In this episode David is back! He and Aden are joined by regulars Liz and Sarah for the news. This week the team take on The FCA’s cohort 3 and reveals cohort 2 for their sandbox; Amazon flexing it’s financial services muscles; and the “demise of a fintech darling” as Monetise is to be acquired by Fiserv... Continue Reading →
I walked into the office in Soho in New York feeling lighter and brighter. I smiled at my co-workers, engaged in chat, my body language was more open and relaxed as I sat at the large wooden table that served as my desk in the Loft-like space on Lafayette Street. He was gone. One of... Continue Reading →
There I said it. I really really miss my Blackberry. I've had three versions of the beleaguered smartphone in the past. I started off with a flip version (Remember flip phones? - no calling a Uber with your bum with those babies). Then I migrated to a Curve and eventually a Bold. But it was... Continue Reading →
Will I end up going back 'inside' - belonging to an organisation I did not create and did not build - with all the safety, regular paychecks, business cards and standardized email addresses? Or will I branch out on my own - create a vision - and invite others to share my vision and let theirs shine alongside.
In this episode Aden and Simon are joined by regulars Kadhim and Liz for the news. This week we find out if it’s really necessary to use VR in banking; and, as ATMs are dying and costing banks to run, we discuss the pros and cons of hard cash versus digital transactions – and the... Continue Reading →
If your panel is too large, fragmented and too long, you will lose your audience. A panel should be no more than four people, plus a moderator, and run no longer than 45 min.
I spoke to Liz Lumley, a pioneer in the UK financial technology field and recognised as a fintech icon worldwide, about her views on the future of fintech post-election. “The party that can protect the fintech industry is one that can negotiate a Brexit that causes the least amount of damage to the UK financial services and technology industries - I fear no party has people of that caliber in house,” Lumley said.
Disruption isn't something you welcome, nor is it one you should avoid. Disruption is inevitable and a part of life. The lucky among us experience disruption in milder forms than sickness or a via the broken body of an eight year old boy. But there is no formula for dealing with disruption - there is only a myriad of ways to manage it.