About us

Who we are

<strong><span style="color:#76AE37">BEN HELPS</span></strong>

Ben is a business and thought leader with nearly 25 years of experience in strategy development, business architecture and decision modelling and management.

<strong><span style="color:#76AE37">PAUL ROLLES</span></strong>

Paul is a mathematician, entrepreneur and financier who has been involved in the European and International financial asset markets for over 25 years.

How we got here

Factern was born of frustration: frustration with the systemic problem of getting low cost access to high quality, private information, and frustration with the issues this causes both individual organisations and markets.

The problem is particular acute in the small business financing market, and one of our early acts was to provide input into the CMA’s 2016 review of the UK banking market that ultimately led to Open Banking.  

Since then, we have focused exclusively on the creation of high value data assets that are both trust-able by (based on a history of associated events) and accessible to (on an open, shared or permissioned basis) third parties.

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Factern is consulting company registered in England and Wales.

Factern is a member of the Open Identity Exchange (OIX), Open ID Foundation (OIDF) and Open Ecosystem Federation (OEF).


Interested in working with Factern? We are always on the look-out for business architects, data modellers, and software engineers who love to think deeply and deliver fantastic outcomes for clients.

Email us at discovery@factern.com