2019

The real reason people don’t change banks

Chris Skinner

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

Four digital banking trends to watch in 2020

Mobile Payments Today

The growing phenomenon of direct, digital banking and Silicon Valley's entry into the payments business are posing a series of challenges to traditional banking institutions.

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Bank of the West to launch account for eco-friendly customers

Bank Innovation

Bank of the West is currying favor among customers who care about environmental sustainability. The bank, which is a U.S. subsidiary of BNP Paribas, is launching a new checking account in early 2020 called 1% for the Planet that will show customers the carbon footprint of their purchases.

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.

Realizing the Benefits of Automated Machine Learning

How are organizations using machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to derive business value? Renowned author and professor Tom Davenport explains the rise of automated machine learning, its benefits, and success stories from businesses that are already using it.

How much tax is lost each year? #defi

Chris Skinner

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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Ana Botin of Santander on FinTech and Blockchain

Chris Skinner

Really interesting interview here with Ana Botin, Executive Chair of Santander, on Bloomberg. It starts with talking about how Santander can make a difference on climate change with Ana claiming that the bank is voted the most sustainable bank in the world.

The Finanser’s Week: 25th November – 1st December 2019

Chris Skinner

The main blog headlines are … Are banks adapting in the right way? 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.

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Black Friday sets online, mobile shopping records

Mobile Payments Today

Black Friday shopping figures in the U.S. showed more consumers embracing mobile and general online shopping for the best deals. Meanwhile average order volume increased, showing more willingness to make big ticket purchases via smartphone

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The best FinTech startups in Europe

Chris Skinner

I received a long and lengthy article last week from Taylor Ryan, CMO at Valuer.ai (tryan@valuer.ai). The link provides a comprehensive article on European FinTech developments. It’s so good that I am happy to share it with y’all. Enjoy. THE BEST FINTECH STARTUPS IN EUROPE Government support for the financial … The post The best FinTech startups in Europe appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Case Studies Fintech Grid

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

FinTech is on fire and London is burning …

Chris Skinner

A regular question that comes up is: When will the Fintech bubble burst? My claim is that it won’t under my watch, as this is as big a restructuring of banking and finance as the internet has been for commerce and trade. The latter change is still underway after a … The post FinTech is on fire and London is burning … appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Fintech Future Grid

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

Chris Skinner

In the last month, there’s been a wave of announcements from Facebook, Apple, Google and Amazon about banking. We’ve seen Facebook’s major activities in trying to create a digital currency called Libra, and Apple’s move into finance with a credit card from Goldman Sachs which, in just a month, offered … The post Google, Facebook, Amazon and Co are NOT offering banking, so stop saying they are appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Future Grid

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Balancing payment innovation and trust

Mobile Payments Today

The rise of digital payments has led to a series of complex issues surrounding how to make those transactions more secure.

California’s fintech startups are invading New York

Bank Innovation

When two Irish brothers started Stripe Inc. together in 2010, there was little question about where they should put their headquarters. It had to be California.

How to Choose an AI Vendor

This report explores why it is so challenging to choose an AI vendor and what you should consider as you seek a partner in AI.

The end of FinTech

Chris Skinner

I’ve been involved in finance and technology for a long, long time. Originally, I was a technologist; then a financial technologist; and now a FinTech guy. However, I see the FinTech piece as being irrelevant. Whether it’s FinTech or TechFin, it’s all still just finance and technology. The difference is … The post The end of FinTech appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Fintech Future Grid

Banks and FinTech Partnerships: a Clash of Extremes

Chris Skinner

A few years ago, I posted a guest article from Philippe Gelis, co-founder and CEO of FX firm Kantox, on Why FinTech Banks will rule the world. It was very popular and made my top ten posts of 2015, and Philippe has been kind enough to let me share another … The post Banks and FinTech Partnerships: a Clash of Extremes appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Fintech Grid

Is Revolut leading a FinTech revolution … or destroying it?

Chris Skinner

We are regularly being bombarded with unicorn news. Some rise and some fail. We hear about toxic corporate cultures and ousted CEOs on some occasions, with WeWork being the latest to get caught in the pre-IPO crossfire. In case you’re not aware, their CEO and founder has gone and now … The post Is Revolut leading a FinTech revolution … or destroying it? appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Fintech Future Grid

When did FinTech become cool?

Chris Skinner

When did FinTech become FinTech? When did technology in finance become cool? I guess the first thing is to define FinTech, which I did badly four years ago. I say badly because my definition back then was: FinTech [is] a new market that integrates finance and technology. This new market … The post When did FinTech become cool? appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Fintech Grid

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

The logic of digital change

Chris Skinner

I just went through a conversation about my presentation for a forthcoming conference. They didn’t want to provide a prescriptive approach, and just asked what I talked about in general. That’s a challenge, as I once turned up at a conference and they said to me “you have seven hours”. … The post The logic of digital change appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Fintech Grid

Banks need a purpose other than making money

Chris Skinner

I wrote a couple of recent blogs about the issue with finding good developers and attracting them to banks. The first, about the war for talent, made the statement: the main motivation of developers joining a firm is to solve interesting problems. The second, titled When code is art, how do … The post Banks need a purpose other than making money appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Future Grid Inclusion

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Five phases of FinTech (2005-2027)

Chris Skinner

Three years ago, I blogged about three phases of FinTech. Three years later, I can expand on that theme and talk about five phases of FinTech. The five phases of FinTech are (dates are rough guide): Disruption (2005-2014) Discussion (2014-2017) Partnership (2017-2022) Integration (2022-2027) Renewal (2027+) Phase One: Disruption (2005-2014) … The post Five phases of FinTech (2005-2027) appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Fintech Future Grid

Customers don’t want digital banking

Chris Skinner

So my snarky little friend Ron Shevlin wrote a piece on Forbes claiming that Americans don’t want a digital bank. As the guy who wrote the book Digital Bank you might think I would take offence to such a statement, but no. I agree with his content, just not his … The post Customers don’t want digital banking appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Fintech Future Grid Opinion

MLOps 101: The Foundation for Your AI Strategy

Machine Learning Operations (MLOps) allows organizations to alleviate many of the issues on the path to AI with ROI by providing a technological backbone for managing the machine learning lifecycle through automation and scalability.

Challenger banks don’t matter as they’re not a primary account

Chris Skinner

During Money 2020 Europe, I bumped into a chap from Monzo. No names mentioned, but he was buzzing and no wonder. The start-up has just boomed through two million users and is growing at over 60,000 account openings a week or 10,000 per day. Some think that number seems high, … The post Challenger banks don’t matter as they’re not a primary account appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Fintech Future Grid Numbers

8 mobile payment trends that matter for 2019

Mobile Payments Today

Eight major trends will help define the landscape of mobile payments in 2019, according to Mark Flamme of AlixPartners

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A Missouri bank is using tech to secure large deposits from public entities

Bank Innovation

Bank of Franklin County, a Washington, Mo.-based based bank with $273 million in assets, is using ‘cash sweep’ technology to gain large deposits from public funds without having to put up its own assets as collateral.

The reason digital is a leadership challenge and not a project

Chris Skinner

I blogged in March (Transforming the bank – three phases of change) about the method to make systems change happen to transform the bank. In another conversation, I then realised that there are three phases of organisational change to transform the bank. The first phase is a recognition that the … The post The reason digital is a leadership challenge and not a project appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Fintech Grid Opinion

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.