The rise of challenger banks is attracting interest not just from investors, but also traditional banks keen to keep pace with changing consumer demands.
Last month saw German challenger bank Fidor acquired by French banking firm Groupe BPCE, while Atom Bank last year landed £82m from Spain’s BBVA, with £131m more reportedly in the pipeline.
However, one of the first traditional financial institutions to move into the digital banking space was Italy’s Mediobanca, which launched its digital-first bank Che Banca! in 2008. Having recently acquired Barclays’ Italian retail banking operations it now counts more than 800,000 clients, €6.8bn in assets under managements and 143 retail locations.
With a wealth of experience in retail banking and the impact that FinTech is having on the landscape Che Banca!’s general manger Roberto Ferrari is the latest speaker to join the FinTech Investor Forum.
Speaking on the event’s Wealth Manager & Bank Perspective panel, Roberto will discuss why it’s so vital for banks to keep ahead of digital innovation and the best way to do so in this rapidly-evolving sector.
Considered among the top 40 most-important people in European FinTech, according to the Wall Street Journal, Roberto joined Mediobanca in 2006 as director of marketing and partnerships.
He is author of L’Era del FinTech (The Age of FinTech) and holds a distinction in business and economics from University of Naples Federico II, as well as a master’s in public policy from UCL.
Roberto joins a host of founders and CEOs from challenger banks and wealth management startups such as Starling Bank, Money Farm and OakNorth Bank, as well as investors from major VCs including Balderton, Northzone and BlackFin.
Taking place in London on November 24th, this senior-level event is limited to just 300 tickets. If you want to gain expert insights and connect with some of FinTech’s foremost figures and deal makers please contact Aaron Sohdi at firstname.lastname@example.org.