Chris Skinner


Wall Street Journal Named Chris 
1 Of The Top 40 Fintech Influencers Globally


Deluxe Named Chris
1 of  the 8 Fintech Leaders You Need To Follow


Next Bank Named Chris
a Fintech Titan


Financial Markets Advisor Of The Year

Finance Monthly Game Changers Awards 2017

About Chris

Author and Commentator

Chris Skinner is known as an independent commentator on the financial markets and fintech through his blog, the, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank and its new sequel ValueWeb. In his day job, he is Chair of the European networking forum The Financial Services Club, Chair of Nordic Finance Innovation, as well as being a Non-Executive Director of the Fintech consultancy firm 11:FS.  He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank),one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AMDeluxe and Jax Finance), one of the Top 5 most influential people on BankInfoSecurity’s list of information security leaders, as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’sFinancial News  


In 2017, he was voted Game Changer of the Year and Financial Markets Advisor of the Year by Finance Monthly, CEO of the Year by CV Magazine, and has been an advisor to both the White House, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum.


Described by Seth Wheeler, Brookings Guest Scholar and Former Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy at the White House, as “one of the most authoritative voices on Fintech anywhere”, Chris has previously written many books covering everything from European regulations in banking through the credit crisis to the future of banking.   His new book is a sister to his last book, Digital Bank.  ValueWeb describes the impact of Fintech and how mobile and blockchain technologies are changing the face of finance in building an internet of value.   As a result of the emerging internet of value, banks have to become digitalised, and Digital Bank provides a comprehensive review and analysis of the battle for digital banking and strategies for companies to compete.


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 Austria, England, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Scotland, Slovakia and Sweden.


Mr. Skinner is a regular commentator on BBC NewsSky NewsCNBC and Bloomberg about banking he is on the Advisory Boards of including B-Hive, Bankex, iambank, IoV42, Innovate Finance, Life.SREDA, Moven, Meniga, Pintail, Project Exscudo and the Token Fund; and is a Judge on many awards programs including 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.


Chris is known for speaking and keynote presentations at leading industry forums.  Through these keynotes, he has presented alongside many other leading world figures including Jack Dorsey,, Hillary Clinton, Richard Branson, Meg Whitman, Bill Gates and Sir Clive Woodward.

Prior to founding the Finanser, Chris was Vice President of Marketing and Strategy for Unisys Global Financial Services and Strategy Director with NCR Financial Services. These roles sparked Chris’s specialisation in the future of financial services after he created the Global Future Forum in Unisys and the Knowledge Lab in NCR.


He studied at Loughborough University in the UK, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Sciences alongside a Diploma in Industrial Studies.   He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of the Institute of Management Services, an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Insurance Practitioner.


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“Chris Skinner is voted one of the top five most influential people in financial services information security”



There are a range of services Chris Skinner offers as an author, analyst, commentator and speaker.

In this capacity, Chris Skinner has worked worldwide delivering advice, keynote speeches, presentations and workshops to many banks and vendors including: Accenture, American Express, ANZ, Bank of America, Bank of Baroda, Cisco, Deutsche Bank, Hewlett Packard, HSBC, Liberty Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, McKinsey, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, Nationwide Building Society, NCR, the National Bank of Kuwait, Royal Bank of Scotland, the Union Bank of the Philippines, Wells Fargo and many others.


Chris Skinner has written many books covering everything from European regulations in banking through the credit crisis to the future of banking. His last book, Ditigal Bank, provides a comprehensive review and analysis of the battle for digital banking and strategies for companies to compete and is a best-seller.  Chris’s next book, Welcome to the ValueWeb, is due to be launched in the spring of 2016.
Digital Bank: Strategies to launch a digital bank
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The Future of Banking In a Globalised World
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The Future of Finance after SEPA
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The Future of Investing in Europe’s Markets after MiFID
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It’s Banking Jim, But Not As We Know It
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Money for Nothing and your Cheques for Free
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Chris has many clients in the technology, banking and financial markets and is renowned as one of the most influential and prolific thought leaders on the future of banking, finance and technology.


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