British public stunned by success of UK fintech
The dynamic and successful world of UK fintech has left the British public shocked as they’ve become numbed to shoddy customer service, invisible trains and useless politicians.
Banking Technology took to the litter-strewn and phlegm-coated streets of London to inform the citizens about the nation’s start-ups, innovation, energy and can-do attitude. And to gauge the public’s knowledge of our fast-moving and feisty fintech world.
The results were revealing… well, for those people who could manage more than a few grunts and weren’t in a hurry.
Joan Smith, a “housewife” who isn’t aware the 1950s are over, says: “Get these fintech people to run the trains! They sound great. To be honest, I am getting tired of the trains being cancelled because the driver saw someone on the line. It was probably an excuse to stop working. Gits.”
Adrian, who declined to give his surname, although judging by his demeanour was probably unable to remember it, says: “These fintech people could do politicians’ jobs better. All they do is jump up and down and wave papers about.”
That’s not quite true, but God help us if we have to start defending British politicians.
The overwhelming consensus from people who could understand what fintech is all about, was one of admiration for individuals that have a clever idea, seek funding and can make it happen.
However, our time on the streets did not return a total understanding of what fintech can bring to the UK’s economy. Many people gave us blank looks, which could have been confusion or their attempts to re-enact scenes from the movie “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”.
Let’s keep spreading the news to one and all. We don’t mean copying and pasting two paragraphs from a press release (you know who you are) – we mean something better. Onwards fintech!
Oh… and well done fintech firms. If only the rest of the UK woke up and learned from you.