Les Echos, France’s leading financial newspaper, highlighted Bankable’s Banking as a Service solution amongst their top three picks for the next generation banking providers. The description translates to the below:
Founded in 2010 and backed by Raphaels Bank’s banking license, this new startup is part of a prepaid card issuance programme to become an open platform for white-label banking services to next-generation banks, telecom players and banks themselves. Deutsche Bank and Spendesk (a FinTech firm) are amongst its customers. Bankable’s ambitions also include assisting governments to tackle financial inclusion.
For the full article in French, click here.
Eric Mouilleron, Founder and CEO, presented the advantages of an agile approach when working with global banks and open APIs at Cloud Expo Europe as a panellist during the “Collaboration via Open APIs” panel. Eric elaborated on the desire behind the Open APIs approach and the opportunities it brings for joint innovation with incumbent banks. The event’s finance and FinTech agenda was designed by FinTech Circle and focused on Open API strategies to foster innovation in the industry. Learn more about the event here.
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.
Alexander Neagoe, Bankable’s Senior Project Manager, was invited to talk about the implication of Brexit on the world of retail finance and the FinTech industry. Alexander highlighted that the true impact would depend on whether or not the UK continued to remain in the EEA region vs the EU. “It largely depends on whether passporting rights will remain and whether financial service providers will be able to offer their products and services across EEA borders. I believe however, as FinTechs are majorly technology providers, the industry as a whole will be less impacted as compared to their bank clients and partners. However, this in turn may also allow potential growth opportunities for FinTechs and financial institutions across multiple markets,” said Alexander. See the event details here.
Bankable Founder and CEO, Eric Mouilleron was amongst the industry panelists at the FinTech Beyond Disruption event at London City Hall on December 8. Eric highlighted the importance of APIs and working in collaboration with incumbents to promote innovation in the financial services industry. The FinTech event was first of its kind at the London Mayor’s Office organised by FinTech Age. The panel discussion was chaired by Marco Barlassina, Editor-in-Chief of iFinance, SoldiWeb and FinTech Age and panelists included Katrin Herrling, CEO and Co-founder at Funding Xchange, Julian Cork, COO at Landbay, Harold Bosse, Global Head of Product at Earthport, and Jamie Campbell, Head of Experience at Bud. Read a summary of the panel here.
Bankable’s innovative platform got it featured as a “Challenger” in Juniper’s Leaderboard in the FinTech Futures report, which maps innovative FinTech solutions in the industry. Explore Juniper’s FinTech leaderboard and Bankable’s profile on Juniper’s FinTech Futures report here.
Choice Loans released an infographic illustrating how extensive FinTech’s colossal expansion has been during the last ten years. Bankable once again was featured, playing the payments part in the ecosystem since 2010. See the infographic by Choice Loans here.