I’m hardly Sherlock Holmes but if something is important to me, I try to find out.
I had no idea such an event exists, but when both the social media accounts, and the senior executives, of both Starling and Xero keep retweeting, liking, ‘nudge, nudge, wink wink’ style, each other’s posts etc about the event i think there’s a very good chance that since it’s Xero’s big annual event, the integration will be announced. Not my kind of event, but there are plenty of people on here who may go, perhaps they could report back. But i come back to my earlier point, if these things are important, maybe people should be following what the companies are doing.
Yes and no, before i saw ‘in the future’, ‘coming ’, ‘we hope’, now i see, as you say, ‘in a few weeks’, ‘almost there’ and ‘very excited’. Megan always said it would be towards the end of the year. Given she used to work for some of these companies i never understood quite why it was so difficult, maybe i’ll ask.
I get completely confused why if people want to know things, they dont ask. Ask, and you will find out, and ask doesn’t mean post some generic question to no one to a corporate twitter account, but actually asking someone, direct questions, one to one. It almost feels like people have forgotten at times that you can interact with companies in other ways than social media or chat services. The whole point of these fintechs is that they’re more approachable. If I want to ask Tom about something here, I can @ him or DM him and we can talk about it. I don’t need to behave as if this was RBS and feel I can’t go further than the first line of general customer service channels, I can talk to those who matter. It makes life a lot easier, and takes next to no more effort.
That said, i don’t work for Starling so i can neither confirm or deny anything they plan that they haven’t announced themselves.
I hope this doesn’t sound combative, I didn’t intend it to, just trying to explain where i’m coming from.