In this talk we were joined by founders Anne Boden and Eleanor Mills for an open talk on how Anne built Starling, the UK's most successful challenger bank.
Anne founded Starling Bank in 2014 after a distinguished global career in financial services. Her previous roles include Chief Operating Officer of Allied Irish Banks (2012 – 2013), Head of EMEA, Global Transaction Banking, for RBS (2009 to 2011) and Executive Vice President Europe, Transaction Banking, for ABN AMRO (2006-2009). A computer scientist by training, she is a Fellow of the Royal Chartered Institute of IT and a member of the FinTech Strategy Group, created by Innovate Finance and the City of London Corporation. She was awarded an MBE for services to financial technology in 2018.
Our host for this talk , Eleanor Mills, CEO of Noon, talks to Anne about how she started her entrepreneurial journey in her forties, the challenges she has faced, and what it's like to be a disruptor in the financial sector despite not being the likely face of a new challenger bank.