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Brett King
Brett King is a bestselling author, a well known futurist and speaker, the host of the "BREAKING BANK$" Radio Show on AM 1160 and Voice America (an Internet Talk Radio Network with over 9 million monthly listeners) and the founder of the start-up "Moven". King was voted as American Banker's Innovator of the Year in 2012, and was nominated by Bank Innovation as one of the Top 10 "coolest brands in banking". His latest book, Breaking Banks, is a bestseller on Amazon. He is widely considered the world's foremost expert on retail banking innovation today.

Entries by Brett King

Wall Street Should Be Scared of the Blockchain

(0) Comments | Posted October 12, 2015 | 1:08 AM

In Singapore this week, the incredible response to the discussion on the "blockchain" at SIBOS Innotribe is indicative of a massive shift taking place globally in banking. FinTech, or Financial Technology, is taking over the world of banking and financial services as most of what we've thought of...

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The British Are Coming! With Their FinTech

(4) Comments | Posted February 11, 2015 | 11:13 PM

The unconventional and always entertaining Mayor of London descended with his team on Midtown New York City today to launch a new initiative between the two cities, with Arianna Huffington kicking off the promotional event.

Boris Johnson, who recently turned his hand to a humorous yet poignant biography of...

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The Top 10 FinTech Milestones of 2014 (Slideshow)

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 11:47 AM

2014 was the biggest year in FinTech by far with billions being invested globally, which is to be expected in a global growth sector. But how much was invested globally in FinTech this year? It depends on how you classify FinTech. StrategyEye estimated that there was $2.8Bn raised in...

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'The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin' - Movie Review

(5) Comments | Posted September 30, 2014 | 11:24 AM

Last night at Innotribe SIBOS I watched the premier of a brand new documentary movie called The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin (TRRB), directed by Nicholas Mross and featuring his brother Dan Mross.

The story of the movie as per the website is explained as follows:

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The Rogues Taking on the Old Banking Elite

(0) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 8:54 AM

On September 17, 2011 a group of protestors gathered in Zuccotti Park in New York to protest the growing influence of corporations and the financial services sector. The Occupy Wall Street movement still evades our language today with cries of "we are the 99%" having been damped, but not extinguished....

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Why Kids Don't Have Signatures, and Banks Shouldn't Either

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2014 | 9:50 PM

In a recent UN/ICAO commissioned survey on the use of signatures in passports, a number of countries including the UK recommended phasing out the long held practice because it was no longer deemed of practical use. More significantly, however, is the emerging trend that has some parents, educators and...

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Top Tech for Saving and Managing Your Money in 2014 (Slideshow)

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 4:54 PM

Do you have a New Year's resolution to get in control of your money?

According to the National Foundation for Credit Counselling, three out of five Americans don't do any budgeting at all, and more than one-fifth (or around 22 percent) say they have no idea what they spend on...

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When HSBC Closes Your Bank Account Without Telling You

(78) Comments | Posted November 29, 2013 | 8:16 PM

I've been a customer of HSBC since 1999, and while that doesn't account for much these days, I grant you, I'm also a blogger that regularly gets 250,000 to 1 million views to posts I make in respect to digital banking, bank strategy and bank customer service issues. So you'd...

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Social Media Is Just Getting Started

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 3:44 PM

Last year Facebook hit one billion users. It is reported that the average Facebook user spends 75 minutes per day using Facebook. Globally smartphone growth year-on-year was at 42 percent in 2012, with 17 percent global penetration, but more significantly with most developed economies expecting 70-80 percent smartphone...

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'Generation M': The Emergence of "See and Hear" Brand Engagement

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2012 | 12:14 PM

Baby Boomers and Gen-X have in common the need to experience life in all its glory. Whether that is born out of a sense of adventure, the need for tactile feedback or in the sense of face-to-face social connections, at the core of much of our buying behavior historically has...

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Why No NFC in the iPhone Hurts Banks More Than Apple

(2) Comments | Posted September 25, 2012 | 2:36 PM

It took almost two decades for credit card payments (followed by debit cards) to become globally ubiquitous, so it might be reasonable to think that a paradigm shift at the POS will take years to become mainstream. Why would you spend money deploying expensive NFC-enabled (Near Field Communication) POS terminals...

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Who Will Win the Battle for the Mobile Wallet?

(6) Comments | Posted May 22, 2012 | 10:58 AM

Over the next five years paying with your phone will become as commonplace as paying with cash, which is why every man, his bank and his phone company are in the battle to win the mobile wallet space. So who's going to win?

In the U.S. mobile carriers are attempting...

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Who Needs a Bank Branch When You've Got a Mobile Phone?

(4) Comments | Posted February 2, 2012 | 11:57 AM

There's a great deal of discussion and debate around what will ultimately happen to banking as a result of the massive changes in connectivity, utility, mobility and customer experience taking place right now. One thing is for sure, the world is changing, and fast.

We see PayPal owning online payments,...

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P2P Lending Gets Ready to Explode for Christmas

(1) Comments | Posted December 19, 2011 | 1:55 PM

No one could doubt that peer-to-peer lending (or P2P Lending) has landed big time in 2010, but it looks as if the best is just about to come.

The U.S. leader Lending Club will issue more than $250 million in loans this year -- greater than the last four years...

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Would You Login to Your Bank Using Facebook?

(8) Comments | Posted December 8, 2011 | 2:32 PM

We're experiencing a massive shift in consumer behavior right now with the explosion of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other community collaboration and social media platforms. A world where Facebook has 800 million inhabitants and a "president" who is a college dropout (albeit Harvard).

We're seeing the global domination...

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What the Occupy Movement and Mobile Means for Banking

(2) Comments | Posted November 18, 2011 | 2:09 PM

The Occupy Movement has emphasized our changing 'trust' in the big banks. Mobile is changing the way we interact day-to-day. But how are these two elements going to intersect in a far more dramatic change in the way we choose and work with a bank in the future?

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How Steve Jobs Changed Banking Forever...

(6) Comments | Posted August 29, 2011 | 5:53 PM

As the news of Steve Jobs' resignation rocks the world, it's almost like we're reading his obituary rather than the news that a Fortune 50 CEO has moved on. The impact of Steve's resignation will be felt hard on Apple's share price no doubt, and even potentially hit the very...

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What Comes After Television, Bookstores and Banks?

(2) Comments | Posted August 17, 2011 | 7:01 PM

There's been a great deal of discussion lately about the impact of technology on traditional businesses such as bookstores, media, TV, newspapers and even on banking. We think we understand the impact of technology on books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, and newspapers, but many say that they are skeptical in respect...

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Why Apple Must Launch NFC in the iPhone 5

(3) Comments | Posted May 10, 2011 | 10:50 AM

On 14th of March 2011, the Independent newspaper from the UK published an article suggesting that the iPhone 5 would not include Near Field Communication (NFC) capability. A few days later on the 17th of March, Forbes rebutted the Guardian's article quoting a source that said...

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Engaging Customers: The Best Practice Bank

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2011 | 2:41 PM

Recently when I posted on reforming customer journeys in the banking space I got some push-back for using Apple as an example of best practices. Surely there are banks I could have used as an example of best practices? Well... not really. There's no bank, and believe me I'm looking...

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