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Richard Hartung

Richard Hartung

Finance Writer

Fintech writer for FT, Citibank, & Mastercard.

Richard Hartung is a financial writer with over 20 years of experience in the consumer financial services industry. He has worked with financial companies including Citibank, MasterCard, Keppel TatLee Bank and OCBC Bank to develop business strategies, enhance payments business performance, improve acquiring practices, train staff, realign operations processes, manage risk and boost service quality. As a finance content strategist, Richard has also written for publications such as GTNews, Today, Challenge, OOSKAnews and other media.

Communications
Financial Communications
Research
Investor Relations
Corporate Finance Content
E-Commerce Content
Financial Services Content
Investment Management Content
Financial Writing
Financial Services Content Strategy
Business Development
Richard Hartung

Richard Hartung

Fintech writer for FT, Citibank, & Mastercard.

Finance Writer

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Employment Highlights

Independent

Transcarta Pte Ltd

January 2002 - Present (19 years 8 months)

Writer

Independent

November 2007 - Present (13 years 10 months)

Asia Bureau Chief

GTNews

January 2009 - November 2017 (8 years 10 months)

Head of Content for Asia Pacific

Efma

January 2012 - April 2016 (4 years 3 months)

3 More Entries

Education Highlights

Bachelor of Arts, International Relations

Pomona College

January 1974 - December 1978 (4 years 11 months)

Portfolio

TODAY

Protecting Your Best Asset – Your Job

TODAY

Can You Really Earn 21% on Investments?

TODAY

Plugging the Gaps in Your Financial Knowledge

TODAY

How Robots Are Changing the Face of Banking

Challenge

Say Hello to the Internet of Things (IoT)

TODAY

Become Rich on S$10 a Day

TODAY

Protecting Your Best Asset – Your Job

TODAY

Can You Really Earn 21% on Investments?

TODAY

Plugging the Gaps in Your Financial Knowledge

TODAY

How Robots Are Changing the Face of Banking

Challenge

Say Hello to the Internet of Things (IoT)

TODAY

Become Rich on S$10 a Day

Resume

Independent

Transcarta Pte Ltd

January 2002 - Present (19 years 8 months)

Transcarta develops and implements creative strategies, products, services and process improvement initiatives for consumer financial services with a focus on payments.

  • Provided consulting services on retail banking, cards, and payment products to financial institutions, service providers, software companies and retailers throughout the Asia Pacific region.
  • Worked with financial institutions, service providers, research companies and technology firms to enhance strategy, back-office support, merchant acquiring, infrastructure and service quality for payments products.

Writer

Independent

November 2007 - Present (13 years 10 months)

  • Wrote for GTNews, Today newspaper, Efma Journal, OOSKAnews, Challenge and other publications.
  • Authored the books titled Changing Lanes, Changing Lives and Is Giving Worth It.
  • Wrote for banks and other companies and presented drafts to editors and clients for feedback.
  • Worked with editors and clients to shape the material so it can be published.

Asia Bureau Chief

GTNews

January 2009 - November 2017 (8 years 10 months)

GTNews is a global knowledge resource for more than 65,000 treasury, finance, payments and cash management professionals. 

  • Wrote commentary and articles for the monthly Asia Bulletin.
  • Sourced articles and contributors for the GTNews Weekly Bulletin.

Head of Content for Asia Pacific

Efma

January 2012 - April 2016 (4 years 3 months)

  • Ensured that all the business’s narratives and message are in support of the content strategies and editorial decisions that were formulated along with key stakeholders.
  • Developed and oversaw an integrated content strategy that encompasses channel selection and focus, editorial governance and metrics to be applied and aligned with the business’s overall objectives and targets.

Card Center Manager

OCBC Bank

January 2001 - December 2002 (1 year 11 months)

  • Managed the credit card center in OCBC Bank. Had responsibility for over S$45 million in revenue, 120 staff and over 500,000 cards.
  • Developed and implemented strategies to reinvigorate a slow-moving business including initiatives to increase receivables, improve credit risk and expand co-brand programs.

Business Manager for Credit Cards

Keppel TatLee Bank

January 1999 - December 2001 (2 years 11 months)

  • Set up and ran a successful new start-up credit card business for the Ban.
  • Designed a marketing plan that created immediate brand awareness and introduced innovative loyalty program features.
  • Developed a new business model for credit cards in Singapore that combined outsourcing to third parties and optimal leveraging of existing Bank processes.
  • Hired, trained, & led a new team in the cards department.
  • Made the business profitable in a saturated market, within 18 months.

Vice President for Asia-Pacific Operations & Systems

MasterCard International

January 1993 - December 1999 (6 years 11 months)

  • Developed and implemented the strategy and plans for MasterCard operations and technology in the region.
  • Represented the region to U.S. headquarters, the Asia/Pacific Board and regional management.
  • Managed consulting programs for member banks.
  • Ensured smooth implementation of new programs for customer service, settlement, staff training, service quality and systems improvement. 

Education

Bachelor of Arts, International Relations

Pomona College

January 1974 - December 1978 (4 years 11 months)