Europe


Seguru’s Echemendia: “Blockchain is definitely helping us evolve”


Seguru’s Echemendia: “Blockchain is definitely helping us evolve”

April 2018

Ralph Echemendia, a world-renowned cybersecurity specialist, who is known as “The Ethical Hacker”, and chief executive officer of security firm Seguru, shares his views on the evolving blockchain technology landscape and the future of hacking and identity. If you do not see the video already displayed below, please select the alternative sites from the tabs […]


TransferWise’s Kaarmann: “Banks haven’t really treated their users transparently”


TransferWise’s Kaarmann: “Banks haven’t really treated their users transparently”

April 2018

Kristo Kaarmann, co-founder and chief executive officer of TransferWise, a UK-based peer-to-peer money transfer service company, shares his entrepreneurial vision in establishing the company, its business model, and how it works to achieve zero fees. If you do not see the video already displayed below, please select the alternative sites from the tabs here: Watch […]


techUK’s Beaumont: “Boards need to discover what the role of their banks is in an open future”


techUK’s Beaumont: “Boards need to discover what the role of their banks is in an open future”

January 2018

Louise Beaumont, co-chair of the techUK Open Bank Working Group, shares an update on the implementation of open banking in the UK and the Second Payment Services Directive (PDS2), and the future role of the open banking platform. If you do not see the video already displayed below, please select the alternative sites from the […]


Yoyo Wallet’s Falys: “Adding value to the retailer is where we focus now”


Yoyo Wallet’s Falys: “Adding value to the retailer is where we focus now”

December 2017

Alain Falys, co-founder and chief executive officer of Yoyo Wallet, a mobile payment and loyalty marketing platform in Europe, talks about how the company was founded, the things he learned from establishing Yoyo Wallet, and its business model. If you do not see the video already displayed below, please select the alternative sites from the […]


“A long history and broad understanding of wealth management in Switzerland”


“A long history and broad understanding of wealth management in Switzerland”

October 2017

Martin Maurer, chief executive officer of the Association of Foreign Banks in Switzerland, speaks about the evolution of the country as a financial and wealth management centre, the emergence of new wealth players and transformation of traditional private banks, as well as the wide range of alternative investment opportunities in the country. If you do […]


“We always make a conscious choice that the products we do are community products”


“We always make a conscious choice that the products we do are community products”

October 2016

Gottfried Leibbrandt, chief executive officer of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), shares how SWIFT has balanced its focus on compliance and the business of banking, while strengthening itself as a co-operative organisation amidst increasing threats in cyber security. If you do not see the video already displayed below, please select the alternative […]


“We need to get back to what finance is for and how it meets the needs of the nonfinancial economy”


“We need to get back to what finance is for and how it meets the needs of the nonfinancial economy”

February 2016

Author and economist John Kay says banking and finance is about four things: payments, wealth management, capital allocation, and risk mitigation. Among others, he identifies where the financial sector has gone astray, and how the regulation of finance is headed the wrong way. If you do not see the video already displayed below, please select […]


“Most banks don’t have people in their board room who understand technology and technology leadership”


“Most banks don’t have people in their board room who understand technology and technology leadership”

February 2016

Chris Skinner, founder of the Financial Services Club in Europe, and writer of Value Web and The Digital Bank, identifies technology-led change as the challenge for banks, two-fifths of whom “do not have the technology leadership to do that change.” But he is not saying banks are going to be disintermediated anytime soon. If you […]