Laurence Leyden

About Laurence Leyden

Laurence is Director, transaction Banking for EMEA and is primarily involved in helping banks in their transformation agenda. Prior to SAP he worked for numerous banks in Europe and Asia including Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group and HSBC. He regularly presents on industry trends and SAP’s banking strategy.

Don’t Look Back. You’re Not Headed That Way

29-Oct-2015 | Laurence Leyden

In my last two blogs, I’ve talked about looming pressures on banks and financial institutions as digitisation continues to disrupt business models, and risks to both market share and longevity if th

Time For Banks To Fight Back

14-Oct-2015 | Laurence Leyden

The financial services industry has suffered consecutive blows in recent years. The global banking crisis, new regulations, empowered customers calling the shots, not to mention a new breed of digital

Why The Bank You Know Today Will Disappear

21-Sep-2015 | Laurence Leyden

It may take 10 or even 20 years, but the bank you know today is going away. For good. It will either reinvent itself from the inside out or simply disappear as a casualty of market forces. Digitisatio

The Four Essentials Of 21st Century Banking

19-Jun-2015 | Laurence Leyden

There’s a powerful combination of pressures at work in the banking industry – some of which challenge the very core of banking business: information and delivery. Aside from the global political,

Strange Bedfellows: Banking In The Age Of The Customer

2-Jun-2015 | Laurence Leyden

Back in March, I wrote a blog entitled "Banking’s New Mantra: Must Play Well With Others" about the need for banks to ally themselves with non-traditional partners and wider ecosystems to compete in

Is SaaS The New Major Agent Of Change In Retail Banking?

18-Dec-2014 | Laurence Leyden

It’s rare for all parties in a given industry to agree on something, but if the Ovum report, The Critical Role for Cloud in the Transformation of Retail Banks is to be believed, there is universal a

Is Cloud The Key To Cost Control And Agility?

16-Dec-2014 | Laurence Leyden

Cloud and cost control. It fits like a glove, doesn’t it? I read with interest in the Ovum report, The Critical Role for Cloud in the Transformation of Retail Banks, that there has been a shift in t

Is Cloud The New ‘Business As Usual’ In Retail Banks?

10-Dec-2014 | Laurence Leyden

It seems you can’t get away from the cloud and all the hype that surrounds it. I was browsing through the Ovum report The Critical Role for Cloud in the Transformation of Retail Banks, which is base

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Big Data – Can You Afford To Ignore It?

30-Nov-2012 | Laurence Leyden

How many times have we heard the term big data and wondered what this actually means to us in Financial Services? I am sure the world is awash with definitions and explanations of the term but I be

The Perfect Storm And Why Financial Service Firms Need A Revolution

19-Jul-2012 | Laurence Leyden

Banks bombarded by what I’ve called a perfect storm of negative forces have to do more than tweak the status quo and wait for the recovery. What is needed is an industrial revolution in banking.