Christine Barry

Christine Barry

Research Director

Areas of Expertise: Cash Management, Core Systems, Corporate Mobile Banking, Corporate Portals, Customer Onboarding, Digital Transformation, Global Cash Management, Integrated Receivables, RDC/Mobile Capture, Small-Business Banking

Christine Barry serves as research director for Aite Group's Wholesale Banking practice, focusing on the strategies and technology implementations of global banks of all sizes. Her recent research has addressed global cash management trends and technologies, capturing the valuable small-business customer, corporate mobile banking, the drivers of global core banking system replacement, remote deposit capture, and best practices for community banks and credit unions. She is a seasoned banking industry expert with more than 15 years of experience in financial services products and technologies. She has worked with a broad range of U.S. and international clients, analyzing industry trends and identifying market opportunities, product gaps, and potential partners to help them achieve their strategic IT goals.

Ms. Barry has presented her research at various conferences, including the AFP Annual Conference, NACHA Payments and NACHA Global Payments, BAI Retail Delivery, BAI TransPay, Windy City Summit, TMANE, and several technology vendor user conferences across the globe. She has been quoted in various media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, American Banker, Bank Systems & Technology, and Credit Union Times. She has also appeared on CNN.

Before joining Aite Group, Ms. Barry was a senior consultant in the strategy practice at HighQuest Partners, where she helped technology companies to enter, grow, and succeed in U.S. markets. Prior to that, she was a senior analyst for Celent Communications' banking group, with a focus on cash management, commercial lending, core banking/processing, small-business banking, mortgages, and biometrics. She did similar work as a research analyst for the e-financial services group​ at Meridien Research (now Financial Insights). She began her career gaining in-house experience as an associate in commercial and municipal lending at KBC Bank and as a financial analyst for Citibank in the firm's global derivatives and strategic initiatives groups.

Ms. Barry holds an M.B.A. from Babson College and a B.A. in international business from Villanova University. She is a triathlete and has completed six marathons.

Areas of expertise:

Global cash management Small-business banking Core banking systems and core vendor performance Commercial banking user experience Digital transformation Community banks and credit unions (IT priorities and challenges)

Webinars

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 | 1:30 p.m. ET
As some of financial institutions’ most valuable clients, businesses expect more from their banks and credit unions, particularly in the digital realm. In comparing a financial institution’s (FI) innovative retail banking solution with what’s available for business banking, businesses often find...
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 11 a.m. ET
In today's world, context is everything. For financial institutions, it is the exact information that can help attract new business and corporate customers, while strengthening existing relationships. Join Aite Group research director Christine Barry and iGTB as they explore how the state...

Analyst Views

March 6, 2018
Once an afterthought, customer experience is now a focal point for not only banks but also their business and corporate customers. Customers consider it when selecting new bank partners and have higher expectations for it than ever before. Gone are the days when banks could use sophisticated functionality as an excuse for clunky, outdated systems and manual processes. Today’s customers—from...
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February 25, 2016
According to the Small Business Administration, the value of small-business loans outstanding in the United States is about US$600 billion. This large number, coupled with small businesses’ growing need for credit to start and run their businesses, makes this space an attractive one not only for financial institutions but also for the growing number of alternative lenders popping up and posing a...
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