Europe


“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 […]


“In London and the UK, we have a healthy ecosystem learning how to build successful fintech organisations”


“In London and the UK, we have a healthy ecosystem learning how to build successful fintech organisations”

October 2015

Strange bedfellows they are not. CEO Lawrence Wintermeyer explains how Innovate Finance, a nonprofit organisation, has created an unexpected alliance between banks and disruptors in the United Kingdom with the participation of venture capitalists and the government regulator, Financial Conduct Authority. If you do not see the video already displayed below, please select the alternative […]


“Mobile is extremely important and influences everything we do”


“Mobile is extremely important and influences everything we do”

April 2015

Conversation with Matthias Kroner, Co-founder and CEO, FIDOR Bank, on a strong emphasis in financial technology, how web tools can help banks regain trust and competing in a traditional bank marketplace. If you do not see the video already displayed below, please select the alternative sites from the tabs here: Watch Video Access Audio


“We must invest in education, research and innovation”


“We must invest in education, research and innovation”

April 2015

Conversation with Hans Eichel, former finance minister, Germany, on building a competitive economy, beginning a global economic government and creating productive assets. If you do not see the video already displayed below, please select the alternative sites from the tabs here: Watch Video Access Audio Here is the transcript of the video Building a competitive […]


“Governments must make progress in fiscal reforms”


“Governments must make progress in fiscal reforms”

June 2014

Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell, former member of the executive board of the ECB, discusses lessons learnt from the sovereign bond crisis, financial integration, and the importance of credible economic policies.


“It’s not enough to ensure that each individual bank is sound”


“It’s not enough to ensure that each individual bank is sound”

April 2014

Sir Paul Tucker, former deputy governor, Bank of England, discusses soundness of the banking system, focus of central banks, and impact of financial markets.