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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: 25th August 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Banks May Need To Replace Executive Suites To Succeed At Digital Zopa steps up digital bank war with fixed term savings account launch Tandem Bank acquires green lending business Rise of the central bank digital currencies: drivers, approaches and technologies China’s Banks Hire Tens …

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Things worth reading: 24th August 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Watch stunning video of galloping black horse being filmed for ‘Lloyds Bank advert’ Digital banks race to turn profit JP Morgan prepares to launch UK digital bank next year Revealed: the banks selling failing Isa funds Why a bank account can be key to …

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Things worth reading: 21st August 2020

Things we’re reading today include … These banks will raise overdraft charges to nearly 40% next week Silicon Valley Bank hiring bankers in UK despite Covid-19 crisis Can Dubai enter the premier league of financial centres? America’s fiscal federalism is less superior than you might think The links between politics …

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Things worth reading: 21st August 2020

Things we’re reading today include … HSBC shoots down Bank of England’s optimism over the economy UK neobank Atom Bank plans to raise £150m via share sale Sajid Javid: Why has the ex-chancellor been allowed to work for JP Morgan? EU regulator’s proposed reforms could damage UK fund sector Apple …

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Things worth reading: 19th August 2020

Things we’re reading today include: Bank of England to consider digital currency in key meeting Central banks should not rush into digital currencies Monzo tops latest official banking league table Lloyds’ price target trimmed as analysts disagree on best banks in sector Former Chancellor Javid returns to JP Morgan Norway’s …

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Forget about Monzo and Starling, what about Metro Bank, Tandem, Tide, OakNorth and all the other challengers?

Someone asked me about the other challenger and neobanks after yesterday’s blog. I guess we focus upon Monzo, Starling and Revolut, because they are the front-runners. But there’s also Aldermore, Atom, Tide, Tandem, Lintel, Metro, Monese, OakNorth, Zopa and more. Well, I don’t have enough time to write about all …

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Things worth reading: 18th August 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Standard Chartered mulling second digital-only bank in Asia Banks step up plans to close branches and cut jobs High Street banks face digital stress as online rivals’ slick software wins over customers U.K. Economic Scars Could Be Deeper Than Bank of England Thinks Best …

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Things worth reading: 17th August 2020

Things we’re reading today include … EU warns City it faces longer wait for market access after Brexit Making billions v making ends meet: how the pandemic has split the US economy in two Who’s in the bigger hole when an ethical investor divests from BHP? Chinese bankers in Hong …

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