We are further expanding our banking expertise. With Anja Zöchbauer in the area of Digital Consulting and Business Development, fintus has gained a proven specialist who can advise our clients at eye level and elaborate solutions together with them. Eight years of experience have taught her that the will to change in banks is great, but that the implementation of numerous transformation projects is often very slow. She had the desire to make a lasting difference, which brought her to fintus.
Anja, you gained several years of professional experience at a major German bank. What made you decide to switch to a fintech start-up?
During my time at the bank I was responsible for and accompanied a number of exciting transformation projects. In my opinion, they were strategically important, both for the client and internally. However, it was not uncommon for these projects to be discontinued before completion or for only some of the requirements to be implemented. The desire for rapid success in digital transformation is immense, as is the economic pressure behind it – but unfortunately the probability of overstretching is also very high. My intensive observation of the emerging fintech industry awakened my desire to dive into this agile and unconstrained world, and learn how digital transformation really works.
How did fintus convince you?
fintus immediately won me over with its young, agile, and very self-confident spirit. The team has an ambitious goal in mind and everyone is determined to achieve it. I immediately got the impression that I could make a lasting difference. The opportunity to work on problems creatively in an entrepreneurial environment, without long-established structures or guidelines, was very appealing to me. And now I can continue to take responsibility for a topic that is close to my heart from a new perspective: the digital transformation of the financial industry.
What do you want to achieve with fintus?
I think fintus offers a great chance to sustainably advance the digitisation and automation of banks. Sustainable, because the modular and well-designed fintus Suite software solution enables a fast and secure implementation of process automation – farewell to never-ending large-scale projects. Banks are exposed to major challenges due to low margins, high cost pressure, and a palpable disruption of the industry. We can make a positive contribution by minimising our clients’ manual activities, reducing costs, and helping them to focus on their core business and master the new challenges.
Why should banks choose fintus?
From my point of view, the tendency in banks to rely on in-house developments and thus support lengthy and costly projects has not always been an advantage. Working with fintechs or cooperations can generate substantial added value because they tend to be highly specialized, are open-minded, and contribute new ideas. The goal of improving the customer experience sustainably and offering the most innovative products should always provide the basis for decisions.
With fintus, companies have an expert in workflow management and process automation at their side. The software was developed specifically for the requirements of financial institutions, and several prominent customers already rely on our expertise. From the digital application line to the central digital workplace including process engine – the tedious and above all time-consuming work from everyday business is a thing of the past with the fintus Suite.
We welcome Anja Zöchbauer warmly, and are delighted that she is strengthening the fintus team with great passion and with her experience in the banking industry. As a team, we digitise and automate our clients’ processes, enabling them to hold their own in a fast-moving world and to stand their ground against the competition.