The Future of Finance Meetings

Digital Payments

The Future of Finance Meetings for 2021 will bring together a variety of high-profile financial speakers. We will host a series of discussions, articles and interviews across all of our chosen themes: Data, Digital Identity, Securities, Asset Management, Law and Regulation, Payments, Money, Insurance, Pensions, Real Estate, Technology and Funding FinTechs. Follow this page for further updates.

  • 30/06/2021 - Interview 0 Comments
    Former SWIFT CEO Gottfried Leibbrandt and Natasha de Teran discuss their newly published study of the payments industry

    If you have ever wondered how the global payments industry has made some people very rich indeed, read The Payoff, the new book by former SWIFT CEO Gottfried Leibbrandt and former SWIFT Head of Corporate Affairs Natasha de Terán, published on 1 July. 

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  • 24/03/2021 - Dominic Hobson 0 Comments
    The payments innovation illusion: why so few are getting so rich by changing so little

    The curious thing about innovation in payments is that the only market participants to be damaged by it are the banks, and even they are still very much in business. All that appears to have happened is that the card networks and a select group of rapidly scaling FinTechs and their investors have become enormously wealthy by cherry-picking low cost, high margin payments business from the banks. Is payments innovation not actually the transformative phenomenon we are always being told it is?

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  • 22/03/2021 - Dominic Hobson 0 Comments
    The payments innovation illusion: why so few are getting so rich by changing so little

    The curious thing about innovation in payments is that the only market participants to be damaged by it are the banks, and even they are still very much in business. All that appears to have happened is that the card networks and a select group of rapidly scaling FinTechs and their investors have become enormously wealthy by cherry-picking low cost, high margin payments business from the banks. Is payments innovation not actually the transformative phenomenon we are always being told it is?

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  • 12/03/2021 - Dominic Hobson 0 Comments
    Payments innovation has failed to live up to the hype

    Payments is widely applauded as one of principal theatres of game-changing innovation in financial services. The essential nature of the business, and the high volume of transactions, have certainly attracted a lot of entrepreneurs and venture capital and made some high-profile figures extremely rich. But in reality 20 years of innovation have changed nothing fundamental, and done next to nothing in terms of creating value for consumers. Dominic Hobson asks why.

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  • 09/07/2020 - Dominic Hobson 1 Comment
    Mapping the digital payments revolution

    A SUMMARY AND FULL REVIEW OF THE DISCUSSION AT THE WEBINAR ON 8 JUNE 2020 PART I

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