The Fintech Magazine Issue 21
In this issue of the The Fintech Magazine, we talk home working in a regulated industry like banking takes the challenge for employers way beyond ergonomics and ensuring staff get their screen breaks – as Nationwide, Lloyds Banking Group and Scottish regtech AutoRek explore in this issue on page 46. They are all hyper-alert to the security implications of remote working – but agree that technology and revised protocols can be relied upon to provide solutions.
No, their biggest concern is the impact that a permanently remote workforce will have on the culture of an organisation: on recruitment (mostly good), staff retention (questionable) and the networking that leads to career progression (jury still out). The gleaming financial towers of London’s Canary Wharf are still largely devoid of staff – as we discovered when we visited to review its new ‘Just Walk Out’ Amazon store (page 110). If these financial districts never return in full force, that will not only change the way the industry operates, but also influence its real-estate and technology decisions.
Remote working is one essential part of a wider ‘reset‘ that’s shaping new values, priorities and ways of living. Like our Editor Sue Scott and her desk yoga, it’s important that financial institutions look up and flex.
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In this edition, we feature… drum roll…
- Matthew Williamson, Mobiquity
- David McHenry, Silicon Valley Bank
- Laura Raus, RBR
- Victoria Harverson, SmartStream
- James Beeken, Cisco
- Ron Delnevo, Cash and Card Consultants
- Flemming Laugesen, Lunar
- …and many more!