Our CEO Albert Maasland is Featured in The Fintech Times
Published // 7th December 2020
Our CEO, Albert Maasland, recently spoke to The Fintech Times on the importance of increased digital financial services and the fintech opportunities in 2021.
Albert states “2020 might be looked back upon as the year that we all stopped moving. But money didn’t. In fact, it became a pinnacle year in the development of cross-border payments. Though tumultuous, this year saw access to digital financial services finally recognised as an absolute essential, rather than a convenience. We proved ourselves more adaptable than we could have imagined, and made huge industry advances to meet the challenges that we faced.
“Now, the challenge is to keep this momentum going and direct our efforts to the most important solutions. In 2020, governments, banks, communities and global organisations collaborated with fintech to make financial inclusion a priority. Ensuring that money can keep reaching the people who need it most as quickly, cost-effectively, reliably and securely as possible will stay at the top of our list at Crown Agents Bank. And in 2021, we can take this a step further.
“While traditional industries grappled with the need for accelerated digitalisation, the benefits of partnerships and collaboration, versus building in-house, have become more widely accepted. Looking forward, tech hubs in markets like Asia-Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa are still untapped, despite being based in some of the world’s fastest-growing economies.
“In the coming decade, we should look beyond the likes of Silicon Valley for the brightest innovators across the globe in order to offer the best digital services. Lockdown has reminded us how fantastic it is to have such a connected world and it’s time to broaden our horizons.”
Find the full article here: https://thefintechtimes.com/untitled-7/