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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...

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 …

Read More »

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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More Spice Girl moments

I’m sure you can see there’s a theme to this week’s blogging kicked off by Posh and Becks in my first posting.  Yes, it’s got to be a Spice Girls week.  Not sure how I’ll get through Ginger, Sporty, Baby and Scarey … although there’s a few folks around here …

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More Spice Girl moments

I’m sure you can see there’s a theme to this week’s blogging kicked off by Posh and Becks in my first posting.  Yes, it’s got to be a Spice Girls week.  Not sure how I’ll get through Ginger, Sporty, Baby and Scarey … although there’s a few folks around here …

Read More »

More Spice Girl moments

I’m sure you can see there’s a theme to this week’s blogging kicked off by Posh and Becks in my first posting.  Yes, it’s got to be a Spice Girls week.  Not sure how I’ll get through Ginger, Sporty, Baby and Scarey … although there’s a few folks around here …

Read More »

Have you been Felt?

As you’d expect, there are copious amounts of liquid refreshment available during SIBOS.  Many of the booths have champagne and wine, and then at around 5ish the general masses enjoy cocktails across the exhibition floor. This then leads into the evening’s frivolities and I enjoyed a couple of parties last …

Read More »

Have you been Felt?

As you’d expect, there are copious amounts of liquid refreshment available during SIBOS.  Many of the booths have champagne and wine, and then at around 5ish the general masses enjoy cocktails across the exhibition floor. This then leads into the evening’s frivolities and I enjoyed a couple of parties last …

Read More »