Taking the Plunge

Written by Ben Walton on Nov 09, 2016

Building a business from scratch can be challenging at the best of times, but breaking into a new and unfamiliar industry takes the challenge to a new level. 

Working with numerous start-up's ranging from fintech (payments and challenger banking) to SAAS and e-commerce, I have been fortunate enough to see many exciting and disruptive businesses develop at a rapid pace. With the emergence of so many ground breaking technologies and the genuine opportunities to disrupt existing sectors, it is unsurprising that so many people are excited by the prospects of taking the plunge and landing their own start-up.

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The Culture Challenge

Written by Mike Fisher on Oct 25, 2016

Over the last four years Executives Online have provided senior Executives to Challenger Banks of all sizes. Ranging from small start- ups at seed funding stage, through to those with a banking license and high growth, these banks have one thing in common... people that thrive off a driven culture. 

Often founded by HNW individuals or PE / VC backed, Challenger banks are growing at a rapid and advancing pace, but this success it not without hard work and determination. There is often a perception that starting your own business will give you a better life balance and allow you to work less hours. If you think that your're in for a big surprise. Every successful start up I have worked with have proved to be highly driven, work at great pace and put in the extra hours.

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The Challenger Challenge

Written by Mike Fisher on Oct 03, 2016

Executives Online have provided Executives and NED's to challenger banks of all sizes, from 2-4 person start-ups at seed funding stage through to those that have just received a banking license in high growth.

Most are picking a niche, whether it be full service end to end bank through to pure play digital offerings. They partner with us to bring on high caliber Executives and Heads of Product to develop and launch new propositions across current accounts, savings and lending products.

Working with Challenger banks on a daily basis, I have a unique overview, which got me thinking…

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