Anthony Thomson joins our Transformational evening

By Teamspirit on Tuesday, 16 May 2017

The financial services industry has undergone arguably some of its most radical changes in recent years. Companies and individuals that have embraced this transformation have really led innovation in the sector. One such individual is Anthony Thomson, one of the most influential disruptors in the fintech and banking sector.

Anthony has a background steeped in fintech and pioneering advancements in the UK banking sector. In 2009 Anthony founded Metro Bank, the first bank to launch in over 150 years and post the banking crisis. Its launch triggered the start of the ‘challenger bank’ movement and Metro is now one of the most successful high street banks, opening more and more branches across the country.

Anthony left Metro Bank in 2012 with a bid to launch a truly digital banking proposition. In June 2015 he achieved this with Atom bank - the UK’s first digital-only, full-service retail and business bank delivered via an app offering savings, business loans and mortgages.

Atom bank was voted 8th in the KPMG survey of the world’s 100 leading fintech innovators for 2015, and 4th in the Challenger Project’s list of the top 10 global innovative brands.

In addition to his work in the banking sector Anthony is also a founder and chairman of the Financial Services Forum, Chairman of the National Skills Academy for Financial Services and co-founder of Moneyspinners, an annual charity cycle ride for financial services executives.

In 2015 the Evening Standard named him as ‘one of the 1000 most influential Londoners’.

Which is why we are delighted that Anthony will be joining us on the evening of Wednesday 31st May to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing fintech at what should be a fascinating event. You can join us on Facebook Live from 6.45pm at @TeamspiritGroup.

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