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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...

Mobile banking in America creates a big debate

CNBC in the USA ran a report at the end of June on mobile banking.  The report is interesting as 2007 is definitely the year of the mobile phone, or cellphone if you’re American, with Bank of America, Citibank, Wachovia, Washington Mutual, Wells Fargo, and ING Direct all launching mobile …

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Mobile banking in America creates a big debate

CNBC in the USA ran a report at the end of June on mobile banking.  The report is interesting as 2007 is definitely the year of the mobile phone, or cellphone if you’re American, with Bank of America, Citibank, Wachovia, Washington Mutual, Wells Fargo, and ING Direct all launching mobile …

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SEPA moves to China

Y’know I was going to write an indepth analysis of the ECB’s 5th report on SEPA titled: "SEPA: from Concept to Reality" (31 page pdf download) only to find my Dutch friend Donald at the excellent blogspot Linkdump on Payments had beaten me to it.  If you can’t be bothered …

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IFR publish ‘Who’s Ready for MiFID’?

from PJ Di Giammarino of JWG-IT: The Financial Serivces industry think-tank Thomson IFR announce the publication of ‘Who’s ready for MiFID?’ by PJ Di Giammarino, CEO, JWG-IT Think-Tank. The IFR Market Intelligence report is the first comprehensive healthcheck of EU capital markets’ new capabilities that need to be deployed in …

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IFR publish ‘Who’s Ready for MiFID’?

from PJ Di Giammarino of JWG-IT: The Financial Serivces industry think-tank Thomson IFR announce the publication of ‘Who’s ready for MiFID?’ by PJ Di Giammarino, CEO, JWG-IT Think-Tank. The IFR Market Intelligence report is the first comprehensive healthcheck of EU capital markets’ new capabilities that need to be deployed in …

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IFR publish ‘Who’s Ready for MiFID’?

from PJ Di Giammarino of JWG-IT: The Financial Serivces industry think-tank Thomson IFR announce the publication of ‘Who’s ready for MiFID?’ by PJ Di Giammarino, CEO, JWG-IT Think-Tank. The IFR Market Intelligence report is the first comprehensive healthcheck of EU capital markets’ new capabilities that need to be deployed in …

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IFR publish ‘Who’s Ready for MiFID’?

from PJ Di Giammarino of JWG-IT: The Financial Serivces industry think-tank Thomson IFR announce the publication of ‘Who’s ready for MiFID?’ by PJ Di Giammarino, CEO, JWG-IT Think-Tank. The IFR Market Intelligence report is the first comprehensive healthcheck of EU capital markets’ new capabilities that need to be deployed in …

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IFR publish ‘Who’s Ready for MiFID’?

from PJ Di Giammarino of JWG-IT: The Financial Serivces industry think-tank Thomson IFR announce the publication of ‘Who’s ready for MiFID?’ by PJ Di Giammarino, CEO, JWG-IT Think-Tank. The IFR Market Intelligence report is the first comprehensive healthcheck of EU capital markets’ new capabilities that need to be deployed in …

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HSBC’s view from the top

I recently went to a conference in the HSBC tower at Canary Wharf.  On entering the building, there’s  a few things that strike me. First, the lovely pair of lions as you walk up to the building.  The lions are feng shui good fortune symbols that you’ll find outside most …

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HSBC’s view from the top

I recently went to a conference in the HSBC tower at Canary Wharf.  On entering the building, there’s  a few things that strike me. First, the lovely pair of lions as you walk up to the building.  The lions are feng shui good fortune symbols that you’ll find outside most …

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Bankers battle over dress code

I recently encountered an interesting conversation between two CIOs of two major European banks.  I won’t say anything more than one was a major French bank and the other a major Dutch bank who both share the same building. The first and second floor are occupied by the I.T. operations …

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