Latest articles from Chris Skinner

Does SWIFT have a future?

September 5, 2005

Whoever replaces SWIFT CEO Leonard Schrank when he stands down in 2007 will have the unenviable task of running three lines of business or choosing one to be best at.By Chris Skinner.

Must misery be so expensive?

August 1, 2005

Regulation may be a burden for banks but consultants and IT firms are turning a profit from their woes. However, Chris Skinner questions whether bankers are too quick to throw money at the problems in search of a quick fix.

ID parade of card-killers

July 4, 2005

Technological developments herald the death of plastic as customers can now be identified via biometrics – or chips in their clothing before they have even entered the bank. By Chris Skinner.

MiFID insists banks show their hand

July 4, 2005

Chris Skinner reviews the new European legislation aimed at protecting the buyer by ensuring transparency on off-exchange trading of equities, equity derivatives and money markets.

RETAIL BANKING AWARDS

June 6, 2005

Judged by:
Chris Skinner, CEO, Balatro, and co-founder, Shaping Tomorrow (chairman of judging panel)
Dan Barnes, financial systems editor, The Banker
Bo Harald, executive vice-president, Nordea

WHOLESALE/INVESTMENT AWARDS

June 6, 2005

Judged by:
Chris Skinner, CEO, Balatro, and co-founder,Shaping Tomorrow (chairman of judging panel)
Dan Barnes, financial systems editor, The Banker
PJ Digiammarino, head of global IT customer services, Barclays Capital

OVERALL WINNERS

June 6, 2005

Judged by:
Chris Skinner, CEO, Balatro, and co-founder,Shaping Tomorrow (chairman of judging panel)
Dan Barnes, financial systems editor, The Banker
PJ Digiammarino, head of global IT customer services, Barclays Capital

Banks still do not understand

May 2, 2005

Banks have not got the hang of seeing things from the customer’s point of view despite various attempts to institute customer-oriented service policies. Can they afford to continue this way? By Chris Skinner.

Who’s the chicken?

April 4, 2005

Banks have been pretty successful at facing down regulation. But do they actually need to? And how long before the regulators hold their nerve and force the financial institutions off the road instead? By Chris Skinner.

Turn off your computers

March 7, 2005

In the age of invisible financial transactions, and especially post 9/11, systems resilience has been vital. But bank CEOs should not trust in belief alone; they should test out a systems shutdown and make sure they have the right CIO. By Chris Skinner.

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