Razer Fintech brings in brains behind DBS’s digital transformation

Neal Cross was a key figure in helping to turn Singapore’s DBS Bank into a global innovation powerhouse.
By: | December 10, 2019

Well-known in digital and banking circles, Neal Cross has just joined the board of Razer Fintech, the financial technology arm of gaming firm Razer.

Cross, who played an instrumental role in bringing DBS into the digital age, will advise Razer Fintech as it moves into financial and digital banking services.

Razer has its own virtual payments app (Razer Pay) and earlier this year entered into a partnership with Visa to allow payments without the need for a bank account.

The British expat carved his reputation as an influential innovator during his five years at DBS, where he was the bank’s chief innovation officer. During this time, he helped build a culture of innovation at the bank, which won countless prizes for its digital efforts.

While Chief Innovation Officer, DBS was the first bank globally to be awarded “Best Digital Bank” in 2016 and 2018 by Euromoney and the “World’s Best Bank” by Euromoney in 2019.

Personally, Cross was awarded the most disruptive Chief Innovation Officer (CIO)/Chief Technology Officer (CTO) globally by a panel which included prominent business leaders Sir Richard Branson and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

“As an ex game developer and banker, I couldn’t think of a more exciting company at the moment than Razer and look forward to seeing how we will shape the future of finance for the next generation,” said Cross.