Jenius Bank: A New Digital-Only Bank with a 400-Year History



FEATURING: John Rosenfeld, president of Jenius Bank

Creating a separate digital-only bank by a legacy financial institution is an opportunity to build a new, high-growth business that leverages the parent’s capabilities, brand and capital. The challenge is moving from a rapid initial growth phase to delivering sustainable returns, without being challenged by a legacy mindset or outdated back-office.

Jenius Bank, the new digital-only banking division of California-based Manufacturers Bank, and wholly-owned subsidiary of the 400 year-old Japan-based SMBC Group, has just announced the launch of its inaugural consumer lending product.

I am excited to have long-time banking veteran, John Rosenfeld, president of Jenius Bank on the Banking Transformed podcast. We discuss what will differentiate Jenius Bank, and why he believes this new digital bank will succeed where others have failed.

About the Banking Transformed Podcast

In each Banking Transformed podcast, host Jim Marous has candid conversations with the world’s foremost leaders on what it takes to transform financial institutions during an age of digital disruption. His guests discuss technology, channels, innovation, customer experience, leadership, culture and competitive forces that are changing the banking industry faster than ever before.


Jim Marous Profile PictureNamed as one of the most influential people in banking, Jim Marous is an internationally recognized financial industry strategist, co-publisher of The Financial Brand and the owner and CEO of the Digital Banking Report. The Digital Banking Report is a subscription-based publication that provides deep insights into the digitization of banking, with over 150 reports in the digital archive available to subscribers.

As a sought after keynote speaker, author and recognized authority on disruption in the financial services industry, Marous has been featured by CNBC and CNN, Cheddar, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Financial Times, The Economist, The American Banker and has spoken to audiences worldwide. Jim has also advised the White House on banking policy.

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