2. Are banks doing enough to help SMEs through times of uncertainty?


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The Future of Banking Podcast is sponsored by:

Podcast Host

Kimberley Waldron

An award-winning marketer and entrepreneur, with 10 years + experience in the technology, retail, mobile and banking sectors. Kimberley’s career began in Manchester in independent music promotion, radio and online journalism.

In 2009, Kimberley Co-Founded international communications agency SkyParlour at 26 years of age. Ten years on, from its base in central Manchester, the business has amassed Fintech clients around the world from Palo Alto, to Munich, to Jakarta and back again to Cheadle.

Kimberley is co-chair of the Pro Manchester Fintech committee and industry advisor to the University of Salford Fintech MSc programme. She is also an active member of the Founders for Schools initiative and a mentor on the Tech Manchester mentoring programme.

Director Silicon Valley Bank

Craig Fox

Craig Fox is a Director at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) where he specialises in providing banking solutions and debt finance to growth stage Fintech companies in the UK and Europe.

Wholesale Banking Relationship Director at Ebury

Mark Hewlett

Wholesale Banking Relationship Director, been with Ebury for over 7 years. I work with Banks, Non-Bank, Central Banks, Payment Schemes and others to improve our proposition and to improve theirs where we can. Before that I spent 10 years in Fixed Income, Commodities and Currencies for a number of institutions.

CEO at Form3

Michael Mueller

Michael set up Form3 after spending more than 25 years in various management positions with Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays. Most recently, he was Global Head of Cash Management and a Member of the Corporate Banking Executive at Barclays, where he had responsibility for the product management and distribution of the bank’s payment, corporate deposit and customer access products.

For many years Michael has been passionate about driving digital change and innovation in global banks and has sponsored many key initiatives in this area, including white-labelling, biometric security, mobile payments (Pingit) and portal and mobile banking technology. More recently he has been actively involved in industry-level discussions about central bank digital currencies and the application of distributed ledger technology in financial services. Michael holds a degree in Organizational Psychology and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD.