Thursday 26 November 2020 by Liz Lumley
Ian Johnson, MD (Europe), Marqeta joins us for our ongoing series – FTT Chats – where we sit down with the great and the good of FinTech to discuss innovation, new entrants, and emerging technologies. In this chat Ian discusses the role of Digital Builders as the catalyst for the API economy, embedded finance, and Open Banking.
A bank is a regulated entity that takes deposits and offers loans. It was the lucrative nature of the latter part of a bank’s remit that allowed financial institutions to offer the former to consumers at a relatively low cost. But that was the old world – a world of balancing cheque books, inconvenient branch
I can hear the chorus from Twitterati now: ‘Absolutely nothing!’ But I wanted to take a step back and examine – without ego or bias – what role people who have a flair for communication and a significant social media following play in an industry like FinTech. We all know what ‘influencer’ means in the
Tuesday 17 November 2020 by Liz Lumley
We at FinTECHTalents like to keep our fingers on the pulse and our noses to the wind to find out our community concerns, what our FinTech leaders are discussing and what our industry is holding up for debate. Never one to reduce our touch points our FTT Snapshot Surveys are a bi-monthly Big Question to gather the
Tuesday 17 November 2020 by Our Community
“You need to first identify the problem before engaging with FinTechs.” The above statement comes from the line of thought that all innovations should start with the problem. And only once the issue is fully understood one should move into the technology. Although that may be correct in other industries, I would like to think
Tuesday 03 November 2020 by Liz Lumley
My husband crept into bed at 3:00 am on a Wednesday morning four years ago. I was half asleep and vaguely aware of the movement of the mattress and the creaks in the bed. “Don’t wake up,” he whispered in a dark, quiet voice. My eyes flew open. Staying up all night during a general
Hackathons seem to be in Vogue this year, potentially boosted by global organisations and employees working remotely. However, and similar to other innovation methods, particularly innovation labs, they create a love-hate reaction in the financial services industry. Having been a judge of hackathons throughout the years, I keep going backwards and forwards on this matter
An email landed early in 2015 from my superior at the daily newswire where I worked. It read: ‘It looks like your agenda is unravelling’ and linked to a news article. I was putting together a FinTech event and had booked both veteran banker, Anne Boden, and FinTech entrepreneur, Tom Blomfield, as speakers. Their topic?
Tuesday 13 October 2020 by Liz Lumley
Disruption has been a buzz word in many industries, including financial services, for some time. In the old world, innovators were the purveyors of this change. Today’s current environment will have a dramatic impact both on challenger and incumbent financial institutions alike. How is the financial industry responding to the global pandemic? How are customer
Tuesday 22 September 2020 by Laura Camplisson
The founding of the UK’s first Building Society was an act of innovation, built entirely on the needs of the people. The, perhaps familiar, story began in the year 1775. A society, the first of it’s kind, was set up to pool the resources of its working-class members, giving each the chance to purchase land