CommunityZ Chest: David Bannister

Z/Yen conducts an irregular series of short webinars, CommunityZ Chest, featuring people from its various communities and clubs, viz. technology, financial services, civil society, and business. These webinars provide an opportunity to meet people from the wider CommunityZ, to share ideas, and to make connections. This CommunityZ Chest features David Bannister.


David Bannister has been writing about technology for 40 years having started on Personal Computer World in 1979, and has specialised in financial services technology for nearly 30 years.

For the past five years, David has worked as an industry analyst covering wholesale payments, transaction and corporate banking, financial market infrastructures and regulation, and analysis of the fintech sector. In this role he joined Ovum, part of Informa plc, in 2016 and between 2019 and 2021 worked as a senior analyst in Boston-based Aite Group’s wholesale banking and payments practice, providing both firms’ prestigious international banking and financial infrastructure clients with insightful analysis of market developments. He currently works at UK-based Bloor Research, focussing on the rapid acceleration of change technology is having on the way business and commerce function.

He has contributed to Dealing with Technology, Waters magazine, Financial Markets IT, Financial News, as well as The Daily Telegraph, The Financial Times, The Times, and BBC Radio 4, Channel 4 News, BBC Newsnight and Sky News. David spent 12 years as the editor of Banking Technology magazine.

He’s a well-known moderator, panellist and speaker and has taken part in many international conferences, including Swift's Sibos, EBAday, Finextra’s NextGen Banking and Finovate events in Europe and Asia.

David has provided consultancy and training for leading IT and financial technology providers including IBM, HP, Misys (now Finastra), Temenos, and many others, including several of the world’s Top Five banks.

Wednesday, 15 December 2021

15:00 - 15:45 GMT


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    David Bannister
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