Virtual Live Briefing with Matt Hammerstein, CEO, Barclays UK

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As we seek to recover from the Covid pandemic the future of retail banking will be critical. Ensuring policy makers, regulators and the private sector align to reflect changing consumer behaviour and demand will be key to enhancing the long-term sustainability of the sector. In this special session the Chief Executive of Barclays UK, Matt Hammerstein, will share insights into the current challenges and opportunities impacting the retail banking sector more broadly. Join the session to:

  • Understand how the pandemic has accelerated some customer behaviours, and what this means for access to everyday banking services, including digital banking and physical branches
  • Consider acute issues in retail banking like protecting cash for those who still need it
  • Explore how the private sector and policymakers can work together to ensure vulnerable individuals aren’t ‘left behind’ by these broader shifts
  • Matt Hammerstein

    Chief Executive Officer

    Barclays UK

    Matt Hammerstein is the CEO for Barclays Bank UK, covering Retail Banking, Investments and Wealth UK, Business Banking and Barclaycard UK. Prior to becoming CEO, Matt was Head of Retail Lending covering both the secured and unsecured lending businesses. Matt joined Barclays in 2004 as Director of Group Strategy, later progressing to become the Group Chief of Staff; a key strategic role in which he provided vital support to the Group CEO during the financial crisis. Matt went on to manage Barclays Group Corporate Strategy and Corporate Relations, Barclays Customer and Client Experience in Retail and Business Banking and Barclays UK Retail Products and Segments. Before Joining Barclays, Matt was a Senior Management Consultant at Marakon Associates where he worked for 12 years in the financial services, consumer products and energy sectors within the Americas and Europe. Matt graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Matt is a member of the BBUK Board and sits on the Money and Pensions Service Adult Advisory Group.  Matt is also a Member of the FCA Practitioner Panel and Trustee of the Charities Aid Foundation and active ambassador in Barclays for inclusion, wellbeing and anything that makes the workplace more fun.  


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