The app that’s making restaurant payments a piece of Cake

FusionWire, 2015. The app that’s making restaurant payments a piece of Cake There’s plenty of competition among mobile payments apps, but Michelle Songy thinks the hospitality sector needs a unique approach. We spoke to the co-founder of London startup Cake, which has a brand new recipe for paying restaurant bills. It’s too early for theContinue reading “The app that’s making restaurant payments a piece of Cake”

Tapped in: The cashless tipping point is here

FusionWire, 2015. Tapped in: The cashless tipping point is here For the first time, there’s a way to pay even easier than cash. We spoke to MasterCard and the UK Cards Association about how contactless is quickly becoming our favourite way to pay. If you ask people about contactless payment, you’ll soon find that theContinue reading “Tapped in: The cashless tipping point is here”

All change: How digital is changing the High Street bank branch

FusionWire, 2015. All change: How digital is changing the High Street bank branch Digital banking probably won’t kill off physical bank branches – but the role of branches is certainly changing. We spoke with Nationwide and Handelsbanken about the future of the High Street branch. Handelsbanken branches aren’t like the other UK High Street bankContinue reading “All change: How digital is changing the High Street bank branch”

Anne Boden takes flight with Starling Bank

FusionWire, 2015. Anne Boden takes flight with Starling Bank At the heart of the new mobile-only Starling Bank is Anne Boden, whose experience and conviction may just be the thing to create a brand new current account. Anne Boden isn’t starting a bank – she’s starting a revolution. At least that’s how she’ll make youContinue reading “Anne Boden takes flight with Starling Bank”

The hottest little bank in town is an app called Mondo

FusionWire, 2015.   The hottest little bank in town is an app called Mondo We sat down with Tom Blomfield, co-founder and CEO of mobile-only bank Mondo, to talk about banking in the age of a life lived on your smartphone. Mobile-only bank Mondo is a young company, even in startup terms: Tom Blomfield andContinue reading “The hottest little bank in town is an app called Mondo”

Ten top health tech innovations

BusinessLife, September 2015. Original article, p57-60. Ten top health tech innovations  Vital signs monitoring patch One day, a little sticky patch for monitoring life signs may become standard for anyone who enters a hospital. That’s the hope for SensiumVitals from Toumaz Group, the British semiconductor company, which is currently undergoing clinical trials. “Our product isContinue reading “Ten top health tech innovations”