We used an innovative interview method called the ‘portable kit study’ that involved asking people to take everything out of their bags and wallets and talk us through what they carry with them on a daily basis, cash, cards
We invited Hedwige Nuyens, Managing Director of IBF to talk about the bank of the future, where we spoke about COVID-19, digital, branches, BigTech, CBDC, crypto, the role of savings and community banks and much more
We spoke with Thomas Courtois, CEO of neobank Nickel about Financial Inclusion and he shared us what this means to them and how they achieve this by living to their values: universality, simplicity, utility and benevolence
Aion surveyed over 1,000 Belgians and found that over 75% of Belgians of all ages feel it’s important to be financially prepared, but more than 50% said that they didn’t feel sufficiently prepared for the future.
For many entrepreneurs, microlending is vital to the required financial inclusion to set up a business. In Belgium, the company microStart gets support in microfinance by Accenture and BNP Paribas Fortis
June 11 was a good day! Jan van Vonno, Research Director at Tink was our special guest at The Banking Scene Afterwork to answer all the questions I had on their recent study, titled: 'the investments and returns of open banking'.
How has COVID-19 affected the way banks start new fintech relationships? Today people are going back to their old reflexes. Today they go back to the companies close to them, it takes longer to have a relationship and they require more effort in trust between the involved organisations.
COVID-19 is the biggest remote working Proof Of Concept… ever! Everyone needs to rethink how they work, shop and live. From one day to the next, we are all living in a completely new context, with new needs and different problems to manage and also with great new ideas to anticipate those needs and problems.
Who will be the winners and losers of this crisis in the financial technology industry, why this crisis is fundamentally different from the one in 2008, and why China will take a fundamentally different approach to resolve the economic crisis in the period to come.
Did something revolutionary happen? Did PSD2 hit the headlines? Were consumers quickly adapting their financial behavior? Was there the so long predicted shake-up of the market? Did banks go bankrupt because fintech and Bigtech took over?