Christian Ball

Christian Ball

UK Head of Banking

Christian Ball brings extensive experience to spearhead the GFT Retail offering. Christian joined GFT from Meniga in 2016, one of the top performing FinTech companies in Europe. His previous roles have seen him work with many of the leading banks to shape their digitisation strategies - including positions at Cap Gemini, Fiserv and Accenture, where he led Business Development for Accenture Software globally.

11 Posts


Cloud and the open banking opportunity

Cloud and the open banking opportunity

This blog is taken from GFT’s latest thought leadership paper ‘Open banking and the cloud’ Although open banking has legislative origins - and is compulsory in some countries - it is ...

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Open banking and the cloud

Open banking and the cloud

There is great interest in open banking. A Google search shows over 700 million hits, so there’s certainly no lack of opinion on the subject. Although progress towards operational open ...

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Open Banking is here to stay!

Christian Ball By Christian Ball Posted 28/06/2019
Open Banking is here to stay!

Open banking has not yet completely transformed the banking industry, but it is making steady progress. The latest figures released by the UK’s Open Banking Implementation Entity in March 2019 ...

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Open banking: an opportunity to develop an entirely new market for financial products

Christian Ball By Christian Ball Posted 19/12/2018
Open banking: an opportunity to develop an entirely new market for financial products

Open banking represents the biggest banking transformation in a generation. Regulatory initiatives, such as ‘PSD2 and Open Banking’ from the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) empower customers to share ...

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Will 2018 launch a new era for retail banks?

Christian Ball By Christian Ball Posted 03/04/2018
Will 2018 launch a new era for retail banks?

Last year, retail banks increasingly debated how they would cope in a post-Payments Service Directive II (PSD2) world. The directive (which came into force on 13th January 2018 in the ...

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Open Banking - are you ready?

Open Banking - are you ready?

With Open Banking here to stay, it is fast becoming a top priority for financial services organisations that want to stay competitive in terms of innovation and customer offerings. However, ...

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