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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...

Bankers are from Mercury, techies are from Uranus

What goes around comes around … Some things never change …  Same old, same old … Y’know you’re getting old when you are tired of hearing a debate about something fundamental but just continual. And so if men are from Mars and women are from Venus, then bankers are from …

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Help … just give me your account information

Hello.  Sorry for emailing you out of the blue, but my name is Ishamal Nicker, and my brother was killed in the Iraq war before he could move his money back to Lebanon.  He had $20,000,000 in a Switzerland bank account and has given me the codes but I can’t …

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Is life getting harder or easier for banks?

The conference I presented at last week in Barcelona focused upon future banking, and we had an audience of international bank managers from around the world.  The conference organiser gave me the opportunity to ask some questions of the audience.  You know the sort of thing, where you have those nice …

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21st Century Boy versus 20th Century Banks

I spent a day in Barcelona last week … put your hands up for Barcelona, a lovely city. For those in the know they’ll get this and, for those who aren’t in the know, I’m speaking in a foreign language.  That’s the point though as, these days, a lot of …

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21st Century Boy versus 20th Century Banks

I spent a day in Barcelona last week … put your hands up for Barcelona, a lovely city. For those in the know they’ll get this and, for those who aren’t in the know, I’m speaking in a foreign language.  That’s the point though as, these days, a lot of …

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21st Century Boy versus 20th Century Banks

I spent a day in Barcelona last week … put your hands up for Barcelona, a lovely city. For those in the know they’ll get this and, for those who aren’t in the know, I’m speaking in a foreign language.  That’s the point though as, these days, a lot of …

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Microsoft Ships BizTalk Update with SWIFT Support

I’m confused. Microsoft is shipping a new version of BizTalk Server 2006 late in 2007? How retro. Microsoft did not change any features in the shipping release since the last beta, says Steve Martin, the company’s director of connected systems product management. "We hardened some of the functionality. The last …

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Greenspan Blasts Bush and Republicans

The WSJ got hold of a copy of Greenspan’s new book, due out Monday. Sounds a little mixed. The Ayn Rand devotee who played a partisan game in supporting skewed tax cuts by Bush, criticizes the Republicans for losing their one-time small government focus. One interesting point from being close …

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Microsoft Legacy Modernization Program

The Mainframe Migration Alliance (MMA) and the Midrange Alliance Program (MAP) will host a meeting on legacy modernization at the Fira Palace Hotel in Barcelona from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on 9 October. The meeting will provide an opportunity to learn more about Microsoft’s plans regarding legacy modernization and offer …

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