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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...

Posh and Becks at SIBOS

I take the last flight out of Heathrow to Si-Boston last night and am amazed to find myself being brushed aside at the security gates by some hulking brute of a figure.  As I turn to raise myself up to my full five feet nine inches of bristling quivering wreck, …

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Posh and Becks at SIBOS

I take the last flight out of Heathrow to Si-Boston last night and am amazed to find myself being brushed aside at the security gates by some hulking brute of a figure.  As I turn to raise myself up to my full five feet nine inches of bristling quivering wreck, …

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Posh and Becks at SIBOS

I take the last flight out of Heathrow to Si-Boston last night and am amazed to find myself being brushed aside at the security gates by some hulking brute of a figure.  As I turn to raise myself up to my full five feet nine inches of bristling quivering wreck, …

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Posh and Becks at SIBOS

I take the last flight out of Heathrow to Si-Boston last night and am amazed to find myself being brushed aside at the security gates by some hulking brute of a figure.  As I turn to raise myself up to my full five feet nine inches of bristling quivering wreck, …

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My friends attack Gartner, and Gartner responds

Well, I was as surprised as most to read the Computer Weekly article last week, and the idea that Gartner were dismissing MiFID as no big deal.  Therefore, I was not surprised when Gartner got in touch to say that Peter Redshaw had been misquoted.  In fact, Computer Weekly have …

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FX trading breaks the three trillion dollars a day mark

In a no turn-up for the books there then announcement, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) released figures this week that show that the world is trading over $3 trillion a day in foreign exchange (FX) instruments in 2007. These are the results of the three-yearly survey the BIS performs …

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FX trading breaks the three trillion dollars a day mark

In a no turn-up for the books there then announcement, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) released figures this week that show that the world is trading over $3 trillion a day in foreign exchange (FX) instruments in 2007. These are the results of the three-yearly survey the BIS performs …

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My friends attack Gartner over MiFID

Some of you know that I’ve spent a while looking at MiFID.  In fact, I’m so sad that I even produced a book about it … there you go. So some might think I’d know a little about the subject, although not nearly as much as my friends in the …

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My friends attack Gartner over MiFID

Some of you know that I’ve spent a while looking at MiFID.  In fact, I’m so sad that I even produced a book about it … there you go. So some might think I’d know a little about the subject, although not nearly as much as my friends in the …

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Chip and PIN five years from now

So I finally sussed out a way to make my long-term vision of sticking chips inside people for payments a reality through a medium-term transition away from my short-term loathing for Chip & PIN.  This will be achieved as we strip things back to the basics. For example, look at …

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Chip and PIN five years from now

So I finally sussed out a way to make my long-term vision of sticking chips inside people for payments a reality through a medium-term transition away from my short-term loathing for Chip & PIN.  This will be achieved as we strip things back to the basics. For example, look at …

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A new currency launches

The US Dollar rules the global markets, even whilst it is being bombarded during the credit crunch.  After all, nearly all countries across Latin America and the Middle East are tied to the dollar.   That is why the dollar is the reserve currency of the world.  The thing is though …

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