You do not have to meet your bank manager for coffee once a month to have a healthy, communicative relationship with your bank and with money in general. You don’t have to see them at all, but they must be an ally, a friend. And they definitely have to mean it.
After completing my first 2 years at university, I jumped at the opportunity to work at one of Strand’s headquarters in Barcelona as part of their marketing team.
Since arriving, I have been made to feel extremely welcome by my colleagues, and in my first week alone, I felt like I had already learnt more than in 6 months of studying at university - and in particular about FinTech.
The future of banking is indisputably Open Banking. Open in all senses of the word: transparency, ease of access to information and a place at the table for new market players.
Open for everyone, without exception.
The exponential growth of technology is the paradigm that was described by Moore’s Law years ago and is characteristic of the present evolutionary process in technology. How fast this technology becomes reality is difficult to quantify, but a first discussion point may be the business context in which innovation will become preeminent. The banking industry is ripe for disruptive innovation, but it is a fact that there is a gap between the latest financial technology developments and the reality that banking customers are faced with.
“Should we display the information of current clients on other banks on our online services?
If we know our customers better using data we can gather regarding their positions in other banks, we will surely be able to offer more competitive financial services. But, if we aggregate other banks’ clients’ information, we would have to allow third parties to aggregate our own clients. Would this mean a loss of custom and put our current business model at risk?
What should our strategy be? Should we be “First Movers” or followers? And what will the PSD2 regulation force us to do?”