Helen Bierton

Starling Bank
Banker of The Year

This senior leader, through her influence and innovation, has had an impact across the whole of financial services and beyond. Our judges were extremely impressed by the number of product changes she has implemented to truly serve customers as best as can be offered. Many of the initiatives speak to defining the future of banking, the democratisation of financial services, and to helping millions better understand and manage their financial well-being. These initiatives have been well executed and provide enormous benefits to the clients they target. This year’s Banker of the Year has demonstrated great leadership and overseen a growth in current accounts of 655%, she has been fast to the market with responsive innovative solutions for customers and is an influential and inspirational role model.