Senior Analyst, Digital Banking
Ian Benton focuses on the ever-evolving needs of business owners to develop strategies for digital banking and payments. Ian takes a data-driven approach to analyze market trends in various areas, including bank switching, alternative lending, merchant services, bank-fintech partnerships, and digital tools ranging from alerts and notifications to cash-flow management. 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.
Grading the Big-Tech Threat: How Banks Stack Up Against PayPal, QuickBooks, Shopify, and Square
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How Digital Features Can Set Business Credit Cards Apart
Financial institutions typically peddle credit cards based on commoditized factors, not digital features, and are missing out on opportunities because of this. Rather than leaning ...
2022 Small Business Digital Banking Vendor Scorecard
Q2’s successful realization of a single-platform approach to digital business banking makes it the leader of the field of vendors assessed in Javelin Strategy & Research’s Small Bu...
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