Transforming an Industry That Doesn't Want To Change

Sat Nov 18 2017 (48:13)

Our guest on this episode is Anthony Thomson… On the surface he’s a banker, but what he really is, is a major disruptor:


Anthony Thomson is the founder and chairman of Atom Bank, Chairman of the Financial Services Forum, Chairman of the National Skills Academy for Financial Services, and NED of agilti, a company providing banking software as a service.


Atom was granted it’s banking licence in June 2015. It launched in March 2016, as the first real alternative to the High Street banks. It is the first full service retail and business bank delivered via an app.


Atom bank was voted no 8 In the KPMG survey of the world’s 100 leading fintech innovators for 2015, and no 4 in the Challenger Project’s list of the top 10 global innovative brands.


Previously Anthony was founder of Metro Bank and served as the first chairman from 2009 until 2012, before leaving the bank in December 2012


When it launched in 2010 Metro Bank plc was the first new ‘High Street bank’ in the UK for over 150 years. In March 2016 it floated on the London Stock Exchange with a value of £1.6 billion.


The Financial Services Forum, established in 1998, is an independent membership organisation for senior executives with an interest in financial services marketing effectiveness, with a remit to ‘improve financial services marketing on the basis that good marketing is good for consumers’.


The National Skills Academy for Financial Services is an independent employer-led, charitable organisation which is a leading body for training & development in the financial services industry.



He is co-founder of Moneyspinners, an annual charity cycle ride for financial services executives.


In 1987 Anthony founded City Financial Marketing which, by the time he sold it to Publicis in 1997, was Europe’s largest financial services marketing and communications group.


After a year off he co-founded The Financial Services Forum, which he ran until 2007, at which point he became chairman.


He has been included in Marketing Magazine’s ‘Power and influence top 100’ and named by the Evening Standard as ‘one of the 1000 most influential Londoners’ and one of the 60 most influential in the City.


From 2011 to 2014 he served as visiting professor to London Metropolitan University Business School


In September 2016 he was made a fellow of the Marketing Society.

More on Anthony Thomson: http://AtomBank.co.uk


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