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Divido founder Christer Holloman launches new book uncovering secrets behind how banks innovate

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Bestselling author returns with ‘Transactional to Transformational: How Banks Innovate’, published by Wiley.

LONDON – Thursday 1st July, 2021: The anticipated new book from serial entrepreneur and bestselling
author Christer Holloman: ‘Transactional to Transformational: How Banks Innovate’, has launched in the UK today with Wiley.

Holloman invites readers to learn first-hand from the people and teams that have successfully delivered innovation across a diverse group of banks; big and small, long established and brand new, from the east and west.

As the founder and CEO of Divido, Holloman is taking on the lucrative $2.5 trillion buy-now-pay-later market having grown the company to be the world’s largest whitelabel platform for retail finance. With this experience, Holloman provides his unique, uncensored insight into some of the biggest threats and opportunities facing the banking sector. 

You will discover the untold stories about how banks across the world have delivered new solutions to consumers and businesses, products as well as services, across the spectrum of buy, build and partner.

Christer Holloman, CEO, Divido

As a fintech founder respected globally for partnering with banks to drive innovation, Holloman has led Divido to achieve phenomenal growth of 1,250 per cent over four years, recognised by the Financial Times and Deloitte as one of the fastest-growing tech companies in the UK and Europe. 

Author Christer Holloman commented: “The purpose of this book is to equip you with ideas, tools and actionable hands-on advice. You will discover the untold stories about how banks across the world have delivered new solutions to consumers and businesses, products as well as services, across the spectrum of buy, build and partner.”

Told through a series of intimate interviews with Holloman, the book features exclusive insight from within some of the world’s leading banks, including Bank of America, BBVA, Citi, Crédit Agricole, Danske Bank, Deutsche Bank, ING, J.P. Morgan, Lloyds Bank, Metro Bank, N26, National Australia Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, Santander, Standard Chartered and Swedbank.

Some of the innovation challenges you can learn about from the book include:

  • Working around legacy systems
  • Limited tech resources and budget
  • Secure budget and buy-in from the exec team
  • Creating a culture that embrace innovation
  • Compete with fintechs and big tech for new talent
  • Validating actual customer demand
  • Increasing speed to market whilst satisfying risk and compliance
  • Retain control when partnering with third parties
  • Making the right priorities
  • When to shut something down

“Christer Holloman’s book on how banks innovate is both important and timely. Banks need to innovate in order to stay alive,” says Pinar Ozcan, Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

“Christer provides unparalleled insight into an array of innovation efforts by top banks around the world. What I find particularly noteworthy is the honest approach to the problems faced by these vast Institutions.

“For those organisations that are on this journey, Christer’s book provides an open buffet of learnings from the industry to consider and implement.”

The book is available at major bookshops and Amazon.

Once you have bought the book you can register here to access more in-depth material from all banks featured, including full-length interviews and videos.

About author Christer Holloman

Christer Holloman is a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author and popular speaker on the future of business. He is also the founder of Divido, the world’s largest whitelabel platform for retail finance used by banks globally. His company is backed by many of the same investors as the fintech unicorns Revolut, Wise and iZettle, including Mastercard and American Express and in May this year raised $30 million from HSBC and ING.

Prior to his start-up career, Holloman worked for the British newspaper The Times where he made a name for himself by being able to explain in an engaging and entertaining way how successful businesses adopt new technologies to defend and grow market share.

Other books he has authored include How to Sell Online and The Social Media MBA series, also published by Wiley.

Holloman is also the Chairman of Fintech Finishers, set up to raise awareness, inspire action and introduce accountability for more diversity, inclusion and equality in the fintech industry.

Media contact

Lucia Cappiello, Element Communications

+44 (0)203 633 5552

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