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 →

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 →

Onalytica Elizabeth Lumley Interview

 You can view the interview online here.  Bio: Liz Lumley is a global specialist commentator on global financial technology or ‘FinTech’. She has spent over 20 years working in the financial technology space, most recently as Managing Director at Startupbootcamp FinTech London and as an editor at financial services and technology newswire, Finextra. In addition to... Continue Reading →

Banks need to see fintech as a mindset

Banks need to see fintech as a mindset - My Nets Payments Interview With the updated Payment Services Directive (PSD2) just around the corner, and the similar UK directive by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) forcing the largest banks to open up their platforms for new entrants, change is inevitable. To embrace the opportunities... Continue Reading →

The Innovation Re-Education Centre

I attend a lot of conferences. (you know I do). Many years ago (well four years ago) the braver FinTech-y conferences would invite speakers from the 'innovation world'. Gurus and thought leaders and (my favourite job title of all time) futurists, would venture onto the stage to give a talk or sit on a panel.... Continue Reading →

FinTech Abu Dhabi 2017 Highlights

The inaugural FinTech Abu Dhabi event was held on 22 and 23 October 2017. This strategic platform allowed financial institutions, FinTech start-ups and participants, investors, regulatory agencies and the business community to network, collaborate and exchange knowledge in FinTech developments in Abu Dhabi, the wider Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region and on... Continue Reading →

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