Banking Technology October 2020 issue out now
Educate, advocate, invest
The latest edition of our flagship magazine – Banking Technology – is out now, packed with news, analysis and insights, case studies, research and expert commentary.
A note from our editor, Sharon Kimathi:
This month’s special Black History Month edition of Banking Technology magazine highlights a topic that’s very dear to my heart. It features interviews with Black women and men in the financial services industry with one thing in common – the need for change.
In Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, her character, Claudia MacTeer, recalls her childhood experience of Christmas, specifically how she would regularly receive white dolls as presents. The spectacle of whiteness and beauty colliding aside, Claudia remembers how the adults in the room would spend time fawning over the doll, congratulating themselves on being such thoughtful gift-givers, oblivious to the fact that her sole childhood wish was to sit at the counter-top when her mother was cooking the Christmas dinner and listen to her father play piano.
As she grows older, Morrison reflects that systems designed without Black people in mind often repeat that same well-meaning but ultimately patronising stance when they go about structural reform. Symbolic gestures that do not even scratch the surface of structural change are lauded as transformative, as self-congratulatory “proof” of an institution’s anti-racist attitude, without even seriously including diverse voices in the decision-making process.
It is one thing to provide opportunities to speak, but we must also listen: if our readers are to take anything away from this issue, I would implore them to consider the ways their organisations can do both.
We hope you enjoy this month’s feature with the UK-based Black-led challenger, Atmen Bank, and discussion with Keisha Bell, managing director and head of diverse talent management and advancement at DTCC.
The October edition of Banking Technology features:
A sector ready for change
Breaking down walls
Sticking their necks out
The value of 20/20 hindsight
Through a Gen Z lens
Young Black lives in banking
I’m just saying…
Kids are banking’s future…NOW!
Food for thought
Opportunity costs for cynics
Fintalk of the town
Our “Gossip Girl” has been a fly on the wall.
And not to forget the Regulars of course:
Fintech feed – the good, the bad and the ugly.
Appointments – the movers and the shakers.
Click here to read the Banking Technology October 2020 edition