10 Dec 2021
2022 Expert Outlook on Money

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.