I'm a freelance writer, journalist and consultant based in London, specialising in economics, economic development, and financial services.
I'm the author of several comprehensive reports about the business and financial world, which have received broad coverage in the UK and international media. Among these are seven publications for the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation, an influential UK think-tank. These include (as co-author) the latest Banana Skins surveys in banking, insurance, and financial inclusion, with PwC, Citi, and the Centre for Financial Inclusion at Accion - the global gold standard for risk assessment in the financial sector.
I've written features and analysis for many of the UK's leading publishers, including the Financial Times, (where I was Marjarie Deane Fellow), Financial World, Lafferty Group, and Newsdesk Media.
I also advise private companies on how to produce distinctive, rigorous editorial content. Get in touch with me here, or find out more about what I can do for you.
I've worked with ~ Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation ~ Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment ~Citi ~ CGAP ~ ESL & Network (with blue-chip clients in UK and eurozone) ~ Financial Times ~ Financal World ~ Guardian ~ Hedley May ~ Inclusion Hub ~ Nesta ~ Lafferty Group ~ Morgan Rossiter ~ Newsdesk Media ~ PwC ~ Sahara Communications (with a wide range of clients in Asia and the Middle East) ~ Wealth Management Association
Recent Publications More
As writer and consultant
■ Mar 2015: CSFI Roundtable: the road to reclaiming banking standards
Speaker and panelist, on the subject of my CSFI report, Setting Standards: Professional bodies and the financial services sector
■ Nov 2014: Share Radio
Guest on current affairs programs: 'World this week' and 'Media Watch'
■ Oct 2014: Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment
Speaker and panelist, on the subject of the Banking Standards Review
■ June 2014: GT News Forum and Awards for Global Corporate Treasury and Finance
Delivered closing Keynote Address on Banking Banana Skins: Inching Toward Recovery – The State of the Global Banking Industry.
"In this excellent paper, Keyur Patel sets out to explore the role of professional bodies in the banking sector today, and what they will need to do in order to play a bigger part in its future. Along the way, he makes useful suggestions about how the Banking Standards Review Council (BSRC) can encourage progress in the right direction.
Recently in the media
Banking Banana Skins: Recovery under threat
■ Financial Times | Watch out for emerging market banana skins
■ Bloomberg | Banks silent about Cybercrime
■ Sky News | Cyberattack is 'Main Threat' to UK banks
■ The Times | Could ISIS cripple a big bank and cause chaos? Don't bet against it.
■ The Independent | UK and US Bankers fear cyber attack more than economic crisis
■ International Business Times | North American Banks See Cybercrime As Biggest Risk