Banking

Banking in 2025 by Alex Nechoroskovas

FinTech influencer Alex Nech imagines banking in 2025: He sees secure and convenient banks complete with artificially intelligent personal finance advisors

Banking has hardly changed until very recently. Yes, in the early 2000’s we started slowly adopting telephone banking, then there was Internet banking, now there is mobile banking. However, all of this ‘innovation’ simply changed how we access banking, not how we bank. I believe the upcoming changes  will change how we bank too, hopefully, making it more secure and convenient.

Photographs of 100 Euros notes accompanying the Company Connecting articleBanking in 2025 by Alex Nechoroskovas

The Day After by Spiros Margaris

Article with Spiros Margaris of Margaris Advisory and Werthstein AG, ranked highly as a Banking Influencer by many experts and a highly-respected individual.

Our latest article is with Spiros Margaris of Margaris Advisory and Werthstein AG. Spiros is ranked number four Banking Influencer among 39,000 banking experts by Klout,  ranked number one Global Top 100 Fintech Influencers and Brands by Onalytica.com and also ranked number six of the Top 50 Influencers in the world of InsurTech by InsurTech News. His opinion is highly respected, and we’re very pleased to bring you one of his articles, ‘The Day After’ which looks at the future of FinTech and some of the important consequences.

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The Future of Banking: An Interview with GoCardless

Interview with UK based GoCardless who are making waves with their re-imagining of the traditional bank-to-bank payments system.

GoCardless began when its founders saw an opportunity to improve the existing bank-to-bank payments system, Direct Debit. Although a highly trusted payment method, Direct Debit was slow, difficult to access, difficult to use and reliant on inefficient legacy systems. Thanks to technology, GoCardless brought Direct Debit into the digital age and is making payments work better for all businesses, from sole traders and startups to large corporations such as Thomas Cook and the Financial Times. Taking payments with GoCardless has many benefits, from simple online setup to fully flexible payment integrations with leading cloud accounting and billing platforms. At present, GoCardless serves more than 20,000 businesses across the UK and Europe, with further growth planned. 

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Our research on IT companies  supplying services and products to the banking, insurance and finance sectors in Scotland indicates that there is a significant cluster of these companies in the Central Belt. At least 60% of the companies are based in Glasgow or Edinburgh.

Company Connecting: Interactive map of IT companis supplying products and services to the banking, insurance and finance sectors

Interactive Map of IT companies working in the Banking, Finance and Insurance Sectors

This week we bring you an interactive map of  IT companies supplying services and products to the banking, insurance and finance sectors. 

In Scotland there is a clear cluster of companies in the central belt. Edinburgh and Glasgow have the largest concentration. Total companies we have...

Preview of our Map of IT companies supplying the banking, insurance and finance sectors

Our map this week is of IT companies supplying services and products to the banking, insurance and finance sectors. This will include Fintech companies. In Scotland there is a clear cluster of companies in the central belt. Edinburgh and Glasgow are by far the biggest hub for these sectors with...

Next weeks map is FinTech Companies

Our map next week is going to show the location of companies working in FinTech. FinTech is the term used for companies working in the Financial Technology area. On our map we will include all companies working in the banking, insurance and finance sectors.

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