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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...

HSBC? Helping Suckers Become Castaways?

I love the Darwin Awards. For those who are unfamiliar – is anyone not aware of these awards? – they are given to those who remove themselves from the gene pool in the funniest or stupidest manner. My faves include the guy who launched himself in a chair attached to …

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Things worth reading: 18th June 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Akamai says a technical problem not cyber attack was behind mass bank, corporate web outage jPMorgan buys investment platform Nutmeg in UK retail push Bank of England climate stress test targets financial sector A second bank in Hong Kong has not paid bonuses Norway …

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What’s next for FinTech?

Money 2020 has just dropped an interesting report talking about FinTech 2.0 (although I’m already on FinTech 5.0). In fact 2.0 is a pretty old idea, as outlined in this blog from June 2016, so I think the context of the report is a bit off but the content is …

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Things worth reading: 17th June 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Online banking across several major Australian banks goes down The JPMorgan guide to staying employed in an investment bank A 174-page report on banking predicts rise of Barclays, fall of big bonuses Will we ever win the war on bank fraud? Digital or Open …

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Things worth reading: 16th June 2021

Things we’re reading today include: It’s not the Bank of England’s job to save the world Britain’s largest investor blacklists AIG over climate risk concerns Mexican fintech Credijusto buys a ban Mexican fintech Credijusto buys a bank Bank branches: Form and function for the future Japanese bank boss to leave …

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The drive to be a digital-native bank

I posted a joke the other day. The joke was that we had not ordered anything online yesterday, and our usual delivery guy called by today to check we were OK. The joke made me realise something. The realisation is that we really have pivoted from a world of stores …

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Things worth reading: 15th June 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Bitcoin price spike as first bank with regulated access opens in Gibraltar – crypto boost The UK economy could be transformed by a central bank digital currency The end of privacy? Central banks plan to launch digital coins Draghi Reins In Italy State Bank …

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Things worth reading: 14th June 2021

Things we’re reading today include: Former Lloyds Bank boss Antonio Horta-Osorio who turned around its fortunes after 2008 financial crisis is knighted Green protesters should direct their anger at the Treasury, not the Bank  ‘Ethical’ bank forces thousands of customers online – saying it is ‘better for the planet’ Bank …

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Rebel with a cause

I’ve grown up angry. Angry with the system, angry with the world, angry with the way things work, angry with me. Not great, huh? I need some anger management. I meet people who are laid back, who are relaxed, who are chilled. That’s not me. I’m a troublemaker. A fire …

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Things worth reading: 11th June 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Global banking regulators call for toughest rules for cryptocurrencies Global banking regulator urges toughest capital rules for crypto UK banks to reveal exposure to climate crisis for first time The British Bank Awards Are Back: Meet the “Innovation of the Year” Shortlist Hospital worker …

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What does cashless really mean?

As we move from cash to cashless, turbo-charged by the pandemic, there is a fundamental challenge to ATM providers like NCR and Diebold Nixdorf. I had this view back in the 1990s. It’s just taken a quarter of a century to become a reality. In the UK Link, the largest …

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