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    Anyone can be a bank ... really? - Chris Skinner's blog

    Hmmm … the wonderful Anna Irrera posted an update on Reuters, stating that anyone can be...

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

    Things we’re reading today include … Bank of Russia to ‘Slow Down’ Payments to Crypto Exchanges,...

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

    This week’s main blog discussions include … The fine line between banker and jail Some years...

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    The fine line between banker and jail - Chris Skinner's blog

    Some years ago, I regularly talked about bankers being criminals. It’s not a popular theme with...

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

    Things we’re reading today include: Starling Bank on what you should ‘take into account’ when opening...

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    I ran over the dog - Chris Skinner's blog

    I didn’t think I should share this, but I will. I ran over the dog. Like...

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

    Things we’re reading today include: Fintechs are giving the banks a run for their money Silicon...

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    Banks are creating their own successors - Chris Skinner's blog

    One of the things over-looked by many is how banks invest in the Finverse. According to...

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

    Things we’re reading today include … The Power of FinTech Responding to the World’s Humanitarian Crises...

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    What is President Xi’s agenda? - Chris Skinner's blog

    I was talking with a friend in Asia and went back to my traditional discussions of...

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

    Things we’re reading today include … How banks can lose $60 billion to cybercash highways U.S....

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    Will you take the red or the blue pill? - Chris Skinner's blog

    What is time? Do you have any idea? What is the time right now? Does it...

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

    Things we’re reading today include … Banking tech chief faces claims of bullying Bank of England...

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

    This week’s main blog discussions include … What if you had “f**k you money”? I was...

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    BaaS is not 2D or even 3D - it's a Rubik's Cube - Chris Skinner's blog

    Simon Taylor posted an interesting dialogue about BaaS the other day. He used a couple of charts...

  • Things worth reading: 10th September 2021 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include … Fury as Biden tries to let IRS SNOOP on your...

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    One size does not fit all: the Rubik's Cube of banking - Chris Skinner's blog

    I recently spotted this post from Panagiotis Kriaris, who leads business development at Unzer: In the...

  • Things worth reading: 9th September 2021 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include … Bank of England governor says UK’s economic recovery is slowing...

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    Financial people think digital will beat physical by 2030 - Chris Skinner's blog

    I just picked up Deloitte’s report on blockchain where 76% of finance executives have voted that...

  • Things worth reading: 8th September 2021 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include … Cryptocurrency and its Impact on Banks MVB Bank to Offer...

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    Who owns the mandate? - Chris Skinner's blog

    I was intrigued by a new report from the IMF entitled: The Impact of Fintech on...

  • Things worth reading: 7th September 2021 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include … Global bitcoin price pump planned to celebrate El Salvador adopting...

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    What if you had "f**k you money"? - Chris Skinner's blog

    I was quite taken by South Park’s co-creator Matt Stone talking to Bloomberg, about a deal...

  • Things worth reading: 6th September 2021 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include … Big European Banks Get Prodded on Climate Promises ‘It’s my...

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    The Finanser’s Week: 30th August 2021- 5th September 2021 - Chris Skinner's blog

    The main discussions on the blog this week include … Fires to the left of me,...

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    Fires to the left of me, floods to the right and here I am, stuck in the monsoon with you - Chris Skinner's blog

    I heard a statistic on the BBC that natural disasters due to weather are costing the...

  • Things worth reading: 3rd September 2021 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include … Would you move your current account to an ethical bank?...

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    Why I bought a Watford FC shirt, when I’m a Spurs fan [bitcoin] - Chris Skinner's blog

    A while ago, I spotted that Watford was sponsored by Bitcoin. They must have made a...

  • Things worth reading: 2nd September 2021 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include: Banking tech provider ThoughtMachine lands ‘unicorn’ status with new funding Challenger...

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    What is identity? - Chris Skinner's blog

    I’ve been close to Peter Vander Auwera for many years, thanks to Innotribe. He retired a...

  • Things worth reading: 1st September 2021 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include … Bitcoin could come out STRONGER after central bank showdown Climate,...

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    BNPL became a big thing in August - Chris Skinner's blog

    Some years ago, July 2015 to be exact, I interviewed Niklas Adalberth, co-founder of Klarna. Niklas...

  • Things worth reading: 31st August 2021 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include … Amazon’s fintech deal a ‘wakeup call’ for wealth managers 5...

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    What is 'sustainable investing'? - Chris Skinner's blog

    I have a few friends who are climate deniers. That’s fine, they are entitled to their...

  • Things worth reading: 30th August 2021 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include … Sainsbury’s in talks to offload banking arm to private equity...

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    The Finanser’s Week: 23rd August 2021- 29th August 2021 - Chris Skinner's blog

    The main blog discussions this week include … 15% of the world’s population has a disability...

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    Why not maybe? - Chris Skinner's blog

    I found the answer to What about maybe? and why HSBC, NatWest, Monzo and more are freezing...

  • Things worth reading: 27th August 2021 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include … Central banks need to go slow on digital currencies Climate...

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    Mapping the Finverse - Chris Skinner's blog

    I blogged the other day about the Finverse and $100 billion invested in FinTech firms in...

  • Things worth reading: 26th August 2021 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include … UK’s FCA says it is ‘not capable’ of supervising crypto...

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    The niche market banks and fintechs are missing - Chris Skinner's blog

    Thing is, when it comes to inclusion, what financial products would you create for people who are blind,...

  • Things worth reading: 25th August 2021 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include … The Impact of Fintech on Central Bank Governance OnlyFans founder...

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    15% of the world’s population has a disability - Chris Skinner's blog

    15% of the world’s population has a disability. According to the Return on Disability Group, this...

  • Things worth reading: 24th August 2021 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include … PayPal launches cryptocurrency services for UK customers Taliban appoints central...

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    What about maybe? Banks, challengers and neobanks are failing customers ... - Chris Skinner's blog

    I was thinking about things that are not being dealt with by banks or fintechs. Surprisingly,...

  • Things worth reading: 23rd August 2021 - Chris Skinner's blog

    Things we’re reading today include: For bank regulators, tech giants are now too big to fail...

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    The Finanser’s Week: 16th August 2021- 22nd August 2021 - Chris Skinner's blog

    This week’s main blog discussions include … Welcome to the Finverse Am I the only one...

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    Banking on the game - Chris Skinner's blog

    This is a guest post by Matthias Kroener, a Bavarian who created Fidor Bank and then...

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

    Things we’re reading today include … Hackers steal nearly $100m in Japan crypto heist Mastercard faces...

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    In the Finverse, trading is just gaming in reality - Chris Skinner's blog

    Building on the Finverse, I always remember the big trading scandals of the 2000s with Jérôme...