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Marcus Martinez

Marcus Martinez

Director Consulting Expert at CGI
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Bio Open Banking and Payments SME Career History Marcus is a business advisor with over seventeen years experience in multiple sectors as both as a management consultant and industry professional, advising global corporations on operational and technology transformation.


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Predicting an avalanche

29 Nov 2019

Avalanches are an interesting phenomenon. All looks peaceful and quiet, until that exact moment when an invisible trigger is activated and that humongous mass of snow comes down destroying anything standing in its way, temporarily changing the landscape beyond recognition and covering the ground with new layers of debris. So how do we know when a...

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Is mobile banking contributing to app fatigue?

21 Nov 2019

Since the advent of the internet in the late 90’s, despite some initial scepticism, Banks are increasingly present in cyber space offering new products and services. The maturity of the internet-banking channel evolved (extremely slowly) from providing access to basic account information to allowing customers to manage more complex products. This,...

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SMEs: Too small to serve, too big to ignore

14 Nov 2019

The first wave of Open Banking was characterised by a steep learning curve for the nine largest UK banks. The new technology standard created challenges in all organisational aspects. Banks will have to operate differently, increase their focus on collaboration and up-skill their employees to navigate this change. Another key characteristic of thi...


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Customers Don’t Care About Open Banking

07 Nov 2019

So you are not (yet) part of the select group called CMA9 and you are asking yourself: “Should I wait to be invited or just joint the movement? Is this Open Banking standard really a game changer?” Even though Open Banking was introduced by the CMA order in the UK, in reality, Open Banking is an industry necessity and it is inevitable. The alterna...