Our Founder and CEO, Eric Mouilleron, attended the launch of The FinTech Book at The Shard as an author. Eric’s story is highlighted under ‘More Success Stories’ chapter where he shares his Bankable story from inception (page 201). The FinTech Book is the first globally crowd-sourced book on FinTech and is a project undertaken by Susanne Chishti, CEO of FinTech Circle, and Janos Barberis, Founder of FinTechHK. It is the financial technology handbook for investors, entrepreneurs, and visionaries. Read more about the book and get your copy here.
February 9, 2016 – Bankable contributed to The Open Banking Standard, a framework aimed at stimulating financial innovation and competition through the means of APIs as “open, federated and networked solutions” at the request of the HM Treasury, The Open Banking Working Group (OBWG) started operations in September 2015 with the vision of sharing data held by banks using secure, open APIs to improve all financial stakeholders’ banking experiences. Founder and CEO Eric Mouilleron and Legal and HR Manager Elena Fiorio added a FinTech perspective to the standard in the user reference, governance, and regulation & legal side of things. Read more about The Open Banking Standard published on February 9 here.
The Bankable team graciously accepted the “Top 10 Global Emerging Stars 2015/16” award during the FinTech 100 Awards Evening hosted by KPMG in their Mayfair offices. The award was a result of Bankable securing a spot in the Leading Global 100 FinTech Innovators List by KPMG and H2 Ventures as an “Emerging Star” – the list highlighted “existing new FinTech companies with bold, disruptive and potentially game-changing ideas”.
As the theme at the World Economic Forum 2016 in Davos is “Master the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” Bankable joins Innovate Finance to represent the UK FinTech ecosystem and showcase payments innovation. Read Innovate Finance’s blog here.
Bankable demoed and exhibited its payment solutions on both days of FinTech Connect Live at Wembley Stadium. Avinash Agrawal, Head of Product Strategy and Commercialisation, was also a panelist in the “Convergence Innovation” panel discussing the convergence between insurance, digital payments, peer-to-peer and commerce, and how FinTech companies can work with insurance companies to facilitate real-time claim payments on e-wallets and cards.
Bankable was selected to participate in UKTI’s FinTech trade mission to Switzerland representing the UK FinTech start-up scene and presenting its payment solutions to leading global financial institutions and enterprises. Innovate Finance describes the importance of such events in their blog here.
The FinTech Landscape infographic has been put together by Choice Loans to map out the companies that are providing alternative financial services by leveraging technology globally. Bankable has been contributing to the ecosystem by being a relevant player in payments since 2010. View the infographic.
Our Head of Product Strategy and Commercialisation, Avinash Agrawal, was interviewed for Tech Meetups Startup Stories. Read what Avinash had to say regarding Bankable’s unique value proposition and what went on behind the scenes to create Bankable as we know it today here.
Post Group interviewed Eric Mouilleron, CEO and founder, and asked him to share his thoughts on Luxembourg as a FinTech hub for their International Business blog. Eric also shared Bankable’s five-year objective for growth. Read the blog post.
Luxembourg – As the 14th edition of the Banking Day by PricewaterhouseCoopers unfolded in Luxembourg’s Chamber of Commerce on February 5, Eric Mouilleron, Founder & CEO of Bankable, was one of the speakers and panelists at the conference.
In the presence of around 200 representatives of financial institutions, Eric presented a Bankable business case study in line with the theme of the conference – Innovation Trends in the Financial Services Industry – to showcase the digital solutions Bankable has to offer. Other speakers included Laurent Probst, CEO and Founder of PwC Accelerator, and Peter Gille, CEO of Nexus.
Eric also participated in a panel discussing new channels to pave innovation in financial services such as through smartphones and virtual currencies, along with Peter Gille, Hugues Delcourt (CEO of Banque Internationale à Luxembourg), and Thorben Sander (CEO of Nordea); while Dariush Yazdani (Partner and Research Institute Leader at PwC Luxembourg) moderated the panel.
Every year, PwC’s Banking Day sheds light on relevant industry topics. This year’s subject highlights the fact that technological innovation is disrupting the financial services industry. Eric further added, “At Bankable we believe that the future lies in fintech companies using banks’ reliable infrastructure, benefiting from their investment in security and compliance, while adding a layer of innovation to the existing system and offer value-added services.”