Financial InclusionHelen Child

Financaial Inclusion Helen Child

Currently, millions of adults across Britain are financially excluded. According to the Financial Inclusion Commission, nearly two million people across the UK do not have a bank account, up to 8.8 million are over-indebted and 1 in 4 have a poor credit rating, Prepaid card industry expert Helen Child believes the re-elected Conservative government should […]

Financial InclusionHelen Child

Helen Child Financial Inclusion India

As a¬†supporter¬†of Financial Inclusion, Helen Child¬†understands the historical challenges of operating in a restrictive market and the hurdles required to get a product launched that is not issued by an Indian Bank. Anyone who has worked in India, as I have, will know¬†that the regulatory landscape was at a complete juxtaposition to what was required […]


Home House Helen Child

  We‚Äôve wanted to¬†make our first evening something to talk about.¬† Please take a look, below is the copy Home House has just sent to the printers announcing the launch of our new members event.¬† ‚ÄòThe Alternative Club‚Äù ‚Äì our new investment and networking private dining club.   Wow!¬† I love it when an idea […]

Banks & Financial InclusionPayments

Banks & Financial Inclusion Helen Child

As a member of Women in Banking and Finance (WIBF) I was pleased to read an article in the Telegraph last week which reported Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) calling out for more women to enter and progress in the financial sector and particularly at the top of the world‚Äôs […]


Barclays Pingit Helen Child

It‚Äôs been three years since Barclays rolled out the Pingit app, their money sending service for smartphones, and during that time it has received 3.7 million downloads and more than ¬£1 billion has been sent using the app. Now, Barclays are extending their Pingit services to Twitter, announcing that payments are available from person-to-person and […]


We all have an intimate relationship with our mobile phone.¬† And reading that I wonder of us have reassuringly checked we know where our phone is! Many years ago‚ĶI was part of the pioneering team that bought the Hutchinson PCN network, Orange as we now know it, to the UK. Could we really have envisaged […]