Banking start-up Movenbank has appointed Fundamo's Scott Bales chief mobile officer.
Movenbank, which is pitching itself as a mobile-centric, cardless and branchless bank, opened up an 'alpha site' last month to trialists ahead of a commercial launch in the second half of next year.
Bales joins the firm after a stint as SVP of partner solutions at Fundamo, the South African mobile money outfit acquired by Visa for $110 million earlier this year.
Says Bales: "Joining Movenbank is my chance to help the team to achieve its mobile vision by implementing totally new, third-generation, mobile experiences that will work for every customer and that will be fun to use."
Brett King, founder, Movenbank, adds: "His ethos of innovation and his track record of successful technology implementation will ensure great customer experiences with our upcoming mobile banking products and services."