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Anne Boden

Founder & CEO, Starling Bank

Leading a digital bank targeting millions of users

After a distinguished career working in senior leadership at some of the world’s best-known financial heavyweights, among them Allied Irish Banks, Royal Bank of Scotland and ABN AMRO, Anne set out to build her own mobile bank from scratch in 2014.

A computer scientist by training, she worked with the team at Starling to build a banking app loaded with smart money management tools that would help customers control their finances and track their spending and saving in real time. Starling also has a Marketplace, allowing customers in-app access to a curated selection of third-party financial services and offers ground-breaking B2B banking and payments services.

Today Starling has opened more than 2.7 million customer accounts and holds £8.4 billion on deposit. It has been voted Best British Bank 4 years in a row in 2018-2021 and Anne was awarded an MBE for services to financial technology in 2018.

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What will Anne speak about?

Despite the success of digital banks rising to fame in recent years, Anne addresses the subject of why not all are profitable.

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