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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. 

Ripple and Swift: best of frenemies?

September 2, 2019

The battle royal between incumbent infrastructure consortium Swift and challenger Ripple may be cooling after years of heated disagreement.

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.

Disruption is a yawn – but don't ignore it

July 2, 2019

Disruption may be a term both overused and under-delivered on, but ignore it at your peril. 

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? 

Traditional banks' slow route to irrelevance

April 1, 2019

Traditional banks' procedures to open new accounts are so cumbersome and time consuming, they could drive customers into the more efficient arms of challengers.

Technology can never fully replace the human touch

March 1, 2019

It is hard to understate the importance of digital transformation and all things tech in banking, writes Chris Skinner, but humans will always have their part to play.

When banking's security and tech's excitement meet

February 1, 2019

Dealing with technology through money is a different game to dealing with money through technology. However, as Chris Skinner writes, the two are merging in an intriguing way.

Why 'real time' will become a reality in 2019

January 2, 2019

The ongoing collaboration between banks and fintechs presents an opportunity for financial institutions to rethink and update their offerings in 2019, by bringing them into real time – as innovators in the southern hemisphere are already doing, says Chris Skinner.

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