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Creating the Digital Merchant Bank | FinTech Focus TV with Sean Kiernan, CEO of Greengage

Author: Lydia Sear

Published date: 2022/10

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Welcome back to the latest episode of FinTech Focus TV. Today, Toby is joined by Sean Kiernan, CEO of Greengage.

Sean and the team at Greengage are setting up what they call the first “Digital Merchant Bank” to align with their vision of bringing back the spirit of banking in a more modern context. When moving to the UK while working with Credit Suisse back in 2010, Sean was well and truly deep into the world of traditional finance, but had ambitions to eventually branch out and build his own bank.

Through corporate transactions, his office became part of “the first bank in the world to do crypto”; but his passion for tech prevailed as he took the “risky” move to set up Greengage. In this conversation, Sean shares his keen interest in seeing the UK financial centre continue to grow, much like we’ve witnessed in the UK FinTech space.

Does crypto have the potential to be as successful and grow fast as FinTech has? Sean believes that everything surrounding the core banking system must be replaceable every couple of years and that diversifying data is key to keeping innovation moving.

Stream or watch the full episode below.