Chris Skinner


Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, the, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. The Financial Services Club is a network for financial professionals, and focuses on the future of financial services through the delivery of research, analysis, commentary and debate. Founded in 2004, the Financial Services Club meets regularly in London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Oslo, Stockholm, Vienna and Warsaw. Chris has previously written ten books covering everything from European regulations in banking through the credit crisis to the future of banking.

His latest book, Digital Bank, provides a comprehensive review and analysis of the battle for digital banking and strategies for companies to compete.

He is also Chief Executive of Balatro Ltd, a research company, and a co-founder of the website Shaping Tomorrow, as well as a regular commentator on BBC News, Sky News and Bloomberg about banking issues.

He is a Judge on many awards programs including the Card and Payment Awards and the Asian Banker’s Retail Excellence Awards, as well as having worked closely with leading banks such as HSBC, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Citibank and Société Générale, as well as the World Economic Forum.

Recent Stories From this Author

Keynote Address: Every Part Of Small Business Banking Is Being Revolutionized: Did You Notice?
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Five Things You Need to Know Before You Start a Digital Bank
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