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Open finance

It's not if, it's when. Prepare to be a winner. Let GFT show you how.

Join the latest GFT & Google open finance webinar to find out more about this important initiative.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) describes open finance as having the potential to transform how consumers and businesses use financial services.

The goals of open finance are clear:

  • A level playing field to promote competition among financial services providers
  • Drive digital innovation and kick legacy infrastructures and outdated working practices into touch
  • A new game plan to encourage new and innovative ways of doing things

Growing your fan base 

Nowadays, the customer holds incredible power, no longer loyal to an existing service provider if there is a better offer elsewhere. With open finance, the primary beneficiary is the customer, which means all financial firms will have to work even harder to attract and retain these important relationships.

More choice 

Customers will enjoy more choice, greater convenience, and potentially lower charges. To avoid an unnecessary own goal and be a clear winner in this game-changing programme, you need to start preparing now.

Get off the bench 

Please don't wait for the FCA deadline to be published. Join our webinar, and let's get started on creating your winning open finance strategy game plan today.



This interactive webinar will be held via an online meeting from 11.00 AM - 12.15 PM BST, on 22 June 2021.

Please register early for this insightful, not to be missed event! 

Open finance is the natural evolution of open banking, which now has over two million customers – Imagine the opportunities open finance could deliver. It's yours to lose.

Webinar agenda 

Hear from GFT and Google Cloud experts on the four essential pillars required to support a successful open finance strategy. There is a lot to discuss.

  • API Management Infrastructure - including API Gateway, API Manager, Developer Portal and marketplace
  • Open API Governance - processes to manage development, deployment and version control of APIs
  • Cloud strategy - to leverage scalable architecture to insulate core systems
  • Data Federation - for self-service.

"Opportunity does not waste time on those who are unprepared."

Idowu Koyenikan, an internationally acclaimed organisational consultant and author.

Our speakers

Paul Rohan | Head of Business Strategy – Finance, Google Cloud (Business Application Platform)

Paul Rohan is a researcher on open finance and a Google Cloud solutions consultant.  Paul works with financial services C-Suites that are examining the impact of the Platform Economy and Digital Ecosystems on financial services industry growth, market structures and governance.  Paul is the author of "PSD2 in Plain English" and "Open Banking Strategy Formation".



Sophie Guibaud | Chief Growth Officer OpenPayd

Sophie is the Chief Growth Officer at OpenPayd, responsible for revenue growth and leading Marketing, Sales, Customer Success and Corporate Development teams. She has spent the last 10+ years developing and executing the go to market strategy for Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) & Embedded Finance propositions across Europe.

Richard Kalas | Senior Solutions Architect

Richard is a Senior Solutions Architect at GFT, helping our retail banking clients address their strategic and operational challenges in the new digital economy with truly innovative solutions and services. Before GFT, Richard was a Solutions Architect with Meniga having held similar roles at Ubiquiem and Temenos, leading solutions for organisations such as Metrobank, JPMC, UBS and The Bank of England.

Tim Osler | Head of GFT UK Marketing (Webinar Moderator)

Tim is a highly motivated and strategic marketing professional, with over 30 years of experience working across both consumer and B2B brands in financial services, retail and manufacturing. He has a keen interest in innovation and new technology that can help clients transform their business, and is passionate about open finance and the positive effects it will enable for all market participants.



Google Cloud is widely recognised as a global leader in delivering a secure, open, intelligent, and transformative enterprise cloud platform. Our technology is built on Google’s private network and is the product of nearly 20 years of innovation in security, network architecture, collaboration, artificial intelligence, and open source software. Google offers a simply engineered set of tools and unparalleled technology across Google Cloud Platform and Google Workspace that help bring people, insights, and ideas together. Customers across more than 150 countries trust Google Cloud to modernise their computing environment for today’s digital world.

GFT is a Google Cloud Premier Partner, driving digital transformation for the world’s leading companies in financial services, insurance and manufacturing. As an IT services and software engineering provider, GFT offers strong consulting and development skills across all aspects of pioneering technologies, such as: application development, modernisation and integration, cloud engineering, artificial intelligence, and mainframe modernisation. GFT has over 7,000 employees worldwide.