‘Open here’ – Why?

When I was at school, my teacher sent home a note. ‘Elizabeth has trouble following directions.' You see I had opened my milk carton from the ‘wrong end’. <==Meaning the end that didn’t have the little blue ‘Open Here’ stamped on it. The first time I did it – it was an accident. The second... Continue Reading →

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Tech and Talent in Tandem – A FinTECHTalents Webcast

As the sun continues to shine over Great Britain this summer, we gathered together some of our favourite steering committee members to have a chin wag about our upcoming FinTECHTalents Festival this October.   Listen to our special Tech and Talent in Tandem webcast now! Mitesh Soni, Senior Director, Innovation and Fintech at Finastra, Diana Biggs, Head of Digital Innovation... Continue Reading →

Banks are from Jupiter / Startups are from Mercury

A while ago I read a promo for a webcast that read something along the lines of ‘Our industry experts will talk through best practice to enable successful bank startup partnerships.’ I read that line several times ‘best practice to enable successful … partnerships’ and I thought to myself…  Liar liar, PANTS ON FIRE!!!   Anyone who claims to know... Continue Reading →

How to Write a Good Brief When Working with Influencers

https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/16079/327035?utm_content=buffera963a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer We're very lucky to have 3 top FinTech influencers join us for this discussion on the importance of writing a good brief when working with influencers. Specificity vs flexibility – is it important to be very specific with an influencer about what you’d like them to do or should you accept it’s better to... Continue Reading →

Why did I join?

About a year ago I had a thought. While I was fulfilling my emotional needs via my personal blog, Girl, Disrupted, which tends to explore my inner thoughts, outer failures and minor moments of brilliance 😉. But from a more practical point of view I needed to see what I could offer – what ‘products’ I... Continue Reading →

My bank is a bank, not my friend

Here we go folks. I am about to contradict myself. But maybe not, I can't decide. Maybe you decide. Ok, here goes. Five years ago, I wrote on Finextra that when it comes to social media, a bank should behave like a person, even if they are a bank. See here.  At the time, the... Continue Reading →

When you fail you learn – Money 2020

I am sitting in an airport lounge in Amsterdam airport, drinking a Bloody Mary (much needed) after the 2018 Money 2020. I had a good week. I hung out with the FinTech Family, met some new friends IRL, interviewed two high flyers working on digital and cultural transformation at HSBC and did an old school... Continue Reading →

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