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From nowhere to ubiquity: why we may stop talking about fintech

February 10, 2020

The fintech community sprang up out of nowhere to dominate any discussion on the state of the banking industry. But will we still be talking about it in 10 years’ time?

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SEBx combines incumbent strength with fintech agility

February 5, 2020

The head of SEB’s innovation platform talks to The Banker about its efforts to disrupt itself.

Are you fighting fit for the next decade?

January 2, 2020

The past 10 years have seen both incredible technology disruption and the proliferation of financial disruptors – and the pace of change only seems to be speeding up as we head into 2020.

Finance and tech: misunderstanding squared

October 1, 2019

Using agile methodologies can help break down the barriers to understanding between techies and bankers, says Chris Skinner. 

Are fintech unicorns really leprechauns?

August 1, 2019

Start-ups are grabbing headlines with their eye-watering valuations, but there seems to be something illusory about the numbers.

Getting to the core of banks' legacy problems

June 3, 2019

Legacy core banking systems are well past their shelf life and adding on new layers of functionality at the front end just won’t make the grade, writes Chris Skinner.

The tug of war for tech talent

May 1, 2019

How can banks tempt coders away from the big tech titans or the exciting start-up world of unicorns, centaurs and ponies? 

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The early-mover disadvantage

December 3, 2018

Developed countries that were early innovators are now finding it hard to disentangle from their (now established) innovations, and are being left standing by developing regions. By Chris Skinner.

Run the bank. Change the bank

November 1, 2018

The new bank era has arrived – and entails learning to code, creating digital structures and closing branches. 

Open banking has arrived whether you like it or not

October 1, 2018

There is now global momentum behind open banking, so it is time to sell customers on the benefits of data-sharing, writes Chris Skinner.

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