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.

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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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Meeting the needs and expectations of the customer is key to digital transformation projects

Meeting the needs and expectations of the customer is key to digital transformation projects

Following the recent release of the GFT Digital Banking Survey 2017, I am delighted to share with you some of the insights from our latest research with respect to our ...

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How banks can learn the lessons of BlackBerry

How banks can learn the lessons of BlackBerry

There was once a time when the mobile smartphone market was dominated by BlackBerry handsets. In recent years BlackBerry’s sales have plummeted and it seems unlikely they will ever regain ...

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Branch Transformation: The Age of Information

Branch Transformation: The Age of Information

Trying to predict what the bank of the future will look like is an almost impossible task as there is no definitive single answer. What can be said with some ...

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Customer Experience is at the heart of the bank branch of the future ... today!

Customer Experience is at the heart of the bank branch of the future ... today!

In my previous blog on the subject of bank branch renewal, we looked at how the role of the branch was changing, and how IT applications in the branch underpin ...

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