About Us

Bank Innovation is produced by Royal Media, a media company that has served the financial services industry since 1995. The site offers industry professionals a unique forum for sharing information, reading news, posting blogs, and e-networking with colleagues.

Bank Innovation tracks and encourages innovation in banking and explores the world of bank

customer acquisition and retention. We record customer top_20_blogs_2013_badgeacquisition innovation successes and failures at a site at which bankers of common ilk and dreams can come together to share ideas and insights. Irreverent? Maybe. But our goals are true: to make banking better.

The site includes some of the best blogs from around the internet. See our contributor blogs here.

In 2012 and 2013, Bank Innovation was cited as one of the best banking blogs by The Financial Brand editors and by its readers.


The Bank Innovation Team

JJ Hornblass, Senior Editor

JJ Hornblass









JJ previously started the first iteration of Bank Innovation back in 2007, and has been working on it ever since. He also serves as President & Chief Executive Officer of Royal Media Group (RMG), Bank Innovation’s parent. He founded RMG in 1995 and oversees all aspects of the New York-based diversified media company. Prior to forming RMG, JJ was on the editorial staff of American Banker, the daily newspaper, and worked as an editor of a business magazine in Hong Kong. As a reporter and editor, he has won journalism awards from the National Press Foundation, Newsletter & Electronic Publishers Foundation, and the Reader’s Digest Foundation. He has a BS in Economics from Yeshiva University and a Master’s from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He lives in New York City with his wife, two daughters, and son. He counts among his accomplishments one New York City Marathon, two New York City Triathlons and the 2010 Father’s Day 5K, the first race he ever ran with his daughters.


Philip Ryan, Associate Editor

Philip Ryan

Philip Ryan is Associate Editor of Bank Innovation, with additional editor responsibilities for GreenLight Remarketing and TradeLines, our two custom periodicals. Phil joins us from Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, a well-regarded quarterly journal where he was Executive Editor. He worked as a web developer for the Fund for the City of New York for six years, and was an HTML developer at Ocean-7 Development back in the go-go ’90s. Phil is the father of twins, who make sure that he doesn’t let himself go in his downtime. After fifteen years in New York City, he is slowly becoming reconciled to living in New Jersey.

How to reach us:

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T 212.564.8972

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