Words by Adelle Grisaffe After opening its doors in 2010, Metro Bank instantly became the first new high street bank to launch in the UK in over 150 years. Metro Bank’s Head of Digital Strategy, Chris Wilkinson, spoke at the Fintech Talents Conference held in London last month. Adelle Grisaffe, Producer – Global Digital Banker
Today is a day of Thanksgiving in the good old US of A. Many Americans will sit down to roast turkey, pumpkin pie and questionable politics. However, you do not need to be ‘American’ to find reasons to be thankful this year. So, let’s cast off worries about Brexit, forgive those times your bank took
Thursday 22 November 2018 by Lisa Moyle
The world around us is always changing. Looking at the trajectory of financial services post-crisis, a raft of new competitors entered markets where previously the barriers were thought to be too high. Technology has helped overcome those barriers to entry and FinTech startups have played a crucial role in reworking the landscape across the sector.
Ages ago I wrote a blog about my observations attending events and conferences (for the past 25 loooooong years). What I realised is that no matter what gathering I attended – whether it was a 20 person meetup or a suited and booted five star hotel conference looking at European Banking Regulations – delegates attend
Thursday 15 November 2018 by Our Community
Yolt, the smart thinking money app, took part in FinTECHTalents to debunk myths around millennial money habits and stereotypical career paths. Our aim: to correct myths and unjust stereotypes whilst showing there really is no single way to reach your career goal. Indeed, 65% of jobs that the next generation will do don’t even exist
Friday 02 November 2018 by Liz Lumley
I was sitting on a pallet late in the afternoon of of Day 2 of FinTECHTalents – the event was *almost* finished. The last sessions were winding down in the streams, the final FinTech companies were telling their stories on stage, one of our awesome live music acts was still entertaining the crowds while students
When he is not gardening or programming ‘for fun’, Jin Chen, CEO of String Funding is working on developing a crowdfunding platform based on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and smart contracts. The creation of a token, using blockchain technology, significantly reduces transaction cost. The tokens created through the purchasing transactions on String Funding are backed
Around 15 months ago Victor Cruz had an idea. That was FinTECHTalents. The idea was that this event would bring together, not only FinTech innovators from startups, growth companies and incumbent financial institutions, but also computer science students from the UK and Europe’s top universities. This event would not be an event at all, but
Thursday 25 October 2018 by team
We speak to Gediminas Ratkevičius, CEO & Co-Founder of iDenfy about how they are tackling KYC compliance and fraud reduction in finanncial services. Reflecting on the journey from diapers to innovators, he also highlights how he and his co-founder evolved their offering based on customer feedback. Kudos for their open mind on the beer front!