The World Savings and Retail Banking Institute (WSBI) held an Innovation Conference in Brussels where Bankable Founder and CEO, Eric Mouilleron, was invited as a panellist. The WSBI brings together savings and retail banks, representing the interests of 6,000 financial institutions in around 80 countries worldwide. The event’s theme “Gearing up for Digitisation – Bringing Retail Banking to the Digital Age” brought established financial institutions and start-ups together on the same platform. Eric highlighted the importance of digital innovation and working with global incumbents within the context of retail banking products and services in the digital age. “Being a client of banks is great!” Eric mentioned during the panel session. Moderating the panel was John Rega (Chief Correspondent for Financial Services at Mlex) and panellists included Jan-Olof Brunila, (Deputy Director, Group Cards at SwedBank), Frank Roessig (Advisor, Stellar), Dr. Joachim Schmalzl (Executive Member of the Board, DSGV), and Michael Stephan (Founder and COO, Raisin). More details on the event here.
Founder and CEO, Eric Mouilleron, was invited to present Bankable at Her Britannic Majesty’s Ambassador John Marshall’s residence in Luxembourg. The business breakfast revolved around around the relations between FinTechs and incumbent financial institutions, as well as FinTech policy and regulatory direction. Mr Phil Vilder, Head of Global Markets and International FinTech Lead HM Treasury, and Mr Matthew Alder, Policy Adviser for FinTech at HM Treasury also provided their expertise on regulation and FinTech at the business breakfast.
“In China, Fintech is dominant, owns the end client and incumbents have become the rails. Alibaba’s Ant Financial alone serves 450 million clients with 120,000 transactions per second,” said Eric Mouilleron at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Spot Eric at 4 minutes into his interview with Investr. Watch the interview here.
Innovate Finance invited Eric Mouilleron, Founder and CEO, to join the UK FinTech delegation at the World Economic Forum in Davos this year. With around 3,000 influencers invited from all around the world, it was an honour for Bankable to be representing the FinTech community at such a global platform. It was Bankable’s second consecutive presence at Davos WEF. Read more in Finextra’s post here.
London – Bankable is pleased to welcome Richo Strydom as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Richo is a seasoned financial technology industry executive who brings with him more than 16 years of experience and expertise. He most recently served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Solutions and Risk at Credit Suisse where he was responsible for technology strategy, governance and operational risk. He previously held several senior technology management roles at Deutsche Bank AG. He worked within the Investment Banking division and built a global team of 150 staff in 6 cities delivering Risk and P&L technology across Credit, Rates, Equities and Emerging Markets. He eventually moved on to become CTO for Global Wealth Solutions.
Prior to Deutsche Bank, Richo was CTO and Deputy Managing Director of Valtech Ltd (a leading-edge technology consultancy co-founded by Bankable’s founder and CEO, Eric Mouilleron). Richo played a key role in scaling the 16-people team in London to over 120 within 18 months. His leadership was fundamental in transforming Valtech into a global delivery organisation with an additional nearshore and offshore capability in Texas and Bangalore.
Richo’s impressive track record and professional working partnership with Bankable’s founder Eric will be monumental to Bankable.
“It is a pleasure to be working with Richo again. Richo has built and scaled teams globally. He has delivered enterprise scale software solutions within the finance industry, media and the UK Government. As Bankable is experiencing exponential growth, Richo’s contribution will be integral to Bankable’s future success,” said Eric.
Richo said, “Bankable is a disruptive fintech company with a unique and innovative product offering that delivered over 200% growth in 2016. I am thrilled to join this vibrant team and to take Bankable to the next level. Besides, it is great to be working with Eric again.”
As COO, Richo will be responsible for business operations, product development, architecture and implementation. His initial focus will be supporting Bankable’s growth by expanding the team, and developing a scalable and flexible delivery organisation of highly skilled resources to meet the diverse requirements of Bankable’s targeted industry verticals.
Bankable is an enabler of innovative, global payment solutions providing “Banking as a Service”. Our core virtual account management platform is available in white-label or via APIs enabling any regulated or non-regulated organisation to deploy payment solutions – including virtual account services, e-ledgers, virtual & plastic prepaid card programmes, and e-wallets & light banking solutions. Our client base ranges from global corporates, banks and insurers, to SME’s and FinTechs who use our platform to streamline their payments processes and generate new revenue opportunities.