21st October 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Life after Libra: how regulators could fuel rise of digital currency China’s central banker says yuan level ‘appropriate’, trade tensions risk to global economy Top fund manager forced to resign after BBC investigation Citi signals confidence in post-Brexit London World economy is sleepwalking into …

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