• Centigo: The Power of Fintech

    Last night, at the Centigo's The Power Of Fintech event!Talks delivered from the perspective of Start Up, Accelerator, Change Agent and a Bank facing the challenge of modernisation.


    Wagestream spoke about their Platform, which enables greater control and freedom of cashflow for employees as part of a growing movement in Tech and Fintech to be a force for good. With 22% of people in the UK having less than 100 in savings, this can be the difference between surviving the last week of the month before payday! Wagestream itself is part of "Finance For Good" a collective of socially minded Finance companies that seek to make a difference in people's lives beyond just profit.

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    Next was Barclays Rise London, a global community and Accelerator for Financial Innovation and Experimentation that is growing the future of Finance with startups such as Flux. With a strong Alumni, Rise is able to create partnerships within its community for greater innovation.


    Centigo's Henrik did a talk on "The state of Fintech", start-ups and their advantages over banks, namely their smaller Agile size allowing for flexibility in how they operate and using strategic partnerships and tech to leapfrog through barriers that took Banks years to overcome. This is part of a growing trend towards cultivating "Product Ecosystems" that build on top of each other between Companies.


    Going away from the world of startups, Centigo gave a fresh perspective on the topic with a project they are doing with a Swedish Bank to modernise it to combat the growing Fintech Challenger's it is facing! The structural changes required to match the Agile practices of a Tech-First company in its bid to maintain its customer base.




    A panel discussion followed, where for myself the most interesting question posed was how the incoming Facebook cryptocurrency could impact the Financial landscape with its 2 billion users!
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  • Last night, at the Centigo's The Power Of Fintech event!Talks delivered from the perspective of Start Up, Accelerator, Change Agent and a Bank facing the challenge of modernisation.


    Wagestream spoke about their Platform, which enables greater control and freedom of cashflow for employees as part of a growing movement in Tech and Fintech to be a force for good. With 22% of people in the UK having less than 100 in savings, this can be the difference between surviving the last week of the month before payday! Wagestream itself is part of "Finance For Good" a collective of socially minded Finance companies that seek to make a difference in people's lives beyond just profit.

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Size:  114.3 KB


    Next was Barclays Rise London, a global community and Accelerator for Financial Innovation and Experimentation that is growing the future of Finance with startups such as Flux. With a strong Alumni, Rise is able to create partnerships within its community for greater innovation.


    Centigo's Henrik did a talk on "The state of Fintech", start-ups and their advantages over banks, namely their smaller Agile size allowing for flexibility in how they operate and using strategic partnerships and tech to leapfrog through barriers that took Banks years to overcome. This is part of a growing trend towards cultivating "Product Ecosystems" that build on top of each other between Companies.


    Going away from the world of startups, Centigo gave a fresh perspective on the topic with a project they are doing with a Swedish Bank to modernise it to combat the growing Fintech Challenger's it is facing! The structural changes required to match the Agile practices of a Tech-First company in its bid to maintain its customer base.




    A panel discussion followed, where for myself the most interesting question posed was how the incoming Facebook cryptocurrency could impact the Financial landscape with its 2 billion users!