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Banks are losing the data war

For some time now, I’ve been reflecting on a conversation about Monzo. It relates to my write-up the other day on new bank thinking, and that Monzo are clever with data. Using Google Map APIs and other services, they enrich my transaction statement so I know when, where and what …

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Announcing a major expansion of the Financial Services Club

ANNOUNCEMENT – LONDON, UK: JUNE 25 2018 Back in 2003, Andy Coppell and I conceived the idea for The Financial Services Club, with the objectives of: Promoting discussion among senior people working in Financial Services, who were interested in better understanding the likely future direction of the Market; Enabling networking …

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The difference between FinTech and TechFin

There’s lots of friction around these days.  Banks that get digital and banks that don’t; fintechs that want to change everything and fintechs that don’t; digital currencies to replace fiat currencies and fiat currencies that are going digital; destruction, disruption and disappointment; and more. It just shows the world of …

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Why banks fear core systems change

I was listening to a group of CIOs talking about legacy systems change the other day. One said that it doesn’t matter how old the systems are; it’s all about whether they are maintainable and fit-for purpose. I kind of agreed with that, although I cannot think of any silo-based, …

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