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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...

Is 2007 the year Microsoft committed suicide?

This is my final week of blogging for 2007, and so I thought I’d spend it looking back over the year.  Tomorrow and the rest of the week, I’ll focus upon retail and investment banking and payments.  Today, I thought I’d start with a slow burn with the prediction that, …

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Is 2007 the year Microsoft committed suicide?

This is my final week of blogging for 2007, and so I thought I’d spend it looking back over the year.  Tomorrow and the rest of the week, I’ll focus upon retail and investment banking and payments.  Today, I thought I’d start with a slow burn with the prediction that, …

Read More »

Is 2007 the year Microsoft committed suicide?

This is my final week of blogging for 2007, and so I thought I’d spend it looking back over the year.  Tomorrow and the rest of the week, I’ll focus upon retail and investment banking and payments.  Today, I thought I’d start with a slow burn with the prediction that, …

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110 billion? Same as my bonus

The news yesterday that the ECB, Fed and Bank of England were working together to release $110 billion of funds to buck up the markets for end of year and give the banking system confidence again was great.  Hopefully, this will work and we all will live happily ever after …

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110 billion? Same as my bonus

The news yesterday that the ECB, Fed and Bank of England were working together to release $110 billion of funds to buck up the markets for end of year and give the banking system confidence again was great.  Hopefully, this will work and we all will live happily ever after …

Read More »

8 million people at risk from new business disease

I got an email from BNET, the management website, with the title "8 Million Business People at Risk from Dreaded New Ailment", which made me open it, as you have here.  The actual news item was all about people who "work at a company where Blackberries are standard perks? Never …

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8 million people at risk from new business disease

I got an email from BNET, the management website, with the title "8 Million Business People at Risk from Dreaded New Ailment", which made me open it, as you have here.  The actual news item was all about people who "work at a company where Blackberries are standard perks? Never …

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8 million people at risk from new business disease

I got an email from BNET, the management website, with the title "8 Million Business People at Risk from Dreaded New Ailment", which made me open it, as you have here.  The actual news item was all about people who "work at a company where Blackberries are standard perks? Never …

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8 million people at risk from new business disease

I got an email from BNET, the management website, with the title "8 Million Business People at Risk from Dreaded New Ailment", which made me open it, as you have here.  The actual news item was all about people who "work at a company where Blackberries are standard perks? Never …

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The conclusion of the debate about IP versus bricks

Someone asked me this question: "Chris, why are still arguing?" about the debate I have been having for the last week.  It is because one reader fundamentally disagrees with my views about IP being the foundation of today’s bank. I’ve been having it because I wanted the debate to reach …

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Government fraud, bank fraud, and the rest …

Further to my comments about the UK’s Fraud Review, I enjoyed a discussion with Ken Farrow of Control Risks. Prior to joining Control Risks, Ken was the Head of Fraud and Financial Crime for Lloyds TSB and, before that, a police officer with the City of London Police, as well …

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Government fraud, bank fraud, and the rest …

Further to my comments about the UK’s Fraud Review, I enjoyed a discussion with Ken Farrow of Control Risks. Prior to joining Control Risks, Ken was the Head of Fraud and Financial Crime for Lloyds TSB and, before that, a police officer with the City of London Police, as well …

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Government fraud, bank fraud, and the rest …

Further to my comments about the UK’s Fraud Review, I enjoyed a discussion with Ken Farrow of Control Risks. Prior to joining Control Risks, Ken was the Head of Fraud and Financial Crime for Lloyds TSB and, before that, a police officer with the City of London Police, as well …

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The conclusion of the debate about IP versus bricks

Someone asked me this question: "Chris, why are still arguing?" about the debate I have been having with Michael Goldman for the last week.  Michael began this discussion because he fundamentally disagreed with my original blog about IP being the foundation of today's bank.  They asked me this question as …

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The conclusion of the debate about IP versus bricks

Someone asked me this question: "Chris, why are still arguing?" about the debate I have been having with Michael Goldman for the last week.  Michael began this discussion because he fundamentally disagreed with my original blog about IP being the foundation of today's bank.  They asked me this question as …

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