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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...

The world after #coronavirus

During this lockdown, it’s easy to get a bit down. The constant news of deaths and corona cases; the arguments between liberals and conservatives; the debate over whether the government acted early enough, fast enough, good enough; the rage over those breaking the rules and anger over those enforcing them; …

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Things worth reading: 7th August 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Why European banks expect fewer bad loans than American rivals Bank of England boss Bailey backs end of furlough scheme High-cost lenders using ‘exotic holidays’ to encourage debt Why stock markets are defying a shrinking economy Will Covid make countries drop cash and adopt …

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Things worth reading: 6th August 2020

Things we’re reading today include … UK start-ups face £15bn funding shortfall The UK’s private debt crisis will make this recession so much worse | Christine Berry Wells Fargo to cut consultancy spend after internal backlash Metro Bank office staff can work from home until after flu season Gold price …

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Things worth reading: 5th August 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Trump And His Company Under Investigation Over Reports Of Bank Fraud Bank of England to cut interest rates to zero in November Economic forecasts are too rosy. That can be costly Five surprising facts about inequality in the UK UK savings rates are at …

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This place needs an enema and oh, here it is!

I was on a call the other day and Nick Ogden, serial entrepreneur, made the comment that the pandemic had been like a digital enema for the world. This town needs an enema! True. The digitalisation impact of coronavirus is unquantified for the future, but it is obvious that it …

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Things worth reading: 4th August 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Google to offer co-branded accounts with eight US banks Difficult second decade ahead for Metro Bank Private banker to Trump and Jared Kushner under investigation by Deutsche Bank HSBC is biggest loser in never-ending US-China global power play | Larry Elliot A global debt …

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The Karaoke Challenge: Gold digger

It seems my Karaoke Challenge is proving successful so far, with many readers asking me to cover a song they think would be funny with my quirky twist. Whilst I’m getting all of these requests, I’ll keep up my feeble attempts to entertain until I’m travelling and too busy again. …

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Things worth reading: 3rd August 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Bakery manager sacked for using own bank card to help elderly customers blocked from paying with cash Lloyds bank manager ‘sacked for helping customer open mail’ Monzo’s losses double as popular UK digital bank warns of pandemic uncertainty Canary Wharf Group recalls staff to …

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Things worth reading: 31st July 2020

Things we’re reading today include: Lloyds bank reports loss after setting aside £2.4bn Lloyds reviews use of office space amid homeworking trend Schroders takes crown of UK’s largest listed fund manager Bridgewater faces losses and a lawsuit Five key moments from the big tech grilling Q, U, V or W: …

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Things worth reading: 30th July 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Barclays: We want our people back in the office FCA raps brokers over ‘inappropriate’ use of clients’ assets Barclays profits plunge as it puts aside £1.6bn for Covid-19 defaults Federal Reserve warns of continuing need to protect US economy Billionaire ordered to pay £270m …

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