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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?

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.

Why is Open Banking so frightening?

December 2, 2019

UK banks need to start spreading the word about the benefits that Open Banking can bring customers.

Blockchain: a solution looking for a problem?

November 1, 2019

Blockchain's star is beginning to fade – but don’t write it off just yet, says Chris Skinner. 

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? 

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