AIB Group UK one of the CMA9 that delivered the first set of mandatory steps of the open banking revolution, a role in which its excelled, leading the pack and open banking readiness.
This early promise and commitment to meeting the deadline, where others missed it may give it a crucial edge in the coming changes to the UK banking landscape. We’ve worked with Steven over a number of years. And it’s great to be able to get his perspective on the direction that AIB and the wider industry is heading in.
Our conversation moves from the difficulties of being a challenger bank, navigating the space between the bear of being an incumbents and the baggage free nimbleness of near banks, the opportunities for FinTech partnerships, and the potential for API’s to facilitate the opening up of data to transform banking services. Stephen has a wealth of experience to draw on and is considered the user a welcome contrast to the often wild claims of FinTech evangelists.