INSIGHT, INTERVIEWS & INTERESTING STUFF

Your resource for the very best FinTech experts, thinkers and creators

Follow our blog for expert insights into the FinTech sector. Read on for articles, news and thought leadership pieces on a selection of trending topics, including AI, VR, and robotics.

Roger Vincent, chief innovation officer at Trade Ledger talks with FinTech Finance at FinTECHTalents this year about finding, nurturing and training new developers and programmers for their growing and expanding business.
FinTech Finance’s intrepid video team joined us at this year’s launch of FinTECHTalents to meet with the exhibiting companies and network with the delegates. This highlights video captures the essence of what the FinTECHTalents community is all about – quality, partnerships and a welcoming approach to talent. “Send us your computer science students – we
Mitesh Soni, Senior Director, Innovation and Fintech at Finastra talks with FinTech Finance at this year’s FinTECHTalents about how true innovation centres on the ability to collaborate and partnering with “uncommon partners” in order to create new experiences. “How do you accelerate innovation? At the end it is all about people,” says Soni.
Will Hackett, VP, business development at Pushfor talks with FinTech Finance at this year’s FinTECHTalents about how using ‘push’ technology allows businesses to save “thousands of hours” of time and money by  providing a simpler way to access sensitive information. In addition to networking and showing off Pushfor’s product offering, Will’s team also samplied ‘all
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
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
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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.

Creating the Goldilocks of events

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
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
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