Senior Fintech Analyst at Omdia
Philip is a senior analyst in the financial services team at Omdia, a market-leading technology research and consulting firm. Philip specialises in digital banking and payment trends as well as a business strategy for the banking sector. Philip is a regular columnist for Fintech Futures where he looks at the “state of play” of different subsectors in the fintech industry as well as being a judge for the BankingTech and PayTech Awards. Prior to joining Omdia, Philip spent seven years at Euromonitor, a strategic FMCG market research firm, where he was the lead researcher for consumer behavioral trends in technology, commerce, and payments.
How did you get to become an expert in your key topics?
What sub-topics are you most passionate about?
Digital wallets, A2A payments, open banking, neobanks.
Who influences you within these topics?
What challenges are brands facing in this space?
Incumbents are struggling to keep pace with technology whilst the fintech start-ups driving technology innovation are struggling to make a profit hence the booming M&A market.
What do you think the future holds in this space?
Consolidation will continue to occur whether via M&A or strategic partnerships. In the payments world, card payments will continue to lose share to digital wallets whether that’s via A2A, open banking payments, or crypto (including CBDC). Contrary to popular opinion, cash will still exist.
What brands are leading the way in this space?
Grab are one of the first digital wallet examples which come to mind although I think PayPal is adapting quickly. Trustly is leading the A2A payment space. Visa and Mastercard are making a lot of moves in open banking.
If a brand wanted to work with you, which activities would you be most interested in collaborating on?
Podcasts, webinars, whitepapers, and speaking engagements.
What are your passions outside of work?
What would be the best way for a brand to contact you?
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