Ian Benton

Senior Analyst, Digital Banking

Ian Benton focuses on how financial institutions can build digital experiences that are integral to the success of their small business clients. Ian takes a data-driven approach to addressing key challenges facing the industry, including the threat and opportunity from fintechs, embedded finance, the development of faster payments, building services for freelancers and entrepreneurs, and the role of digital tools such as invoicing, cash-flow analysis, and bill pay in building daily engagement among business owners. Leading banks, credit unions, and financial technology providers have tapped Ian’s strategic insights through advisory services, custom reports, and webinar presentations.

Ian holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and English from the University of California, Davis, and a Master of Arts degree in International Policy from Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California.

Latest Insights

November, 2023
Javelin Report
2024 Trends & Predictions: Small Business Banking

For the small-business banking sector, the road ahead in 2024 and beyond calls for seizing opportunities while being cautious about the challenges inherent in an uncertain economy....

November, 2023
Javelin Report
2024 Trends & Predictions: Digital Lending

The outlook in digital lending in the year ahead will focus on three key areas: the prospect of regulatory clarity on popular products such as buy now, pay later loans and earned w...

November, 2023
Javelin Report
2024 Trends & Predictions: Digital Banking

Corporate belt-tightening and a scary economy for consumers will keep digital banking strategists keenly focused on improving access to digital customer service and building engage...


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