We are all told that what defines FinTech and InsurTech and any other @tech that we associate with financial services is its focus on the customer. Banks do financial technology. New entrants do FinTech - because everything is created with the customer experience and journey in mind. So, for the sake of research and validation,... Continue Reading →
Thank you all for taking the time to listen to our webcast yesterday 'Well, actually...Navigating the future of our industry in the age of #MeToo' We share some stories, we had some laughs, we defined 'manbassador' and we 'a-hem' shamed some trolls. 😉 Listen again here!
First up this week, the guys tackle the news that Revolut is into crypto! Can they break down the divide between old and new money? And is it dangerous that retail investors have such simple access to cryptocurrencies? And, hot on the heels of Revolut, Square has been running a trial on Cash App, a... Continue Reading →
So I am sitting on a stage in Abu Dhabi last month with two investors and one member of the Singaporean regulatory authority. We were on a panel talking about FinTech trends, innovation and hubs. Our moderator was a super cute chap from CNBC who pronouced ICOs 'icos'. (He was adorable). I was asked my... Continue Reading →
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 →
FinTech Insider After Dark In this episode: We have a live audience, a later start than usual and plenty to drink as we dive into the week's most topical stories. First up: digital technology making financial struggles more manageable, how are the underserved or the financially unstable being catered to with fintech?, Is cash still... Continue Reading →
I spoke at a conference in Beirut earlier this year, ArabNet. To be honest, half the reason I said yes to this event was because I wanted to see Beirut. For those of you under 30, when I was a teenager the Lebanese capital was tantamount to Afghanistan. The old war is behind them now,... Continue Reading →
There I've said it. Disruption fucking sucks. I have written before, and spoken on stage, on how much I hate the word 'disruption'. I hate it because it is a buzzword. I hate it because it is used by people who seem a tad too giddy and eager to see something they dislike taken down... Continue Reading →