Director of Growth & Communications, OakNorth A true guardian of the digital banking galaxy, Valentina Kristensen believes regulators have ‘completely the wrong mentality’ when it comes to opening up the financial services market to SMEs. Our very own Groot, she’s put down roots at UK unicorn OakNorth specifically to propel entrepreneurs into a reimagined future.
Tom Blomfield CEO Monzo
With his famous golden tickets, you might think Monzo chief Tom Blomfield is more Willy Wonka than Dr Strange. But fintech’s own Sorcerer Supreme, who’s used his golden hello scheme to help magic up 500,000 prepaid card customers in three years, is now using his digital cloak of levitation to ascend to a higher sphere of banking… with or without the help of PSD2. The UK’s biggest challenger, which gained its licence in 2017, will migrate all its customers to a current account this year. It’s part of his master plan…
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Fintech Finance Magazine Spring 2018