Banking Technology March 2019 issue out now
Pay attention. Fintech in the ascension.
The latest edition of our flagship magazine – Banking Technology – is out now, packed with news, analysis and insights, case studies, research and expert commentary.
A note from our editor-in-chief, Tanya Andreasyan:
Hello spring, time of new beginnings! In the March edition of the magazine, we are looking at the fresh faces of the industry – start-ups, challenger banks and financial services providers, and all those hoping to get a slice of the fintech pie.
We’ve put together a comprehensive list of challenger banks in Spain and the technology they are using.
We also interviewed Anthony Thomson, chairman of 86 400, a challenger bank in Australia, about what makes it different from its rivals and its plans to take on the “big four” heavyweights.
In South Africa, TymeBank has launched, described as “the first majority black-owned retail bank in South Africa”.
In Canada, Motusbank is a new kid on the banking block, focused on digital banking and gearing up for launch later in spring. It is a creation of Ontario-based Meridian Credit Union.
In the US, we found two recent additions to the banking scene – Rising Bank in the Midwest and LikeBank in New York. The former is being launched by a Missouri-based old timer, Midwest BankCentre, and is focused on “making the community banking experience digital”; whilst the latter hopes to provide its banking services directly via messengers and plans to partner with a Russian bank for launch later this year.
But of course, no country at present can beat the UK in challenger bank activity, where the start-up numbers are reaching fever pitch. Check out Diaspora, a trade finance challenger from London; Griffin, a London-based wholesale bank; plus two SME-focused banking start-ups – AlbaCo in Scotland and Ursa Finance in Manchester. And not to forget a savings start-up for travellers, Moneycado.
The March 2019 edition of Banking Technology features:
Focus: voice tech
“Voice first” technology strategy – what needs to be done.
Interview: Anthony Thomson, 86 400
Taking on the big four Down Under.
Paytech Awards 2019
Categories, deadlines and other useful info.
Food for thought
Self care tips for corporate change makers.
Will challenger banks motivate change?
The emperor has no clothes.
Client experience – hallmark of the digital credit and lending journey.
Focus: challenger banks
Who’s who on the newcomer banking scene in Spain.
Conference takeaways: FinovateEurope 2019
The creative phase of fintech.
Spotlight: tech overhaul
Building bridges and exchanging money.
And not to forget the Regulars of course:
News – the good, the bad and the ugly.
Appointments – the movers and the shakers.
Industry events – mark your calendars!