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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...

How my bank tried to get me back from PayPal

Coincidentally, at the same time as a bank rejected my PayPal transactions, another one sent me the solution to my online identity issues.  It arrived in a very nice box, and had a note that said: "We’re looking after you and protecting you." Now one of my bank accounts (I …

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Westpac Improves Sales Leads with Teradata-Siebel Combo

Who says competitors can’t work together? It just takes a littel pressure from the customer, in this case Westpac. Super-empower marketing with a CRM system that draws on a data warehouse from Teradata and analytics from Siebel running off transactions on Oracle, says Maree Lipscombe, senior manager of Westpac Leads, …

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How my bank forced me to switch to PayPal

One thing banks are concerned about with PayPal is if users place more funds on account, as this means you could operate a revolving debit account within PayPal with no funds ever flowing through the banking system.  For example, I could place £1,000 on debit with PayPal and then use …

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How my bank forced me to switch to PayPal

One thing banks are concerned about with PayPal is if users place more funds on account, as this means you could operate a revolving debit account within PayPal with no funds ever flowing through the banking system.  For example, I could place £1,000 on debit with PayPal and then use …

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ABN AMRO and RBOS announcement beckons

As the bidding process comes to an end tomorrow, ABN AMRO should be announcing soon after the successful bid by Royal Bank of Scotland, Fortis and Santander to acquire them.  I said that would make the last day of SIBOS interesting a while ago, and it’s tough luck for Barclays …

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ABN AMRO and RBOS announcement beckons

As the bidding process comes to an end tomorrow, ABN AMRO should be announcing soon after the successful bid by Royal Bank of Scotland, Fortis and Santander to acquire them.  I said that would make the last day of SIBOS interesting a while ago, and it’s tough luck for Barclays …

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ABN AMRO and RBOS announcement beckons

As the bidding process comes to an end tomorrow, ABN AMRO should be announcing soon after the successful bid by Royal Bank of Scotland, Fortis and Santander to acquire them.  I said that would make the last day of SIBOS interesting a while ago, and it’s tough luck for Barclays …

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Corporates are the Spice of the Banking Life

It’s only Wednesday and yes, I’m outta here already.  Now, you may be wondering why Chris is dumping out of SIBOS before the big Party … not my choice my friends.  I’m off to Hong Kong for another party. Sitting at Logan airport having a final Sam Adams, I reflect …

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Negroponte’s visions of the future

Some of you know that I’m not a big fan of my new Vista PC and it turns out neither is Nicholas Negroponte, although he actually had a stab at all tech firms in his keynote speech over breakfast.  Not a complete version of his speech, here’s the meat of …

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Negroponte’s visions of the future

Some of you know that I’m not a big fan of my new Vista PC and it turns out neither is Nicholas Negroponte, although he actually had a stab at all tech firms in his keynote speech over breakfast.  Not a complete version of his speech, here’s the meat of …

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Negroponte’s visions of the future

Some of you know that I’m not a big fan of my new Vista PC and it turns out neither is Nicholas Negroponte, although he actually had a stab at all tech firms in his keynote speech over breakfast.  Not a complete version of his speech, here’s the meat of …

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Negroponte’s visions of the future

Some of you know that I’m not a big fan of my new Vista PC and it turns out neither is Nicholas Negroponte, although he actually had a stab at all tech firms in his keynote speech over breakfast.  Not a complete version of his speech, here’s the meat of …

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Global banking is a fallacy

So the afternoon progresses and I’m now bouncing around like a ping-pong ball between SEPA, corporates, Asia, FpML, Fedwire … you name it.  It must be to do with this idea that yours truly can assimilate the global banking trends and regurgitate them at will.  Can I really do this?  …

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