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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: 3rd June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Lending platforms face battle for independence Coronavirus: Debt letters ‘make money problems worse’ UK consumers repay record £7.4bn of debt in Covid-19 lockdown House prices see largest monthly fall for 11 years, says Nationwide Traders want shorter days, says London Stock Exchange The G20 …

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The end of main street

Wondering about the future. Always wondering about the future. Thinking about where things are going. It’s the only thing we don’t know. We know the past; we live in the present; we wonder about the future. What’s my future? What’s your future? What’s the future for our children and our …

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Things worth reading: 2nd June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … For all his woes, at least Sunak does not need to worry about stagflation | Larry Elliott Judge orders Barclays to hand documents to Amanda Staveley ahead of trial Shopper numbers surge 36% as lockdown in England relaxed Has the investment industry learnt from …

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Things worth reading: 1st June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … UK banks warn 40%-50% of ‘bounce back’ borrowers will default Could you have to pay your bank to save money? Women-led hedge funds beat male rivals in coronavirus crisis Citi warns markets are out of step with grim reality Coronavirus is our chance to …

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What happens if consumers stop consuming?

I saw an interesting article the other day: I Don’t Feel Like Buying Stuff Anymore … our economy is built on Americans of all class levels buying things. What happens when the ability — and desire — to do so goes away? It’s theme is that when stuck at home …

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Things worth reading: 29th May 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Banks determined to lock in Covid-19 tech changes What is the link between inflation and equity returns? The World Bank lands Carmen Reinhart as chief economist China’s economists debate deficit monetisation Lack of international cooperation will hinder economic recovery | Howard Davies SEC chair …

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Things worth reading: 28th May 2020

Things we’re reading today include: Central banks must change course if they are to lead us out of the coronavirus crisis Data breach at Bank of America World economic prospects darken, rebound delayed: Reuters poll Speedy action by the Bank of England during Covid-19 is working | Andrew Bailey Billionaire …

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Things worth reading: 27th May 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Economy on track for rapid V-shaped recovery, says Bank of England chief economist Lloyds Bank postpones redundancies until October Buy now, pay later pulls in Tencent and Alibaba Dimon says no immediate return of share buybacks New York Stock Exchange reopens two months after …

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This is no Black Swan

As the coronavirus gripped Europe and America in March and April, it was clear that banks had a number of issues to deal with. Suddenly shuttering branch doors, closing head office and asking staff to stay at home, became the modus operandi for all. This is something that no major …

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Things worth reading: 26th May 2020

Things we’re reading today include … This is why we’re proposing a wealth tax in Spain to help us out of this crisis | Pablo Echenique Companies in new investment fund must be ‘made in Yorkshire’ Goldman Sachs ramps up cash management plans despite coronavirus UBS announces global financing team …

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When a FinTech CEO steps down (#Monzo)

In any business, there are different movers and shakers. Some can create momentum; some can maintain momentum; some create ideas; some kill ideas; some run the business; some change the business; and so on and so on and so on. I’m an ideas guy. I could never run a business. …

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