If it isn’t, it is certainly very close.
Flawlessly organised, and set in the centrically located Palais Brongniart Conference Centre in Paris, the event opened its doors to welcome nearly 2000 delegates and speakers over a 2 day period last week. Amongst the guest speakers was our CEO Arturo Gonzalez MacDowell who gave a presentation on the effects of PSD2, one of the biggest game changers ever seen in commercial banking.
Between Eurobits expertise in this area, and Arturo’s recent consultation with the European Banking Authority in regards to PSD2 consumer protection standards, the presentation provided attendees with a key insight into what we can hope to expect next year, and how Banks and Third Party Players should best position themselves to reap the benefits of this landmark change in the Banking Sector. Other distinguished guests included the Governor of the Bank of France and the CEO of Société Générale, including a discussion panel with two of the most influential fintech gurus of current time, Chris Skinner & Pascal Bouvier.
One of the critical aspects of PSD2 will be the creation of the Third Party Payment Service Provider (TPP) and the role European Banks will play in facilitating access to customer accounts through an open communications interface.
Presented to a packed hall of delegates, Arturo gave crucial information as to how this dynamic new landscape will look for account holders, European Banks and TPPs alike’. After two long days meeting up with old friends from the international fintech world, and making new ones, our commercial team headed back to Madrid. Two things are for certain, Alteir Consulting really knows how to deliver a world-class fintech event, and we can’t wait to return again next year!