2018

Compliance will kill the bank

Chris Skinner

I was talking with a banker at a recent conference, and was surprised by his attitude. He’s not worried about Amazon, Google or Alibaba; he’s not concerned about FinTech start-ups, Revolut or Monzo; he doesn’t really care about Open Banking and software; as for machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and … The post Compliance will kill the bank appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Grid Regulation

Blockchain 101: Mobile payments

Mobile Payments Today

Let's take a look at the what blockchain is, and how it can help transform the mobile payments industry

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Most People Don’t Know What Cryptocurrencies Are

Bank Innovation

Sure, cryptocurrency and bitcoin might seem like the talk of the town, but a recent survey found that most people don’t even know what a digital currency is. According to a survey conducted by cryptocurrency platform COBINHOOD, only 56% of the 1,035 Americans surveyed knew that cryptocurrency is a digital decentralized currency designed as a […]. Cryptocurrency DataBank Bitcoin cryptocurrencies Ethereum ICOs initial coin offerings Litecoin

Teach children the things that machines cannot learn

Chris Skinner

I often talk about teaching children to learn what machines cannot learn. Our system of education was created in the Industrial Revolution, and is based upon kids being stuffed with facts, stats and dates. They learn to parrot-fashion repeat things, and are tested to see if they can remember. It’s … The post Teach children the things that machines cannot learn appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Future Grid Opinion

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5 Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current

DataRobot together with Snowflake – a leading cloud data platform provider — is helping data scientists stay current with the latest technology and data science best practices so that they can excel in an increasingly AI-driven workplace. Five Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current offers data scientists guidance for thriving in AI-driven enterprises.

Big banks are not feeling the FinTech heat (yet)

Chris Skinner

A few years ago Jamie Dimon was renowned for saying that bitcoin developers “are going to try and eat our lunch” and that silicon valley was coming to get the banks. Three years later, it’s not quite the case. The big banks are getting bigger, and the FinTech community is nibbling … The post Big banks are not feeling the FinTech heat (yet) appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Fintech Grid Numbers

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Gartner: you’re better than this

Chris Skinner

I got this headline today: Most banks will be made irrelevant by 2030 – Gartner Within 12 years time, 80% of financial firms will either go out of business or be rendered irrelevant by new competition, changing customer behaviour and advancements in technology, according to forecasts by Gartner. And it … The post Gartner: you’re better than this appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Fintech Grid Opinion

Financial Institutions Aren’t Prepared for the Digital Revolution

Chris Skinner

I recently did an interview with my American friend Jim Marous over on The Financial Brand. It’s a good interview so I thought I would post my answers here. Feel free to comment! Your newest book, Digital Human, is obviously an outgrowth from your two previous books, ValueWeb and Digital … The post Financial Institutions Aren’t Prepared for the Digital Revolution appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Fintech Future Grid Opinion

Digital banking? Isn’t that just an app?

Chris Skinner

I meet a lot of senior executive teams of large banks. Some are visionary, many are committed and a large number understand that life is changing. Few understand how. I talk to them about the fintech world of change and how millennials are reshaping banking, from Stripe, started by two … The post Digital banking? Isn’t that just an app? appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Grid Opinion

Digital banks are 35+ times more productive than traditional banks

Chris Skinner

I’m launching the new book Digital Human in New York on the evening of April 12. If you would like to get a signed copy of the book, just register here. BTW, I’ve also heard a lot of people have been frustrated that Amazon cancelled their pre-orders of the new … The post Digital banks are 35+ times more productive than traditional banks appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog.

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!

How bad does a banker have to behave to be jailed?

Chris Skinner

Talking of banks not being trusted, do we have reasons to mis-trust them? Yes, many. Not only are many banks regularly called out for bad behaviour, but some have gone to the extremes of forging customers signatures. Then there has been the UK’s PPI scandal and Wells Fargo’s false account … The post How bad does a banker have to behave to be jailed? appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Case Studies Grid Opinion

Open Banking: Strategy and Presentation

Chris Skinner

I haven’t given away my slides and presentation for a while, as it’s part of my unique armoury, but I’m bored with my latest slide deck so here it is. ? Open Banking Strategy and Business Model from Chris Skinner And just in case it doesn’t make sense, here’s a … The post Open Banking: Strategy and Presentation appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Chris Skinner Digital Bank Fintech Grid Presentations Technology

How Apple's update may turn the payments space on its head

Mobile Payments Today

Recent changes to how Apple deals with the NFC chip in the iPhone and Apple Watch presents a world of opportunities

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India’s Embrace of The Startup

Bank Innovation

The startup culture in India is beginning to heat up. INV Fintech, Bank Innovation’s accelerator arm, has seen an increase in applications from India, and currently has two Indian companies in its accelerator. To facilitate the creation of an entrepreneurial and innovative ecosystem, the Government of India, through its premier policy Think Tank called the Niti.Read More.

The Empowered Consumer

When it comes to working with the empowered consumer, AI has the power to help your business thrive by leveraging your own data to better understand your customers. Read our ebook, The Empowered Consumer, to learn more about how AI can help you connect with your customers.

How AI will change banking

Chris Skinner

The World Economic Forum has been conducting research over the last year around how AI (Artificial Intelligence) will change banking that was published last week. Here’s the lowdown: Artificial intelligence is fundamentally changing the physics of financial services. It is weakening the bonds that have held together the component parts … The post How AI will change banking appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Future Grid Technology

20 of Europe’s hottest fintech start-ups to watch in 2018

Chris Skinner

I really liked this article by John Kennedy over at Silicon Republic, and decided to reproduce it here as it’s fitting for the kickoff of 2018. Who are the fintech start-ups in Europe worth banking on in the year ahead? Europe is in the grip of a fintech revolution and 2018 … The post 20 of Europe’s hottest fintech start-ups to watch in 2018 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Fintech Grid

The chasm between banks with digital leadership and those without

Chris Skinner

During #Money2020Europe Tink, the Swedish challenger bank, interviewed me on my opinions about all things finance and technology. It’s only five minutes and think it’s probably worth the viewing as people are picking up on various comments I made, such as: “The leadership team has to be completely committed to … The post The chasm between banks with digital leadership and those without appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Future Grid Opinion

From sandbox to sandcastle

Chris Skinner

Another lively discussion followed my meeting with the FinTech communities in Asia. It was interesting as we had a chat about all aspects of what was happening in South-East Asia, and the overwhelming message that came back to me was that the regulatory sandboxes had become sandcastles. What I mean … The post From sandbox to sandcastle appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Fintech Grid Regulation

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 battles for the future of fintech

Chris Skinner

Whilst in New Zealand, I had an interview with the country’s most respected business paper: National Business Review. The subsequent article is behind a paywall but, as they sent it across to me, I feel it’s worth sharing here. The battles for the future of fintech The future of financial … The post The battles for the future of fintech appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Chris Skinner Digital Bank Fintech Future Grid Opinion Payments

The FinTech outlook for 2018

Chris Skinner

I usually start the new year by making some predictions, but so many others have been writing about 2018 trends that I’m not going to. There are four big things for 2018 from a FinTech viewpoint that are obvious to me however, which are: Getting down to business with Artificial … The post The FinTech outlook for 2018 appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Fintech Future Grid Opinion

Account opening? Oh, 1-2-3. Easy as A-B-C. Not!

Chris Skinner

There’s nothing like a true story to bring a point home, so here’s my latest one. I’m starting a new venture. It’s a philanthropic thing, thing to do with banking, but because we are seeking sponsorship, we need to open a bank account. I choose to open an account with … The post Account opening? Oh, 1-2-3. Easy as A-B-C. appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Grid Humour

Banks and Telcos? Two become one!

Chris Skinner

Twenty years ago, I worked on a strategy for the future of banking. My conclusion was that banks would merge with telecommunications firms and become hybrid institutions. Twenty years later, it hasn’t happened. But will it? It was interesting because way back then I worked for NCR which was owned … The post Banks and Telcos? Two become one! appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Fintech Grid

Data Science Fails: Building AI You Can Trust

The new DataRobot whitepaper, Data Science Fails: Building AI You Can Trust, outlines eight important lessons that organizations must understand to follow best data science practices and ensure that AI is being implemented successfully.

Are you pulling my blockchain?

Chris Skinner

I just gave a presentation on blockchain. I haven’t been asked to make a specific presentation on blockchain for over a year, so it meant dusting off some rusty notes and slides and thinking about where we are today. I know that last year, I spent most of the year … The post Are you pulling my blockchain? appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Blockchain Fintech Future Grid

Smartwatch, bracelets help broaden mobile payment options amid competition

Mobile Payments Today

Consumer demand for smarter wearables is leading watch makers and others to explore new approaches to embedded payment technologies

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What Banks Are the Biggest Fintech Investors?

Bank Innovation

Big banks say they want to invest in fintech. But which are the ones actually putting their money on it? Well according to a report by CB Insights, of the ten bulge bracket banks, that would be Goldman Sachs. Based on the new report by CB Insights, which looked at top bulge bracket budget banks, […]. Capital DataBank Innovations Lending Mobile Open Fintech Operations Payments Citi Goldman Sachs JP Morgan

Clash of clans … or new bank versus old bank (Fidor, BPCE) 

Chris Skinner

I was talking with some friends at the most innovative bank in Europe that has stopped getting on my radar for the past few years. I first blogged about them back in 2012, when I met the founder at an event. That bank is called Fidor. Following that first meeting, we became friends, … The post Clash of clans … or new bank versus old bank (Fidor, BPCE) appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Fintech Grid

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.