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Jim Marous is consistently rated as one of the top 5 most influential people in banking and one of the most sought after keynote speakers for industry and corporate events. Known for his understanding of the disruption in the banking industry, Marous is the co-publisher of The Financial Brand, and owner and publisher of the Digital Banking Report. Jim speaks on innovation, digital transformation, customer experience, marketing strategies, channel distribution, payments and change management.

Jim has been featured on CNBC, CNN, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Financial Times, The Economist, The American Banker, Fintech Finance and Accenture and has spoken to audiences worldwide.

Marous has also advised the White House on banking policy and is a contributor for Forbes and the Breaking Banks radio show.

"Visionary and inspirational, Jim is a great energizer and never misses the opportunity to highlight breakthrough concepts. Not only a great speaker, he is also an excellent moderator and writer, providing great insights to bank decision makers."

Vincent Bastid


“Jim is a phenomenal curator of all things banking. He’s got his finger on emerging constructs and trends from an informational perspective, and he knows everyone that matters!‬”

Brett King

Best Selling Author | Founder | Innovator | Futurist | Radio Show Host

"Jim captivated our audience from moment he got on stage until the final slide. His presentation wasn’t simply fluffy trends, but provided deeper insights and analysis."

Ramy Serageldin

Co-Founder/CEO @ Honeyfi (Techstars '18), Ex-COO Moven

"Jim was first of all really great to work with to understand our customer segments needs and to tailor his message for our audience and provide fantastic insights to our attending customer."

Sanjay Mathew

Oracle Fintech Innovation & Open Banking Platform Head /Blockchain - North America Leader


The Financial Brand is an online publication focused on marketing and strategy issues affecting retail banks and credit unions. With over 1.6 millions readers in 200 countries around the world, it is the singular resource for C-level banking executives looking for that latest ideas, insights and information about how financial institutions build and grow their brands. Jeffrey Pilcher is the CEO and founder of The Financial Brand.

Owner and Publisher

Digital Banking Report is published 9 times a year, delivering in-depth and unbiased guidance for bank and credit union product managers, marketers, and C-level executives hoping to improve their digital, online and mobile offerings. Subscribers get current insights and have access to more than 150 previously published reports available in the online library.


Jim Marous is often quoted or featured in trade journals and business publications globally.
In addition, Jim provides insights and perspectives several times each week in The Financial Brand, one of the top financial services industry publications in the world.

Recent features and quotes include: