About The Banking Scene

Connecting organisations and people,
helping to shape the bank of tomorrow

The banking landscape continues to shift severely. Low interest rates, new market entrants, fast fintech developments and new rules force the industry to reinvent itself. Our quest for the future of banking is locally oriented and spiced by international ideas and inspiration.

A community tale:
The story behind The Banking Scene

On the verge of this long-term transformation, The Banking Scene inpires those bankers who embrace the opportunities ahead to create a culture of innovation. Passionate about banking and related technologies, we accelerate networking and bring together likeminded colleagues that are open for thought-provoking dialogues.

The Banking Scene is an active banking community and network organisation for the Benelux financial industry and beyond. It inspires bankers during their journey to transforming the sector into a more innovative and agile version of its current self. Passionate about banking and related technologies, our mission is to accelerate networking. We do this by offering this essential platform that connects banking professionals and that sparks up thought-provoking dialogues.

The Banking Scene is conceived by banker Rik Coeckelbergs. It’s a logical evolution of his successful LinkedIn Group "Innovations in Payments". This group was created to share information about the dynamics that influence the payments industry. Created in 2009, it is today an online asset for more than +24.500 professionals worldwide.

"The Banking Scene absorbs you into the turmoil of the financial landscape and gives you a clear view on the themes that keep us awake" Peter De Wit, Strategic Development Manager, Beobank

Today, we are present in three countries and on 3 different social media platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter, Medium). Our key activities are conferences, workshops and seminars that discuss the future of banking and the consequent discomfort of change. Our website is a news portal that captures industry trends, shares views and offers content that adds value to the daily live of every banker.

Our blogs, white papers, the link to all our activities and the ones of our global partners can now be found, centralised on this platform.

assets/site/Rik-Coeckelbergs-4-370x370.jpg Rik Coeckelbergs Founder and CEO The Banking Scene