How have vulnerable individuals been affected by the digitisation of banking? Will NFTs become a new type of commerce? How can people level up their retirement savings? In this part of the 2022 Expert Outlook, we speak to three experts about how people are seeking more agency over their finances.
David Birch is a widely recognised thought leader in digital finance, and an expert in digital money and digital identity. He's also a board-level advisor, a respected media commentator, and a blogger, and has consulted with some of the world’s biggest banks, financial services organisations, telecommunications providers, IT companies, and others about the future of electronic transactions. He has spoken at events across the globe and appeared on radio, TV, and digital media.
Laura Whateley is an award-winning journalist and author of The Sunday Times best-seller Money: A Users Guide. She has experience contributing to high-profile international publications, including The Times, Grazia, The Guardian, and Elle.
Dharmesh Mistry is the CEO of AskHomey, a platform that helps new property developers deliver ground-breaking and exceptional experiences for their buyers. He also manages his own property portfolio and is an investor and mentor in proptech and fintech.
Izzy Wharton is a senior strategist, trend forecaster, editor, and futures consultant with expertise in sustainability and innovation in design. Committed to re-imagining systems and structures, she's worked across multiple sectors with some of the world’s best-known brands on research and strategy projects as well as insights content.
Sabrina Faramarzi is a trend forecaster, futures researcher and journalist who’s obsessed with all things trend, innovation and design. When she’s not uncovering patterns across socio-cultural phenomena, she can be found at the latest electronic music night, swimming marathon lengths at her local pool, or worshipping cats on the internet.
In the post-pandemic ‘new normal’, many Americans are facing significant financial pressures, fueling the demand for actionable budgeting guidance. How are personal finance communities on social media meeting this need? And why are old-school tricks winning over tech-savvy savers?
With costs racking up in the wake of the pandemic, young people continue to face an age-old problem: how to better manage their money. Swedish start-up Anyfin enables Gen Zers and Yers to consolidate, refinance, and get ahead of their sources of debt, helping them get back in the black.
The investment landscape Down Under is undergoing a seismic shift as more and more Aussies – particularly women and young people – opt for environmentally and socially responsible funds. What’s prompting this change in investing strategies and how can businesses respond accordingly?
The pandemic has given hygiene-friendly peer-to-peer solutions a boost – and they’re ushering in a whole new era of banking. Owned by Jack Dorsey’s Square, Cash App is a one-stop digital banking solution that’s attracting increasingly bitcoin-savvy investors, rappers included.