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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...

Watch out for the thought police

According to the Byron review of social networking in the UK, Facebook, Bebo, MySpace and others sites are to be censored, and Google, Yahoo, MSN and others must show SAFE SEARCH in clear options from the home page.  This is because some parents do not supervise their children’s use of …

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Microsoft: Throw Vista Away

Following on from my comments on Vista, this one is not my comment … but Infoworld’s.  This was followed by this blog and it’s worth reading the over 100 comments that follow that.  Funnily enough, I’m now seeing 2-3 articles a day with similar sentiments. Yep, you guessed it.  We’re …

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Microsoft: Throw Vista Away

Following on from my comments on Vista, this one is not my comment … but Infoworld’s.  This was followed by this blog and it’s worth reading the over 100 comments that follow that.  Funnily enough, I’m now seeing 2-3 articles a day with similar sentiments. Yep, you guessed it.  We’re …

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Microsoft: Throw Vista Away

Following on from my comments on Vista, this one is not my comment … but Infoworld’s.  This was followed by this blog and it’s worth reading the over 100 comments that follow that.  Funnily enough, I’m now seeing 2-3 articles a day with similar sentiments. Yep, you guessed it.  We’re …

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LSE’s 86 percent rise in SETS trading raises questions

Further to the mention of Iraq’s electronic trading exchange going live this week, the LSE has been running electronic trading since 1986, when the Big Bang moved the Exchange from open outcry to electronic trading. This led to the introduction of SEAQ, the Stock Exchange Automated Quotation System, in October …

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LSE’s 86 percent rise in SETS trading raises questions

Further to the mention of Iraq’s electronic trading exchange going live this week, the LSE has been running electronic trading since 1986, when the Big Bang moved the Exchange from open outcry to electronic trading. This led to the introduction of SEAQ, the Stock Exchange Automated Quotation System, in October …

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FT says Terri Dial leaving Lloyds TSB

Today’s Financial Times reckons that Terri Dial is leaving Lloyds TSB after a three-year stint to head up global consumer banking at Citi.  This proves interesting as Terri has really made a mark at Lloyds TSB and would be a big loss.  Nevertheless, the fact that Citi’s new chief executive, …

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FT says Terri Dial leaving Lloyds TSB

Today’s Financial Times reckons that Terri Dial is leaving Lloyds TSB after a three-year stint to head up global consumer banking at Citi.  This proves interesting as Terri has really made a mark at Lloyds TSB and would be a big loss.  Nevertheless, the fact that Citi’s new chief executive, …

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FT says Terri Dial leaving Lloyds TSB

Today’s Financial Times reckons that Terri Dial is leaving Lloyds TSB after a three-year stint to head up global consumer banking at Citi.  This proves interesting as Terri has really made a mark at Lloyds TSB and would be a big loss.  Nevertheless, the fact that Citi’s new chief executive, …

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Visa’s IPO strips to the core

Now that Visa have IPO’d and the execs and banks are profiting from the rocketing share price, the firm has decided to push the limits further by stripping their products down to the basics for their latest TV campaign.

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Iraq starts Electronic Trading

This week, Iraq has moved from a trading floor with a whiteboard and magic marker pen to full electronic trading in their Stock Exchange.  This is good news for the country and a sign of a return to stability. Now what equities and commodities are we going to trade in …

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Numbers, Part Eleven: Mobile and Cellphones

More numbers, and I was fascinated to see a presentation from O2, the UK mobile service, the other day where they held up a few numbers that are fairly staggering.  In the UK: 15% of people are dumped by a girl or boyfriend via an SMS text message; O2 sold …

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Numbers, Part Eleven: Mobile and Cellphones

More numbers, and I was fascinated to see a presentation from O2, the UK mobile service, the other day where they held up a few numbers that are fairly staggering.  In the UK: 15% of people are dumped by a girl or boyfriend via an SMS text message; O2 sold …

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NCR at loggerheads with HP over Banks

Oohhhhh-errrrr.   Like any good blogger I love a bit of gossip and nothing better than my old firm, NCR, getting into a spot of hot-under-the-collar bother with HP. Apparently, lots of NCR-ers have been toddling out of Dayton, Ohio across to sunny Palo Alto, California with little USB sticks full …

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Credit Crash: final thoughts

Ah well, I can’t leave the credit crash discussion alone without a final mention of poor Mr. Jack and Mrs. Jill, the taxpaying citizens who are now left carrying the can of the debt-fuelled crash.  With the banks being bailed out by the central banks, Mr. Jack and Mrs. Jill …

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