Brett King

The Founder & CEO of Moven | Innovator | Futurist | Bestselling Author

An Acknowledged Expert on Innovation, Customer Experience and Channel Distribution

Brett King is a proven futurist, widely considered the foremost global expert on retail banking innovation and optimized customer experience.

He is the CEO and founder of the world’s first downloadable bank – Moven, named in the top 10 “coolest brands in banking” and has achieved international recognition for his books ‘Bank 2.0’, ‘Bank 3.0’, ‘Branch Today – Gone Tomorrow’, ‘Breaking Banks’ and his latest ‘Augmented’, with each topping the global bestseller lists including Amazon.

Named as the American Banker’s Innovator of the Year in 2012, Brett King remains the innovation trailblazer helping organizations plug-in new lines of connection between their brands and customers, using the latest trends and technologies.

Host of the popular “BREAKING BANK$” radio show on AM 1160 and VoiceAmerica [an Internet Talk Radio Network with over 9 million monthly listeners], King uncovers new waves in FinTech — one of the fastest growing industries in the world today. Known as an award-winning innovator, industry disruptor as well as a futurist, Brett is frequently featured as a commentator on CNBC, Bloomberg, Financial Times, The Economist, Huffington Post and The Banker magazine.

Working with a range of impressive clients like Google, Microsoft and Oracle, Brett travels the globe sharing his disruptive insights and the new rules of engagement for impending shifts in consumer behavior and technology.

  • Augmented: Life in the Smart Lane
  • Banking for Gen-Y and Digital Natives
  • Breaking Banks

Brett was fantastic. He received great feedback from all attendees. A number of attendees also commented on his presentation being the best they’d seen/heard. He was very gracious and obliging, and even made time to draft a thought-leader article for one of the attendees.

Thank you for making the trek to Jo’burg for our executives’ conference and for giving us such a thoughtful and thought-provoking presentation. You’re completely right about us – we face the same existential challenges as every other incumbent but we’re unusually well-prepared to take on the fin techs. We owe a significant part of that preparedness to having your voice in our ear!
CEO Standard Bank Group

“I had the privilege of working to book Brett to speak at the 2012 American Bankers Association Bank Marketing Conference. He was very engaging and really challenged the attendees to reevaluate what they know about banking and consumer behavior. He was the top ranked speaker over the course of the 3-day event and set the tone for an amazing conference!”
Mark Zmarzly, American Bankers Association

Thanks so much for taking time to engage with the CFSI Board of Directors yesterday. Your remarks were just the spark we needed to ignite a great conversation about our own future. I especially appreciated how you customized your remarks. Having watched many of your talks online, I know the common elements. But so few speakers and thinkers of your caliber take the time to personalize their “stump speech” to the audience in a meaningful way. You did just that, and it really made a difference.
CEO – Center for Financial Services Innovation

King has been featured on FoxNews, ABC, CNBC, Bloomberg, BBC, Financial Times, The Economist, ABA Journal, Bank Technology News, The Asian Banker Journal, The Banker, Wired magazine and many more. He contributes regularly as a blogger on Huffington Post. He has spoken to more than a quarter of a million finance professionals in over 40 countries in the last 3 years alone.

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Brett King is a five times Amazon bestselling author, a renowned commentator and globally respected speaker on the future of business. He has spoken in over 40 countries, to half a million people, on how technology is disrupting business, changing behaviour and influencing society. He has spoken at TED conferences, given opening keynotes for Wired, Singularity University’s Exponential Finance, The Economist and many more. He has visited the White House to advise the National Economic Council on the Future of Banking and been invited to meet with regulators from the United States, China, the European Union and the World Bank.

King hosts the world’s leading dedicated radio show on technology impact in banking and financial services called “Breaking Banks” (72 countries, 1 million listeners). He is also the founder of Moven, a successful mobile start-up, which has raised over US$24 million to date, with the world’s first mobile, downloadable bank account, available in the United States, Canada and New Zealand.

Named “King of the Disruptors” by Banking Exchange magazine, King was voted American Banker’s Innovator of the Year in 2012, voted the world’s #1 Financial Services Influencer by The Financial Brand and was nominated by Bank Innovation as one of the top 10 “coolest brands in banking”. He was shortlisted for the 2015 Advance Global Australian of the Year Award for being one of the most influential Australians living offshore. His books have been released in more than a dozen languages and he has achieved bestseller status in 20 countries, with many of his books still appearing in bestseller lists more than 18 months after their initial release. His fifth book is Augmented: Life in the Smart Lane.

King has been featured on Fast Company, TechCrunch, Wired, Fortune magazine, FoxNews, ABC, CNBC, Bloomberg, BBC, Financial Times, The Economist, ABA Journal, Bank Technology News and many more. He contributes regularly as a blogger in Huffington Post.


Is your business ready to adapt? Because chances are, you don’t have a choice.

The coming Augmented Age, promises a level of disruption, behavioral shifts and changes that are unparalleled in a world that will see more change in the next 20 years than it has in the last 250. Following on from the Industrial or Machine Age, the Space Age and the Digital Age, the Augmented Age will be based on four key disruptive themes – Artificial Intelligence, Experience Design, Smart Infrastructure and HealthTech.

In this eye-opening keynote, proven futurist Brett King

  • Valuable insights into what lies ahead for all of us as companies, consumers, financial institutions, marketers, product developers, employers and individuals.
  • A future vision of how these huge shifts in technology might impact your business and industry as both a disruptive force and area of significant opportunity

Moven: Building the downloadable bank

Moven is a revolutionary banking app that launched to great acclaim in 2012. This is the story of how nearbanks like Moven, Simple, GoBank and others are revolutionizing retail banking on multiple fronts. Brett tells the story of why Moven decided on a card-less, paper-less, transparent model of banking and how CREDScore, Gamification and the real-time feedback loop is going to change the way we think about banking.

As players like Moven continue to achieve what they are aiming for – the way that consumers expect banks to operate has changed forever.

In this highly engaging keynote banking and financial
services innovator Brett King will share:

  • His unique journey from conception to creation of Moven
  • What organizations can learn from the Moven story
  • Why selling a checking account may kill your retail bank in the next 5 years
  • Consumer traits of Gen-Y; don’t write checks, don’t visit branches and don’t trust banks

The Innovators, Rogues, and Strategists Rebooting Banking

There is a massive upheaval facing the banking industry today as a result of loss of trust, rapid consumer behavioral shift, massive technological change and increasing government scrutiny. It remains a frightening time for those wishing to continue with ‘business as usual.

But for those who are prepared to embrace digital, there is a whole new world to capitalize on. The FinTech space is one of the world’s fastest growing sectors, with estimates for investments made in 2014 ranging from $6-11Bn and for 2015 upwards of more than $20Bn.

If you deal with banks on a regular basis, if you are work in the industry, if you care about what is going to be happening to your money… then this ‘behind the front lines’ look at banking with one of the most brilliant minds in the FinTech space is an absolute must for your organization.

Host of VoiceAmerica’s weekly global podcast [of the same name], Brett’s insights for the rapidly evolving finance industry include:

  • How customer behavior and technology — particularly mobile — are changing the future of financial services
  • The key issues that choke innovation across organizations, learn how to identify the quick wins that justify improvement programs

Areas of expertise

  • Banking
  • E-Commerce
  • Leadership
  • Change
  • Customer Experience
  • Innovation
  • Channel Delivery
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