Matt James

Head of Scouting UK and Europe, RBS Innovation and Solutions

Matt James heads the innovation scouting function for UK and Europe within the RBS Innovation and Solutions function.  Matt and his team identify and position innovative new solutions and partnerships for the Bank. He is also a member of the Fintech Delivery Panel (FDP) , set up at the request of the HM Treasury to develop collaborative initiatives between leading fintech start-ups and financial services institutions to positively impact the UK fintech ecosystem.  In 2018 Matt chaired the FDP Fintech Toolkit Working Group, developing a guide to support early stage fintechs engage with financial institutions.  The guide, published by the British Standards Institute (PAS 201:2018), provides insight into the approach used by many financial institutions for collaboration and commercialisation of new fintech propositions.

Matt has worked in financial services for over 30 years across a variety of roles relating to technology and change and holds a Masters in Business Administration with distinction from Bristol Business School.