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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...

Banking on the beach

It’s summer, it’s Friday and yes, it’s beach party time. In this latest news on beach trends, folks "will wear wristbands that automatically debit their bank accounts or credit cards to pay for beach access, food and parking".  Yes, it’s true.  In Ocean City, New Jersey, they’re investing in a …

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Banking on the beach

It’s summer, it’s Friday and yes, it’s beach party time. In this latest news on beach trends, folks "will wear wristbands that automatically debit their bank accounts or credit cards to pay for beach access, food and parking".  Yes, it’s true.  In Ocean City, New Jersey, they’re investing in a …

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Banking on the beach

It’s summer, it’s Friday and yes, it’s beach party time. In this latest news on beach trends, folks "will wear wristbands that automatically debit their bank accounts or credit cards to pay for beach access, food and parking".  Yes, it’s true.  In Ocean City, New Jersey, they’re investing in a …

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Banking on the beach

It’s summer, it’s Friday and yes, it’s beach party time. In this latest news on beach trends, folks "will wear wristbands that automatically debit their bank accounts or credit cards to pay for beach access, food and parking".  Yes, it’s true.  In Ocean City, New Jersey, they’re investing in a …

Read More »

Banking on the beach

It’s summer, it’s Friday and yes, it’s beach party time. In this latest news on beach trends, folks "will wear wristbands that automatically debit their bank accounts or credit cards to pay for beach access, food and parking".  Yes, it’s true.  In Ocean City, New Jersey, they’re investing in a …

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UK banks hit hard by SEPA

Interesting research that was blasted across the UK press yesterday. The research came from the recently IPO’d website moneysupermarket.com, which reckons that we could be paying an average of £300 a year in current account charges if the UK’s free banking system is changed to a pay-as-you-go fee structure. The …

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UK banks hit hard by SEPA

Interesting research that was blasted across the UK press yesterday. The research came from the recently IPO’d website moneysupermarket.com, which reckons that we could be paying an average of £300 a year in current account charges if the UK’s free banking system is changed to a pay-as-you-go fee structure. The …

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Still no plans for MiFID in Spain

The International Monetary Fund has just issued their analysis of what’s going on in European financial markets (64 page pdf), with a particular focus on MiFID. Here’s a summary of the key headline impacts of MiFID in their view: the new environment created by MiFID could trigger drastic changes in …

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A perfect storm for hedge funds and private equity

There appears to be a perfect storm brewing in the private equity and hedge fund markets. Similarly you cannot avoid the bad news about Bear Stearns right now with Warren Spector, co-President and co-COO, resigning over the weekend amid major issues over sub-prime mortgage debts.  Warren’s responsibilities included overseeing Bear …

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A perfect storm for hedge funds and private equity

There appears to be a perfect storm brewing in the private equity and hedge fund markets. Similarly you cannot avoid the bad news about Bear Stearns right now with Warren Spector, co-President and co-COO, resigning over the weekend amid major issues over sub-prime mortgage debts.  Warren’s responsibilities included overseeing Bear …

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FSA Fall Short on Investor Protection — WSJ

The FSA’s principle-based approach to regulation has won it a lot of favorable attention in the US. Leave it to the Wall Street Journal to weigh in with criticism for its failure to protect individual shareholders in the UK. The Journal sees the FSA as trying to protect the London …

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FSA Fall Short on Investor Protection — WSJ

The FSA’s principle-based approach to regulation has won it a lot of favorable attention in the US. Leave it to the Wall Street Journal to weigh in with criticism for its failure to protect individual shareholders in the UK. The Journal sees the FSA as trying to protect the London …

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FSA Fall Short on Investor Protection — WSJ

The FSA’s principle-based approach to regulation has won it a lot of favorable attention in the US. Leave it to the Wall Street Journal to weigh in with criticism for its failure to protect individual shareholders in the UK. The Journal sees the FSA as trying to protect the London …

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FSA Fall Short on Investor Protection — WSJ

The FSA’s principle-based approach to regulation has won it a lot of favorable attention in the US. Leave it to the Wall Street Journal to weigh in with criticism for its failure to protect individual shareholders in the UK. The Journal sees the FSA as trying to protect the London …

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First PayPal, then Google, now Amazon and the Banks

We all know how successful PayPal is but, just in case you missed it, then checkout the story I wrote about them in March.  Speaking of Checkout, there is a potential competitor to PayPal emerging in the form of Google’s Checkout system.  There’s already been a number of spats between …

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