The Big Interview

Ireti Samuel-Ogbu

Taking back control

Fintechs may be in the spotlight when it comes to innovation, but Citi’s Treasury and Trade Solutions boss believes the bank can give them a run for their money, finds Joe McGrath. Advances in technology and service for consumers are raising expectations on the corporate level, driving change in the business environment. Ireti Samuel-Ogbu, Citi’s EMEA payments and receivables head, Treasury and Trade Solutions, sees ‘co-creativity’ and the fast-paced environment in which the change is taking place as important challenges. She explains: “The financial crisis happened in 2008. Soon after that, was one of the biggest shifts we have had.…

Ireti Samuel-Ogbu

Taking back control

Fintechs may be in the spotlight when it comes to innovation, but Citi’s Treasury and Trade Solutions boss believes the bank can give them a run for their money, finds Joe McGrath. Advances in technology and service for consumers are raising expectations on the corporate level, driving change in the business environment. Ireti Samuel-Ogbu, Citi’s EMEA payments and receivables head, Treasury and Trade Solutions, sees ‘co-creativity’ and the fast-paced environment in which the change is taking place as important challenges. She explains: “The financial crisis happened in 2008. Soon after that, was one of the biggest shifts we have had.…

The ideas man

As competition between banks builds across the UK, Open Banking Magazine caught up with the man leading the FinTech charge for Danske Bank in Northern Ireland. Joe McGrath reports…   In December 2018, Danske Bank became the first of the so-called ‘big four’ Northern Irish banks to offer account aggregation…