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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...

Get global, get specialized or get out

IBM sent me a report this morning called “Get global. Get specialized. Or get out. Unexpected lessons in global financial markets.” The report’s theme is that the financial markets will enjoy dramatic growth except that financial firms do not have strategies to capitalize on this growth because they lack global …

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Get global, get specialized or get out

IBM sent me a report this morning called “Get global. Get specialized. Or get out. Unexpected lessons in global financial markets.” The report’s theme is that the financial markets will enjoy dramatic growth except that financial firms do not have strategies to capitalize on this growth because they lack global …

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Get global, get specialized or get out

IBM sent me a report this morning called “Get global. Get specialized. Or get out. Unexpected lessons in global financial markets.” The report’s theme is that the financial markets will enjoy dramatic growth except that financial firms do not have strategies to capitalize on this growth because they lack global …

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Comparasites

I've recently been enjoying the spat between insurers and internet providers, especially as this will spill-over into banking before too long. Here's why. Direct Line – owned by Royal Bank of Scotland – is getting fed up with websites that compare insurance quotes. As a result, they will not have …

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Prepaid’s demographics by Chris Skinner

We run regular meetings at the Financial Services Club, and launched in Ireland last year.  The forthcoming event in Dublin on 14th June is talking about various things from mobile to prepaid and it prompted Kieron Guilfoyle, CEO of 3V, to send me details of the prepaid product program they …

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Banker fighting to stop child abuse

One of the highlights of the year for me so far has been my recent visit to Shanghai. Shanghai is a great sprawling new City with life pouring out of every street corner, but that wasn't the reason why this was a highlight. The reason this was a highlight was …

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Numbers, Part Three: HSBC

Same bank channel and almost the same bank time … Continuing our numbers story we move to a large galaxy known as Canary Wharf on the outer limits of the London Universe, and focus upon a large, 45 floor, gleaming office block … yes, it's HSBC's Global Head Office. This …

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Numbers, Part Three: HSBC

Same bank channel and almost the same bank time … Continuing our numbers story we move to a large galaxy known as Canary Wharf on the outer limits of the London Universe, and focus upon a large, 45 floor, gleaming office block … yes, it's HSBC's Global Head Office. This …

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