Why Culture is Crucial for Building a Challenger Bank

Written by EO Executives on Oct 25, 2018

For the last seven years, EO Executives has worked with many Challenger Banks of all sizes to provide Executive hires.

Since the opening of Metro Bank in 2010 (The first high-street bank to be granted a licence for over 150 years) there have been several new in entrants in the challenger banking space, as well as many others who are currently going through business planning, licencing and funding. This has been partly due to government initiatives (such as open API legislation and PSD2) and the explosion of Fintech, due to the emergence of new technologies such as block-chain and data analytics tools. 

EO is a leading provider of high-level managers and executives for senior roles within Challenger Banking and Fintech. Historically we have worked with a number of established retail banks to source the talent they need, but more recently we have been working with an increasing number of Challenger Banks and SME's that are looking for experienced individuals who can adapt to the fast- paced and agile world, whilst offering a high level of knowledge. 

What makes a ‘Challenger Bank’ different to any other bank?

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Challenging Times- Challengers on the High-Street

Written by EO Executives on Oct 23, 2018

At EO Executives there is nothing we love more than challenging the status quo, learning from market shifts and witnessing disruption. Especially throughout 2018, we have seen changes to the economic climate and executive hiring trends, as more and more businesses start to prepare for the uncertainty of Brexit.  As a result, particularly at this time, our expert consultants are working with some of the most innovative and forward thinking businesses – both in the UK and Globally; who are cutting costs, restructuring their teams and forecasting to future-proof their business.

Over the years we have also witnessed these businesses and organisations alike scale at pace and rocket to success. However, we have also seen many go through challenging journeys to get to where they are. Our team have been passionate about supporting businesses through these challenges by placing high calibre executive leaders, who have the knowledge and skills to execute on key deliverables and take these businesses forward.

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