Chris Skinner

Doing Digital: Presentation, Slides, Video, Transcript [FREE]

Chris Skinner

I don’t know how you guys are holding up, but I’m finding myself on lots of videoconferences, even delivering a keynote in Tokyo the other day from my home office in Poland. The event was recorded and so I thought I’d share the video and transcript with you.

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When the world stops, did you want to get off? #coronavirus

Chris Skinner

Woke up with a sore throat, stuffed nose and cough. OMG, have I got the coronavirus???? After President Trump’s ban on Europeans last night, the coronavirus madness continues.

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Reports of my (banks) death have been greatly exaggerated

Chris Skinner

I’m getting really fed up of the number of research papers, videos, blogs, headlines and more screaming: “banks will die”.

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#Coronavirus, cash and the breakup of the Eurozone

Chris Skinner

I’m sitting staring at the wall. It’s been a long time now since being in a face-to-face meeting, conference or catching a flight. I’m staring at the wall. Thinking. Thinking. Thinking … what’s the meaning of all this? What’s the meaning of life? What’s the meaning of money?

An interview with Mike Heffner, Appian

Chris Skinner

I don’t do many interviews on The Finanser, but had been planning a massive book launch over the next month, touring the world and spending $1000s on media engagement. Ah well.

Did you take the world for granted?

Chris Skinner

It’s very strange times. I’ve taken travel for granted. For years, I’ve been used to open borders, easy connectivity and access to airports. The internet then fuelled that ease of movement and connectivity.

The Finanser’s Week: 16th March 2020 – 22nd March 2020

Chris Skinner

The main blog headlines are … #Coronavirus, cash and the breakup of the Eurozone I’m sitting staring at the wall. It’s been a long time now since being in a face-to-face meeting, conference or catching a flight. I’m staring at the wall. Thinking. Thinking.

“I was the first knowledge worker whose job was threatened by a machine”

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Really interesting interview with Garry Kasparov in Wired magazine about the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in the future. Garry Kasparov is perhaps the greatest chess player in history. For almost two decades after becoming world champion in 1985, he dominated the game.

Things worth reading: 30th March 2020

Chris Skinner

Things we’re reading today include … Jeff Bezos sold $3.4bn of Amazon stock just before Covid-19 collapse Dozens of poorer nations seek IMF help amid coronavirus crisis ECB tells euro zone banks to skip payouts as virus hits economy ‘Hell is coming’: how Bill Ackman’s TV interview tanked the markets … The post Things worth reading: 30th March 2020 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Reading

The rush to digitalisation post-pandemic

Chris Skinner

I’m getting a lot of people asking questions about what I think the coronavirus will mean long-term in the financial markets, so I’ve tried to jump forward to look back. Obviously, the big thing about a pandemic is that people are being told to stop meeting each other.

Mark Carney: Central Banker and Climate Activist

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On Sunday, Mark Carney leaves the Bank of England after almost seven years at the helm. There’s an interesting review of Mark Carney’s tenure as Governor of the Bank of England on Bloomberg.

50 years of ranking 1000 banks

Chris Skinner

Some of you may know that I write a monthly column for The Banker magazine, and have been doing this for almost twenty years! But The Banker goes back way longer than my column. In fact, it began in January 1926 when the first issue was published and is now almost a century old.

Customer and employee activism will change banking even if the banks don’t want to change

Chris Skinner

I know a few of you have spotted that I have a regular theme these days about sustainable finance, purpose-driven banking, the climate emergency and more.

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What does ‘digital transformation’ really mean?

Chris Skinner

Buzzwords. We have a lot of them. Artificial, autonomous, augmented. Big data, blockchain, bilateral. Crypto, currency, consensus. Distributed, decentralised, democratised. I’m tempted to write the ABC of technology buzzwords, but know there cannot be any that start with X or Z*.

A bank making a mark in mad bad times

Chris Skinner

The travel bans across Europe hit last week, we were told to stay at home, we are advised to self-isolate, our children’s schooling is cancelled, the supermarkets are working with face masks and social distancing … the world has changed.

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Doing digital with big banks

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In the next few weeks Doing Digital, my newest book, will be finally live on Amazon and all good book stores. It’s the result of two years primary and secondary research and, to pay it its due, has been featured in many interviews with me recently.

The real reason people don’t change banks

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Interesting conversation about switching accounts. I’ve had a few people saying that banks don’t have loyal customers, but they have trapped customers.

The Finanser’s Week: 9th March 2020 – 15th March 2020

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The main blog headlines are … “Are you willing to take the risk of investing in b t?” “Are Are you willing to take the risk of investing in b t?” Interesting headline. It’s not mine btw. It’s a question from a leading banker.

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Things worth reading: 23rd March 2020

Chris Skinner

Things we’re reading today include … UK lenders banned from repossessing homes amid coronavirus crisis EU states ‘dragging their feet’ over financial transparency, report finds Advancing bank tech ‘broadens hack attack surface’ Economists told us what a pandemic could do.

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Google, Facebook, Amazon and Co are NOT offering banking, so stop saying they are

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In the last month, there’s been a wave of announcements from Facebook, Apple, Google and Amazon about banking.

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Things worth reading: 27th March 2020

Chris Skinner

Things we’re reading today include … ABN Amro takes $200m hit from failure of a single client America’s central bank is not the only one doling out greenbacks Big banks reassure staff about potential job cuts An imaginative template for dealing with the cash crunch How UK banks are offering … The post Things worth reading: 27th March 2020 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Reading

The end of cards and cash … not yet, according to Deutsche Bank Research

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I just found that Deutsche Bank Research issued three in-depth reports in January looking at the future of payments: Part I: Cash: The Dinosaur Will Survive… For Now Cash will survive. But digital currencies’ potential could re-balance global economic power.

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Banking is inherently sexist

Chris Skinner

Actually, it’s not just banking. It’s money. Money is about control – something I blog about regularly – and men control societies, economies and the world.

Things worth reading: 26th March 2020

Chris Skinner

Things we’re reading today include … Credit Suisse slashes ousted CEO’s bonus by almost £2m Banks warned against profiteering from UK coronavirus crisis India’s huge outsourcing industry struggles with work-from-home scenario Banks under fire for coronavirus loan tactics Banks and business caught out by emergency measures How to pay for … The post Things worth reading: 26th March 2020 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Reading

Big Banks AND Big Tech (not versus)

Chris Skinner

I’ve said for a while that the Big Tech giants will not become banks. Amazon and Alibaba will do a lot of bank-like activities, but they will never move into full-service banking, as in offering deposit accounts. Why won’t they?

Survey: Banks just aren’t ready for digital

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I’ve just been reading Jim Marous’s Digital Banking Report which ties in nicely with my new book Doing Digital, as the themes are similar.

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Things worth reading: 19th March 2020

Chris Skinner

Things we’re reading today include … U.S. regulator proposes path for non-banks to gain deposit license Coronavirus: Pound plunges to its lowest level in over 30 years Cardless in the coronavirus crisis The Federal Reserve can’t save us.

Are banks adapting in the right way?

Chris Skinner

I picked up a few innovative changes taking place this week within banks. In fact, I should point out that banks are not static beasts, as many claim. They are changing all the time, doing things all the time, adapting all the time.

Banking is what we do and technology is how we do it

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A decade ago, we talked about the financial crisis, technology, regulations and compliance.

Purpose? We need actions, not words!

Chris Skinner

I guess my discussions of purpose-driven banking are growing. Maybe I just picked up the vibe or created it, but more and more I’m seeing bank CEO’s talking about purpose. Tom Blomfield, CEO and co-founder of Monzo, in Wired magazine: “Why do companies even exist? What are we here for?

Things worth reading: 17th March 2020

Chris Skinner

Things we’re reading today include … BoE’s guv Andrew Bailey has to prove he knows what’s what Climate change: The rich are to blame, international study finds The Federal Reserve acts again, as market turmoil continues Quotes from Federal Reserve Chair Powell’s press conference Big U.S. banks halt stock buybacks, … The post Things worth reading: 17th March 2020 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Reading

Our world is just a fiction

Chris Skinner

For a while, I presented the idea that our world is a fiction. It is a fiction based upon beliefs. We have shared beliefs. We believe the world is the way the world is. But the world isn’t this way. Borders. Borders don’t exist. We – humans – created borders.

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How much tax is lost each year? #defi

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Building on my discussion yesterday about offshore tax havens and decentralisation to avoid governance in both the physical and virtual world, there’s a more fundamental issue at large here. Tax avoidance.

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The politics of pandemics

Chris Skinner

I was a little distraught over the weekend. With absolutely no warning, the Polish government closed the country’s borders. All flights and train travel banned. No inbound access at all, unless you are Polish or could provide Polish residency.

The Finanser’s Week: 2nd March 2020 – 8th March 2020

Chris Skinner

The main blog headlines are … What does ‘digital transformation’ really mean? Buzzwords. We have a lot of them. Artificial, autonomous, augmented. Big data, blockchain, bilateral. Crypto, currency, consensus. Distributed, decentralised, democratised.