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Banking Trends for 2018: The A, B, C (D, E & F) of Fintech for the Coming Year

2018 will bring exciting change in the banking sector. This will be a year in which new regulations and new ideologies will cement their presence in finance, and the customer will continue to rule the roost.  A year of optimizing experiences, revamping our digital offering and taking banking to the underserved segments of the world.

Not for the faint of heart, but given the banking trends for 2018, banks would be wise to add a few of these to their resolution list!

 

 

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Topics: digital banking, fintech reading, fintech disruption, fintech innovation, business finance

Author: Aoife Crean on Jan 18, 2018

SME Finance Forum Interview Series: Lav Odorovic on Penta Success Story

Lav Odorovic is the co-founder and CEO of Penta. Odorovic is a serial entrepreneur, having set up and exited his first startup by the tender age of 21. After working several corporate jobs, he, together with several entrepreneurial friends, launched Penta, a Berlin-based neobank, offering banking services to early-stage technology companies.

As the last part of our SME Finance Forum interview series, we wanted to talk not only to banks to understand their views on innovation, but with Fintechs as well. As Europe enters into a world of open APIs, many startups are looking to seize the opportunity. Penta neobank is one of them, offering a new type of business banking services. We wanted to understand their journey, vision and future business goals.

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Topics: digital banking, SME banking, business banking, business finance, SME Finance Forum, SMEs

Author: Vaida Pakulyte on Jan 16, 2018

Open Banking & PSD2 Coming into Force: Here’s what’s ahead

With the official Open Banking kick-off date programmed for this weekend, it’s the topic of the moment.  What will change with it?  Is it safe to share customer data? How much information do banks need to give their customers?

Many banks have already missed the deadline, asking for extensions at the last minute, and what was originally set to be a full-steam-ahead approach to Open Banking looks now to be a more cautious, hesitant launch, on a considerably lower scale. So, come Saturday, what will change?

 

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Topics: digital banking, open banking, psd2 impact on banks, online banking, PSD2, Thought Leadership

Author: Aoife Crean on Jan 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

2017, A Year of Banking for All, Without Exception

As the Fintech partner for banks our commitment to enhance digital customer experience has been taken to new heights during 2017. More than assisting with the implementation of innovative tools, we offer insight into new, unexplored opportunities, such as that of the SME customer, or banking for the needs of women. We’ve grown both in the number of banks we work with, but also in international coverage, with new offices, team players and projects around the world.

Next year will be a continuation of this new drive for bigger and better, and with new legislation coming into play in 2018, we’ll be here to help our clients make sense of it all.

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Topics: digital banking, FinTech, FinTech Race, strands

Author: Vaida Pakulyte on Dec 29, 2017

10 Books Every FinTech Professional Should Read in 2018

It’s safe to say banking is not the same industry it was a few years ago. If you are working in a bank or any other financial institution, you will be well aware how crucial it is to stay ahead of industry trends and technology advancements. With 2018 knocking at our door, it’s time to recap on our learnings and plan ahead for the things we want to achieve during the coming year.

To get your reading list started, here are 10 books that I believe every FinTech professional needs to read in order to keep growing:

 

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Topics: digital banking, FinTech, FinTech Race

Author: Vaida Pakulyte on Dec 21, 2017

SME Finance Forum Interview Series: Maya Margie Younes on Women's Financial Inclusion

Maya Margie Younes is the Head of Marketing at BLC Bank with 20 years’ experience in the banking sector. Before moving her focus to BLC, she had spent several years at American Express Bank, involved in various roles such as business development, strategy and risk management. She played a pivotal role in the strategy and implementation of the Women’s Empowerment program encompassed by the We Initiative focused on gender equality at BLC. When Maya joined BLC Bank, there was no marketing department or strategic positioning in place, and since then she has restructured the brand image as one of the leaders in Lebanon.

We recently met with Maya at the SME Finance Forum in Berlin to learn more about her achievements in banking and women’s empowerment in Lebanon.

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Topics: digital banking, financial inclusion, women and banking, shebanking, Financial services for women

Author: Vaida Pakulyte on Dec 15, 2017

SME Finance Forum Interview Series: Balazs Topor on Innovation in Digital Banking

Balazs Topor is SME Product & Segment leader at Raiffeisen Bank. He has more than 15 years’ experience in SME banking and in-depth expertise in customer value creation, segment differentiation and product design.

Continuing with the SME Finance Forum Interview series, we want to address another underserved segment - SMEs - and learn about digital transformation in banks targeting this important consumer group.

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Topics: digital banking, SME banking, SMEs, SME Finance Forum

Author: Vaida Pakulyte on Dec 7, 2017

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