About Us

Formerly Bank Innovation, since 2009 Bank Automation News has been at the forefront of tracking the evolution of digital banking. With the future of innovation pointing to opportunities in automation, we have transitioned the focus of our coverage to continue to provide insights and information that guide industry professionals to better results.

Automation is the next frontier of financial services technology. It will improve or transform most banking processes from customer experience to compliance, lending solutions and investment. Automation technology will create the greatest transformation at financial institutions since the digitization of financial services in the wake of the Credit Crisis. Banks that are not already investing in automation technologies must begin shifting their focus to remain competitive. This transition requires investment in training and educational resources.

Bank Automation News is the first and only news and education source dedicated to fostering this emerging segment of financial services technology.

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Bank Automation News will continue to produce the following leading industry events: Ignite, Build and the all-new Bank Automation Risk Summit.

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Bank Automation News is the definitive source for insights and news surrounding automation in financial services.


Bank Automation News Team

JJ Hornblass, Executive Editor

JJ started the first iteration of Bank Automation News back in 2007. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Royal Media, Bank Automation News’s parent and which he founded Royal in 1995. 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.


Bianca Chan, News Editor
Bianca is a Seattle-based business journalist who covers the financial technology industry. Previously, Bianca covered auto finance, local news, education, technology, and worked in advertising as a content writer. She graduated with honors from Carleton University, the most reputable journalism school in Canada. When she’s not writing, Bianca rock climbs, takes long walks through Seattle’s residential neighborhoods and is an avid home cook.



Bill White, Sales 

Bill is the Global Account Executive working at Bank Automation News in the New York office responsible for digital advertising and sponsorship sales. Before working at Bank Automation News, he handled digital advertising sales at IQPC and Gannett. He has over 10 years of providing digital marketing solutions to education, finance and technology companies. He spends most of his off time trying new restaurants and cheering for the NY Mets.




Industry Recognition

Listed in the top 10 of Feedspot’s Top 80 Fintech Blogs (May 2017)

Bank Automation News is a member of The FinTech Professionals Association. The group’s mission is to bring the traditional financial services world together with new and emerging financial technology companies to expand opportunities, share ideas, network and shape the future of the industry. The FTPA is comprised of FinTech entrepreneurs and professionals from across the globe, representing financial institutions as well as new insurgents.

In May 2017, Bank Innovation was listed as one of the Top 20 Fintech Blogs and Publications to Follow by Crowd Valley, as well as listed in the top 10 of Feedspot’s Top 80 Fintech Blogs and Websites for Financial Services Professionals.

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