Latest articles from Chris Skinner

Banks need to take a bite out of Apple

October 19, 2011

When looking for models to emulate, banks are better off picking Apple rather than Google – Apple, after all, has branches. 

Shaping tomorrow

October 3, 2011

Turmoil in the financial markets has shifted the focus of banks from growth and innovation to risk management. But with non-banks diversifying across the banking business, now more than ever it is essential that banks look for new ways to differentiate themselves from the competition and prove the value of the traditional banking outlet

Banking revolution? Don't hold your breath

June 30, 2011

For all the talk about revolutions in banking, nothing much has changed yet. But do the big banks have to change? For all the cost, investment, marketing, effort, hurdles and barriers new players have to get through, any serious competition seems unlikely.

Will mobile carriers leave the business of banking to banks?

June 1, 2011

As banking by mobile telephone takes off in the developing world, should banks be wary or welcoming of this progress?

Why banks should worry about Amazon, Google, Facebook, et al

May 4, 2011

Banks agree that data is key to the growth of their business but they are being outclassed in its usage by companies that grew up on the internet.

Why mobile is banking's most important challenge

March 22, 2011

Recent advances in mobile technology may be exciting, but the real focus for the future of mobile payments is the chip. 

Rise of the social bank

February 22, 2011

Customers rather than regulators will force major changes in banking.

Trading strategies: Garbage in, garbage out

January 31, 2011

Applying a blanket regulation to restrict all high-frequency trading will hinder financial institutions' ability to deal with abnormal market conditions.

A question of definition

December 8, 2010

Regulators need to get their interpretations right if the industry is expected to stick to the rules.

How technology has transformed banking

November 24, 2010

It is time for the banks to embrace Web 2.0 by putting the customer in control of how they receive financial services.

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