Parminder Mann, Lead Mobile Product Manager at Metro Bank talks with FinTech Finance at this year’s FinTECHTalents Festival. He discusses how the UK’s first challenger bank is adding features to its mobile applications – including an AI-powered ‘selfie’ identification system – how their eight year old “clean’ technology stack, combined with their open innovation culture allows
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 09 November 2018 by Liz Lumley
I was 14 years old when I put my August 1986 copy of Seventeen magazine in the trash. I remember it well. I was at my family’s beach house close to Cape Cod. It was the ‘Back to School’ issue. Jennifer Connelly was on the cover. She looked beautiful, tall and slim with long thick
StepLadder came to FinTECHTalents this year to show the community that Generation Rent can get on the property ladder via money circles. What does StepLadder do – what problem are you solving? We’re helping First Time buyers own their own home faster (& better)! We are here to fix a broken system for generation rent.
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
Monday 29 October 2018 by Our Community
PushFor demonstrates the power of security by design to mitigate risks in the mergers & acquisitions process. Pushing – rather than sending sensitive information – allows mobile executives to collaborate and share sensitive information safely. Mike Williams, CEO, Pushfor Mergers and acquisitions take place every day (there were 2,183 globally in 2017 alone) with a