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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...

Deutsche Bank: refreshing innovations

Funny how things come together as yesterday I noted RBS´s recruitment fair in Second Life and then I sat in a presentation from Deutsche Bank on Second Life. Actually, it was a presentation on how to emulate the bank experience in real life in Second Life, which is what Michael …

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Deutsche Bank: refreshing innovations

Funny how things come together as yesterday I noted RBS´s recruitment fair in Second Life and then I sat in a presentation from Deutsche Bank on Second Life. Actually, it was a presentation on how to emulate the bank experience in real life in Second Life, which is what Michael …

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Deutsche Bank: refreshing innovations

Funny how things come together as yesterday I noted RBS´s recruitment fair in Second Life and then I sat in a presentation from Deutsche Bank on Second Life. Actually, it was a presentation on how to emulate the bank experience in real life in Second Life, which is what Michael …

Read More »

Deutsche Bank: refreshing innovations

Funny how things come together as yesterday I noted RBS´s recruitment fair in Second Life and then I sat in a presentation from Deutsche Bank on Second Life. Actually, it was a presentation on how to emulate the bank experience in real life in Second Life, which is what Michael …

Read More »

RBS host a ‘career fair’ in Second Life

After successfully bidding for and winning the ABN AMRO game, with the consortia gaining 86% support on Monday, as mentioned here last Thursday before Barclays withdrew last Friday (confused already?) … Royal Bank of Scotland are now following BNP Paribas’ example and hiring staff in Second Life.  But this is …

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A Bank is a Bank Is a Bank, Except….

When it’s not, Geoffrey Moore says. The author of Dealing with Darwin, Inside the Tornado, Crossing the Chasm explained to Teradata users why analytics is such fast-growing tool in mature businesses, like banking. "You walk into some banks and say it’s cool. Or you like a Web site or a …

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A Bank is a Bank Is a Bank, Except….

When it’s not, Geoffrey Moore says. The author of Dealing with Darwin, Inside the Tornado, Crossing the Chasm explained to Teradata users why analytics is such fast-growing tool in mature businesses, like banking. "You walk into some banks and say it’s cool. Or you like a Web site or a …

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A Bank is a Bank Is a Bank, Except….

When it’s not, Geoffrey Moore says. The author of Dealing with Darwin, Inside the Tornado, Crossing the Chasm explained to Teradata users why analytics is such fast-growing tool in mature businesses, like banking. "You walk into some banks and say it’s cool. Or you like a Web site or a …

Read More »

A Bank is a Bank Is a Bank, Except….

When it’s not, Geoffrey Moore says. The author of Dealing with Darwin, Inside the Tornado, Crossing the Chasm explained to Teradata users why analytics is such fast-growing tool in mature businesses, like banking. "You walk into some banks and say it’s cool. Or you like a Web site or a …

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How my bank tried to get me back from PayPal

Coincidentally, at the same time as a bank rejected my PayPal transactions, another one sent me the solution to my online identity issues.  It arrived in a very nice box, and had a note that said: "We’re looking after you and protecting you." Now one of my bank accounts (I …

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Westpac Improves Sales Leads with Teradata-Siebel Combo

Who says competitors can’t work together? It just takes a littel pressure from the customer, in this case Westpac. Super-empower marketing with a CRM system that draws on a data warehouse from Teradata and analytics from Siebel running off transactions on Oracle, says Maree Lipscombe, senior manager of Westpac Leads, …

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How my bank forced me to switch to PayPal

One thing banks are concerned about with PayPal is if users place more funds on account, as this means you could operate a revolving debit account within PayPal with no funds ever flowing through the banking system.  For example, I could place £1,000 on debit with PayPal and then use …

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How my bank forced me to switch to PayPal

One thing banks are concerned about with PayPal is if users place more funds on account, as this means you could operate a revolving debit account within PayPal with no funds ever flowing through the banking system.  For example, I could place £1,000 on debit with PayPal and then use …

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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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