Tinkoff: Russia’s Challenger Bank of the Future

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FEATURING: Oliver Hughes, CEO of Tinkoff

Founded in 2006, Tinkoff is Russia’s largest online challenger bank offering a huge range of services, including mobile personal and business accounts, investment and insurance products, as well as being Russia’s second-largest issuer of credit cards.

Tinkoff has also diversified into non-financial services, including travel, ticketing and bookings services — all available through its lifestyle super app. This expansive array of services has led to profits of over $500 million in 2019, with a current customer base of more than 12 million customers.

Tinkoff consistently wins awards as the best digital-only bank, serving customers remotely via online channels and a cloud-based call center. TCS group also has a proprietary nationwide network of representatives.

Our guest for the show is Oliver Hughes, CEO of Tinkoff. In this episode, we discuss how the combination of an innovative business model, a strong team and a recognized brand can yield success anywhere in the world.

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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.

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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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