Central bank digital currencies are on the rise. A report published by the IMF in June 2020 lists dozens of white papers and various studies on the subject. Recently, two countries have passed the concept stage: the Bahamas have deployed their “Sand Dollar” currency nationally while China has conducted a large-scale test of its central […]
This year I decided to only make safe 2020 predictions, because who doesn’t like to be proven right? I want to be able to brag about my successes in one year. 1/ Firms, the usual suspects (IBM, SAP, MS, the big four, McK, FB, etc.) and startups alike, will continue to mislead the public by […]
Happy new year everyone! Let’s use this time of the year to share some Fintech predictions. 1/ Governments are not going to give up to cryptocurrencies without a fight. Some countries will issue crypto regulations and impose licenses. China is going to authorize cryptocurrency trading again, however with strict rules. These rules will prevent some […]
A must-have for banks The world is getting more and more connected with a global smartphone installed base of 2.8B units in 2016 (Morgan Stanley research). In this context, providing mobile banking services is a must-have for financial institutions. They all have their own applications available on the most popular mobile platforms. Interestingly, per the […]
On June 1 2017, I was asked by Pega and Capgemini to host a Twitter chat titled “The Future of Financial Services”. It was a great success: 60 experts joined the discussion, which generated about 1,000 tweets and retweets and about 16.5 million impressions. Here are the key insights from the chat: Q1. Providing exceptional […]
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This post on TheFinancialBrand gather insights from a panel of 100 financial services leaders, industry analysts and banking providers from around the world. My contribution: “2017 will be the year of ‘convergence’ in financial services. There will be more cooperation between financial services and startups, blurring lines between traditional products (retail, payments & insurance in […]
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