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Why being made redundant was the best thing that ever happened to me

Today, I appear to be pretty well-known and respected in the FinTech community. Often voted as an influencer, invited to give keynote speeches at megaconferences and the successful author of 15 books, as well as chairing and being an advisor to many companies, life is pretty good. But it wasn’t always this way. In fact,…

FinTech, cryptocurrency and corporate change

I was recently recorded on Roger Edwards’ podcast talking about FinTech, cryptocurrency and corporate change. Roger is a marketing strategist focused upon the insurance industry, and produces regular podcasts about said subject.  You can checkout his website here, and here’s the low-down of our chat: On the show this week, I talk to leading commentator and…

12 quotes about the future of finance

I recently appeared on an interview with Salesforce’s LeadingEdge webcast. Afterwards, they picked out 12 statements I made that they thought particularly noteworthy, so thought I would repost them here: 12 Noteworthy Quotes on the Future of Banking The digital revolution is fundamentally impacting every industry across the board, and banking is no exception — in…

What happened to the bitcoin bubble?

I was interviewed by UBS’s wealth management team a month ago, when the bitcoin bubble was in full bloom. The price had exploded, tripling in a month. Now that it has burst, the interview seems quite prescient so, here it is … UBS interview with Chris Skinner Cryptocurrencies – digital currencies based on encryption –…

Handcuffed by heritage

Building on yesterday’s blog, Money2020 has an official Money Magazine to go with the European show, produced by Norfico.  I was picked as one of a few commentators to talk about what’s going on in the world and was featured in the magazine, which you can find and download here. Anywho, for blog purposes, I…

The legacy clock is ticking

Further to my recent trip to Pakistan Business Recorder (their version of The Financial Times) interviewed me in depth about what is happening in FinTech.  Here’s what they published: ‘The clock is ticking for Pakistan’s legacy banks,’ Chris Skinner, global fintech expert An independent commentator on financial markets and fintech through his blog, the Finanser.com, Chris Skinner is one…

110 years to save for retirement: the future of mortgages, pensions and savings

I don’t like talking about the long-term future much, as who knows anything about the long-term future?  Nevertheless, there are some things that are obvious in the long-term future based upon technological advances.  As far back as the early days of the telephone, everyone knew that the phone would move to video connectivity and, thanks…

The three things you need to be a Digital Bank

As mentioned last week, I delivered a keynote at the DreamForce conference.  As it has been shared online, I’ll share it here. The slides … Digital bank latest – october from Chris Skinner The video (my bit starts at 10m33s) … If you can’t see it easily, the summary is this (taken from the review…

The three things you need to be a Digital Bank

As mentioned last week, I delivered a keynote at the DreamForce conference.  As it has been shared online, I’ll share it here. The slides … Digital bank latest – october from Chris Skinner The video (my bit starts at 10m33s) … If you can’t see it easily, the summary is this (taken from the review…

Things you need to know before you launch a Digital Bank

I recently presented the Digital Bank story at a conference in Swtizerland. As the slides and recording of the pitch are freely available online, readers of this blog are welcome to enjoy (or cringe?). Here's the 42 minutes recording: And here are the slides: Enjoy!  

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