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Hamish Monk

Hamish Monk

Reporter at Finextra
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Bio Hamish is a fintech reporter, with a special focus on sustainable finance. Career History Before joining Finextra, Hamish was Senior Account Manager within the financial services division of PR agency, Finn Partners - working across CIB, GTB and sustainable finance, for clients such as Deutsche Bank, UniCredit and S&P Global Ratings. Hamish graduated from Southampton University with a BA in English.

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Creating a boundaryless experience: Maximising value for all stakeholders

21 Jun 2022

For too long, financial players have focused on simply selling better products or services than their competitors. This approach fails to acknowledge the unique and multifarious needs of individual customers. With the xTech revolution and the emergence of embedded finance, boundaries between industries – and sometimes competitors – are beginning to...


The Future of Payments: New means of customer authentication

20 Jun 2022

This is an excerpt from Finextra’s report, ‘The Future of Payments 2022: The Cutting Edge of Digital Payments.’ With the rising cost of living, and the squeeze on finances anticipated in the coming months and years, fraudsters are going to double down on their attempts to extract more money out of consumers. Unfortunately, it is the most vulnerable...

Sustainable finance, data, and technology: The way forward for a climate resilient future

14 Jun 2022

Financial institutions around the globe are increasingly responding to stakeholder demands on sustainability and environmental, social and governance (ESG) actions by articulating a corporate purpose and explaining how that purpose will drive their decision making. Sustainability within the context of banking and financial services manifests in tw...


The Future of Digital Identity 2022: Equitable development and accessing digital identity

26 May 2022

This is an excerpt from Finextra’s report, ‘The Future of Digital Identity 2022: Inclusive, secure, fit for purpose.’ The ability to prove one’s identity will soon be foundational to accessing many life-enhancing services, including healthcare, education, and in particular, financial services. Yet, 1.5 billion people around the world still do not h...