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About Anne


+4 year(s) experience

Anne O’Leary, Research Analyst at Informa Financial Intelligence, helps banks navigate the Open Banking landscape, analyzing the latest product and service trends incorporating aggregation into digital platforms. She also specializes in mobile banking technology.

Anne oversees the production of two quarterly subscription publications, the Open Banking Tracker and the Mobile Monitor, which feature industry trends, current market analysis and expert recommendations for clients. She analyzes industry data and generates presentations for specific client inquiries, with much of her focus on demonstrating the need to adopt Open Banking apps and websites to remain competitive.

Driven by a passion for research, Anne explored the healing and gentrifying effects of urban agriculture on grassroots communities in her undergraduate dissertation as a geography major. She now applies that background to financial services, where she sees parallels with customers’ uneven access to financial education.

Outside work, she tends to her community garden where she grows vegetables and when possible, enjoys travelling and hiking.


  •  B.A., Geography; University of Leeds

“Finance can feel like an elusive concept to many. But Open Banking has the potential to democratize the landscape by extending more opportunities to more people. We want to help banks inspire customers to take action and maximize use of their money.”

Analyst Articles

Articles by Anne

  • Digital Banking Hub

    Digital Banking App Trends 2021

    Snoop - Grouped insights - FBX Digital Banking App

    Digital Banking App Trends 2021 The digital banking app landscape has developed and evolved to cope with a particularly difficult year and a host of unprecedented challenges. The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated trends within fintech in a significant way. As global lockdowns made digital banking a necessity, it became clear that it is essential for banks to provide comprehensive digital banking services. As we look towards a slow return to normality entering 2021, it can be assumed that the momentum within fintech will not slow down. Many customers have become used to using digital banking services and it is unlikely that there will be a significant shift back to offline channels. There are three main trends that are likely to be developed over the course of 2021. First, smart data will become far more important throughout financial technology tools. Second, financial assistance and educational tools will continue to develop. Finally, the focus on providing excellent UX will be as important as ever as the market becomes more competitive...

    Topic Industry News Digital Banking

  • Mapa Research

    Open Banking: Three shortcuts to success for Australian banks, from the UK

    Open Banking: Three shortcuts to success for Australian banks, from the UK

    Currently, mobile banking in Australia among the incumbents is ahead of many other regions. Each of the four major banks, ANZ (Australia and New Zealand Banking Group), CBA (Commonwealth Bank), NAB (National Australia Bank) and WBC (Westpac), provide userfriendly experiences. Challengers are already making traction in Australia, in May 2018 the APA granted the first restricted banking license to neobank Volt, fintech Xinja will likely follow. This competition from challengers will only intensify with the introduction of Open Banking in Australia next year. Read more...

    Topic Industry News