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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 many bankers does it take to change a lightbulb?

Eight of course. One to change the lightbulb. A second to assess the risk of the light bulb changing process. A third to ensure the light bulb changing process adheres to the internal compliance regime for health and safety during light bulb changes. A fourth to ensure that the internal …

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A Wahoo to WaMu

Leaving Las Vegas is always a bitter pill.  On the one hand, you’re leaving behind all the bright lights, shows, drinks, girls … you name it – what goes on in Vegas, stays in Vegas … on the other, my pocket is a few thousand dollars lighter and so it’s …

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A Wahoo to WaMu

Leaving Las Vegas is always a bitter pill.  On the one hand, you’re leaving behind all the bright lights, shows, drinks, girls … you name it – what goes on in Vegas, stays in Vegas … on the other, my pocket is a few thousand dollars lighter and so it’s …

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More Poor Journalism

I have been out of contact over the last few days due to the fact I am moving house, so when I finally got my podcasts to listen to there were a few. I saw one from the BBC’s Today program on Northern Rock (warning – multi-megabyte MP3 file) and …

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More Poor Journalism

I have been out of contact over the last few days due to the fact I am moving house, so when I finally got my podcasts to listen to there were a few. I saw one from the BBC’s Today program on Northern Rock (warning – multi-megabyte MP3 file) and …

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Be sure to cancel your credit cards before you die

There’s a true story circling the internet that I’ve seen twice in the past few months and so I thought it worth sharing. A lady died in January, and the bank billed her for their annual service charges on her credit card for February and March.  When these were unpaid, …

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Bob Geldof calls bankers a bunch of ?!:’!!!?

The third keynote at this year’s BAI is Bob Geldof.  I was a bit concerned about him being here as I know there’s a six-figure speaker fee and thought: "has Bob sold out and gone onto the speaker circuit on the back of Live Aid or is he being philanthropic …

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Bob Geldof calls bankers a bunch of ?!:’!!!?

The third keynote at this year’s BAI is Bob Geldof.  I was a bit concerned about him being here as I know there’s a six-figure speaker fee and thought: "has Bob sold out and gone onto the speaker circuit on the back of Live Aid or is he being philanthropic …

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US Basel II Implementation – Final Rules

One event I missed posting on at the time was the final agreement of all of the US regulators on the way that Basel II will be implemented in the US that happened 10 days ago. After some seriously silly obstinate argument from the FDIC, I was please to note …

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US Basel II Implementation – Final Rules

One event I missed posting on at the time was the final agreement of all of the US regulators on the way that Basel II will be implemented in the US that happened 10 days ago. After some seriously silly obstinate argument from the FDIC, I was please to note …

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Google Maps – Result

I am glad to see someone takes me seriously. Amir from Austrolabe took my suggestion on a Google Maps mash-up and ran with it. The result can be seen here. He has taken up to nine news feeds and the map then takes a pretty fair guess at where the …

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Steve Forbes versus Alan Greenspan, Round One

So yesterday we had Alan Greenspan in the morning at the BAI Retail Delivery Show.    Caesar’s Palace if they were put in the ring together so I guess they don’t like each other very much. Forbes, who is chairing Rudy Giuliani’s campaign for the Presidential office this year, was …

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Steve Forbes versus Alan Greenspan, Round One

So yesterday we had Alan Greenspan in the morning at the BAI Retail Delivery Show.    Caesar’s Palace if they were put in the ring together so I guess they don’t like each other very much. Forbes, who is chairing Rudy Giuliani’s campaign for the Presidential office this year, was …

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