Gartner Expert

Alistair Newton

VP Analyst

Alistair Newton is a Research Vice President in the Banking and Investment Services client vertical. Mr. Newton advises clients on key industry trends and developments across the areas of digital banking, digital leadership, innovation, fintechs and new and emerging digital business models in the banking sector.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Newton was in the financial services sector for more than 16 years, much of which was with Abbey National in the U.K. He has extensive experience in strategic marketing, business deployment and technology across the banking industry. While at Abbey National, he led the Emerging Technologies, Payment Strategy, E-Commerce Strategy and Foreign Strategy teams. Additionally, he had responsibility for a number of back-office business functions within the bank.

Professional background

Abbey National

Head of Emerging Technologies, Head of Payment Strategies

Abbey National

Manager of E-Commerce Strategies, Manager of Foreign Strategy

Abbey National

Manager of Foreign Payments, Manager of Branch Accounting

Areas of coverage

Financial Services Digital Business Strategy and Innovation

Financial Services Technology Modernization and Transformation

Financial Services Business Leadership and Strategy

Financial Services Customer Experience, Talent and Delivery


M.B.A., University of Warwick

B.A., Accounting, University of Kent

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How to innovate and deliver change effectively in the open banking and embedded finance space.

2How to develop and leverage new and emerging business models and emerging tec in the banking space.

3How to address key issues around ESG, Sustainability and Green Finance and Lending.

4Autonomous business, machine customers and new customer consumption models in banking.

5How to manage changing digital business ecosystems, digital giants and fintecs in the banking space.