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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...

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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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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Celebrating PayPal’s centenary

PayPal 100 years old – surely not? Well no. PayPal's not 100 years old. In a remarkably understated way though, which no-one noticed – not even PayPal – the California-based payments platform is celebrating a milestone. In March 2007, PayPal celebrated being 100 months old. Yes, the upstart firm with …

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Celebrating PayPal’s centenary

PayPal 100 years old – surely not? Well no. PayPal's not 100 years old. In a remarkably understated way though, which no-one noticed – not even PayPal – the California-based payments platform is celebrating a milestone. In March 2007, PayPal celebrated being 100 months old. Yes, the upstart firm with …

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The quest for alpha

At a recent conference, one of the speakers started by saying: "Alpha is what it is all about." He got this look of interest from half the audience and confusion from the other half. After all, much of what goes on in the investment markets is about as understandable as …

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The quest for alpha

At a recent conference, one of the speakers started by saying: "Alpha is what it is all about." He got this look of interest from half the audience and confusion from the other half. After all, much of what goes on in the investment markets is about as understandable as …

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