082: Westpac, Macgregor Duncan

By Joanne Cousins on 12/05/2021

Westpac Banking as a Service CEO, Macgregor Duncan is a special guest on ep 82 of Fintech Chatter Podcast.

Dexter Cousins asks questions about the 10x partnership and how Westpac's Banking as a Service platform brings Fintech and incumbent Banks closer.

In October 2020 Westpac announced a landmark partnership with Fintech giant, Afterpay. The partnership will allow Afterpay to provide Westpac transaction and savings accounts and other cashflow management tools to its 3.3 million customers in Australia.

To our knowledge, no other such partnership exists in the world of Fintech. Further partnerships with Society One demonstrate Westpac's desire to work with Fintech rather than compete.

As we head into Intersekt Festival 2021 Macgregor talks candidly of the challenges facing incumbent banks. He also shares his thoughts on how banks can adapt and become part of a very exciting but uncertain future.

About Macgregor Duncan and Westpac

Westpac is Australia's second-largest bank. Macgregor Duncan leads Westpac’s corporate and business development team, where he’s responsible for M&A, strategic investments and partnerships. 

Macgregor also heads up Westpac’s new digital bank.

Before joining Westpac in 2016, Macgregor's spent time in the US as managing director at a US private equity firm. He also spent time as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, and a corporate lawyer in New York. 

Graduating from Adelaide, Princeton and Harvard Universities, Macgregor is the co-author of Imagining Australia: Ideas For Our Future.

Macgregor is currently a non-executive director at the Australian Business Growth Fund and sits on the board of 10x Future Technologies.

Article written by Joanne Cousins

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