Maria Loyez is the Chief Customer Officer of Volt, Australia’s first neobank, on a mission to help people develop positive financial habits and be masters of their own money, initially by learning to save often and spend wisely. Volt is digital, independent, safe, and reliable, and is the first neobank to release a ‘no catches’ variable interest rate not riddled with hoops, hurdles, tricks, or conditions. The saving challenge teaches consumers to form a savings habit by choosing to complete six weekly, fortnightly, or monthly deposits. Deposits with Volt of up to $250,000 are covered by the Government’s financial claims scheme. Maria bring over 20 years of international and strategic commercial experience, setting up new business ventures, as well as growing sales and profits through data driven marketing. Her focus has been in financial services, telecommunications, and technology industries, and she has worked in large organisations such as Virgin Group, Optus and AMP, and more recently in fintech organisations OFX and SocietyOne. Maria excels at leading highly engaged teams and coaching them to make magic happen. She was recently awarded Marketing Professional of the Year in Women in Finance awards 2018.