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    Have big banks lost the plot? - Chris Skinner's blog

    I’ve said for some years that digital challenger banks will not break the stranglehold of the...

  • Things worth reading: 24th January 2022 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include … Bank Pulse: Banks are reducing their exposure to more polluting...

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    The Finanser’s Week: 17th January 2022 – 23rd January 2022 - Chris Skinner's blog

    This week’s main blog discussions include … A great list of central bank thinking about digital...

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    To vax or not to vax: that is the question - Chris Skinner's blog

    We are all probably aware of the furore over Novax Djocavic and the Australian Open tennis...

  • Things worth reading: 21st January 2022 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include: High street banks ‘losing vice-like grip on UK’s current accounts’ Zopa...

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    What would you spend $12 billion on? - Chris Skinner's blog

    I was intrigued by the announcement by JPMorgan Chase that they’re spending $12 billion on technology...

  • Things worth reading: 20th January 2022 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include … Bank-Fintech Partnerships Are Under-Performing: What’s Going Wrong? Lords warn on...

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    What is this Web3? - Chris Skinner's blog

    Lots of folks are talking Web3, but what is Web3 and why isn’t it Web 3.0?...

  • Things worth reading: 19th January 2022 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include … Brexit Gives €200 Billion Boost to Balance Sheets of Irish...

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    A great list of central bank thinking about digital currencies (#CBDC) - Chris Skinner's blog

    Madhvi Mavadiya, Head of Content at Finextra, just posted a great list of developments in Central...

  • Things worth reading: 18th January 2022 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include … £4 million-a-year bank chief quits after breaking Covid rules with...

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    The End Of Digital Transformation In Banking - Chris Skinner's blog

    Ron Shevlin, now Chief Research Officer at Cornerstone Advisors, a US research and consulting firm, posted...

  • Things worth reading: 17th January 2022 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include: CBDCs: Here’s what every central bank in the world is working...

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    The Finanser’s Week: 9th January 2022 - 16th January 2022 - Chris Skinner's blog

    This week’s main blog discussions include: How a bank’s IT systems allowed £100m a day of...

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    Can Elon Musk solve world hunger? - Chris Skinner's blog

    The worlds’ rich get richer, and the poor get poorer. Does it always have to be...

  • Things worth reading: 14th January 2022 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include … Britcoin is a ‘risk to stability of the banks’, say...

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    FinTech investment grew 183% in 2021 - Chris Skinner's blog

    I took a contrarian view and said that FinTech investments worldwide would plateau in 2022. Interestingly,...

  • Things worth reading: 13th January 2022 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include … Cloud giants may resist Bank of England’s resilience tests Fifth...

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    Will the euro collapse and disappear tomorrow? - Chris Skinner's blog

    There has been a continual debate about the euro and the future of Europe. When the...

  • Things worth reading: 12th January 2022 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include … Revolut launches as a bank in 10 Western European countries...

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    The relationship between process and technical debt - Chris Skinner's blog

    Many financial processes were created centuries ago. When technology arrived, we automated those historical processes to...

  • Things worth reading: 11th January 2022 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include … ‘Worrying security flaws’ may expose online banking customers to fraud...

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    How a bank’s IT systems allowed £100m a day of fraud - Chris Skinner's blog

    NatWest, formerly Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), is a good example of a bank with rubbish...

  • Things worth reading: 10th January 2022 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include … What are the lessons from history for digital currency? It’s...

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    The Finanser’s Week: 20th December 2021- 8th January 2022 - Chris Skinner's blog

    The last fortnight’s main discussions include: Welcome to 2022 I used to make predictions to start...

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    Technology in 2022: intelligence is the key - Chris Skinner's blog

    In the final part of my welcome to 2022 series, here are the big trends in...

  • Things worth reading: 7th January 2022 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include: Bank of England answers, “Why can’t we just print more money?”...

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    FinTech in 2022: the Big Regression? - Chris Skinner's blog

    Building up to Christmas, I got a lot of FinTech predictions sent by PR firms and...

  • Things worth reading: 6th January 2022 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include … 16 Ways Banks Will Need To Change To Survive Advances...

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    Payments in 2022: Some are making a Big Mistake - Chris Skinner's blog

    Focusing just on the payments space, there are many folks making forecasts for 2022. Here are...

  • Things worth reading: 5th January 2022 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include … Goldman Says Bitcoin $100,000 a Possibility by Taking on Gold...

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    Banking in 2022: what's going to happen? - Chris Skinner's blog

    Banking in 2022 has a number of forecasters. Deloitte claim that banks are at a make-or-break moment....

  • Things worth reading: 4th January 2022 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include … British Bank Makes $175 Million in Mistaken Payments NatWest computer...

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    Welcome to 2022 - Chris Skinner's blog

    I used to make predictions to start the year. I’m not doing that anymore, as everyone...

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    To sweetly go where no sweet has gone before - Chris Skinner's blog

    I recently was given a Gold Mom’s Award for the new book Captain Cake and the...

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    The top 11 blogs of 2021 - Chris Skinner's blog

    As per normal, I look at the top blogs picked up by readers during the year....

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    Tell me everything in ten words or less - Chris Skinner's blog

    Some years ago, I remember seeing a company whose boss believed that you should be able...

  • Things worth reading: 20th December 2021 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include … Deutsche Bank fired senior manager over explicit messages and photos...

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    The Finanser’s Week: 13th December 2021- 19th December 2021 - Chris Skinner's blog

    This week’s blog discussions included … The importance of financial literacy “When I was a lad,...

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    The importance of financial literacy - Chris Skinner's blog

    “When I was a lad, I got four shillings and sixpence every week for pocket money.”...

  • Things worth reading: 17th December 2021 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include … Bank of England raises interest rates to 0.25% Thought Machine...

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    It’s not FinTech vs Bank or CBDC vs Crypto - Chris Skinner's blog

    I’ve seen a lot of discussions of adversaries. It’s FinTech versus Bank, central bank currencies versus...

  • Things worth reading: 16th December 2021 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include … My Top Bank Stock Picks For 2022 Which? tells banks...

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    How do you self-regulate? - Chris Skinner's blog

    There was an old game called Scruples that asked what would you do in a particular...

  • Things worth reading: 15th December 2021 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include … JPMorgan to hire hundreds more staff for UK digital bank...

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    Who regulates crypto ... everyone’s involved but nobody’s in charge - Chris Skinner's blog

    I’m worried that the older I get, the more cynical I get. I watch developments of...

  • Things worth reading: 14th December 2021 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include … The Top 5 Trends In Fintech And Banking For 2022...

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    Do you want to be known as the banker who said ‘no’ to Walt Disney? - Chris Skinner's blog

    Everyone is talking a lot about the metaverse these days. What is the metaverse? It’s a...

  • Things worth reading: 13th December 2021 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include … World Bank under fire for being ‘missing in action’ on...

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    The Finanser’s Week: 6th December 2021- 12th December 2021 - Chris Skinner's blog

    This week’s blog discussions included … What will happen with crypto next? I had a friend...