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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: 11th March 2019

Things we’re reading today include … NatWest to pilot biometric fingerprint bank card BOE Asks Banks to Boost Liquid Assets Ahead of Brexit Fintech startup Raisin buys a bank Bank of England takes action over Visa card payment outage Frustration over Mifid and Priips hits boiling point To lure young …

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Trust me, I’m a banker …

There’s a lot of talk about trust when you meet with people in finance. Customers trust us with their money … there is trust in banks … we are trusted when it comes to advice … our brand is a trusted brand. I usually keep quiet as most of that …

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Are banks customer focused?

I’ve talked a little about TechFin in the past but, in my presentations, I talk more and more about TechFin versus FinTech. FinTech is doing what we’ve always done, cheaper and faster and better with technology. TechFin is reimagining everything with no idea of what’s been before with technology. It’s a …

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Things worth reading: 6th March 2019

Things we’re reading today include … More people to join ‘ultra-rich’ than finish London Marathon UK cash system ‘on the verge of collapse’, report finds Brexit won’t bother the City – but everyone else should worry | Nils Pratley Investors urge HSBC to close coal loophole in energy policy Suits and …

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How to be a Unicorn (Part Three)

Marko Wenthin is contributing this week. He began with funding and then moved on to the issues you face once you secure that funding. In this final part, he focuses upon why it may be better to focus upon B2B2C, rather than just B2C. The beauty (and the beast) of …

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How to be a Unicorn (Part Two)

As mentioned yesterday, Marko Wenthin is contributing this week on how to become a FinTech unicorn. In Part One, he talked about fund raising. In part two, he focuses upon the challenges that then follow. How to be a Unicorn (Part Two) If you manage to get some investors interested …

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Things worth reading: 27th February 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Exclusive: HSBC probe helped lead to U.S. charges against Huawei CFO Payday lenders preying on borrowers escape crackdown as rules rolled back No bonus for Metro Bank boss after loans blunder SEC seeks contempt charge against Tesla’s Musk, says tweet violates deal How has …

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How to be a Unicorn (Part One)

Marko Wenthin, co-founder of solarisBank, recently contributed to my blog and, as a mate, has sent some great insights about starting up a FinTech firm which I thought I would share of FinTech banks last week. How to be a Unicorn (Part One) After announcing a whopping 300M$ D-round at a 2.7 …

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