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Erik Brieva, CEO

Erik Brieva is leading innovation in Strands to drive the FinTech revolution and transform digital banking.

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Banking For A Customer-First Era

Mobile is without doubt the present of banking and a pillar of the consumer’s pursuit for relevant, on-hand amenities. While digital doesn’t just mean good things for the customer; financial institutions are interested in the online model as it is significantly less expensive, more accessible, and can produce more customer intelligence than traditional banking.

But what is the challenge in digital banking transformation? With this shift into mobile, the bank will need to rethink traditional business models, define new revenue sources and above all, keep the customer interacting and engaging in a new way.

That’s exactly when relationship banking comes in.

 

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Topics: relationship banking, ENGAGER, customer insights, banking, personalized finance

Author: Erik Brieva, CEO on Oct 12, 2018

The best of Fintech Pulse: Thought Leadership Highlights 2017

Back by popular demand, we are kicking off 2018 with a recap of the past year with our Fintech Pulse Magazine. 7 of our favorite articles, written by Stranders, about trends in Fintech from 2017, focusing particularly on underserved segments of society and legislation set to turn the banking sector on its head in the coming year.

 

 Here are the posts that made the cut this year:

 

 

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Topics: FinTech, fintech news, fintech resources, fintech pulse, digital banking

Author: Erik Brieva, CEO on Jan 5, 2018

The best of Fintech Pulse: Thought Leadership Highlights 2016

We are excited to announce our first annual Fintech Pulse Magazine edition of 2016. The aim of FinTech Pulse has always been to keep a finger on the digital transformation of banking as we know it, driven by FinTech innovation. It is an open space for financial technology experts inside and outside of Strands to chronicle and opine on their observation of and participation in the industry’s metamorphosis.

Since its inception, FinTech Pulse has nurtured a healthy reputation for strong thought leadership, fresh and original content, and expert insights in the world of fintech and financial services. With this special compilation that we are calling the FinTech Pulse Magazine, it is our honor and pleasure to share with you the most successful posts in terms of readership, originality and editorial richness. From taking a hard look at AI in banking to philosophizing on PFM as meaning, FinTech Pulse truly has some-thing for every kind of financial tech enthusiast.

After crunching the numbers - here are the final posts that were the most popular this year:

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Topics: FinTech, digital banking, fintech news, fintech resources, fintech pulse

Author: Erik Brieva, CEO on Nov 2, 2016

The experience customers expect from their bank

Dear Banks,

Welcome to The Age of the Customer. For FIs, this means shifting the banking relationship beyond transactional services to the very heart of your customers’ daily living experience. But what does that actually mean in practical terms, and how can banks achieve it?

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Topics: Personal Financial Management (PFM), Digital Transformation, digital money management, personalized banking, customer experience

Author: Erik Brieva, CEO on Oct 6, 2015

Banking Sandwich

 

Banks are cornered between FinTech startups and tech giants like Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. No longer loyal to traditional financial institutions, Internet-savvy consumers are already used to adopting new financial services from third parties. Consequently, banks are now faced with an inevitable choice: drive their stake into the FinTech arena, or die.


Disrupting digital banking
“Let’s not pretend that things will change if we keep doing the same things. A crisis can be a real blessing to any organisation, because creativity is born from distress. It is in crisis that invention, discovery and large strategies are born.”
-Albert Einstein
 

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Topics: Disrupting Banking, FinTech

Author: Erik Brieva, CEO on Mar 2, 2015

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