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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...

Chris Skinner’s Book on Banking Provokes

Chris Skinner, who has established a global reputation as a banking provocateur, is in good form with his new book, “The Future of Banking in a Globalised World.” (John Wiley & Sons, 196 pages, £34.99) In it, he points out many of the more obvious problems in retail banking – …

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Fawlty Towers Conferencing

I think the last 24 hours must be a record for the catalogue of amusing errors, in hindsight, experienced during a brief visit to the Middle East.  I’m here for a two-day conference and cannot believe the journey down here. It starts off with a small thing like BA, as …

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Fawlty Towers Conferencing

I think the last 24 hours must be a record for the catalogue of amusing errors, in hindsight, experienced during a brief visit to the Middle East.  I’m here for a two-day conference and cannot believe the journey down here. It starts off with a small thing like BA, as …

Read More »

Enterprise Banking? Get Real!

I’m intrigued about bank organisational structures and how they have little integration, as a few recent projects I’ve been involved with have shown the cracks in these organisations.  In a retail bank, we were talking about internet, call centre, ATM and branch with the retail distribution group.  I asked how …

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Enterprise Banking? Get Real!

I’m intrigued about bank organisational structures and how they have little integration, as a few recent projects I’ve been involved with have shown the cracks in these organisations.  In a retail bank, we were talking about internet, call centre, ATM and branch with the retail distribution group.  I asked how …

Read More »

Enterprise Banking? Get Real!

I’m intrigued about bank organisational structures and how they have little integration, as a few recent projects I’ve been involved with have shown the cracks in these organisations.  In a retail bank, we were talking about internet, call centre, ATM and branch with the retail distribution group.  I asked how …

Read More »

Enterprise Banking? Get Real!

I’m intrigued about bank organisational structures and how they have little integration, as a few recent projects I’ve been involved with have shown the cracks in these organisations.  In a retail bank, we were talking about internet, call centre, ATM and branch with the retail distribution group.  I asked how …

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Read your history here folks: the Shekel

Apologies to anyone in the FinanSer community who felt my discussion of the origins of money were disparaging any religious sensitivities.  I was merely stating a historical fact.  Nevertheless, apparently some people do not know their history, so here’s a little more depth on the Shekel from one of thousands …

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But barter is better than cash

Since time immemorial, folks have bartered and haggled over goods and services.  It’s the nature of society, which is why we have swap shops, car boot sales and markets.  “C’mon, c’mon, roll up, roll up, 3 for a £1 today”. “Ere mate, I’ll give you a fiver for 20?”“Okey-doke”.     …

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But barter is better than cash

Since time immemorial, folks have bartered and haggled over goods and services.  It’s the nature of society, which is why we have swap shops, car boot sales and markets.  “C’mon, c’mon, roll up, roll up, 3 for a £1 today”. “Ere mate, I’ll give you a fiver for 20?”“Okey-doke”.     …

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But barter is better than cash

Since time immemorial, folks have bartered and haggled over goods and services.  It’s the nature of society, which is why we have swap shops, car boot sales and markets.  “C’mon, c’mon, roll up, roll up, 3 for a £1 today”. “Ere mate, I’ll give you a fiver for 20?”“Okey-doke”.     …

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But cash is better than cashless

After my discussion yesterday of cashless economies, and my blogs before about a cashless world such as this one, I find that nearly all of the cashless discussions come from the card companies.  For example, Peter Ayliffe, CEO of Visa Europe, made a statement in March 2007 that we would …

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We are living in a cashless society

It is interesting to think about cash and where cash is going.  Can we really be cashless? The history of cash, as those who know my presentations, is that it was invented for sex.  I know a lot of people don’t believe this, but the first form of money was …

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We are living in a cashless society

It is interesting to think about cash and where cash is going.  Can we really be cashless? The history of cash, as those who know my presentations, is that it was invented for sex.  I know a lot of people don’t believe this, but the first form of money was …

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