Fintech Insider Podcast by 11:FS

Fintech Insider Podcast by 11:FS

By 11:FS

Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a bi-weekly podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined weekly by a range of fantastic guests, they discuss the latest news, developments, and trends within the industry. On Fintech Insider Insights, they speak to subject matter experts for deep dives on APIs, AI, digital banking, and all other areas disrupting our industry. Fintech Insider Interviews brings you one-on-one interviews with the thought leaders and innovators transforming financial services. Whether you're a fintech expert or you're just keen to know more, then this is the podcast for you!

Episodes

431. News: Shopify’s stratospheric rise and foray into fintech

Our expert hosts, Sam and David are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Scott Harkey, Chief Strategy Officer & Head of Payments at Levvel Ben Metz, Sr Managing Director at Jack Henry Maia Bittner, Head of Business Operations at Chime We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: E-commerce platform Shopify to launch ‘Shopify Balance’ for businesses 05.42 Afterpay Reaches Five Million Active Customers after Two Years in U.S. Market 16:33 2. Bank of America leak exposes business details of PPP relief applicants as applications across the board decline 22:00 Raisin launches deposit solutions for US banks and credit unions - 30:59 Aspiration raises $135 million 41:25 New York stock exchange reopens… but with some changes 47:50 Are we back at Animal Crossing again? I think so. 57:03 *This podcast is brought to you by Jack Henry Digital (https://banno.com/?11fs) * the pioneer and creator of personal digital banking that helps community financial institutions strategically differentiate their digital offerings from those of MegaBanks, BigTechs and FinTechs. So how do they do it? With their Banno Digital Platform—a complete, 100% API-enabled, open digital banking platform. You get beautiful, lightning-fast, native apps for your customers and members, and cloud-based, core-connected back office tools for your employees. You really have to see these products to fully understand the platform’s potential. Visit banno.com (https://banno.com/?11fs) to schedule a demo. Small business financial services are only 1% finished. Our latest research examines the Jobs to be Done and cultural insights on what US business owners need, and the digital services that will help them meet their goals. Download the research for free by heading to bit.ly/digitalsmb (https://bit.ly/digitalsmb). Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Ben Metz, Maia Bittner, and Scott Harkey.
01/06/201h 4m

430. Interviews: Arlan Hamilton - Breaking the VC glass ceiling for underrepresented founders

In today's episode, we bring you an interview with Arlan Hamilton, founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital. From improbable beginnings, Arlan Hamilton is making waves in the venture capital space by investing in companies led by underrepresented founders. Less than 10% of all venture capital deals go to women, people of colour, and LGBT founders and Arlan has made it her mission to change that. We kick things off talking about her book It's About Damn Time. With rave reviews from Mark Cuban, Stacey Abrams, and Jameela Jamil, Sam and Arlan discuss the book writing process and how to turn being underestimated into your greatest asset. From sleeping on the floor of the San Francisco International Airport to becoming the first non-celebrity black woman to be featured on the cover of Fast Company, we hear about how Arlan's upbringing, her past life as a tour manager and her unconventional journey through Silicon Valley has shaped both her and the company she runs. This podcast is brought to you by Mitek (https://bit.ly/2VXQy3o)(NASDAQ: MITK). Mitek is a global leader in mobile capture and digital identity verification solutions built on the latest advancements in computer vision, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Mitek’s identity verification solutions enable an enterprise to verify a user’s identity during a digital transaction, which assists businesses operating in highly regulated markets to reduce financial risk and meet regulatory requirements while increasing revenue from digital channels. Financial services, marketplaces and other organizations around the world use Mitek to reduce friction creating the digital experiences their customers expect. Mobile Deposit® and Mobile Verify® are used by millions of consumers for check deposit, new account opening and more. The company is based in San Diego with offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Paris and St Petersburg. Learn more at www.miteksystems.com. This podcast is also brought to you by Equinix (https://equinix.com). Equinix is the world's largest data center & colocation provider, enabling fastest application performance, lowest latency and a digital ecosystem for financial services. Its platform of 200+ data centres worldwide protects, connects and empowers the mission-critical infrastructure for over 10,000 businesses. This podcast is also brought to you by Salesforce (https://www.salesforce.com/uk/?ir=1). Right now, business leaders are re-thinking, re-assessing and re-purposing business as usual to deal with this new crisis. It’s a global conversation Salesforce is having called Leading Through Change. And it’s all about businesses relying on each other to achieve one simple goal: Help. Learn more at salesforce.com (https://www.salesforce.com/uk/?ir=1) Small business financial services are only 1% finished. Our latest research examines the Jobs to be Done and cultural insights on what US business owners need, and the digital services that will help them meet their goals. Download the research for free by heading to bit.ly/digitalsmb (https://bit.ly/digitalsmb). Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guest: Arlan Hamilton.
29/05/2044m 33s

429. News: Is it tough to be a challenger bank right now?

Our expert hosts, David Brear and Simon Taylor, are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: David Thomasson, CCO, MetroBank Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options Caroline Plumb - CEO and Founder of Fluidly Kicking off the show, our panel focus on stories in regards to what it means to be a challenger bank in the current climate: Monzo faces near 40% valuation drop in latest fundraising 02:35 Volt pulls IPO 13:36 DBS to hire 2000 new staff 22:10 Freetrade sets new Crowdcube record 26:41 Cutaway from Freetrade CEO and Co-Founder Adam Dodds 27:28 We then take a look at some other stories from the fintech sphere: ANNA Money secures £17.5M funding for its SMB-focused business account 36:10 Cutaway from ANNA Money Chief Design Officer and Co-Founder Daljit Singh 36:46 PayPal sees a rise in 'silver tech' as older generations test digital payments 44:54 Stories we didn’t have time to cover: 52:41 JK Rowling And The Deathly Bitcoin Hellos 58:24 This podcast is brought to you by Mitek (https://bit.ly/2VXQy3o)(NASDAQ: MITK). Mitek is a global leader in mobile capture and digital identity verification solutions built on the latest advancements in computer vision, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Mitek’s identity verification solutions enable an enterprise to verify a user’s identity during a digital transaction, which assists businesses operating in highly regulated markets to reduce financial risk and meet regulatory requirements while increasing revenue from digital channels. Financial services, marketplaces and other organizations around the world use Mitek to reduce friction creating the digital experiences their customers expect. Mobile Deposit® and Mobile Verify® are used by millions of consumers for check deposit, new account opening and more. The company is based in San Diego with offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Paris and St Petersburg. Learn more at www.miteksystems.com. This podcast is also brought to you by Equinix (https://equinix.com). Equinix is the world's largest data center & colocation provider, enabling fastest application performance, lowest latency and a digital ecosystem for financial services. Its platform of 200+ data centres worldwide protects, connects and empowers the mission-critical infrastructure for over 10,000 businesses. This podcast is also brought to you by Salesforce (https://www.salesforce.com/uk/?ir=1). Right now, business leaders are re-thinking, re-assessing and re-purposing business as usual to deal with this new crisis. It’s a global conversation Salesforce is having called Leading Through Change. And it’s all about businesses relying on each other to achieve one simple goal: Help. Learn more at salesforce.com (https://www.salesforce.com/uk/?ir=1) Small business financial services are only 1% finished. Our latest research examines the Jobs to be Done and cultural insights on what US business owners need, and the digital services that will help them meet their goals. Download the research for free by heading to bit.ly/digitalsmb (https://bit.ly/digitalsmb). Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Adam Dodds, Caroline Casey, Daljit Singh, David Thomasson, and Simon Cureton.
25/05/201h 2m

428. Insights: Digital Identity - the evolution of verification, authentication & authorisation

In today's insights show, we lift the lid on digital identity. What it is, how it works, how it varies from country to country and what are the next use cases now and in the future - especially with the impact of COVID-19. They are joined by 3 fantastic experts in the space: Joe Bloemendaal - Head of Strategy for Mitek Emma Lindley, Women in Identity and CCO for Truststamp Marcel Wendt - CTO and Founder - Digidentity With the help of our expert panel, Jason Bates and Simon Taylor dig into the three key components of digital identity: verification, authentication & authorisation, and how these are evolving. They also touch on how the covid-19 pandemic is speeding up interest in identification and making it more important than ever. This podcast is brought to you by Mitek (https://bit.ly/2VXQy3o)(NASDAQ: MITK). Mitek is a global leader in mobile capture and digital identity verification solutions built on the latest advancements in computer vision, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Mitek’s identity verification solutions enable an enterprise to verify a user’s identity during a digital transaction, which assists businesses operating in highly regulated markets to reduce financial risk and meet regulatory requirements while increasing revenue from digital channels. Financial services, marketplaces and other organizations around the world use Mitek to reduce friction creating the digital experiences their customers expect. Mobile Deposit® and Mobile Verify® are used by millions of consumers for check deposit, new account opening and more. The company is based in San Diego with offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Paris and St Petersburg. Learn more at www.miteksystems.com. Small business financial services are only 1% finished. Our latest research examines the Jobs to be Done and cultural insights on what US business owners need, and the digital services that will help them meet their goals. Download the research for free by heading to bit.ly/digitalsmb (https://bit.ly/digitalsmb). Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Emma Lindley, Joe Bloemendaal, and Marcel Wendt.
22/05/2058m 34s

427. News: Mobile Wallet Wars? SoFi and Samsung Pay team up

Our expert hosts, Sarah Kocianski and Adam Davis, are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Sara Castelhano - EMEA Head of Payments and Digital Product, J.P. Morgan. Oliver Baxter - Head of Brand, Communications & Product, ByMiles Hannah Dawson, CEO and Founder, FUTRLI We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: Your Coronavirus and financial services news round up 01:54 Samsung Pay team up with Sofi to launch a debit card 23:24 Mastercard’s massive financial inclusion pledge 34.16 86 400 drops mortgage rates and completes approvals in just a few hours 42.20 Monkey business: primate goes bananas at ATM 54.09 We also hear from Scott Abrahams, Senior Vice President, at Mastercard to give us the inside scoop on their 1 billion financial inclusion pledge. This podcast is brought to you by Mitek (https://bit.ly/2VXQy3o)(NASDAQ: MITK). Mitek is a global leader in mobile capture and digital identity verification solutions built on the latest advancements in computer vision, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Mitek’s identity verification solutions enable an enterprise to verify a user’s identity during a digital transaction, which assists businesses operating in highly regulated markets to reduce financial risk and meet regulatory requirements while increasing revenue from digital channels. Financial services, marketplaces and other organizations around the world use Mitek to reduce friction creating the digital experiences their customers expect. Mobile Deposit® and Mobile Verify® are used by millions of consumers for check deposit, new account opening and more. The company is based in San Diego with offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Paris and St Petersburg. Learn more at www.miteksystems.com. This podcast is also brought to you by Equinix (https://equinix.com). Equinix is the world's largest data center & colocation provider, enabling fastest application performance, lowest latency and a digital ecosystem for financial services. Its platform of 200+ data centres worldwide protects, connects and empowers the mission-critical infrastructure for over 10,000 businesses. This podcast is also brought to you by Salesforce (https://www.salesforce.com/uk/?ir=1). Right now, business leaders are re-thinking, re-assessing and re-purposing business as usual to deal with this new crisis. It’s a global conversation Salesforce is having called Leading Through Change. And it’s all about businesses relying on each other to achieve one simple goal: Help. Learn more at salesforce.com (https://www.salesforce.com/uk/?ir=1) Small business financial services are only 1% finished. Our latest research examines the Jobs to be Done and cultural insights on what US business owners need, and the digital services that will help them meet their goals. Download the research for free by heading to bit.ly/digitalsmb (https://bit.ly/digitalsmb). Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Hannah Dawson, Oliver Baxter, Sara Castelhano , and Scott Abrahams.
18/05/2056m 54s

426. Insights: How to design digital financials services for US SMBs

In today's show, Sam Maule lifts the lid on SMB banking practices in the US, and how they're being chronically underserved. Joined by 11:FS' Jobs to be Done guru Ryan Garner and our panel of guests, they discuss how SMBs could be better served in the future and how products and services should be designed to suit their needs. This week's guests include: Adrian Oropeza, Gen 6 Ventures Laura Cummings, Financial Health Network Jo-Ann Barett, Co-founder and owner Aromas Boutique Bakery Ryan Garner, Principal Customer and Product Lead, 11:FS It’s not new news that SMBs are historically and critically underserved by banks, despite being the biggest employer and the lifeblood of the US’ economy and in fact, most economies. So who are they turning to instead? We get our panel's expert opinions as SMB owners themselves, as well as mostly being in the fintech space. Ryan and his team have also produced some bespoke research specifically examining the needs of US SMBs and what are the jobs to be done by financial service providers to cater to their needs. You can read the full research here (bit.ly/digitalsmb) This podcast is brought to you by Mitek (https://bit.ly/2VXQy3o)(NASDAQ: MITK). Mitek is a global leader in mobile capture and digital identity verification solutions built on the latest advancements in computer vision, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Mitek’s identity verification solutions enable an enterprise to verify a user’s identity during a digital transaction, which assists businesses operating in highly regulated markets to reduce financial risk and meet regulatory requirements while increasing revenue from digital channels. Financial services, marketplaces and other organizations around the world use Mitek to reduce friction creating the digital experiences their customers expect. Mobile Deposit® and Mobile Verify® are used by millions of consumers for check deposit, new account opening and more. The company is based in San Diego with offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Paris and St Petersburg. Learn more at www.miteksystems.com. This podcast is also brought to you by Equinix (https://equinix.com). Equinix is the world's largest data center & colocation provider, enabling fastest application performance, lowest latency and a digital ecosystem for financial services. Its platform of 200+ data centres worldwide protects, connects and empowers the mission-critical infrastructure for over 10,000 businesses. Small business financial services are only 1% finished. Our latest research examines the Jobs to be Done and cultural insights on what US business owners need, and the digital services that will help them meet their goals. Download the research for free by heading to bit.ly/digitalsmb (https://bit.ly/digitalsmb). Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Adrian Oropeza, JoAnn Barett, and Laura Cummings.
15/05/2045m 31s

425. News: RBS close Bó - Why is building a new bank so hard?

Our expert hosts, Simon Taylor and Sarah Kocianski, are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Bailey Kursar - CEO and founder of Toucan James Butland - VP of Global Banking at Airwallex Matt Sattler - Head of Data and Innovation Labs at HSBC We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: RBS closes their digital challenger, Bó (02:41) Banks to book more than $50bn against bad loans (17:59) Robinhood raises $280M in Series F funding, pushing its valuation to $8.3B (32:29) Visa and Safaricom partner on M-Pesa (42:19). To find out more, we also hear from Otto Williams, Vice President and Head of Strategic Partnerships, Fintechs and Ventures for Visa in CEMEA. Louisiana cops search for 'aggressive chicken' breaking social distancing & terrorizing bank patrons (53:15) The stories we didn't have time to cover are: Tencent buys stake in AfterPay (50:44) Revolut launches licenced bank in Lithuania (51:30) SCA Deadline extended by 6 months (51:53) COVID-19 is impacting consumer payment preferences (52:29) This podcast is brought to you by Mitek (https://bit.ly/2VXQy3o)(NASDAQ: MITK). Mitek is a global leader in mobile capture and digital identity verification solutions built on the latest advancements in computer vision, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Mitek’s identity verification solutions enable an enterprise to verify a user’s identity during a digital transaction, which assists businesses operating in highly regulated markets to reduce financial risk and meet regulatory requirements while increasing revenue from digital channels. Financial services, marketplaces and other organizations around the world use Mitek to reduce friction creating the digital experiences their customers expect. Mobile Deposit® and Mobile Verify® are used by millions of consumers for check deposit, new account opening and more. The company is based in San Diego with offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Paris and St Petersburg. Learn more at www.miteksystems.com. This podcast is also brought to you by Equinix (https://www.equinix.com/). Equinix is the world's largest data center & colocation provider, enabling fastest application performance, lowest latency and a digital ecosystem for financial services. Its platform of 200+ data centres worldwide protects, connects and empowers the mission-critical infrastructure for over 10,000 businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has created an immediate financial and operational crisis, permanently reshaping the financial services industry. This change must be swift and unavoidable - check out our research report to find out more: info.11fs.com/covid19 (https://info.11fs.com/covid19) Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Bailey Kursar, James Butland, Matt Sattler, and Otto Williams.
11/05/2056m 23s

424. Interviews: Plaid on customer driven innovation, data access and US open banking

Sam Maule is joined by John Pitts, Policy Lead, and Niko Karvounis Product Lead at Plaid in another locked down interview. Niko and John talk us through Plaid's superfast innovation to help banks and SMEs in the light of COVID-19, as well as their customer driven innovation strategy and the importance of data access and balancing speed and security in everything they do. They discuss access to data and the growth of fintechs in the US outstripping Europe; the possibility of Open Banking in the US in the near future; their European expansion and much much more! This podcast is brought to you by Mitek (https://bit.ly/2VXQy3o)(NASDAQ: MITK). Mitek is a global leader in mobile capture and digital identity verification solutions built on the latest advancements in computer vision, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Mitek’s identity verification solutions enable an enterprise to verify a user’s identity during a digital transaction, which assists businesses operating in highly regulated markets to reduce financial risk and meet regulatory requirements while increasing revenue from digital channels. Financial services, marketplaces and other organizations around the world use Mitek to reduce friction creating the digital experiences their customers expect. Mobile Deposit® and Mobile Verify® are used by millions of consumers for check deposit, new account opening and more. The company is based in San Diego with offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Paris and St Petersburg. Learn more at www.miteksystems.com. This podcast is also brought to you by Equinix (https://www.equinix.com/). Equinix is the world's largest data center & colocation provider, enabling fastest application performance, lowest latency and a digital ecosystem for financial services. Its platform of 200+ data centres worldwide protects, connects and empowers the mission-critical infrastructure for over 10,000 businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has created an immediate financial and operational crisis, permanently reshaping the financial services industry. This change must be swift and unavoidable - check out our research report to find out more: Info.11fs.com/covid19 (https://info.11fs.com/covid19) Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: John Pitts and Niko Karvounis.
08/05/2036m 11s

423. News: Global bank profits tumble as US deposits grow

Our expert hosts, Simon Taylor and Adam Davis, are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Iana Dimitrova, CEO at OpenPayd Caroline Casey, VP of Innovation, Partnerships & Labs at Mastercard Jamie Campbell, CEO at Fronted We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: UK Chancellor announces 100-percent backed coronavirus business loans 03:24 Coronavirus cuts HSBC profits in half 14.00 Coronavirus drives up deposits at US banks 25:17 Monzo applies for US banking licence 33.31 BCR offers new details on grant allocations 41:48 FIS starts fintech venture fund - 48:18 Animal Crossing slashes interest rates to near-zero 56:28 We also hear exclusively from Asif Ramji, Chief Growth Officer at FIS, about their newly announced fintech venture fund. This podcast is brought to you by Mitek (https://bit.ly/2VXQy3o)(NASDAQ: MITK). Mitek is a global leader in mobile capture and digital identity verification solutions built on the latest advancements in computer vision, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Mitek’s identity verification solutions enable an enterprise to verify a user’s identity during a digital transaction, which assists businesses operating in highly regulated markets to reduce financial risk and meet regulatory requirements while increasing revenue from digital channels. Financial services, marketplaces and other organizations around the world use Mitek to reduce friction creating the digital experiences their customers expect. Mobile Deposit® and Mobile Verify® are used by millions of consumers for check deposit, new account opening and more. The company is based in San Diego with offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Paris and St Petersburg. Learn more at www.miteksystems.com. This podcast is also brought to you by Equinix (http://equinix.com/). Equinix is the world's largest data center & colocation provider, enabling fastest application performance, lowest latency and a digital ecosystem for financial services. Its platform of 200+ data centres worldwide protects, connects and empowers the mission-critical infrastructure for over 10,000 businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has created an immediate financial and operational crisis, permanently reshaping the financial services industry. This change must be swift and unavoidable - check out our research report to find out more: Info.11fs.com/covid19 (https://info.11fs.com/covid19) Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Asif Ramji, Caroline Casey, Iana Dimitrova, and Jamie Campbell.
04/05/201h 2m

422. Insights: the impact of coronavirus on US SMB Financing

In this episode, Sam Maule, Americas MD, digs into the impact COVID-19 is having, this time specifcally on US small businesses; the options they have from banks, lenders and the government; and the ways that fintechs are trying to help. One of the hardest hit of the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic are small businesses and the self employed, and at the time of recording in the US, the stimulus funding had already been syndicated out. To dig into the implications of this alongside Sam, this week's guests include: Jane Barratt, Chief Advocacy Officer, MX John Pitts, Policy Lead, Plaid Jill Castilla, CEO, Citizens Bank of Edmond Our panel also have a crack at giving some future predictions for how the current crisis could change US SMB financing long term, even after the impact of pandemic subsides. This podcast is brought to you by Mitek (https://bit.ly/2VXQy3o)(NASDAQ: MITK). Mitek is a global leader in mobile capture and digital identity verification solutions built on the latest advancements in computer vision, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Mitek’s identity verification solutions enable an enterprise to verify a user’s identity during a digital transaction, which assists businesses operating in highly regulated markets to reduce financial risk and meet regulatory requirements while increasing revenue from digital channels. Financial services, marketplaces and other organizations around the world use Mitek to reduce friction creating the digital experiences their customers expect. Mobile Deposit® and Mobile Verify® are used by millions of consumers for check deposit, new account opening and more. The company is based in San Diego with offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Paris and St Petersburg. Learn more at www.miteksystems.com. This podcast is also brought to you by Equinix (http://equinix.com/). Equinix is the world's largest data center & colocation provider, enabling fastest application performance, lowest latency and a digital ecosystem for financial services. Its platform of 200+ data centres worldwide protects, connects and empowers the mission-critical infrastructure for over 10,000 businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has created an immediate financial and operational crisis, permanently reshaping the financial services industry. This change must be swift and unavoidable - check out our research report to find out more: Info.11fs.com/covid19 (https://info.11fs.com/covid19) Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Jane Barratt, Jill Castilla, and John Pitts.
01/05/2048m 4s

421. News: US SMEs await new stimulus funds as fintech valuations soar

Our expert hosts, Sam Maule and Simon Taylor, are joined by some great guests on both sides of the Atlantic to talk about the most notable and global fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Lance Homer, Global Head of Digital Payments and Banking Ecosystem, Equinix Anna Irrera, Fintech Correspondent and Financial Companies Team Leader at Reuters Adrian Blair, CEO at Receipt Bank We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space, both related to COVID-19 and unrelated: Congress preps new stimulus funding - 3:38 Mark Cuban advocates wait-and-see, cash-heavy investing approach - 15:24 How the COVID-19 pandemic will accelerate digital financial services - 26:45 Robinhood nears the end of its latest funding round 40.10 Stripe raises $600 million in new funding 46:53 Leaked pictures show Google’s new smart debit card - 52:32 Shake Shack returning $10 million SMB loan 59:57 *This podcast is brought to you by Jack Henry Digital (https://banno.com/?11fs) * the pioneer and creator of personal digital banking that helps community financial institutions strategically differentiate their digital offerings from those of MegaBanks, BigTechs and FinTechs.   So how do they do it? With the Banno Digital Platform—a complete, 100% API-enabled, open digital banking platform. You get beautiful, lightning-fast, native apps for your customers and members, and cloud-based, core-connected back office tools for your employees. You really have to see these products to fully understand the platform’s potential.   Visit banno.com (https://banno.com/?11fs) to schedule a demo. The COVID-19 pandemic has created an immediate financial and operational crisis, permanently reshaping the financial services industry. This change must be swift and unavoidable - check out our research report to find out more: Info.11fs.com/covid19 (https://info.11fs.com/covid19) Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Adrian Blair, Anna Irrera, and Lance Homer.
27/04/201h 9m

420. Insights: How the COVID-19 pandemic will accelerate digital financial services

In an all 11s special, David Brear, Simon Taylor and Sarah Kocianski sit down with Benjamin Ensor, Director of Research at 11:FS, to talk about COVID-19 and the short, medium and long term implications the pandemic will have on financial services. Business as usual is over. Our recently released report (https://info.11fs.com/covid19) has revealed how the COVID 19 pandemic has created an immediate operational crisis in financial services firms that have so far ignored the digital imperative. The world’s economies have gone into reverse, we're on the precipice of a global economic recession and being truly digital is no longer just a 'nice to have'. So what does this all mean for the financial services industry? Will this be a time for reinvention and will established firms be able to keep up? Tune in to hear our panel's insights, predictions and how they see the impact of the pandemic playing out over time. This podcast is brought to you by Mitek (https://www.miteksystems.com/). Smart, automated and fast. Mitek (https://www.miteksystems.com/) helps you reduce fraud, create trust, and offer your customers the experience they value. Hundreds of AI-based analytics and face comparison algorithms work together to verify a user is truly the owner of their ID document in order to enable secure customer acquisition, fast money movement and prevent account takeover fraud. Document verification and facial biometrics work hand-in-hand to verify identities of users to provide them with a secure and convenient onboarding process. This podcast is also brought to you by Equinix (http://equinix.com/). Equinix (http://equinix.com/) is the world's largest data center & colocation provider, enabling fastest application performance, lowest latency and a digital ecosystem for financial services. Its platform of 200+ data centres worldwide protects, connects and empowers the mission-critical infrastructure for over 10,000 businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has created an immediate financial and operational crisis, permanently reshaping the financial services industry. This change must be swift and unavoidable - check out our research report (https://info.11fs.com/covid19) to find out more. Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guest: Benjamin Ensor.
24/04/2055m 55s

419. News: Fintechs step up to distribute relief funding

Our expert hosts, Sarah Kocianski and Simon Taylor, are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Shafali Gupta - VP Strategy and Ops at Fluidly Roisin Levine - Head of Banks at Flux Erin Platts - Head of EMEA and President of UK Branch at Silicon Valley Bank We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: Starling Bank and OakNorth join coronavirus loan programme (02:53) PayPal, Intuit and Square to issue coronavirus relief in the US (16:15) US government in talks with Onfido about immunity passports (24:28) Morgan Stanley leads $34 million round in 86 400 (34:43) Visa invests in open banking and compliance platform Railsbank (42:13) Marcus launches point-of-sale lending product (48:57) A women-only neobank is coming to Brazil (56:03) This podcast is brought to you by Mitek (https://www.miteksystems.com/). Smart, automated and fast. Mitek (https://www.miteksystems.com/) helps you reduce fraud, create trust, and offer your customers the experience they value. Hundreds of AI-based analytics and face comparison algorithms work together to verify a user is truly the owner of their ID document in order to enable secure customer acquisition, fast money movement and prevent account takeover fraud. Document verification and facial biometrics work hand-in-hand to verify identities of users to provide them with a secure and convenient onboarding process. Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Erin Platts, Roisin Levine , and Shafali Gupta.
20/04/201h 4m

418. Insights: Coronavirus and the impact on SME Financing

It is no secret that probably the hardest hit of the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic are SMEs and the self employed. In this episode, Sarah Kocianski and Simon Taylor, dig into the impact COVID-19 is having on small businesses; the options they have from banks, lenders and the government; and the ways that fintechs are trying to help. They are joined by a panel of expert guests who are all providing solutions to this conundrum. This week's guests include: Sam O'Connor - CEO, Coconut Rebecca Duckworth - Chief Sales Officer, Quotevine Ian Smith - CEO, 1pm PLC Sarah, Simon and our guests talk through the impact Covid-19 is having on SMEs overall, what the government roll out packages are; who can lend to SMEs and how speed is of the essence. Our panel also have a crack at giving some future predictions for how the current crisis could change SME financing in the future. This podcast is brought to you by Mitek (https://www.miteksystems.com/). Smart, automated and fast. Mitek (https://www.miteksystems.com/) helps you reduce fraud, create trust, and offer your customers the experience they value. Hundreds of AI-based analytics and face comparison algorithms work together to verify a user is truly the owner of their ID document in order to enable secure customer acquisition, fast money movement and prevent account takeover fraud. Document verification and facial biometrics work hand-in-hand to verify identities of users to provide them with a secure and convenient onboarding process. Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Ian Smith, Rebecca Duckworth, and Sam O'Connor.
17/04/2048m 5s

417. News: SoFi snaps up Galileo for $1.2b

Our expert hosts, David Brear and Simon Taylor, are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Tanya Andreasyan, Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief at Fintech Futures Izabella Kaminska, FT Alphaville Editor at the Financial Times Olly Betts, Co-Founder and CEO, OpenWrks We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: SoFi buys Galileo for $1.2bn (03:17) Kabbage suspends credit for small-business clients (11:21) Banks struggle to keep up with tidal wave of business loan applications for covid relief (19:29) New Banking Competition Remedies pool announced as Nationwide abandons business banking (27:40) Fintechs take action to combat effects of coronavirus (34:54) FCA allows selfies for identity checks (58:20) This podcast is brought to you by Mitek (https://www.miteksystems.com/). Smart, automated and fast. Mitek (https://www.miteksystems.com/) helps you reduce fraud, create trust, and offer your customers the experience they value. Hundreds of AI-based analytics and face comparison algorithms work together to verify a user is truly the owner of their ID document in order to enable secure customer acquisition, fast money movement and prevent account takeover fraud. Document verification and facial biometrics work hand-in-hand to verify identities of users to provide them with a secure and convenient onboarding process. Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Izabella Kaminska, Olly Betts, and Tanya Andreasyan.
13/04/201h 5m

416. Interviews: Varo Money - the first fintech to get FDIC approval

In today's episode, we bring you an interview with Wesley Wright, COO at Varo Money. Joining Sam Maule remotely, the pair kick things off with the story of how Varo Money came to be and how they aim to improve financial health and financial inclusion. Having now been approved for FDIC insurance, we hear about the process with regulators, why they decided to apply when other fintechs haven't, and what this means for the future of Varo Money and their ambitions. With our current environment, Sam and Wesley also touch on how to staying focused during a time of crisis, solving critical problems and the importance of listening to your customers at times of uncertainty. Tune in for industry insights, a wealth of experience and much much more! This podcast is brought to you by Mitek (https://www.miteksystems.com/). Smart, automated and fast. Mitek (https://www.miteksystems.com/) helps you reduce fraud, create trust, and offer your customers the experience they value. Hundreds of AI-based analytics and face comparison algorithms work together to verify a user is truly the owner of their ID document in order to enable secure customer acquisition, fast money movement and prevent account takeover fraud. Document verification and facial biometrics work hand-in-hand to verify identities of users to provide them with a secure and convenient onboarding process. Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guest: Wesley Wright.
10/04/2036m 50s

415. News: Major US banks protect employees as start-ups stall

Our expert hosts, David Brear and Eric Fulwiler, are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Allison Esposito Medina - CEO and Founder of Tech Ladies Jonah Crane - Partner at Klaros Group Nonita Verma - East Coast Banking Partnerships Lead at Nova Credit We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: US banks promise not to lay-off workers during coronavirus pandemic (06:36) Venture-backed start-ups may not be eligible for small-business stimulus (17:54) Square and PayPal offer to extend stimulus payments to the unbanked (27:48) Microsoft partners with Plaid on Excel finance tool (35:21) Morgan Stanley’s trading portal suffers outage (43:53) Marcus releases fixed-term savings bond (50:41) Does this April Fools prank go too far? (53:51) This podcast is brought to you by Mitek (https://www.miteksystems.com/). Smart, automated and fast. Mitek (https://www.miteksystems.com/) helps you reduce fraud, create trust, and offer your customers the experience they value. Hundreds of AI-based analytics and face comparison algorithms work together to verify a user is truly the owner of their ID document in order to enable secure customer acquisition, fast money movement and prevent account takeover fraud. Document verification and facial biometrics work hand-in-hand to verify identities of users to provide them with a secure and convenient onboarding process. Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Allison Esposito Medina , Jonah Crane, and Nonita Verma .
06/04/2059m 17s

414. Interviews: Nova Credit - scoring, covid crisis and celebrity funding

In today's episode, we bring you an interview with Nicky Goulimis, co-founder and COO at Nova Credit. Joining Sam Maule remotely, the pair kick things off with the company's origin story and how Nova Credit came to be. With no previous fintech experience, we hear about how Nicky and her co-founders were fueled by their credit troubles as international students in the US to create a solution for the underbanked from across the globe. Now working to push systemic change across the industry, Sam and Nicky also touch on Nova Credit's high-profile endorsements, the pressures of coronavirus and how their recent $50 million funding round is helping them work towards a better future of credit and credit checks. Tune in for industry insights, a wealth of experience and much much more! This podcast is brought to you by Mitek (https://www.miteksystems.com/). Smart, automated and fast. Mitek helps you reduce fraud, create trust, and offer your customers the experience they value. Hundreds of AI-based analytics and face comparison algorithms work together to verify a user is truly the owner of their ID document in order to enable secure customer acquisition, fast money movement and prevent account takeover fraud. Document verification and facial biometrics work hand-in-hand to verify identities of users to provide them with a secure and convenient onboarding process. Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guest: Nicky Goulimis.
03/04/2042m 38s

413. News: Can fintech and bank collaborations help SMEs through coronavirus?

Our expert hosts, Sarah Kocianski and Leda Glyptis, are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Carlo Gualandri, CEO and founder of Soldo Myles Stephenson, CEO of Modulr Keith Grose, Head of UK at Plaid We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: Interest rates slashed at home and abroad to combat the impact of coronavirus (03:36) Contactless limits to rise by £15 (11:13) Covid Credit comes together for the self-employed (19:05), featuring comment from 11:FS' Simon Taylor about how Covid Credit came to be. SoftBank’s buying spree ends (27:38) Revolut launches stateside (35:14) Xinja draws investment from World Investments (42:33) Bunq expands its Green Card to 30 countries (49:09) This podcast is brought to you by Mitek (https://www.miteksystems.com/). Smart, automated and fast. Mitek helps you reduce fraud, create trust, and offer your customers the experience they value. Hundreds of AI-based analytics and face comparison algorithms work together to verify a user is truly the owner of their ID document in order to enable secure customer acquisition, fast money movement and prevent account takeover fraud. Document verification and facial biometrics work hand-in-hand to verify identities of users to provide them with a secure and convenient onboarding process. Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Carlo Gualandri, Keith Grose, and Myles Stephenson .
30/03/2057m 0s

412. Insights: Fintech and the media - is the narrative changing?

David Brear, 11:FS CEO and Geoff Whitehouse, 11:FS Head of PR and Editorial, host this week's episode of Fintech Insider Insights and are joined by some fantastic guests to talk all about fintech in the media. This week's guests are: Emily Nicolle - Tech Editor at City AM Daniel Lanyon - Managing Editor at AltFi In today's episode of Fintech Insider Insights, our guests and hosts discuss the journey of fintech in the media. Are fintechs and challenger banks treated any differently to incumbents? Do challenger banks receive more positive coverage? After the financial crisis, fintech and challenger banks were a breath of fresh air. With a human touch and commitment to transparency, these banks received overwhelmingly positive media coverage. But has there been a tipping point? As the challenger bank underdogs edge closer towards the top, it appears the media narrative is starting to change. At the same time, as fintechs grow and begin to face some of the same challenges as incumbents, they are also having to adjust how they interact with the media. From founder stories to valuations, today's Insights show explores how the perception of fintech in the media has changed over time, how far we've come and what we're moving towards in the future. This podcast is brought to you by Mitek. Smart, automated and fast. Mitek helps you reduce fraud, create trust, and offer your customers the experience they value. Hundreds of AI-based analytics and face comparison algorithms work together to verify a user is truly the owner of their ID document in order to enable secure customer acquisition, fast money movement and prevent account takeover fraud. Document verification and facial biometrics work hand-in-hand to verify identities of users to provide them with a secure and convenient onboarding process. This podcast is also brought to you by Stake (https://hellostake.com/), the digital brokerage app bringing you unrivalled access to the US market. Invest in over 3,500 US stocks and ETFs, including game-changing companies like Google, Amazon and Tesla. Trading is instant, direct and commission-free, and with a fully digitised sign-up, you’ll be in the market in minutes. Visit hellostake.com or search ‘Stake Trade’ to seize the US market’s 31 trillion dollars-worth of opportunity today. Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Daniel Lanyon, Emily Nicolle, and Geoff Whitehouse .
27/03/2046m 52s

411. News: Coronavirus - central banks and regulators step in

Our expert hosts, David Brear and Jason Bates, are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Alex Latham - CMO at Chip Layla White - CEO of TechPassport Charlotte Crosswell, CEO of Innovate Finance We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: Governments and regulators around the world react to coronavirus (03:55) FCA releases coronavirus response (14:33) Bank of England seeks input on digital currency (23:10) FDIC approves Square loan charter (33:22) Monzo enters the SME space (39:58) A busy week at Revolut (50:15) Nationwide to open early for vulnerable customers (1:03:11) This podcast is brought to you by Stake (https://hellostake.com/), the digital brokerage app bringing you unrivalled access to the US market. Invest in over 3,500 US stocks and ETFs, including game-changing companies like Google, Amazon and Tesla. Trading is instant, direct and commission-free, and with a fully digitised sign-up, you’ll be in the market in minutes. Visit hellostake.com or search ‘Stake Trade’ to seize the US market’s 31 trillion dollars-worth of opportunity today. Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Alex Latham, Charlotte Crosswell, and Layla White .
23/03/201h 10m

410. After Dark 11 - Four fintech debates and a rant bucket

Recorded live in London, David Brear, Simon Taylor, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski all take the stage for After Dark 11. For our 11th instalment, we brought back all our favourite parts of our shows - news, insights and some fun and games! After reminiscing about their favourite After Dark moments, David kicks off the debates with a news story about the continuing BCR saga as it turns out free money might come with consequences after all. (08:00) Handing over to Sarah, the next lively discussion was all about product-market fit. Following the news of N26 leaving the UK and JPMorgan Chase wanting to move in, what does product-market fit look like? (18:23) Shaking things up a bit at half time, we brought back the Rant Bucket - a game first premiered at After Dark Atlanta. Each host pulls a topic out of a bowl and then has 1 min to give their best rant about the topic. (28:08) Returning to our energetic debate, Simon takes the lead on a story about investment app outages and asks the question of whether the democratisation of investment is the right thing to do. (43:57) Rounding out the night, Leda talks numbers. Funding rounds and fintech valuations - but what does it all mean? (55:16) Tune in to this episode to find out! This podcast is brought to you by Mitek. Smart, automated and fast. Mitek helps you reduce fraud, create trust, and offer your customers the experience they value. Hundreds of AI-based analytics and face comparison algorithms work together to verify a user is truly the owner of their ID document in order to enable secure customer acquisition, fast money movement and prevent account takeover fraud. Document verification and facial biometrics work hand-in-hand to verify identities of users to provide them with a secure and convenient onboarding process. Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com!
20/03/201h 8m

409. News: Banks react as coronavirus impacts global financial markets

Our expert hosts, Ross Gallagher and Sarah Kocianski, are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Pranav Sood - VP Small Business at GoCardless Valentina Kristensen, Director of Growth and Comms, OakNorth We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: RBS offers funding, and mortgage breaks to address coronavirus (01:44) Standard Chartered names new Hong Kong virtual bank (10:20). Plus, we hear more on this from Mox CEO Deniz Guven. (15:52) OakNorth Bank reports spike in pre-tax profits (18:05) Xinja bars new customers after interest rates drop (29:09) Revolut allegedly applying for UK bank licence (37:45) Operations frozen at Yes Bank, co-founder arrested for alleged money laundering (42:39) Starling to sponsor Team GB at the Tokyo Olympics (50:36) This podcast is brought to you by Stake (https://hellostake.com/), the digital brokerage app bringing you unrivalled access to the US market. Invest in over 3,500 US stocks and ETFs, including game-changing companies like Google, Amazon and Tesla. Trading is instant, direct and commission-free, and with a fully digitised sign-up, you’ll be in the market in minutes. Visit hellostake.com or search ‘Stake Trade’ to seize the US market’s 31 trillion dollars-worth of opportunity today. Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Deniz Guven, Pranav Sood, and Valentina Kristensen.
16/03/2058m 24s

408. Insights: Women in fintech: has anything changed?

With International Women’s Day having just passed, this episode is all about women in fintech. It's no secret that technology and financial services have a gender diversity problem, and in this Insights show, Sarah Kocianski alongside 3 accomplished women in fintech dive into how, and if, this is changing. This week's guests are: Charlotte Crosswell - CEO at Innovate Finance Wincie Wong - Head of Rose Review Implementation at Natwest Evelina Vrabie - CTO at Toucan Why is diversity in fintech important? As we discuss in the show, there is strong evidence that diversity can improve the performance of organizations, particularly those relying on creativity and innovation. But what are the barriers to entry? STEM subjects have always been a gateway into tech and financial services careers and we talk about why the number of young women pursuing these subjects has only seen marginal changes. And finally, we talk about how far we have come over the years. What's changed? What has remained the same? And what is the future of gender diversity in fintech? This podcast is brought to you by Stake (https://hellostake.com/), the digital brokerage app bringing you unrivalled access to the US market. Invest in over 3,500 US stocks and ETFs, including game-changing companies like Google, Amazon and Tesla. Trading is instant, direct and commission-free, and with a fully digitised sign-up, you’ll be in the market in minutes. Visit hellostake.com or search ‘Stake Trade’ to seize the US market’s 31 trillion dollars-worth of opportunity today. Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Charlotte Crosswell, Evelina Vrabie, and Wincie Wong.
13/03/2043m 4s

407. News: Robinhood’s major outage; BCR backlash builds

In this week's episode, Ross Gallagher and Sarah Kocianski are on hosting duties and are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Farhana Draine - Head of Legal and ComplianceFlux Husayn Kassai - CEO, Onfido Edward Berks - Global EGM of Financial Partnerships, Xero We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: Robinhood faces outage as the Dow surges (02:15) BCR backlash mounts over Metro Bank and Nationwide (10:29) Thought Machine plans US expansion after $83-million raise (20:24) World Health Organisation calls for contactless amidst Coronavirus (28:21) Klarna posts first-ever deficit as buy now pay later grows (36:51) Greenpeace blockades Barclays branches (46:56) Payments boss pays his entire staff a $70k minimum salary (53:08) This podcast is brought to you by Stake (https://hellostake.com/), the digital brokerage app bringing you unrivalled access to the US market. Invest in over 3,500 US stocks and ETFs, including game-changing companies like Google, Amazon and Tesla. Trading is instant, direct and commission-free, and with a fully digitised sign-up, you’ll be in the market in minutes. Visit hellostake.com or search ‘Stake Trade’ to seize the US market’s 31 trillion dollars-worth of opportunity today. Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Edward Berks, Farhana Draine, and Husayn Kassai.
09/03/201h 2m

406. Interviews: From Google to Fintech Unicorns: Sunil Chandra, OakNorth Platform CEO

In today's episode, OakNorth platform CEO Sunil Chandra joins David Brear in London at 11:FS HQ. To kick things off the pair talk about Sunil's time at Google and the importance of talent and company culture when scaling. After 12 years in San Fransico, Sunil joined UK fintech OakNorth as chief executive for its technology platform. In this Interviews episode, we hear about London as a fintech hub, the challenges of a high-growth startup and how OakNorth is helping mid-sized companies grow with the help of AI and machine learning. Tune in for industry insights, a wealth of experience and much much more! This podcast is brought to you by Stake (https://hellostake.com/), the digital brokerage app bringing you unrivalled access to the US market. Invest in over 3,500 US stocks and ETFs, including game-changing companies like Google, Amazon and Tesla. Trading is instant, direct and commission-free, and with a fully digitised sign-up, you’ll be in the market in minutes. Visit hellostake.com or search ‘Stake Trade’ to seize the US market’s 31 trillion dollars-worth of opportunity today. Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guest: Sunil Chandra.
06/03/2023m 33s

405. News: Is the fintech M&A bubble about to burst?

Will White is in New York and joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Jon Zanoff - Managing Director, TechStars Adam Granoff - Senior Vice President of Digital Payments, Mastercard Hayden Field - Associate Editor, Entrepreneur Magazine Edwina Johnson - Chief Operating Officer, Alloy We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: Intuit to buy Credit Karma for $7.1 billion (01:36) JPMorgan in talks for UK digital bank (09:48) Monzo introduces new credit score tool (18:21) Morgan Stanley to buy E-Trade (23:54) Grab raises money amid Gojek merger rumours (30:59) Revolut achieves $5.5 billion valuation (35:33) From hole-in-the-wall to hotspot (44:48) This podcast is brought to you by Stake (https://hellostake.com/), the digital brokerage app bringing you unrivalled access to the US market. Invest in over 3,500 US stocks and ETFs, including game-changing companies like Google, Amazon and Tesla. Trading is instant, direct and commission-free, and with a fully digitised sign-up, you’ll be in the market in minutes. Visit hellostake.com or search ‘Stake Trade’ to seize the US market’s 31 trillion dollars-worth of opportunity today. Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Adam Granoff , Edwina Johnson , Hayden Field, and Jon Zanoff.
02/03/2049m 48s

404. Insights: Bank earnings: is the competitive tide turning?

Simon Taylor and Adam Davis host this week's episode of Fintech Insider Insights and are joined by guests to talk all about the latest earning reports and see how the big banks have fared over the past year. This week's guests are: Lianna Brinded, Head of Yahoo Finance UK Sharon Kimathi, Editor at Fintech Futures and Banking Technology Earnings reports come out on a quarterly and annual basis, and in today's Insights show, we look at how banks from both sides of the Atlantic performed in 2019. In the UK the cost/income ratios for Barclays, Lloyds and RBS all decreased and many banks were hit hard by fines and payouts for PPI claims. Despite this, all the big banks in the UK made a profit. Across the pond, however, US incumbents suffered as Citi Bank saw a net loss of $132 million and Wells Fargo incurred negative growth in consumer banking operations. But what are the reasons behind these numbers? Is this the consequence of Brexit? Are we seeing the financial implications of coronavirus? Could it be that challenger banks are impacting big banks' bottom lines? Tune in to this week's Insights show to find out more as we dig into the good, the bad and the ugly of the big banks' earnings reports. This podcast is brought to you by Stake (https://hellostake.com/), the digital brokerage app bringing you unrivalled access to the US market. Invest in over 3,500 US stocks and ETFs, including game-changing companies like Google, Amazon and Tesla. Trading is instant, direct and commission-free, and with a fully digitised sign-up, you’ll be in the market in minutes. Visit hellostake.com or search ‘Stake Trade’ to seize the US market’s 31 trillion dollars-worth of opportunity today. Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Lianna Brinded and Sharon Kimathi.
28/02/2052m 59s

403. News: JPMorgan's open banking rules for US fintechs

Hopping over from across the pond, this week Sam Maule, Managing Partner North America for 11:FS, hosts alongside David Brear. Our expert hosts are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Valentina Kristensen - Director of Growth & Communications at OakNorth Carl Hazeley - VP of Content at Finimize Joanne Dewar - CEO at Global Processing Services We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: JPMorgan gives fintechs data access deadline (2:56) New survey suggests big things for Marcus checking accounts (10:52) RBS to rebrand itself and bring Bo under new leadership (18:08) LendingClub acquires bank to secure charter (28:57) HSBC to cut 35,000 jobs over three years (38:56) Monzo, Starling and Monese benefit from N26’s exit (45:13) Nova Credit brings celebs into fintech (53:33) This podcast is brought to you by Stake (https://hellostake.com/), the digital brokerage app bringing you unrivalled access to the US market. Invest in over 3,500 US stocks and ETFs, including game-changing companies like Google, Amazon and Tesla. Trading is instant, direct and commission-free, and with a fully digitised sign-up, you’ll be in the market in minutes. Visit hellostake.com or search ‘Stake Trade’ to seize the US market’s 31 trillion dollars-worth of opportunity today. Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Carl Hazeley, Joanne Dewar, and Valentina Kristensen.
24/02/201h 0m

402. Interviews: Making cross-border payments seamless with GoCardless and TransferWise

In today's episode, we bring you an interview with Taavet Hinrikus, co-founder and chairman at TransferWise and Hiroki Takeuchi, CEO at GoCardless. In November 2019 it was announced that GoCardless and TransferWise would be joining forces to enable better cross-border global payments. In this episode of Fintech Insider Interviews, Jason Bates caught up with the pair to discuss payments, partnerships and future plans. Tune in for industry insights, a wealth of experience and much much more! This podcast is brought to you by Stake (https://hellostake.com/), the digital brokerage app bringing you unrivalled access to the US market. Invest in over 3,500 US stocks and ETFs, including game-changing companies like Google, Amazon and Tesla. Trading is instant, direct and commission-free, and with a fully digitised sign-up, you’ll be in the market in minutes. Visit hellostake.com or search ‘Stake Trade’ to seize the US market’s 31 trillion dollars-worth of opportunity today. Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Hiroki Takeuchi and Taavet Hinrikus.
21/02/2025m 43s

401. News: N26 closes UK accounts, blaming Brexit

Your hosts Simon Taylor and Adam Davis are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Matt Collinge, Chief Technology Officer of Curve Alexandra Frean, Head of Corporate Affairs at Starling Bank Ali Paterson, Editor in Chief at Fintech Finance We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: N26 to close all UK accounts (01:44) Starling Bank nabs £60 million in additional funding (12:17) Revolut rolls out Open Banking feature (22:56) Visa to make biggest interchange adjustment in decades (29:40) Varo Money receives FDIC approval (35:00) Chinese investment in Silicon Valley slows (41:29) Credit Suisse boss removed after spying scandal (44:19) This podcast is brought to you by Stake, the digital brokerage app bringing you unrivalled access to the US market. Invest in over 3,500 US stocks and ETFs, including game-changing companies like Google, Amazon and Tesla. Trading is instant, direct and commission-free, and with a fully digitised sign-up, you’ll be in the market in minutes. Visit hellostake.com (https://hellostake.com/) or search ‘Stake Trade’ to seize the US market’s 31 trillion dollars-worth of opportunity today. Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Alexandra Frean, Ali Paterson, and Matt Collinge.
17/02/2049m 40s

400. Insights: Love and partnerships in fintech

Love is in the air at 11:FS HQ. In our 400th instalment of Fintech Insider, your hosts Leda Glyptis, David Brear, and Jason Bates get together to talk about their favourite industry partnerships. Whether that's big banks merging, fintech team-ups or collaborations between fintechs and incumbents, we spend this episode digging into the best relationships in this industry and our hosts' personal favourites. Plus, for the first time on Fintech Insider, we open up the phone lines and invite some guests to share their favourite partnerships too. Joining us over the airwaves are: Caroline Plumb - Founder & CEO at Fluidly Ali Paterson - Editor in Chief at Fintech Finance Dave Cunningham - Director of Business Development at Trūata We discuss Monzo and IFTTT, Barclays and Flux, Apple and Goldman Sachs and much much more. Did your favourite fintech partnership make our list? Tune in to find out! This podcast is brought to you by Stake, the digital brokerage app bringing you unrivalled access to the US market. Invest in over 3,500 US stocks and ETFs, including game-changing companies like Google, Amazon and Tesla. Trading is instant, direct and commission-free, and with a fully digitised sign-up, you’ll be in the market in minutes. Visit hellostake.com (https://hellostake.com/) or search ‘Stake Trade’ to seize the US market’s 31 trillion dollars-worth of opportunity today. Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Ali Paterson, Caroline Plumb, and Dave Cunningham.
14/02/2055m 6s

399. News: Will Goldman Sachs and Amazon conquer the SMB space?

Our expert hosts, Leda Glyptis and David Brear, are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: David Rosa, Co-Founder at Neat Lois Ollerenshaw, Ventures at Nationwide Sam Lathey, Co-Founder and CEO of Bippit We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: Goldman Sachs in talks with Amazon about small business loans (05:16) Worldline to buy Ingenico for $8.6 billion (13:09) Revolut moves European payments to Ireland and Lithuanian (20:10) Remitly starts US banking service aimed at immigrants (33:44) Australian fintechs split on screen scraping ban (43:05) Texas Capital Bank reveals account that pays air miles (54:17) Trader suspended for allegedly stealing sandwiches (56:54) FinovateSpring is happening in San Francisco on May 27th to 29th. Built around live, 7-minute demos of the latest fintech innovations, FinovateSpring is the West Coast’s premier fintech event. Network with more than 1200 senior-level attendees – with more than 50% from financial institutions - from the Midwest and Western United States, Latin America, APAC, Canada, Australia, and beyond. And gain insights from more than 120 expert speakers on the future of finance. For more information visit finovatespring.com, and don’t forget that the code 11FS will get you a 20% discount on your registration. Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: David Rosa, Lois Ollerenshaw, and Sam Lathey.
10/02/201h 6m

398. Insights: Will Brexit break UK fintech?

In today's Insights show, we reflect on the past 4 years of Brexit and discuss the future of fintech in post-Brexit Britain. This week's guests include: Emily Nicolle - Technology Editor at City AM James Hurley - Enterprise Editor at The Times Before diving into it, we revisit our very first episode of Fintech Insider. That show was a Brexit special, where David Brear, Jason Bates, Simon Taylor and Chris Skinner talked about their predictions for the implications of Brexit. Almost four years on, how do they hold up? Are fintechs fleeing the UK for greener pastures in the E.U.? Conversely, is Brexit attracting more fintech talent to the UK? Startup life is full of uncertainty and Brexit has been much the same. So, what can fintech companies do to protect themselves now that Brexit is upon us and how will the industry shift in the coming months and years? All this and much more on this week's Fintech Insider Insights show! FinovateSpring is happening in San Francisco on May 27th to 29th. Built around live, 7-minute demos of the latest fintech innovations, FinovateSpring is the West Coast’s premier fintech event. Network with more than 1200 senior-level attendees – with more than 50% from financial institutions - from the Midwest and Western United States, Latin America, APAC, Canada, Australia, and beyond. And gain insights from more than 120 expert speakers on the future of finance. For more information visit finovatespring.com, and don’t forget that the code 11FS will get you a 20% discount on your registration. Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Emily Nicolle and James Hurley.
07/02/2039m 27s

397. News: Is N26 challenging the US banks?

Ross Gallagher and Adam Davis are in the hosting seat this week and are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Ian Fuller, CTO and Co-Founder of Freetrade Jonathan Lister Parsons, CTO at Pensionbee Roisin Levine, Head of Banks at Flux We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: N26 nabs 250,000 US customers in six months (02:53) FCA questions new overdraft rates (10:24) OakNorth brings former Chancellor onto advisory board (18:19) Community banks inject $9.5 million into Neocova (25:26) RBS CEO to fund women-led businesses (31:24) Goldman to deny IPOs to companies with non-diverse boards (37:20) New York City to ban cashless stores (42:59) This episode is brought to you by FinovateEurope in Berlin on 11th – 13th February. Built around live, 7-minute demos of the latest fintech innovations, FinovateEurope is the continent’s premier fintech event. Network with more than 1200 senior-level attendees – with more than 50% from financial institutions. And gain insights from 150 expert speakers, who will be sharing their insights on the future of finance. For more information visit finovateeurope.com (https://bit.ly/37KUhoU), and quote VIP Code 11FS for a 20% discount on your registration. Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Ian Fuller, Jonathan Lister Parsons, and Roisin Levine .
03/02/2050m 26s

396. Insights: Do consumers care about Open Banking?

In today's Insights show, Sarah Kocianski is joined by a fantastic panel of guests to discuss the past 2 years of Open Banking. This week's guests include: Shefali Roy - COO and CCO at Truelayer Olly Betts - CEO and Chief Product Officer at OpenWrks Simon Vans Colina - CTO at Fronted Kieran McHugh - Open Banking Lead at Monzo It's been two years since Open Banking first arrived in the UK and in today’s Insights show we discuss the past, present and future of Open Banking. Starting with the basics, we ask how far has Open Banking come and how is it continuing to grow in the UK? Our panel of guests are all already putting Open Banking to use, but are customers aware of it yet and are they embracing the possibilities? Third-party service providers certainly have been and are driving innovation in this sector, however the same cannot be said for incumbent banks. So, what can banks do to better take advantage of Open Banking, when will we see it being embraced in other parts of the world, and will 2020 be the year of Open Banking? All this and much more on this week's Fintech Insider Insights show! This episode is brought to you by FinovateEurope in Berlin on 11th – 13th February. Built around live, 7-minute demos of the latest fintech innovations, FinovateEurope is the continent’s premier fintech event. Network with more than 1200 senior-level attendees – with more than 50% from financial institutions. And gain insights from 150 expert speakers, who will be sharing their insights on the future of finance. For more information visit finovateeurope.com (https://bit.ly/37KUhoU), and quote VIP Code 11FS for a 20% discount on your registration. Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Kieran McHugh, Olly Betts, Shefali Roy, and Simon Vans-Colina.
31/01/2052m 54s

395. News: Has Open Banking failed?

Our expert hosts, David Brear and Sarah Kocianski, are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Megan Caywood - Managing Director, Barclays Zihao Xu - Investment Manager, Octopus Ventures Olivia Vinden - Head of Innovation UK, Alpha FMC We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: Open Banking surpasses one million customers (04:17) Bo chief executive to step down (16:04) Revolut announces new savings account (27:15) UK SMEs chasing £50 billion in late payments (39:23) Ministers detail financial wellbeing plan (46:58) Tink raises an additional €90 million (53:46) BlackRock to shift away from fossil fuels (1:01:00) This episode is brought to you by FinovateEurope in Berlin on 11th – 13th February. Built around live, 7-minute demos of the latest fintech innovations, FinovateEurope is the continent’s premier fintech event. Network with more than 1200 senior-level attendees – with more than 50% from financial institutions. And gain insights from 150 expert speakers, who will be sharing their insights on the future of finance. For more information visit finovateeurope.com (https://bit.ly/37KUhoU), and quote VIP Code 11FS for a 20% discount on your registration. Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Megan Caywood, Olivia Vinden, and Zihao Xu.
27/01/201h 15m

394. Insights: The future of investing

In today's Insights show, Adam is joined by a fantastic panel of guests to discuss the future of retail investing. This week's guests include: Viktor Nebehaj - CMO & Co-Founder at Freetrade Joe Parkin - Head of Banks & Digital at Blackrock UK Adam French - Founder at Scalable Capital Following on from our last wealth show the conversation starts with the democratisation of investing: is it moral and is it for everyone? The investment landscape has changed dramatically over the years, and the group explores how disruptive products in this space has opened the doors to younger investors and allowed for social impact to become a greater factor in investment decisions. Newer investment platforms have been crucial to these changes but could incumbents catch up to the fintechs in the future? All this and much more on this week's Fintech Insider Insights show! This episode is brought to you by FinovateEurope in Berlin on 11th – 13th February. Built around live, 7-minute demos of the latest fintech innovations, FinovateEurope is the continent’s premier fintech event. Network with more than 1200 senior-level attendees – with more than 50% from financial institutions. And gain insights from 150 expert speakers, who will be sharing their insights on the future of finance. For more information visit finovateeurope.com (https://bit.ly/37KUhoU), and quote VIP Code 11FS for a 20% discount on your registration. Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Adam French, Joe Parkin, and Viktor Nebehaj.
24/01/2051m 29s

393. News: Visa buys Plaid - the first megadeal of 2020

The podcast is back in the Big Apple with hosts Will White and Sam Maule! This week they are joined by some of fintech's finest to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Monica Murthy - Business Development at Alloy & Co-Founder at #HowSheWorks Sabrina Lamb - Founder & CEO at WorldofMoney, Founder & CEO at Wekeza Inc. Andres Garcia-Amaya, CEO at Zoe Financial We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: Visa acquires Plaid for $5.3 billion (03:06) Banks announces fourth-quarter earnings (13:20) Amazon tells users to uninstall Honey (22:30) Goldman finally gets a Marcus app (27:18) Hong Kong’s first digital bank offers killer rate (34: 52) German savings fintech plans US launch (39:15) Challenger bank vies for the over 60 set (47:55) This episode is brought to you by FinovateEurope in Berlin on 11th – 13th February. Built around live, 7-minute demos of the latest fintech innovations, FinovateEurope is the continent’s premier fintech event. Network with more than 1200 senior-level attendees – with more than 50% from financial institutions. And gain insights from 150 expert speakers, who will be sharing their insights on the future of finance. For more information visit finovateeurope.com (https://bit.ly/37KUhoU), and quote VIP Code 11FS for a 20% discount on your registration. Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Andres Garcia-Amaya, Monica Murthy, and Sabrina Lamb.
20/01/2058m 42s

392. Insights: VC Roundtable: What makes a good fintech investment?

In this week's insights show our host extraordinaire, Simon Taylor, is joined by some great guests to discuss the future of fintech VC investment. Joining Simon to talk about one of the industry's hottest topics is: Nick Sando - Fintech Investor at Octopus Ventures Yann Ranchere - Partner at Anthemis Vinoth Jayakumar - Principal and Investment Director at Draper Esprit Simon starts from the very beginning: where did fintech come from? What made it so attractive to investors? And why does it continue to be so popular? The guys rattle through these basic questions before taking a deep dive into investment thesis, talent, new opportunities and the changing investment space. Our guests have a wealth of experience in this subject area and spend the episode dissecting where fintech VC investment has been in the past and where it's going in the future. This episode is brought to you by FinovateEurope in Berlin on 11th – 13th February. Built around live, 7-minute demos of the latest fintech innovations, FinovateEurope is the continent’s premier fintech event. Network with more than 1200 senior-level attendees – with more than 50% from financial institutions. And gain insights from 150 expert speakers, who will be sharing their insights on the future of finance. For more information visit finovateeurope.com (https://bit.ly/37KUhoU), and quote VIP Code 11FS for a 20% discount on your registration. Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review. Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Nick Sando, Vinoth Jayakumar, and Yann Ranchere.
17/01/2050m 45s

391. News: Singapore's big tech banking battlefield

Our expert hosts, David Brear and Simon Taylor, are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Tram Anh Nguyen - Co-Founder of the Centre for Finance Technology and Entrepreneurship Shafali Gupta - VP Strategy & Ops at Fluidly Nathalie Oestmann - COO of Curve We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: The bids are in for Singapore’s digital banking licence (03:01) Banking errors open the new year (16:35) Hackers hold Travelex to ransom (27:11) UK regulators at work on digital data strategies (31:20) Monzo allegedly meeting with large investors to raise between £50 and £100 million in early 2020 (40:23) Australian Prudential Regulation Authority begins full investigation into Westpac over earlier child exploitation allegations (40:45) Citi starts recruitment drive to hire 2,500 coders from around the world (41:26) PayPal will acquire shopping rewards company Honey for £4 billion (42:20) Australia pauses Open Banking over security concerns (43:46) Tandem causes “Tandemonium” with £6 monthly fee (48:13) Influencers Bó it for the ‘Gram (57:50) This episode is brought to you by FinovateEurope in Berlin on 11th – 13th February. Built around live, 7-minute demos of the latest fintech innovations, FinovateEurope is the continent’s premier fintech event. Network with more than 1200 senior-level attendees – with more than 50% from financial institutions. And gain insights from 150 expert speakers, who will be sharing their insights on the future of finance. For more information visit finovateeurope.com (https://bit.ly/37KUhoU), and quote VIP Code 11FS for a 20% discount on your registration. Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Nathalie Oestmann, Shafali Gupta, and Tram Anh Nguyen.
13/01/201h 5m

390. Interviews: Marta Krupinska, Head of Google for Startups UK

Our expert host Sarah Kocianski is at Fintech Connect 2019 where she is joined by Marta Krupinska, Head of Google for Startups UK. Together they talk about how Google for Startups came about, what role it plays in the industry and what opportunities a company like this can offer to marginalised fintech founders! This episode is brought to you by FinovateEurope in Berlin on 11th – 13th February. Built around live, 7-minute demos of the latest fintech innovations, FinovateEurope is the continent’s premier fintech event. Network with more than 1200 senior-level attendees – with more than 50% from financial institutions. And gain insights from 150 expert speakers, who will be sharing their insights on the future of finance. For more information visit finovateeurope.com (https://bit.ly/37KUhoU), and quote VIP Code 11FS for a 20% discount on your registration. Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guest: Marta Krupsinka.
10/01/2022m 39s

389. Interviews: Kosta Peric, Financial Services for the Poor, Gates Foundation

In today's episode, we bring you an interview with Kosta Peric, Deputy Director of Financial Services for the Poor at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Laura Watkins caught up with Kosta at Fintech Connect 2019 and the pair discuss the foundation, its open-source banking code project, and the growth of fintech to help underserved communities. Tune in for industry insights, a wealth of experience and much much more! Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guest: Kosta Peric.
06/01/2037m 10s

388. 2020 Predictions

In this Fintech Insider show Sarah Kocianski and Adam Davis are joined by some returning guests to look into their crystal balls and discuss their fintech predictions for the new year. Joining Adam and Sarah are: Melanie Palmer - Chief Marketing Officer at Nucoro Ed Maslaveckas - Chief Executive Officer at Bud Simon Vans-Colina - Co-founder at Fronted Will challenger banks become a present threat? Will open banking become the default? And will we see the widgetization of financial services? No one knows for certain, but there's all this and so much more on this week's episode of Fintech Insider! Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Ed Maslaveckas, Mel Palmer, and Simon Vans-Colina.
03/01/2057m 0s

387. Happy Holidays from 11:FS!

Season's greetings from 11:FS! As it's the most wonderful time of the year, David takes a few minutes to look back at all we've achieved in 2019. It's been quite a busy year! We've chatted to some of the biggest names in fintech, including will.i.am for the second time, we've done four After Dark shows as well as other live shows all around the world, and we’ve continued to have fantastic guests on the show week on week to dissect the latest news from across the industry. 11:FS has gone from strength to strength and we would like to thank every listener for supporting and contributing to our content this year. From everyone here at HQ, have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link so sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com!
30/12/194m 57s

386. Bloopers 2019

Happy holidays and season's greetings from 11:FS! To give you one last laugh before the end of the year we've rummaged through the archives to bring you a collection of stumbles, fumbles and absurdly mispronounced names from all the recordings this year. Thanks to all our guests who have contributed to the shows over the past year, and thank you for listening! Enjoy! Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link so sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com!
27/12/195m 51s

385. News: Does anyone trust banks anymore?

In the last Fintech Insider News show of the year expert hosts, David Brear and Simon Taylor, are joined by a panel of awesome guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. Making his Fintech Insider debut: Bradley Riss - Chief Commercial Officer at Checkout.com. And we also have some familiar faces returning to the show: Tom Blomfield - Cheif Executive Officer at Monzo Louise Hill - Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer at gohenry We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: RBS to pay £40m penalty for foreign exchange rigging (02:44) WeLab raises $156 million ahead of virtual bank launch (11:01) OakNorth sees first loan default (19:23) Incumbents and challengers hike overdraft rates (25:34) Venmo and PNC feud over glitch (34:06) Volt’s onboarding process begins (38:17) Three more payday lenders fold (46:50) Mastercard launches mobile gift card (57:12) Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Bradley Riss, Louise Hill, and Tom Blomfield.
23/12/191h 3m

384. Insights: The top fintech stories of 2019

Joined by returning guests, David Brear and Simon Taylor are on hosting duties for this week's insights show. As 2019 draws to a close, the panel takes a look back at the most memorable and intriguing fintech stories from the past 12 months. This week's guests include: Valentina Kristensen - Director of Growth & Communications at OakNorth Ali Patersen - Editor in Chief at Fntech Finance Emily Nicolle - Technology Editor at City AM It was no easy feat narrowing down an entire year of fintech news, however, we revisited the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: That time RBS hid Natwest data breach from their customers (03:38) The RBS remedies fund (12:02) That time TFL and fintech went very very wrong (21:32) A busy year for Monzo (28:40) Honourable mentions that didn't quite make the cut (37:58) Bank of England finally welcomes fintechs (40:10) The 10 biggest US mergers and acquisitions in 2019 (43:17) K-Swiss' CEO sneakers (50:06) Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Ali Paterson, Emily Nicolle, and Valentina Kristensen.
20/12/1955m 42s

383. News: No one can acquire Chime

This week David Brear is back in the Big Apple and is hosting today's Fintech Insider news show alongside Will White. Our expert hosts are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Lindsay Davis - Senior Intelligence Analyst at CB Insights Arno Castanet - Director of Solution Marketing, Americas at Finastra Jon Zanoff - Managing Director at TechStars We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: Chime quadruples valuation in less than a year (03:30) Robinhood tops 10 million accounts (15:48) Goldman to bring wealth management to the masses (31:32) Paul A Volcker, Former Fed Chairman, Dies at 92 (37:57) SoFi founder raises $100 million for new company (40:40) Andreessen-backed fintech’s ‘abusive’ boss sued for gender bias (49:50) One-digit sort code error costs Cambridge man his inheritance (59:27) Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Arno Castanet, Jon Zanoff, and Lindsay Davis .
16/12/191h 8m

382. Interviews: Des McDaid, UK MD, Marcus by Goldman Sachs

In today's episode, we bring you an interview with Des McDaid, UK MD at Marcus by Goldman Sachs. Sarah Kocianski caught up with Des at Fintech Connect 2019 and the pair discuss Marcus' first year in the UK, its newest product offerings and the future of the Goldman Sachs online bank. Tune in for industry insights, a wealth of experience and much much more! Check out our brand new documentary 11:YEARS - the Rise of UK Fintech now. Head over to 11years.film to watch for free, and share using #11YEARS. Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guest: Des McDaid.
13/12/1919m 39s

381. News: Zopa funding drama

Our expert hosts, Simon Taylor and Adam Davis, are joined by some new and returning guests to talk about the latest goings-on in the world of fintech, financial services and banking. This week's guests include: Andrew Bud - Founder and CEO, iProov Livia Benisty - Global Head of Business AML at Banking Circle Jamie Campbell - CEO of Fronted Together, they cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: Natwest and RBS suffer outages on Black Friday (04:37) Goldman taps the brakes on Marcus expansion in the UK (10:55) Zopa secures last-minute licence renewal (15:45) First Direct tops the charts twice in a week (24:26) Apple Pay speeds up payments on the tube (35:20) Monzo announce their US CEO (40:40) Roger Federer coins make a mint (46:30) Check out our brand new documentary 11:YEARS - the Rise of UK Fintech now. Head over to 11years.film to watch for free, and share using #11YEARS. Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Andrew Bud, Jamie Campbell, and Livia Benisty.
09/12/1952m 57s

380. After Dark: A Fintech Christmas Carol

For our winter instalment of After Dark, we took over Revolut HQ to bring you 'A Fintech Christmas Carol' - an exploration of the past, present and future of financial services. Getting us into the spirit of giving, we were first joined by Lauren Murray, Humanitarian Child Protection Advisor from Save the Children who are working to repair 11 schools that were destroyed by a devastating cyclone in Mozambique. Kicking off the fintech fun, David Brear took to the stage as our narrator for the evening and was joined by a panel of three scrooges : Richard Davies - COO at Revolut Scott Abrahams - SVP of Business Development & Fintech at MasterCard Megan Caywood - Head of Digital Strategy at Barclays Joining them on stage and taking up hosting duties, David and guests were also visited by Simon Taylor, the Ghost of Christmas Past (04:53), Sarah Kocianski, the Ghost of Christmas Present (20:30), and Jason Bates, the Ghost of Christmas Future (36:25) and together they took a festive journey through the landscape of financial services. All this and so much more on today's very special After Dark episode of Fintech Insider! Check out our brand new documentary 11:YEARS - the Rise of UK Fintech now. Head over to 11years.film to watch for free, and share using #11YEARS. Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Megan Caywood, Richard Davies, and Scott Abrahams.
06/12/191h 0m

379. News: Is Goldman Sachs going mass market?

Our expert hosts, Simon Taylor and David Brear are joined by some returning guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Olly Betts - Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at OpenWrks Aman Kohli - Chief Technology Officer Banking and Capital Markets, DXC Technology Isabel Woodford - Fintech Journalist, Sifted Together, they cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: Plaid expands further across Europe (02:24) - and we also hear from Plaid's Head of UK, Keith Grose, to tell us more. Goldman Sachs may be acquiring E-Trade or merging with US Bank (12:29) Westpac chief quits amid money laundering scandal (21:36) India’s Paytm raises $1 billion (30:40) Nationwide opens API sandbox for mortgage industry (37:28) Revolut launches GBP direct debits (44:17) Brazilian fintech says it’s the world’s first LGBT+ bank (50:26) RBS’s Bo moo-ves into the market (54:11) Check out our brand new documentary 11:YEARS - the Rise of UK Fintech now. Head over to 11years.film to watch for free, and share using #11YEARS. Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Aman Kohli , Isabel Woodford, Keith Grose, and Olly Betts.
02/12/191h 3m

378. Interviews: Robinhood Snacks - Investment content simplified

Sam Maule is hosting today's Fintech Insider Interviews all the way from New York City! In this episode, Sam is joined by MarketSnacks co-founders Jack Kramer and Nick Martell, now Managing Editors of News and hosts of the rebranded Robinhood Snacks podcast and newsletter. Together they talk about how the brand came about, the power of podcasts with millennials and the ethics of democratising our financial systems. We're also given an insight into Jack and Nick's backgrounds, their take on emerging fintech markets in Latin America, and what the future holds for Robinhood Snacks. All this and much much more on today's Fintech Insider Interviews! Check out our brand new documentary 11:YEARS - the Rise of UK Fintech now. Head over to 11years.film to watch for free, and share using #11YEARS. Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Jack Kramer and Nick Martell.
29/11/1946m 57s

377. News: Fintechs for sale!

Sam Maule and Will White are hosting this week's news show in New York and, as always, they're joined by some great guests. To talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week, today's guests are: Phillip Rosen - CEO at Even Financial Ramona Ortega - Founder and CEO at My Money, My Future Charley Ma - NYC Growth Manager at Plaid We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: Paypal acquires coupon browser Honey for $4 billion (02:50) Digital bank Chime will quadruple its revenue In 2019 (06:12) HSBC USA offers Real-Time Payments network to business clients (16:20) 88% of companies unprepared for California consumer privacy regulations (22:36) Elavon to acquire Sage Pay gateway (32:11) Alipay aims to serve 10 million European SMEs by 2024 (39:42) “Bark-lays” invites stressed students to puppy session (43:15) Check out our brand new documentary 11:YEARS - the Rise of UK Fintech now. Head over to 11years.film to watch for free, and share using #11YEARS. Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Charley Ma , Phillip Rosen , and Ramona Ortega.
25/11/1952m 51s

376. Insights: The future of New York fintech

Recorded live from the Big Apple, our expert hosts, David Brear and Sam Maule, are joined by some fantastic guests at our After Dark event in New York to talk about all things fintech and banking in the US. For this After Dark show, David and Sam were joined by: Melissa Stevens - Chief Digital Officer Fifth Third Bank Angela Galardi Ceresnie - CEO of Climb Credit Chris Maddern - Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Button In our pun-filled show, we kick things off by discussing some of the biggest apples in the Big Apple. We dive into Marcus by Goldman Sachs, Silicon Valley's expansion into New York, Apple Pay, and much much more. (03:55) Next up, it's all about new skins and legacy cores. What are American fintechs’ secret sauce? What is their advantage over big banks, even if they’re not licensed? And, are fintech players even making a dent? (27:18) To round things off, we look towards the future - forbidden fruit and the next big apple. We discuss OCC being denied fintech charters, faster payments being pushed back, and the next big New York fintech story. (34:46) All this and so much more on today's show. Check out our brand new documentary 11:YEARS - the Rise of UK Fintech now. Head over to 11years.film to watch for free, and share using #11YEARS. Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Angela Galardi Ceresnie, Chris Maddern, and Melissa Stevens.
22/11/1949m 2s

375. News: Everything is fintech!

Our expert hosts, Sarah Kocianski and Simon Taylor, are back to bring you up to speed with the fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. Joining them to discuss the latest headlines and most recent developments are some great guests including: Will Carmichael - CEO of Rooster Money Smriti Vicari - Executive Director of Fintech and Strategic Partnerships at Visa Europe Roisin Levine - Head of Banks at Flux This week we cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: Google to offer checking accounts in partnership with banks starting next year (01:50) Facebook launches Facebook Pay (08:19) Apple Card tweets lead to Goldman gender discrimination probe (14:33) HSBC and RBS set to launch new digital banking platforms (20:42) Starling tops one million accounts (28:49) Australian neobank 86 400 rolls out digital mortgage offering (35:13) Nationwide customers will see overdraft interest more than double to almost 40% (39:50) Harrods limits Christmas grotto to £2,000-plus spenders (46:24) Check out our brand new documentary 11:YEARS - the Rise of UK Fintech now. Head over to 11years.film to watch for free, and share using #11YEARS. Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Roisin Levine , Smriti Vicari, and Will Carmichael.
18/11/1952m 7s

374. Insights: The importance of cashflow for SMEs - Live at Xerocon

On this week's combined news and insights show, David Brear hosts a live panel at Xerocon London 2019! On the first part of the show, David is joined by a couple of special guests to discuss some of the announcements that were made at Xerocon: Xero Pay partners with Transferwise for bill and reconciliation payments (03:32) * Craig Walker - Co-founder and Executive GM of Payments & Billing Solutions at Xero * Nilan Peiris - Vice President of Growth at TransferWise Iwoca and Xero working together to improve SME lending solutions (08: 52) * Ben Johnson - Payments & Lending Partnerships Lead at Xero * Lara Gilman - Chief Product Officer at iwoca Later in the show, things get heated at the F'in Debate where 4 teams go head-to-head to debate which is the most valuable or impactful aspect of cashflow to SMEs! (15:13) Divided into their debate teams, our special guests include: Team Spending: * Carlo Gualandri - CEO of Soldo * Frankie Kay - Director of Farnell Clarke Team Payments: * Pranav Sood - Vice President & General Manager of International Expansion at GoCardless * Jonathan Bareham - Director and co-founder of Raedan Team Lending: * Anil Stocker - CEO of MarketFinance * Lauren Harvey - Founding Director of Full Stop Team Forecasting: * Hannah Dawson - CEO and Founder of FUTRLI * Nikki Adams - Director of Ad Valorem Check out our brand new documentary 11:YEARS - the Rise of UK Fintech now. Head over to 11years.film to watch for free, and share using #11YEARS. Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Anil Stocker, Ben Johnson , Carlo Gualandri, Craig Walker, Frankie Kay, Hannah Dawson, Jonathan Bareham, Lara Gilman , Lauren Harvey, Nikki Adams, Nilan Peiris , and Pranav Sood.
15/11/1950m 35s

373. News: Robinhood's 'free money' glitch

Our expert hosts, Leda Glyptis and Adam Davis are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Jasper Martens - CMO at PensionBee Francesca Carlesi - Co-founder and CEO at Molo Finance Ryan Edwards-Pritchard - Fintech nomad and friend of the show We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: MPs urge refunds for victims of bank transfer fraud (01:51) Robinhood traders find “infinite leverage” glitch (10:51) Freetrade closes $15M in Series A funding (16:24) Digital banks grow as fintech funding slows (23:18) Westpac announces banking-as-a-service platform (32:22) Goldman Sachs leads $50M round for credit card platform (40:35) M&S teams with Clearpay on “buy now, pay later” option (49:58) The London Mint will give out historic threepence pieces for free (56:35) Check out our brand new documentary 11:YEARS - the Rise of UK Fintech now. Head over to 11years.film to watch for free, and share using #11YEARS. Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Adam Davis, Francesca Carlesi, Jasper Martens, and Ryan Edwards-Pritchard.
11/11/191h 3m

372. Interviews: Lee Wetherington & Ben Metz, Jack Henry and Associates

Sam Maule is hosting this episode, all the way from San Diego! In this interview episode he is joined by Lee Wetherington, Director of Strategic Insight and Ben Metz, senior Managing Director at Jack Henry & Associates! Together they talk about how Bano came about and what Jack Henry actually is, a game Sam refers to as Jack - who? We are also given an introduction to what a community bank is, why the US banking system is unique in its way of operating and why the US banking system is 10 years behind the rest of the world. All this, and much much more on today's Fintech Insider Interviews! Check out our brand new documentary 11:YEARS - the Rise of UK Fintech now. Head over to 11years.film to watch for free, and share using #11YEARS. Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Ben Metz and Lee Wetherington.
08/11/1948m 10s

371. News: Monzo responds to BBC expose

Our expert hosts, David Brear and Kate Moody, are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Tom Blomfield - CEO of Monzo Edoardo Volta - VP, Head of Fintechs at Mastercard James Butland - VP Global Banking at Airwallex We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: Monzo have their say following the BBC’s highlight critical Watchdog attack (02:20) Fintech’s fast pass to traditional banking is now cut off (27:11) Banks Must Act Now or Risk Becoming a ‘Footnote’: McKinsey (41:54) Uber pushes into payments with Uber Money (50:23) Square launched stock trading on its popular Cash App (58:25) And finally - Alexa can pay your bills (01:07:10) Check out our brand new documentary 11:YEARS - the Rise of UK Fintech now. Head over to 11years.film to watch for free, and share using #11YEARS. Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Edoardo Volta, James Butland, Kate Moody, and Tom Blomfield.
04/11/191h 13m

370. Interviews: Bill Winters, Group Chief Executive at Standard Chartered

Jason Bates brings you this incredible interview with Bill Winters, Group Chief Executive at Standard Chartered, straight from SIBOS 2019! In this interview we find out more about Standard Chartered, how to be a disruptor in new markets, the importance of company culture and where the areas for innovation are in this industry. Tune in for industry insights, a wealth of experience and much much more. Check out our brand new documentary 11:YEARS - the Rise of UK Fintech now. Head over to 11years.film to watch for free, and share using #11YEARS. Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guest: Bill Winters.
01/11/1921m 8s

369. News: Startups growing up

Our expert hosts, David Brear and Sarah Kocianski, are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Diana Parades - CEO and founder, Suade Labs Daniel Hegarty - CEO and Founder, Habito Oliver Smith - Editor at AltFi We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: Revolut to launch in the U.S. by year-end with Mastercard deal (03:26) Santander Rolls Out US Digital Deposits To Rival Goldman (10:24) PayPal is launching a Venmo credit card to help monetize the payment app (15:27) AmEx joins the corporate card for startups world (28:56) Fintech API builder Galileo to go global on $77 million capital injection (36:19) CYBG to relaunch as Virgin Money (47:30) Denizen shuts up shop (54:29) Women At EY Instructed On How To Dress and Act Nicely Around Men (1:00:20) Check out our brand new documentary 11:YEARS - the Rise of UK Fintech now. Head over to 11years.film to watch for free, and share using #11YEARS. Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Daniel Hegarty, Diana Paredes, and Oliver Smith.
28/10/191h 16m

368. News: 2008 throwback special

Our expert hosts, David Brear, Jason Bates and Simon Taylor are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the week of the financial crisis in 2008! This week's guests include: Caroline Plumb - CEO Fluidly Nick Ogden, most recently - and excitingly - Founder RTGS We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space from 2008: Lehman Brothers File for Bankruptcy (03:23) Bush Wants Bailout for Banks (08:15) The UK Nationalises Bradford & Bingley… to sell them to Santander (19:58) Stocks Take Record Tumble, Down 777 points (27:27) Bernard Madoff Arrested over alleged $50 billion fraud (36:12) Sale of PPI with Loans ‘To be banned’ (41:04) Man’s ‘Pants’ password is changed (48:10) Check out our brand new documentary 11:YEARS - the Rise of UK Fintech now. Head over to 11years.film to watch for free, and share using #11YEARS. Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Caroline Plumb and Nick Ogden.
25/10/1951m 1s

367. News: The holy grail of the unbanked

Our expert hosts, Sarah Kocianski and Adam Davies, are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Josh Bottomley - Global Head of Digital at HSBC - welcome to the show! David McHenry - Head of Global Treasury & Payments Advisory - EMEA - Silicon Valley Bank - thanks for joining us! Mark Walker Co-Founder and COO of The Fintech Power 50 - great to have you with us! We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: Pension cash could bankroll start-ups (01:56) HSBC plans First Direct relaunch to compete with digital rivals (08:45) Robinhood makes second attempt at launching a high-yield account similar to banks (16:04) The UK just unveiled a $23,000 payment card made from solid gold (24:41) Revolut in bid for $1.5 billion debt and equity round (30:02) Nubank now has 15M customers (37:03) True Balance continues its Indian takeover following a funding round (42:42) Man loses wallet and the person who found it notified him via a series of bank transfer references (48:25) Check out our brand new documentary 11:YEARS - the Rise of UK Fintech now. Head over to 11years.film to watch for free, and share using #11YEARS. Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guest: Adam Davis.
21/10/1954m 10s

366. Insights: The Future of UK Fintech

On this weeks insights show, David Brear is hosting a live panel at the premiere of 11:Years, our documentary about the rise of UK fintech! Our fantastic panel consists of: Eric Van der Kleij - CEO and founder of Frontier network as well as the founder of Tech City UK (now Tech Nation) and Level 39 Ashok Vaswani - Global Head of Consumer Banking & Payments, Barclays - former APAC CEO at Citi Bank among other things Anne Boden - CEO and Founder of Starling Bank, former COO of AIB Nick Ogden - Founder of the brand new of RTGS.Global, founder of ClearBank and Worldpay and the father of e-commerce among many others! This live panel covers the following topics: The key take aways from the film Why London such a successful fintech ecosystem? How has the landscape changed with having new competitors? How can regulation enable development? How can the UK maintain its leading position? How can the UK help accelerate ecosystem around the world? Will the next 11 years move the dial for FiServ as much as the last 11? Check out our brand new documentary 11:YEARS - the Rise of UK Fintech now. Head over to 11years.film to watch for free, and share using #11YEARS. Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Anne Boden, Ashok Vaswani, Eric Van der Kleij, and Nick Ogden.
18/10/1934m 52s

365. News: Free money!

Our expert hosts, David Brear and Will White, are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Nicolas Kopp - US CEO, N26 Asya Bradley - VP Partnerships, Socure Collin Galster - Head of Business Development at Nova Credit We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: Samsung Pay launches US international money transfers (04:24) Credit Karma moves into savings (07:37) Brex’s launches its Cash management account (17:06) OakNorth appoint ex Google exec as their platform business CEO (27:42) NatWest trials UK's 'first' biometric credit card (37:54) HSBC to axe up to 10,000 jobs in cost-cutting drive (41:13) Stocks and Scares: Financial jargon brings Brits out in a sweat (48:19) Check out our brand new documentary 11:YEARS - the Rise of UK Fintech now. Head over to 11years.film to watch for free, and share using #11YEARS. Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Asya Bradley, Colin Galster, and Nicolas Kopp.
14/10/191h 2m

364. Interviews: SIBOS 2019 Industry leader special

Our expert hosts, David Brear and Simon Taylor bring you two fantastic interviews from SIBOS 2019 in London. This week we bring you insights from two industry leaders and on this episode they bring you industry knowledge, a wealth of experience and what the future might look like for our industry. This week you will hear from: Paul Stoddart, President of new payments platforms at MasterCard Soren Mortensen, Director of global financial markets at IBM Check out our brand new documentary 11:YEARS - the Rise of UK Fintech now. Head over to 11years.film to watch for free, and share using #11YEARS. Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Paul Stoddart and Soren Mortensen.
11/10/1950m 24s

363. News: Banking isn’t a side hustle

Our expert hosts, David Brear and Leda Glyptis, are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: John Erik Setsaas, VP of Identity and Innovation at Signicat Kathryn Harris, Product and Design Lead, Lloyds Banking Group Daniel Lowther, Head of Fintech at CCGroup We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: TransferWise signs US partners for trans-Atlantic expansion (03:40) Revolut reveals new agreement with Visa to help push their global expansion (14:36) Monzo’s salary sorter (25:42) Sainsbury’s becomes the latest British supermarket to pull out of the mortgage market (32:33) PayPal gets Chinese payments license (39:48) Marijuana Banking Bill Passes House in Historic Vote (43:41) Louis Theroux grants permission to man who wants to use his face on bank card (49:54) Check out our brand new documentary 11:YEARS - the Rise of UK Fintech now. Head over to 11years.film to watch for free, and share using #11YEARS. Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Daniel Lowther and Kathryn Harris.
07/10/1955m 23s

362. Interviews: International deep tech special

Our expert hosts, Simon Taylor and Leda Glyptis are at SIBOS 2019 where they get to sit down with some successful international companies focussing on deep tech and infrastructure. This week's guests include: Anna Brailsford, CEO of Code: First Girls Bharat Bhusan, CTO Banking and Financial Markets, IBM Jacqueline Keogh, SVP at Western Union Nikhil Kumar, Co-founder of Setu Tune in to hear industry insights, the current state of the international fintech market and the best career advice that our guests have ever recieved. All this and much more on today's Fintech Insider Interviews. Check out our brand new documentary 11:YEARS - the Rise of UK Fintech now. Head over to 11years.film to watch for free, and share using #11YEARS. Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Anna Brailsford, Bharat Bhushan, Jaqueline Keogh, and Nikhil Kumar.
04/10/1959m 17s

361. News: Listen to your customers!

Our expert hosts, Leda Glyptis and Simon Taylor are joined by some great guests at SIBOS 2019 in the Excel, London, to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Niall Cameron - Global Head of Corporate and Institutional Digital at HSBC Ali Paterson - Editor in Chief at Fintech Finance Chris Truce - Head of Fintech at Saxo Bank We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: SWIFT discuss the adoption of gpi and impact on global payments (01:21) RBS appoints Alison Rose as chief executive (12:07) Monzo replaces entire Monzo Plus team and refunds customers after admitting premium service “didn’t go according to plan” (21:04) Starling opens online banking option for business customers (29:55) Alibaba acquires a third of Ant Financial (38:47) American Express taps Open Banking for account-to-account payments (42:11) Over a third of UK bank branches closed in past five years (49:27) Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Ali Paterson, Chris Truce, and Niall Cameron.
30/09/1959m 32s

360. Interviews: SIBOS 2019 London fintech special

On this episode of Fintech Insider interviews we bring you a series of interviews with some of the most interesting players on the fintech scene, straight from SIBOS in London. They bring you insights, a wealth of industry experience and share the best career advice they have ever been given! This week's guests include: Andrew Bud - Founder and CEO of iProov Simon Cureton - Commercial Director at Funding Options Todd Latham - CMO and Head of product at Currencycloud Simon Winchester - VP Sales at Jumio We also have a very special announcement for you, from OakNorth and Shieldpay that was given on the first day of SIBOS! Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Andrew Bud, Simon Cureton, Simon Winchester, and Todd Latham.
27/09/191h 13m

Bonus: Top 25 startups in the UK!

On this bonus episode, David Brear is joined by Megan Caywood, Head of Digital Strategy at Barclays, to talk about a recent list made by LinkedIn - the top 25 startups in the UK! They cover the following: What companies made it to the list? How many startup have been founded in the last year? What were the qualifications to make it to the list? Notable inclusions and exclusions If Megan were to create the same list - what would it look like? Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guest: Megan Caywood.
25/09/1931m 43s

359. News: Cardmageddon

Our expert hosts, David Brear and Sarah Kocianski are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Keith Grose - Head of UK at Plaid Audrey Tinline - Senior Broadcast Journalist at BBC World Service Radio Imran Gulamhuseinwala - Open Banking Implementation Trustee We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: SCA is here - but also pushed back to March 2021 - what is going on? (02:08) GoCardless launches US debit payments solution and opens San Francisco office (20:32) British fintech start-up backed by Goldman Sachs axes 20pc of staff (35:52) Visa and Mastercard join Plaid financing (41:43) Students taking out payday loans 'to pay for gym memberships and avocados' (48:19) Gartner Hype Cycle 2019 (55:22) Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Audrey Tinline, Imran Gulamhuseinwala, and Keith Grose.
23/09/191h 0m

358. Insights: Financial Crime - The weakest link

Our expert hosts, David Brear and Will White are joined by some great guests to talk about financial crime. What is it, how does it manifest itself and how can we work to solve it? Our guests are as following: Francesca Hopwood-Road, Head of RegTech and Advanced Analytics at the FCA Simon McDougall, Executive Director, Technology Policy and Innovation at the ICO Nas Ahmed - General Counsel & Head of Risk in Exec at 11:FS We cover the following topics: Importance of getting it right Current state of play Use of technology & Getting everyone onboard Is this an area where the UK could lead the world if we get it right? What could the future look like? Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Francesca Hopwood Road and Simon McDougall.
20/09/1949m 39s

357. News: The financial sector’s meltdown

Our expert hosts, Jason Bates and Simon Taylor are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Ali Niknam, CEO of Bunq Kirsty Grant, Chief Investment Officer at Seedrs Jonas Bøgh Larsen, Co-founder and CEO of Pento We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: Banks surprised by PPI deadline surge (03:00) Big US sustainable funds fail to support ESG shareholder proposals (14:21) Jack Ma steps down from his $460 billion Alibaba empire after 20 years (23:47) Stripe introduces Stripe Corporate Card and activates payouts to 45 countries (34:19) N26 Launches In Switzerland But Without CHF Support (40:09) Xinja Bank gains banking licence; rolls out first accounts (46:53) A bank mistakenly put $120,000 into a couple's account. They spent it! (53:47) Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Ali Nikman, Jonas Bøgh Larsen, and Kirsty Grant.
16/09/1958m 5s

356. Interviews: Erik Qualman, author of Socialnomics

Our expert host, Sam Maule, is joined by some Erik Qualman, motivational speaker and best selling author for todays Fintech Insider Interview! Erik's best selling book Socialnomics Regulation in the financial industries Being the second most liked author after J.K. Rowling The importance of understanding of shared blame Transforming technology Outside in VS Inside Out All this, and much more on today's Fintech Insider Interview! Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guest: Erik Qualman.
13/09/1931m 51s

355. News: Google knows best

Our expert hosts, Sarah Kocianski and David Brear, are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Joe Cross - Global Marketing & PR at TransferWise Rona Ruthen - Customer Operations Director at Monzo Bank Wincie Wong - Head of Rose Review Implementation, at RBS We also hear from Monese CEO Norris Koppel and Nick Harris, UK Partnerships Lead for Square! We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: Digital banks on track to treble customers next year (04:40) Singapore to accept first digital bank applications (11:35) Lenders accuse Google of overstepping mark with ban on payday loan apps (19:25) Lloyds buys Tesco Bank’s mortgage book in £3.8bn deal (30:26) TSB and Square announce payments partnership (36:40) European banking app Monese partners with deposits marketplace Raisin (46:36) Linkedin Top 25 Startups (53:04) Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Joe Cross, Nicholas Harris, Norris Koppel, Rona Ruthen, and Wincie Wong.
09/09/1956m 50s

354. Interviews: Boe Hartman, CTO Marcus by Goldman Sachs

On this episode of Fintech Insider Interviews, Sam Maule is in New York, in the Goldman Sachs offices, joined by Boe Hartman CTO and Partner at Marcus. Boe's role at Marcus and a very special announcement about his future role at Goldman Sachs The origin story and development of Marcus over the last 4 years Marcus' success to date both in the US and the UK The story behind the name "Marcus" for the brand All this and much more in today's interview! Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guest: Boe Hartman.
06/09/1932m 25s

353. News: Fintechs buying fintechs

Our expert hosts, David Brear and Sarah Kocianski, are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Ben Chisell - Director of Digital product at OakNorth Husayn Kassai - CEO and Co-Founder at Onfido Bailey Kursar - CEO and Co-Founder of Toucan We also hear from US CEO of N26, Nicolas Kopp about their recent US launch We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: N26 moves out of beta and goes nationwide across the US (03:11) Numbrs joins the fintech unicorn club (09:25) Revolut’s new hires (16:45) Deutsche bank fined 16 million dollars over US corruption charges (23:51) Meeting of two marketplaces: Raisin acquires fairr A woman's bank sent her safe house address to her abusive ex India’s CRED raises $120M to help people improve their financial behavior K-Swiss just dropped a new line of sneakers - specifically designed for CEOs! Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Bailey Kursar, Ben Chisell, Husayn Kassai, Nicholas Kopp, and Nicolas Kopp.
02/09/191h 0m

352. Insights: The future of cross-border payments

Our expert hosts, Leda Glyptis and Simon Taylor, are joined by some great guests on this insights show to take a deep dive in to the future of the payments industry and where we are going to see innovation coming from in this space! Our panel of guests include: Harry Newman - Head of Banking at SWIFT Andy Smith - CTO of Clearbank Nadya Hijazi - Head of GLCM Digital, HSBC On this insights episode, we cover the following topics What is correspondent banking? What is SWIFT and how is it shaping the future of the industry? How is technology changing a traditionally static industry? What will the universal adoption of gpi means for creating new opportunities for innovation? Is the future going to be DLT based? Where is the cross-border payments industry going next? All this, and much more on today's insights show. Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Andrew Smith, Harry Newman, and Nadya Hijazi.
30/08/1959m 38s

351. News: Keep calm and carry on investing

Our expert hosts, David Brear and Will White, are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Emily Nicolle, Technology Editor at CityAM Marko Wenthin, CEO at Penta Olivia Vinden, Director at Alpha FMC We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: Apple Card Launches For Everyone. Now Credit Is As Private As Cash (02:11) Global fintech investment falls sharply (15:53) NatWest hid a data breach from customers (24:15) Credit Karma glitch exposed users to other people’s accounts (30:05) TransferWise’s debit card launches in APAC (41:53) Monzo customers to receive salaries a day early under new feature from app-only bank (49:50) J-Lo & A-Rod Are Investing in Acorns (1:00:17) Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Emily Nicolle, Marko Wenthin, and Olivia Vinden.
26/08/191h 14m

350. Insights: The RBS remedies fund

On this episode of Fintech Insider Insights, David Brear and Sarah Kocianski are joined by four guests, who all just happen to be winners of the RBS remedies fund! Our guests include: Andrew Smith - Chief technology officer at Clearbank - Pool A Alex Cardona - Co-Founder at Codat - Pool D Rob Angus, Chief Proposition & Finance Officer, Nationwide For Business - Pool B Simon Brown - Head of Business Banking at Atom Bank - Pool C On this insights episode we take a detailed look at the RBS remedies fund. We go through the following: What is the RBS remedies fund and what lead to it? Who are the winners of each pool? What was the road to winning like? What does the RBS remedies fund mean to the SME sector? What does the future of SME banking in the UK look like? All this and so much more on todays Fintech Insider Insights. Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Alex Cardona, Andrew Smith, Rob Angus, and Simon Brown.
23/08/1956m 13s

349. News: Get rich quick!

Our expert hosts, Simon Taylor and Sarah Kocianski, are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Stephen Lemon - Cofounder and VP at CurrencyCloud Carl Hazeley - VP at Finimize Caroline Plumb - CEO of Fluidly We also hear from Sam Maule, 11:FS MP and Wander Rutgers, President of Robinhood International! We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: Remedies Pool C winners are announced (1:44) Goldman Sachs dips into subprime lending with Apple Card (11:52) Robinhood gains authorisation to open in the UK (21:45) Central Bank of Ireland to skip deadline for SCA rules (28:30) Venmo launches instant transfers to bank accounts (33:40) WeChat Pay and Alipay partner QFPay raises $20 million to develop new digital payment solutions (41:19) Hey Google, lend me a tenner? NatWest trials voice banking (48:45) Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Carl Hazeley, Caroline Plumb, Sam Maule, Stephen Lemon, and Wander Rutgers.
19/08/1959m 30s

348. Interviews: Nick Ogden, Founder of ClearBank and WorldPay

On this episode of Fintech Insider Interviews, David Brear is joined by fintech "founding father" Nick Ogden to talk about a variety of topics, including: Nick's background and who he is today The businesses he's founded and run including WorldPay Why he set up ClearBank Where he sees the fintech industry in 5 years What drew him into joining Funding Options as a Non Exec Chairman The most important things he's learnt during his career All of that and so much more on todays episode of Fintech Insider! Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guest: Nick Ogden.
16/08/1945m 43s

347. News: Illegal fintech loansharks?

Our expert hosts, Jason Bates and Sarah Kocianski, are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Richard Davies, COO at Revolut Simon Dix, CEO and founder of DX Compliance Solutions Joy MacKnight, Managing Editor at The Banker We also hear from Marko Wenthin, CEO at Penta, Brandon Chung, 11:FS JTBD Consultant, and Sam Maule, 11:FS Americas MD We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: America to get real-time payments by 2024 (2:12) Klarna’s multi-billion dollar valuation to help them hit Australia (12:36) Hongkongers are reaping the benefits of virtual banks even before their launch (20:37) Penta’s latest funding round (27:36) HSBC Cuts 4,000 Jobs, starting with the CEO (38:17) Australia passes consumer data rights legislation (47:58) 20-Year Mortgages Hit Zero for the First Time in History (53:55) Indonesia Has Shut Down 826 Fintech Startups This Year Alone (58:31) Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Brandon Chung, Joy Macknight, Marko Wenthin, Richard Davies, Sam Maule, and Simon Dix.
12/08/191h 4m

346. Insights: Jobs to be Done - The future of product design

On this episode of Fintech Insider Insights, Ryan Garner is joined by some expert guests to talk about all things Jobs to be Done. Our great guests include: David Brear, 11:FS CEO & Former Mettle CEO Alan Klement, JTBD expert and pioneer Justin Geaney, CPO at Virtual Bank by Standard Chartered Peter Collingridge, Director / Global Head, Entrepreneurs in Residence On this insights episode we take a detailed look at JTBD, including: What JTBD actually is - a lawnmover analogy How impactful it can be when designing digital propositions Why it's the key to making your product an integral part of your customer's life How it can help to create powerful end to end customer journeys Why JTBD is the future of product design Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Alan Klement, David M. Brear, Justin Geaney, and Peter Collingridge.
09/08/1943m 12s

345. News: This is how you make money.

Our expert hosts, Simon Taylor and Jason Bates, are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Mark Frampton, Analyst Relations Manager at Finastra Greg Michel, Head of Fintech, Cybersecurity & AI at Tech Nation. Lois Ollerenshaw, Venture principal at Nationwide building society We also hear from Virginie O’Shea, Research director at Aite Group We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: Nubank’s $400 MILLION mega round pushes their valuation to $10 billion (1:59) Goldman Sachs’ billion dollar fintech gamble (9:41) Revolut’s investors predict a $10bn valuation (14:42) Jack Ma’s $290 Billion Loan Machine Is Changing Chinese Banking (24:07) US Women Pay 18% More in Banking Fees Than Men (32:08) Rakuten’s US banking charter application raises concerns with American Banks (39:23) London Stock Exchange in talks to buy Refinitiv for $27bn (48:13) Noel Edmonds reaches compensation deal with Lloyds over scam (57:25) Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Greg Michel, Lois Ollerenshaw, Mark Frampton, and Virginie O'Shea.
05/08/191h 1m

344. Insights: US Digital Transformation Special

Today our host, Sam Maule, is joined by some great guests, all from Fifth Third Bank. Our guests for todays episode include: Melissa Stevens, Chief Digital Officer, Head of Design, Innovation, & CX Justin Hendrix, VP & Senior Manager with the Innovation Team Joel Kashuba, SVP Design & Innovation In this episode we cover topics such as: * The innovative strategy of Fifth Third Bank * Why digital banking is actually quite difficult for incumbents * How the digital banking market in America is being transformed * How you avoid building an innovation theatre. All this, and so much more on today's show! Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com! Special Guests: Joel Kashuba, Justin Hendrix, and Melissa Stevens.
02/08/1956m 4s

343. News: Trump’s gonna shut this down!

This week we have some great stories for you as David Brear and Simon Taylor are joined by a some great guests: Valentina Kristensen, Director, Growth & Communications at OakNorth Gary Rohloff, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Laybuy Sam O’Connor, CEO at Coconut We kick off the episode by taking a look at trading startup, Robinhood's latest raise, which valued the company at $7.6bn! Simon explains how the mobile only players in the market seem to be growing much faster, and Valentina says that this raise points towards them gearing up for an IPO. (2:16) Next up, we talk about a Great British banking switch towards the likes of Monzo and Starling. They talk about how an increase in advertising by those banks has affected this, as well as the almost frictionless opening of a new current account with the challengers in comparison to the incumbents. (14:28) Other stories include: * Monzo and Starling sail ahead in banking apps poll (17:30) * Starling senior executives take flight from app-based bank (24:05) * We hear from Mojo's CEO on teaming up with Monzo (30:48) * Australian smartphone bank 86 400 wins banking licence (45:43) * Metro Bank to replace Vernon Hill as profits dive (48:10) * Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is coming to the US in a major way (53:54) * Tally launches banking app tied to gold ownership (59:18) All this and so much more on today's show. Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Gary Rohloff, Richard Hayes, Sam O'Connor, and Valentina Kristensen.
29/07/191h 7m

342. Insights: Atom Takeover ft. will.i.am.

Today we have an excellent episode for you! In this takeover show, David Brear and Leda Glyptis are joined by some great guests from Atom Bank including: will.i.am, Musician, Entrepreneur, Innovator, and Strategic Board Advisor Mark Mullen, Chief Executive Officer Simon Brown, Head of Business Banking Clare Framrose, Head of Personal Banking First up, we talk about Atom Bank and what sets them apart from the incumbent banks. Next up, we discuss AI, with will.i.am explaining why now is the most important time to get AI development right. Later on we discuss: the importace of trust and trust as a commodity, why companies should hire a Chief Trust Officer, why data is so valuable just the masses haven't realised it yet, the importance of financial education in schools, will.i.am's relationship with Atom, and so much more! Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Clare Framrose, Mark Mullen, Simon Brown, and will.i.am.
26/07/191h 12m

341. News: More money is always good news!

This week we have some great stories for you as David and Sarah are joined by a couple of great guests: Amy Lewin, Senior Reporter at Sifted James Teodorini, European Partnerships Development Manager at Button Oliver Prill, CEO of Tide Megan Caywood, Global Head of Digital Strategy at Barclays We kick off the episode by taking a look at how British fintech booms as 2019 is set to be a record year for UK investment. To start us off, we have a soundbite from Jo Oliver, Partner at Octopus Ventures, commenting on the story. Jo explains why the trend of signinificant investment is likely to continue and why we shouldn't read too much into a 30% decline in investment deals. James Teodorini makes the point that only 15% of this investment is early stage and he'd like to see this figure increase, as this indicates that we're still seeing new entrants to the market. (4:35) Up next, JPMorgan's CEO is looking for the banks next acquisition, and they're expected to be targeting a US neobank. This sparks a built it vs. buy it debate, with the guests discussing the pros and cons of each, as well as a discussion about how open neobanks are to being acquired and much more. (14:47) Other stories include: * Facebook 'to be fined $5bn over Cambridge Analytica scandal' (28:15) * Fintech in Latin America continues to draw big dollars as Softbank invests $231 million in Creditas (34:34) * Startup Button Rides Mobile Commerce Growth to New Financing (41:53) * Sydney could use facial recognition for public transport payments (46:58) * Private Eye's analysis of UK challenger bank's tube ads (59:08) All this and so much more on today's show. Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Amy Lewin, James Teodorini, Jo Oliver, Megan Caywood, and Oliver Prill.
22/07/191h 18m

340. Interviews: John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury

We start off the episode by discussing John Glen's role in the Treasury and London's fintech boom. He explains why he's excited about London's fintech scene, and that he's a regular user of fintech products. John and David then go on to talk about the potential effect of Brexit on fintech as well as John's vision for the future of financial services. All this and so much more on today's episode. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Fintech Insider is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking and financial services. Together with a brilliant host of guests, we cover the latest news in the fintech world, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking. No matter if you are a full-on expert, or an enthusiast who would like to learn more about the fintech world, this podcast if for you! Special Guest: John Glen.
19/07/1912m 47s

339. News: Take that, cash. Card is great!

This week we have some great stories for you as Simon and Laura are joined by a couple of great guests: Jonathan Keeling - Partnerships Director at CrowdCube Alastair Thompson - Head of Business Development at Transferwise Ishaan Malhi - CEO of Trussle Simon Rabin - CEO of Chip We kick off the episode by taking a look at how Deutsche bank has had some pretty bad news lately. Germany's biggest lender has to slash 20,000 jobs and shed €50bn of assets. The first casualty was Deutsche's investment banking chief Garth Ritchie, who resigned on Friday ahead of the restructuring that will cut as many as 20,000 jobs around the world. The cuts have already started, and staff in London were told that their passes would stop working after 11am. The CEO described the job losses as "painful but unavoidable to insure Deutsche Bank's long-term success." Simon argues that compared to competitors, Deutsche Bank have really struggled. With all the costs that comes with the cuts, would it not just be better to start again? (1:43) Next up, we talk about how Dutch banks have been to told to stop using payments data for personalised marketing. ING received complaints after stating that they to planned to start using transaction data to send its customers more relevant email and text message offers and the Dutch Data Protection Authority has had to write to the Dutch Banking Authority making it clear that banks are "not allowed" to simply send their customers personalised offers based on payment details. Simon argues that this is rather odd, as having targeted ads coming to you is not necessarily a bad thing, as long as it is relevant. Is this just a question of relevance being subjective? (12:43) Other stories include: Government-owned bank 'forging signatures' in repossession cases (20:20) Bezos-backed Remitly raises $135m for expansion in remittances (27:02) Fintech is the ‘new normal’ with 55% of consumers regular users (34:53) N26 to launch mobile banking in the US on Thursday (38:44) Another state creates tech sandbox as federal agencies tread warily (46:29) Seven-eleven shuts down mobile payments app following ludicrous security breach (51:50) All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Alastair Thompson, Ishaan Malhi, Jonathan Keeling, and Simon Rabin.
15/07/1957m 18s

338. Interviews: Michael Jaconi, CEO of Button

We start off the episode by discussing Michael's background and what inspired him to found Button. He says that from a young age he's always been an entrepreneur, and explains how the acquisition of one of his first companies, a small startup aiming to help non-profits, lead to his inspiration for Button. Michael then goes on to talk about Button's mission and vision; to enable a consumer to find exactly what they want in a moment of intent, and by being able to do this and on a large enough scale they could build a business. He also explains Button's role in solving a problem that many companies have realised. He says that it's evident that every platform is dying to get into commmerce because they know that the durability of their ads business is going to be dependent on the commerce that they drive. All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guest: Michael Jaconi.
12/07/1928m 11s

337. After Dark: FINinTheSun

We hope all of you who could make it enjoyed some #FINInTheSun as much as we all did! For episode 8 of After Dark some of London's finances' finest visited our home turf in Devonshire Square for our fintech street party. The show was buzzing after selling out in just 24 hours, with all of the guests who could get their hands on it, rocking our 'Swag to end all Swag!' For this After Dark show, Simon, Leda and Jason were joined by some great guests: Lianna Brinded - Head of Yahoo Finance UK Luke Griffiths - Head of UK at Klarna Sophie Guibaud - MD Europe at Fidor We kick off the show by taking a look at an article from The Times stating that big banks have been accused of giving fintech start-ups a raw deal! This comes about after the takeover talks of two start-ups collapsed, forcing one to shut down. Additionally, Senior fintech executives have complained that large financial institutions want to take information from them without offering adequate capital or other benefits in return. In reaction to this article Leda explains that after several years of sounding like a broken record, there's no pretence of hiding the fact that big banks have been trying to learn from new start-ups, and that she's still surprised that journalists are surprised by this. (3:11) Next up, we talk about UK fintech Jaja's acquisition of the Bank of Ireland’s UK credit card business for £530M! Jaja Card is a digital credit card managed entirely through the Jaja mobile app, designed to make credit simpler, fairer and easier to manage. The acquisition “forms part of Jaja’s strategy to scale its UK credit card business by working in partnership with other financial institutions and consumer brands.” Luke goes on to explain that this industry is ripe for disruption and that there's been very little innovation at all in credit cards, especially the post-purchase experience. (10:09) Other stories include: * Singapore to issue digital retail and wholesale bank licenses (17:50) * New Lifetime ISA best buy for younger savers keen to get on the property ladder (23:26) * Libra: Mark Zuckerberg’s world domination plans edge closer! (30:35) * RBS Remedies Fund pool D winners announced (37:13) * Possibly the worst bank scam of all time? (47:00) All this and so much more on today's show. As it is Pride Month, there is no better charity for us to be supporting through this event than Stonewall. For those that don’t know Stonewall was founded in 1989 to help advance the rights of the LBGTQ community by campaigning for equal rights, supporting and empowering individuals, and transforming institutions to create inclusive and accepting cultures. Text PRIDE to 70003 to donate £3. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Lianna Brinded, Luke Griffiths, and Sophie Guibaud.
08/07/1952m 24s

336. Interviews: Money20/20 International Entrepreneurship Special

For this weeks episode we had the chance to sit down with some of the most interesting people on the fintech scene, straight from Money20/20 in Amsterdam! We got some really interesting insights, found out secrets to success and what the future holds for these companies. Mattias Kroner, formerly of Fidor Stephen Ufford, Trulioo CEO Giles Sutherland, Carta Worldwide MD Paul Riseborough Chief Commercial Officer at Metro Bank Tariq Hassan CEO of Code4000 To kick off this episode, Simon Taylor sits down with Matthias Kroner, formerly of Fidor and a man with many hats! Matthias tells us the story of Fidor and how the idea came about during the financial crisis! Matthias argues that was the best time to set up a new concept when everything is ok and everyone is happy with their bank there is no need for new players. Next up, Jason Bates chats to Stephen Ufford, CEO of Trulioo! Trulioo is a global identity verification provider, offering verification solutions to the whole world. Stephen tells us about his vision of offering alternative identification solutions to everyone on the planet, his passion for bringing more people into the financial system faster, and what is next for Trulioo. We also have a great interview with Giles Sutherland from Carta worldwide and a joint interview with Paul Riseborough from Metro Bank and Tariq Hassan from Code4000, telling us about they recent partnership! All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Giles Sutherland, Matthias Kröner, Paul Riseborough, Stephen Ufford, and Tariq Hassan.
05/07/191h 13m

335. News: You don’t have any unicorns!

This week we have some great stories for you as David and Simon are joined by a couple of great guests: James Ferretti - Solutions Engineer at Transferwise Alfie Marsh - UK and Ireland Sales Manager at Spendesk Ivo Weevers - Chief Product & Design Officer at Asto Mel Palmer - CMO at Exo Investing We kick off the episode by taking a look at how Bank of England welcomes tech companies! The Bank of England intends to open its vaults to tech companies for the first time, which will enable fintechs to offer payments systems on the same level as commercial banks. James argues that for companies like Transferwise, this is a huge deal. This means that they can now hold funds in a central bank, which adds that extra level of security. Is this a sign of recognition from the big banks that there are other players on the market? (02:38) Next up, we talk about Revolut eyes big bucks before IPO! Revolut, the British digital bank, has ruled out an initial public offering in the near future as it targets another private fundraising later this year. In an interview with Financial News, Nikolay Storonsky, founder and chief executive of Revolut, said the firm needs to hit a valuation of $20bn-$40bn before a stock market float. Mel argues that if that valuation comes through, it could change the whole industry! (10:19) Other stories include: Monzo doubles valuation to £2 billion after fresh capital injection (17:45) TransferWise to open borderless account in US (19:58) Every little helps as RBS goes shopping for Tesco mortgages (26:21) Apple is one step closer to launching its sleek, new credit card (30:55) Lloyds becomes the first bank to sign up to 'Mental Health Accessible' standards (38:15) NatWest introduces selfie-powered current account opening (46:27) Geekiest engagement announcement ever? (52:25) All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Alfie Marsh, Ivo Weevers, James Ferretti, and Mel Palmer.
01/07/1955m 57s

334. Fintech Insider Interviews: Money20/20 Payments Special

In this episode, we bring you a payments special, with interviews from some of the top leaders in the fintech payments space! To start the episode, Jason Bates sits down with Harsh Sinha, CTO at Transferwise! Harsh tells us about Transferwise's organisational model, what the pros and cons are, and how you optimise ylou company for speed! We also talk about what it is like moving from Silicon Valley to join a small start-up in Europe, and how you create value for your customers. Next up, Jason sits down with Patrick Gauthier from Amazon Pay! Patrick tells us about frictionless payments, the importance of protecting the consumers' privacy and what he knows now, that he wishes he had known at the start of his career. Also, why is patience so important when starting out in fintech? We also have two more brilliant interviews with Roland Palmer from Alipay, telling us how Chinese tourists have their eyes on Europe, and Mark Barnett from Mastercard who tells us all about the battle for payments! All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Harsh Sinha, Mark Barnett, Patrick Gauthier, and Roland Palmer.
28/06/191h 15m

333. News: Everybody knows a Dave

This week we have some great stories for you as David and Simon are joined by a couple of great guests: Michael Fotis - CEO and Founder, Smart Money People Dean Butler - Head of Innovation at Prudential Shafali Gupta - VP Strategy & Ops at Fluidly We kick off the episode by taking a look at the winners from the latest RBS Remedies pool! Luckily, we actually have someone who is part of the group of winners on the panel! Shafali Gupta from Fluidly gives us some insights on how the last week has been over at Fluidly. The panel discuss the other winners, what the fund can do for SMEs and what the people over at Fluidly are planning on doing with the money! (01:48) Next up, we talk about Monzo going stateside! Monzo was an instant hit when it launched in the UK, and now the challenger bank is looking to expand to America! The panel argues that if this was supposed to be a secret, it is arguably the worst kept secret ever. Challenger banks from the UK have been looking at the American market for a while now, so how will Monzo do over there? Will the American people be intrigued by this British bank? Will the hot coral make as big of an impression over there as it did here? (08:54) Other stories include: Bank investments in technology not yet driving significant revenue growth (18:19) Google and PayPal explored OCC’s fintech charter, then walked away (22:49) Bank of England finds UK challenger banks cut corners (26:37) Kevin Hollinrake accused of hiding conflict of interest (31:32) After Loot runs out of cash, founder and 17 team members join RBS’ digital bank Bó (35:25) Uber is pivoting to fintech, something Asian startups have been doing for years (40:00) Dave, a fintech startup backed by Mark Cuban and Diplo, is launching a checking account that helps users build their credit score (54:52) Amazon selling shock bracelet to help you curb bad habits (1:00:20) All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Dean Butler, Michael Fotis, and Shafali Gupta.
24/06/191h 5m

332. Interviews: Money20/20 CEO special

For this weeks episode we had the chance to sit down with the CEOs of some of the most interesting companies from Money20/20 in Amsterdam! We got some really interesting insights, found out secrets to success and what the future holds for these companies. First up, Jason Bates meets Ralph Hamers, CEO of ING! Last year, Ralph gave a keynote speech at Money20/20 and he tells us what has changed in a years time. Ralph gives us his insights on the digitalisation of banking and how mobile first is rapidly becoming the new normal! If you want to be competing with new platforms, you have to rethink the way you operate. What is ING's secret? Next up, we talk to Des McDaid, managing director at Marcus by Goldman Sachs UK! Simon Taylor sits down with Des to talk about all things Marcus! Marcus was an instant hit when it launched in the UK, what is their secret? Des argues that although the rate is important, no customer wants a bad rate. However, the rate is not everything, and Des explains how they listened closely to their customers and did what they wanted. We also got some incredible insights from Nuno Sebastao CEO of Feedzai, Zach Perret CEO of Plaid, Anne Boden CEO of Starling, Frank Jan Risseeuw CEO of Yolt and Tamaz Georgadze CEO of Raisin. All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Michael Bailey. Special Guests: Anne Boden, Des McDaid, Frank Jan Risseeuw, Nuno Sebastao, Ralph Hamers, Tamaz Georgadze, and Zach Perret.
21/06/191h 22m

Fintech Insider USA: Alex Sion, Citi Ventures (S1E6)

Welcome back to the 6th and final episode of this new show, Fintech Insider USA! In this episode, Sam Maul meets Alex Sion, Co-Head of D10X at Citi Ventures! To start the episode, Alex explains what D10X actually is, and what the name stands for. The programme has been active for about 4 years and the consumer side is organised around two macro themes: modern life and economic vitality. Alex argues that the nuclear family has not existed for many years now and banks have been built around the image of the traditional family. How do you support families that perhaps do not fit into the image of the nuclear family? We continue talking about how you innovate at a company as large as City. Where do you focus? How do you generate relevant ideas on a global scale? With such a global reach, how do you accommodate many very different markets? All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guest: Alex Sion.
19/06/1920m 58s

331. News: With great data comes great responsibility.

This week we have some great stories for you as Simon Taylor and Brandon Chung are joined by a couple of great guests: Loral Quinn - CEO of Sustainably Scott Liddell - Head of Channel and Digital, CYBG We kick off the episode by taking a look at, well, ourselves! We are the news! Building the banking platform of the future with 11:FS Foundry! DNB, Norway's largest financial services group, has decided to extend its investment into 11:FS Foundry and is committed to building new services on the platform, initially focussing on loans. Are we going to see more and more fintechs collaborating with bigger banks? Is this the future? (01:29) Next up, we talk about how the FCA has done a major shake-up of overdrafts! Banks and buildings societies will no longer be allowed to charge fixed monthly or daily fees for overdraft. There will also no longer be higher fees for unplanned overdrafts rather than arranged ones. This means that banks have to advertise their APRs to their customers. Is showing a customer an APR really the best strategy? Can you guarantee that your average customer understands words like APR and percentages? (08:58) Other stories include: JPMorgan Closes Finn, Digital-Only Bank, a Year After Launch (15:33) Fintechs risk giving banks a bad name, says Barclays boss (24:17) Brex valued at $2.6B with new cash from Kleiner Perkins (32:28) UK startup fintech TrueLayer just won funding from China's Tencent and Singaporean wealth fund Temasek (38:00) Amazon launches a credit card for the 'underbanked' with bad credit (42:41) Sberbank to open pilot branch in McDonald's outlet (47:03) All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Brandon Chung, Loral Quinn, and Scott Liddell.
17/06/1954m 1s

330. Interviews: Patrick Collison, CEO of Stripe

We start off the episode start by discussing Stripes global success. With the amount of payment companies out there, how have they reached such a success? We take the story so far back as to when the company was called /Dev/Payments! How do you create a successful company? Could it be as easy as listening to your customers and do what they want? David brings up one of Patricks quotes, If people don't think what you are doing is a little bit strange, maybe it's not strange enough. How do you find a strange enough strategy? Is being strange a way of moving away from a mimetic-heard dynamic in an industry where new innovations are key? How do you come up with a good idea and make sure it is different than what everyone else is working on? Patrick also shares what's next for Stripe and why one could argue that we are no longer in ponds, but in a connected ocean. All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guest: Patrick Collison.
14/06/1921m 50s

Fintech Insider USA: Derek Joyce, Klarna (S1E5)

Welcome back to the 5th episode of this new show, Fintech Insider USA! In this episode, we are extremely excited to bring you an interview with Derek Joyce, Vice President & General Manager, Global Accounts at Klarna! To start the episode, Derek explains Klarna's new operating model where each team has end to end accountability and ownership. How has this changed the work culture and what are the results? We continue by, of course, talking about the smoooth campaign with Snoop Dog and how the campaign has now reached 660 million impressions online! How has this campaign had an impact on Klarna as a brand, and what is it like being associated with Snoop Dog? Derek and Sam further talk about how the whole business model of payments has moved beyond transactions and Derek argues that companies that focus only the transaction are in a race to the bottom. Looking at statistics, 2/3 of millennials do not have a credit card! How do you work around this? How do you create a credit system without using credit cards? All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guest: Derek Joyce.
12/06/1929m 38s

329. News: Live from Money20/20

This weeks news show is coming to you straight from our 11:FS lounge at Money20/20 in Amsterdam! We have some great stories for you as Leda and Jason are joined by a couple of great guests: Bart Leurs - Chief Digital Transformation Officer at Rabobank Conny Dorrestijn - Founding Partner at BankiFi Jordane Giuly - Co-Founder and Head of Product at Spendesk Suresh Vaghjiani - CEO & Co-Founder at Tribe Payments We kick off the episode by taking a look at an article from Finextra about Money20/20 specifically: Money20/20 Europe 2019, Stop innovating, start executing. A big theme over the first day was innovation innovation innovation... is innovation an overused term? Should we stop innovating and start executing? Where is the fine line between being innovative and just doing something that is very niche? (02:23) Next up, we talk about how Tribe Payments is partnering with UnionPay as part of the Chinese giant's 'aggressive' push into Europe! The partnership and the new platform were launched at here Money20/20 and the panel wonders what is going to happen in the payments industry? Is this innovation through connecting people from different places? Is the payment era changing and will it change from only being a MasterCard VS Visa race? Are we going to see transformation and innovation rise through competition?(16:38) Other stories include: Rabobank’s Fundr is in it’s trial phase to help SMEs cope with PSD2 (24:03) ebay partners with Asto to offer a new finance solution (32:50) Tink receives strategic investment from PayPal (37:54) Europe leads the $31tn charge on sustainable investing (42:22) Brits turn to digital banking reveals a new study from Mastercard (49:26) A school in China has made a facial recognition software that scans the students’ behaviour in the classroom every 30 seconds (52:27) All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Bart Leurs, Conny Dorrestijn, Jordane Giuly , and Suresh Vaghjiani.
10/06/1959m 49s

328. The F'in Debate - Live from Money20/20 Europe

How do you transform traditional banks to compete in the digital banking battlefield? Essentially, how do you win? DR Leda Glyptis is hosting this very special debate, live from Money20/20 Europe. The debate will be held between two teams, Brear's Bears and Bates' Bulldogs. The teams are made up of banking and fintech experts, including: Team Brear’s Bears: * David Brear - CEO and Co-Founder 11:FS - Team Captain * Megan Caywood - Managing Director, Global Head of Digital Strateg at Barclays * Gabrielle Inzarillo - Director, FinTech, Plug and Play Tech Center * Edward Maslaveckas - Founder and CEO at Bud Team Bates’ Bulldogs: * Jason Bates - Deputy CEO & Chief Product Officer 11:FS - Team Captain * Simon Vans Colina - Engineer at Monzo * Kristian Luoma - Head of OP Lab at OP Financial Group * Joris Hensen - Founder and Co-Lead of Deutsche Bank API Program, Deutsche Bank AG Alright, here is the format of the debate: There will be four rounds, where the panel will be discussing the following: competition, tech, brand and culture. Each team will have one lead debater who will lead a 90-second pitch on that topic, after which point the floor is open for everyone to join in, and add their expertise or just generally smack talk the other side. First up, we have David Brear and Jason Bates taking on the topic of "who are the biggest competitors to traditional banks?" David is on the side of tech giants, while Jason is arguing for the challenger banks! David argues that in a fight, he would always take the side of the players with the best talent, biggest customer numbers and the brands that people actually trust. Jason's argument is that challenger banks can offer ten times better results for ten times lower cost, how could they not be the bigger threat? Tune in for interesting insights, some heated debates and the coronation of the official winner of The F'in Debate 2019! All this and so much more on today's show. DISCLAIMER: The debate was created and curated in partnership with Money20/20 for entertainment purposes only. The teams were allocated sides and the contestants did not get to choose which side to argue for, so what is said on the debate are only arguments and does not necessarily represent the contestants actual views. In other words, don't quote them on what is said in today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Edward Maslaveckas , Gabrielle Inzirillo, Joris Hensen, Kristian Luoma, Megan Caywood, and Simon Vans-Colina.
07/06/1946m 44s

Fintech Insider USA: Matt Burton, QED (S1E4)

This week Sam got the opportunity to sit down with Matt Burton, Partner at QED and the former CEO of Orchard! To kick off the episode, Matt tells us how he started out in the advertisement technologies space, how he now has three exits behind him and how he became Partner at QED Investors. Sam and Matt further discuss acquisitions, and how unfortunately most of them fail. How important is company culture, and how do you ensure a successful acquisition? Matt tells us his views on this matter! Not to be forgotten, Matt Burton is a three-time Texas State champion in tennis! Three times! Matt also explains how playing tennis can teach you how to be successful in the startup business (or atleast how the mindset is very similar!) Sam and Matt further talk about how having a lot of experience can actually work against you in some sectors! All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guest: Matt Burton.
05/06/1938m 15s

327. News: Boom Time

This week we have some really interesting stories for you as David and Simon are joined by a couple of great guests: Gary Turner, a friend of the show and Co-founder and MD of Xero Helene Panzarino, MD of Rainmaking Colab Norris Koppel, CEO of Monese We kick off the episode by talking about the third major acquisition this year: Global Payments buys TSYS for 21.5 billion dollars! The combined company will be lead by a 12 member board and go by the name Global Payments. Gary points out that with a name like Global Payments, the strategy is kind of hiding in plain sight and looking at the current state of the industry, there are quite a lot of things happening, particularly within payments. Also, try and say multi monolithic architecture after a glass of wine or two. Next up, we talk about Revolut. Are they the most-complained-about small online bank? The bank, which has 2 million customers had 171 claims made against them between 2015 and 2018, compared to only 82 claims made against Monzo. Despite receiving more complaints compared to Monzo and similar online banks, the number is still far less than Barclays and Lloyds who both had more than 100 000 complaints made against them during the same time period! Simon argues the title is slightly misleading... and David agrees! It is making a lot of very little. It is also worth pointing out that Revolut has more features and products then Monzo, so is it really fair to compare them both? Other stories include: NatWest is the “most complained about” Plaid comes to the UK A Goldman Sachs rival pulled out of the Apple Card deal on fears it will be a money loser Robinhood on track for at least $7 billion valuation with upcoming funding round French teen banking startup Pixpay raises EUR3.1m CBA invests heavily in tech-for-trust image rebuild NatWest apologises for patronising women, by patronising women All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Gary Turner, Helene Panzarino , and Norris Koppel.
03/06/191h 5m

Ep 326. Fintech Insider Live at FusionONE - a new era of finance

We are coming to you live from FusionONE! Today we have a brilliant live show for you with our hosts Simon and Sarah, and they are of course joined by some brilliant guests! Eli Rosner, Chief Product and Technology Officer, Finastra Eric Boyd, Corporate Vice President, Azure AI, Microsoft Andrew Smith, CTO ClearBank Today we take a deep dive in the new era of finance and how open platforms, emerging technologies and the rise of development talent will influense the industry. First up, our panel talks about how developers are the future of fintech. Eric Boyd marks that a lot of companies are trying to figure out how to work with these emerging technologies, but some older companies are struggling to apply these new technologies to their already existing business models. Where are we in the adaption circle of new technologies? Do we need to get some culture change in the industry? Also, as an incumbent, how do you attract talent in a quickly emerging industry? Next up, the panel talks about Open Source and Open APIs. Is being open and sharing technologies the way forward? Eli argues that the way to success is through growth, retention and better service to the customers. Also, what is actually the value of having a platform? Last but not least, we discuss what the future of the industry looks like. Are the US and Europe going to catch up with the emerging technologies in China? Eric thinks that AI technology will aid industry leaders in finding better usage for the data that they already have, but will the future involve more laws around data? Andrew sees AI as a "prediction machine" and that better AI users will be better at predicting outcomes. Unfortunately, Eli's crystal ball ran out of battery this morning, but he argues that the big banks have to rethink how they are going to compete with smaller challenger banks in this new era. All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Andrew Smith, Eli Rosner, and Eric Boyd.
31/05/1943m 3s

Fintech Insider USA: Michael Schlein, Accion (S1E3)

Welcome back to the third episode of this brand new show, Fintech Insider USA! In this episode, we are extremely excited to bring you a brilliant interview with Michael Schlein, CEO and president at Accion! Sam and Michael sit down to talk about the importance of financial inclusion and what Accion is doing to achieve that goal globally. Accion is a global non profit organisation dedicated to create a truly financially inclusive world. What needs to be done to achieve this goal and what tools are used to reach the over 3 billion people who would otherwise be excluded from the financial system? Next up, Sam and Michael talk about what the satellite and GPS industry can do for insurtech solutions such as bike insurance and single family farmers and explains why India is extremely exciting right now! Michael tells us his thoughts on what is the biggest global hold up is at the moment and what areas need improvement. Also, can you say that financial inclusion is only 1% finished? All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guest: Michael Schlein.
29/05/1931m 53s

325. News: Apple has my face

Hello from New York! This week, David and parts of his team are over in New York, and what an opportunity to have Sam Maule co-host this episode! This week we have some great stories for you, and of course some brilliant guests: Anna Irrera: Fintech Correspondent and Financial Companies Team Leader at Reuters Ian Kar: Product Consultant We kick off the episode by taking a look at JPMorgan Chase & Co will invest $125 million in programs to encourage people to save money! The goal in this is to aid the expansion of nonprofits that help people become more financially secure. The panel discusses if this should be the banks' perogative, not to enable third parties to do it on their behalf? Other stories include: Plaid (kinda) takes on Zelle Transferwise hits $3.5bn Venmo trials a rewards programme again Venture Funding In Brazil Soars To $1.3B In 2018 Morehouse College Graduates’ Student Loans to Be Paid Off by Billionaire New startup Earnin taking on Payday loans: A Biometric Backlash Is Underway — And A Backlash To The Backlash Monzo rockets to 2 million customers All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Anna Irrera and Ian Kar.
27/05/1955m 55s

324. Insights: BlackRock WealthTech19

The world of wealth is changing and so is our mindset around money. We have new ways of saving money, and we are bombarded with new apps and services every day. We live longer but our lifestyles are changing. Still, we retire at the same age as previous generations which means our pensions have to last for a lot longer. Women and men are forced into the same pension buckets, but women often take time off their careers for parental reasons. Money and mental health are closely linked and we need to think about what money is doing to our mental health and how we can learn to cope with it. This year at WealthTech19, Simon takes the opportunity to speak to some truly inspirational industry experts on topics like generational shifts, relationship with money, investing, mental health and saving for retirement and what can be done for the future. Joe Parkin - Head of UK Sales at iShares and Aladdin Wealth Tech distribution, BlackRock Gonzalo Pradas, Head of Wealth at OpenBank Mark Adams - Vice Media Frank Cooper III - Global CMO BlackRock Noah Kerner - CEO and founder, Acorns Armit Bhambra - Head of UK Retirement for iShares EMEA First up, Simon speaks to Joe Parkin who tells us what the WealthTech 2019 event is all about, and why it is focussing on wealth and wellbeing. Joe also tells us how the last couple of years have changed the way people talk about mental health. Next up, Simon sits down with Frank Cooper III to discuss what wealth and wellbeing mean in the context of brand and marketing for a financial services company. Also, what is the truth of how people live their lives? We also have an exclusive interview with Noah Kerner, CEO and founder of Acorns talking about getting young people into investing and caring about their savings. All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Armit Bhambra, Frank Cooper III, Gonzalo Pradas, Joe Parkin, Mark Adams, and Noah Kerner.
24/05/191h 3m

Fintech Insider USA: Lowell Putnam, Plaid (S1E2)

Welcome back to the second episode of this brand new show, Fintech Insider USA! In this episode, we are extremely excited to bring you a fantastic interview with Head of Partnerships at Plaid, Lowell Putnam! Sam sits down with Lowell Putnam, Head of Partnerships at Plaid at a very exciting time for the company! Lowell Putnam was previously the CEO and Founder of Quovo which have now been acquired by Plaid. In this interview, Sam and Lowell talk about a recent couple of busy months for the company, writing your own playbook and how being honest about imperfection can actually save your business! Lowell gives us his 30 seconds pitch of what Plaid does, and the duo discusses whether or not open banking will actually hit in America. Furthermore, Lowell explains why you should always make sure that the elevator car has arrived before stepping into it and why you sometimes have to throw out your own ego in order to save yourself time and money. We get to hear about Lowell's vision for the future of Plaid, and what disrupting a legacy really feels like. All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guest: Lowell Putnam.
22/05/1918m 48s

323. News: They're coming for Monzo!

This week we have some great stories for you as Sarah and co-host Adam are joined by a couple of great guests : Karen Kerrigan - COO of Seedrs Romi Savova - CEO and founder of PensionBee Iona Bain - blogger at Young Money as well as industry commentator, author and speaker We kick off the episode by taking a look at the remedies for small businesses story. Nationwide Building Society, Investec Bank and The Co-operative Bank have been granted a total of 80 million pounds from the RBS Remedies Fund Pool B. The allocations are as follows: 50 million pounds to Nationwide, 15 million to Investec bank and 15 million for Co-operative bank. The panel discusses the three banks commitments for the money and if there is any significance in the fact that the money was largely given to incumbents? Why wasn't Monzo on the list? Maybe the government thinks that they already have everything sorted out? Next up, we talk about Metro's big short! The bank faced a shareholder revolt when ISS recommended investors to reject Metro's pay report. Since the news, some branches had to face a "run" when rumours spread over WhatsApp that the bank was going to take control over its customer's assets and customers tried to take their cash out in pure panic. The panel discusses the damage social media rumours can have on a company and how the recent events could affect the reputation of the bank? To quote Sarah: Oh dear! A Lady Godiva, a Commodore, Dosh, Dore or Lolly? What do you call your money? Do not miss the final news story of the episode with some hilarious slangs for money and the panel unveiling the country's number one term! Other stories include: HK banking licence wins Brits don’t back banking tech UK fintech investment keeps on growing Silicon Valley’s newest stock exchange All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Adam Davis, Iona Bain, Karen Kerrigan, and Romi Savova.
20/05/191h 2m

322. Insights: Are mortgages broken?

David and Jeff take a close look at mortgages, a painful process Jeff recently went through. Research shows that people who have gone through the process felt stressed, lost sleep, half of the couples rowed over the process and 1 in 10 couples stopped having sex! Furthermore, 1 in 10 sought GP help due to effects on mental health. What is broken here? The duo is joined by a panel of fantastic guests to tell us more about the mortgages market, why some of these challenges exist and what changes are coming: Maria Harris - Director of Intermediary Lending, Atom Toril Steinmo - Head of Loans, DNB Dan Hegarty - CEO, Habito Vadim Toader - CEO, Proportunity The panel discusses how applying for mortgages is one of the most stressful processes in our lives, as humans have integral anxiety about shelter for themselves and their family. The panel argues that the product is not built around the consumer's needs, but rather quite simple data made incredibly opaque. Vadim Toader explains the process like planning a wedding, you don't have any prior knowledge about the process, and hopefully, when you have done it once you don't have to think about it ever again. Thoril Steinmo explains how the process is very different in Norway, and the panel asks, what is inhibiting the UK to have the same process as they do in Norway? Is there an urgent need for a clearer and more transparent language that customer actually understands? All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Daniel Hegarty, Jeff Tijssen, Maria Harris, Toril Steinmo, and Vadim Toader.
17/05/1947m 44s

Fintech Insider USA: New York Fintech Week (S1E1)

Welcome to this brand new show brought to you by 11:FS, Fintech Insider USA! In this week's episode, Sam Maule is at Empire Startups’ New York Fintech Week Conference where he was invited to mingle with some of the brightest and the best from the New York fintech scene and was able to record some interviews with some of the top speakers of the conference! We hope that you will enjoy these interviews, just as much as we have enjoyed recording them! Our fantastic guests for today's episode are: * Alexa von Tobel, Founder and Managing Partner at Inspired Capital * Henrique Dubregas, CEO and founder of Brex * Rhian Horgan, CEO and Founder of Kindur * Mariquit Corcoran, MD at Barclays US We kick off the episode by speaking to Alexa von Tobel about her entrepreneurial spirit, her new book Financially Forward and how having control over your wallet can help you take control over your life. Alexa also explains why being an entrepreneur is like being punched in the face every day (02.01). Alexa's book Financially Forward is out and available on this link: https://www.amazon.com/Financially-Forward-Todays-Digital-Smarter-ebook/dp/B07GMSWGCG Next up, we talk to Henrique Dubregas, CEO and founder of Brex who tells the story of how he built an online game at 12 years old, how starting a credit card company is actually quite complicated and how sometimes you just have to walk away (16.35). Our next guest is Rhian Horgan, CEO and Founder of Kindur. Rhian talks about how the company are trying to help baby boomers with their retirement planning, an urgent matter as up to 10.000 baby boomers retire every day! Our last guest is Marquit Corcoran, MD at Barclays US. Sam and Marquit talk about the differences in the market between the US and the UK, how Barclays are hoping to be a household name in the US and the art of good communicational skills. All this and so much more on today's show! Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode of this brand new series, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions or email podcasts@11fs.com. Stay tuned for next episode of Fintech Insider US! This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Alexa von Tobel, Henrique Dubregas, Mariquit Corcoran , and Rhian Horgan.
15/05/1948m 53s

321. News: Everything takes money

This week we have some excellent stories for you as David and Simon are joined by a few fantastic guests: Rebecca Duckworth, Chief Sales Officer at Quotevine Limited Louis Sutton, Co-Founder & Director at The Grapevine and host of I, Fintech Valentina Kristensen, Director of Growth and Comms at OakNorth Ryan Edwards-Pritchard, Managing Director at Funding Options We kick off the episode with Valentina making a big announcement regarding OakNorth entering the mortgage market. As mortgage processes can be considered overlooked and underserved, the discussion goes to whether or not this product could drive incumbents to change existing mortgage processes. OakNorth are hoping that by offering a bespoke customer-centric product, it will become a major player in the sector (03:16). Next up, we talk about Lloyds’ disappointing Q1 results and the fierce competition in the mortgage market. The panel ask where growth is going to come from and how the market is going to change with new challenger banks coming up. Being the "least worst" of the big banks is no longer what is at stake, with new challenger banks delivering new efficient processes (14:36). Also, our recurring guest Ryan Edwards-Pritchard at Funding Options has a big announcement to make! More information about the announcement can be found here: https://www.altfi.com/article/5335_funding-options-and-experian-bid-for-slice-of-rbs-775m-bank-competition-fund Other stories include: RBS Getting Back Into Payments Ten Years After It Unloaded Worldpay Singapore may allow virtual banking licences after Hong Kong ATMs are vanishing SF bans cashless shops The Art of Losing $1BN All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins, written by Dhanum Nursigadoo and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Louis Sutton, Rebecca Duckworth, Ryan Edwards-Pritchard, and Valentina Kristensen.
13/05/191h 4m

320. Interviews: Anthony Thomson, Founder of 86 400

Anthony Thomson is Founder of 86 400, Atom Bank and Metro Bank. Simon talks to Anthony about the Australian market and how he can apply the lessons he's learned from setting up UK challenger banks to Australia's financial sector, the differences between customer needs in the two countries and how to design a proposition for a brand new market. The pair also discuss the atmosphere Australia's regulatory environment creates for challengers and how new market entrants can operate in an area where incumbents have such entrenched power. They also take a look at Anthony's previous challenger banks and what they've accomplished so far. All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guest: Anthony Thomson.
10/05/1932m 29s

319. News: I'm sorry, banks

This week we have some great stories for you as David and Simon are joined by a couple of great guests: Samantha Bedford, Head of Innovation and New Ways of Working, CYBG Freddie Villis, Google Account Manager: Finance at Snowdrop Solutions Oscar Williams-Grut, Senior Correspondent at Yahoo Finance We kick off the episode by taking a look at Central banks becoming the world's newest climate change activists. An open letter in support of climate change came from the Network for Greening the Financial System (the NGFS). Simon comments that customers are making eco-friendly choices all the time as shown by the growing presence of challenger banks (03:17). You can read up on Simon's views around eco-friendly finance here (https://11fs.com/blog/future-fintech-wealth-esg-most-important-thing-youve-never-heard). Next up, we talk about Open Banking one year on. According to the OBIE, in addition to helping individuals with their finances, Open Banking is using technology to combat societal issues such as access to mortgages and debt advice, with benefits for the UK SME community also being perceived. Oscar remarks that Open Banking will only be a success when we're no longer talking about it (15:16). We also have an interview with Chris Woolard, Director of strategy and competition on GFIN's first eight firms for its sandbox (25:55). Other stories include: GFIN’s first 8 firms Snoop Dogg-backed 'try before you buy' payment firm sees sales jump Women are less aware and trusting of challenger banks Mastercard and Visa to slash inter-regional fees for tourist cards in EU And finally, Man dissolves credit card to make contactless ring All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Chris Woolard, Freddie Villis, Oscar Williams-Grut, and Samantha Bedford.
06/05/191h 4m

318. Interviews: Innovate Finance Global Summit

We were at the Innovate Finance Global Summit this week to bring you a very special collection of interviews. Sarah sat down with some great guests to get an insight into the breadth of London fintech’s influence on a global scale, she speaks with: Charlotte Crosswell, CEO of Innovate Finance Chris Woolard, Exec Director of Strategy and Competition Rishi Khosla, CEO and Co-founder, Oak North Charles Ng, Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion at Invest Hong Kong. Sarah talks to the interviewees about the summit, now in its fifth year, what the FCA has planned for its sandboxes in the coming year as well as GFIN, commitments that fintechs have made to give back profits and some key insights into the fintech market in Hong Kong with startups finally gaining access to a long-coveted Asian market. All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Charles Ng, Charlotte Crosswell, Chris Woolard, and Rishi Khosla.
03/05/1944m 41s

317. News: Nettles and dock leaves

This week we have some great stories for you as David and Simon are joined by a few great guests: Hiroki Takeuchi, CEO of GoCardless Solange Dive-Chamberlain, Head of Commercial Banking Strategy at LBG Chris Maddern, Co-founder & CPO at Button, formerly of Venmo Niall Cameron, Global Head of Corporate and Institutional Digital at HSBC We kick off the episode by taking a look at Station F, could it be France’s F-You to London’s fintech hub? Opened in June 2017, Station F is the world’s largest startup incubator. Station F acts as a statement of ambition. France wants to become the number one country for tech in Europe. Hiroki notes that Paris is five years behind London in terms of fintech environment and David's not a huge fan of the name...(02:50) We speak to Oscar Williams-Grut, who wrote the story, for a bit more insight (03:34). Next up, we talk about the evolution of the US prepaid card ecosystem. There were 10.7 billion prepaid card transactions worth $290 billion in 2016, according to The Federal Reserve. Business Insider Intelligence expects that to grow to $396 billion by 2022. Solange notes that prepaid cards impact on the way people interact with money and each other - driving customer behaviour (13:15). Other stories include: N26’s Viennese whirl Turning the Tide on business registrations Stripe’s new SCA acquisition Robinhood shoots for a banking charter T-Mobile’s Take 2 on digital banking And finally, The Germans hoard more gold than the Bundesbank All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Chris Maddern, Hiroki Takeuchi, Niall Cameron, and Solange Dive-Chamberlain.
29/04/191h 2m

316. Insights: Customer infantstructure

Ross and Adam are taking a close look at financial literacy, how fintech is encouraging better money management from a young age and how pocket money apps are pushing forwards innovation. They're joined by a couple of experts in the space: Louise Hill, COO of GoHenry Will Carmichael, CEO of Rooster Money The panel talks about the effects of activating customers early on in life, something banks have done really well with student accounts. They take a look at whether there's a responsibility to create educational tools within finance apps aimed at children, if psychological ‘nudges’ early enough in life can make someone far more financially literate as they grow older and what pressure, if any, there is from the regulator to increase financial literacy. They also discuss the complexity of building a digital proposition for such a varied target market and whether the target audience is children or if it's really for the parents. All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Adam Davis, Louise Hill, and Will Carmichael.
26/04/1958m 40s

315. News: Tech for Tech’s Sake

This week we have some great stories for you as Sarah and Simon are joined by a couple of great guests: Freddy Kelly, CEO and co-founder at Credit Kudos Ben Gleisner, CEO and Co-founder at CoGo Simon Vans-Colina, Engineer at Monzo We kick off the episode by taking a look at US lenders preparing for a recession. U.S. online lenders such as LendingClub Corp, Kabbage Inc and Avant LLC are scrutinizing loan quality, securing long-term financing and cutting costs, as executives prepare for what they fear could be the sector’s first economic downturn. We hear from our Americas MD, Sam Maule for a US perspective (:). Next up, we talk about RBS challenging the challengers with Bo. Despite buying NatWest almost 20 years ago RBS still uses different IT systems at the two banks. Bó, their new digital-only consumer bank in contrast, has been built in a little over a year on a completely new cloud-based system. It will launch to the public later this year. Sarah and Simon VC remark that if Bo are happy to be a companion bank account, the data can't be fully representatives of their customers' finances. Simon T thinks that profitability is at least a five year journey - is the importance of profit early on misguided? (:). Other stories include: * N26 in trouble with German regulators over hypergrowth * 86400 sign a partnership to offer home loans * Halifax rebrand gets slammed for copying Monzo and Starling * Ant Financial take on the Chinese healthcare market * Derek White waves goodbye to BBVA * Facebook calls time on P2P payments * And finally, Joe Lycett Impersonates RBS Boss to Get £8,000 Back to Scammed Customer All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Ben Gleisner, Freddy Kelly, and Simon Vans-Colina.
22/04/191h 2m

314. Insights: Strong Customer Authentication

This week we take a look at something set to change payments for everybody as we talk about Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) Sarah is joined by some great guests to discuss the subject: Nilixa Devlukia, Head of Regulatory at Open Banking Olivier Godement, Product Manager at Stripe Daniel Chatfield, Engineer at Monzo Fred Liu, VP Identity and Risk Products at Visa We kick off the episode by taking a look at what's driving the introduction of SCA and the theoretical benefits around it. The group explains what SCA is, who's responsible for its implementation and whether any existing SCA can work when SMS-based 2FA has been breached in the past. There's a discussion around whether SCA actually allows or encourages innovation or if it's going to grind innovation to a halt. SCA has had a very fragmented introduction so the outlook isn't particularly clear and the panel discuss what the possible outcomes could be, including whether or not PIN Sentry tools may make a return. They also examine how the payments and fintech ecosystem is preparing for SCA. There's little certainty around what SCA will actually look like and the panel discusses what solutions the people around the table are working on. All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Daniel Chatfield, Fred Liu, Nilixa Devlukia, and Olivier Godement.
19/04/1935m 50s

313. News: Copy/paste product

This week we have some great stories for you as Jason and Adam are joined by a few great guests: Anthony Craufurd, Director, Venture and Startup Engagement at Visa Europe Chris Low, Senior Advisor at Motive Labs Emily Nicolle, Technology Editor at City AM We kick off the episode by taking a look at Standard Chartered expected to pay just over $1 billion to resolve U.S., U.K. probes. Standard Chartered Plc has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to U.S. and British authorities for conducting illegal financial transactions that violated sanctions against Iran and other countries. Chris comments on the importance of it being based on historic violations and Jason wonders if it's only the people who aren't good at avoiding AML that get caught (02:13). Next up, we talk about London being set to lead the unicorn race. Of the 29 global unicorns, 9 are in San Francisco, 7 are in London and 38% of VC funding went to London with reports suggesting that London will overtake the US tech hub in funding this year, bringing the total number of unicorns up to match or overtake San Francisco. Emily Nicolle remarks that London is the global fintech hub and always has been and Anthony Craufurd adds that the FCA is a dark horse that everybody in the world is copying (08:16). Other stories include: CMA chides big banks for Open Banking delays N26's competitive edge in Africa Visa branches out And finally, how your cat could be the next voice of the world's first 'miaowing' debit card. All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Adam Davis, Anthony Craufurd, Chris Low, and Emily Nicolle.
15/04/191h 4m

312. Insights: Live! The future of money

Live from NYC's New York Fintech Week with the DIT Sam's joined by some great guests to talk about the future of money: Natalie Ceeney, Chair, Innovate Finance Robin Mackenzie, Chief Marketing Officer, De La Rue Andrew Boyajian, Head of North America, Transferwise Farrah Lakhani, Director, Growth and Operations at OakNorth Analytical Intelligence We kick off the episode by taking a look at the story so far and how the UK fintechs have developed world leading challenger brands offering new customer products and services that are focused on the customer. Next up, the panel talk about how customer centricity drives innovation, how that factors in to the notion of digitalisation over digitisation and whether customer focus is something that's gathered appeal on a global scale. They also take a look at the appetite for fintech in the US and what makes breaking America so much more difficult than the European market. And whether there's an unfair advantage built in for UK fintechs. Payments are a major factor in the US financial ecosystem and the panel examines how cross border payments are having an effect on incumbent money transfer services and how faster payments could be brought to the USA. Wrapping things up the group takes a look at future predictions on how UK fintech innovation will affect the global scene, particularly post-Brexit and how important it is for Lodnon to remain a global fintech hub. All this and so much more on today's show. We want to say a huge thank you to the Department for International Trade and De la Rue who helped make this episode of Fintech Insider Live possible. New York Fintech Week was an unmissable event and we hope you enjoyed our panel from the show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Andrew Boyajian, Farrah Lakhani, Natalie Ceeney, and Robin Mackenzie.
12/04/1946m 39s

311. News: Make tax great again

This week we have some great stories for you as David and Ross are joined by a couple of great guests: Ken Hart, CEO and Founder of Snowdrop Solutions Megan Caywood, Managing Director at Barclays We kick off the episode by taking a look at Revolut's newest scandal reveal. The Financial Conduct Authority has made enquiries into Revolut after being contacted by an ex-employee whistleblower who passed on their concerns regarding compliance and the CEO’s conduct as far back as 2016. Megan comments that it seems to have started from the Valentine's incident and snowballed from there and wonders if it could be because the media's loving the scandal and making the culture out to be bad. Ken adds that to be disruptive you have to take risks but if you want to be a trusted financial partner then you need to pivot and do some things differently (02:14). Next up, We spoke to Gary Turner Co-Founder and Managing Director of Xero UK & EMEA to find out more about making tax digital (08:34). The panel talk about how making tax digital and how the initiative is going to affect 1.2M VAT-registered businesses. It's the first step in a process that ultimately aims to automate returns and payments for companies and households for all the main taxes. Megan remarks that this has been going on for a while but it's only just becoming mainstream and that it's great to see the regulator making such a strong push for digital. Ken comments that there's a lot of effort made in the UK to make digital organisation work, especially compared to his experiences with the IRS in the US (10:20). We also talk to Luke from Monzo's vulnerabilty team to find out more about Monzo's involvement with the Big Issue to make magazines resellable (39:37). Other stories include: Cash probe into RBS Remedies Fund Big banks spending billions on digital - again Subscribe to wealth: The Netflix of Data Kroener says auf wiedersehen to Fidor x BPCE Pay it forwards again and again and again And finally some of the best financial pranks across the years All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins, written by Dhanum Nursigadoo and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Gary Turner, Ken Hart, and Megan Caywood.
08/04/1949m 58s

310. Insights: Finastra takeover

David and Simon are with some great guests from Finastra, including: Simon Paris, CEO Eli Rosner, Chief Product and Technology Officer Martin Haering, Chief Marketing Officer Nicola Hamilton, Senior Director, Brand and Communications We're bringing you an insight into how to manage diverse sets of client requirements, handling varying paces of change and overcoming the hurdles regarding legacy brands. We also talk to Finastra about their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, how the company interacts with CSR and what the future has in store for Finastra. Our guests talk to us about creating a platform for financial services that let banks move faster than core banking systems let them. Finastra aims to provide an open platform for innovation in the financial services industry in an age of massive consolidation and doing it in a way that deals with internal silos and prevents them from being formed. They also talk about skill transfer, enabling those without technology skills to use platforms and how big techs are creeping into the banking area. All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Eli Rosner, Martin Häring, Nicola Hamilton, and Simon Paris.
05/04/1947m 26s

309. News: Sassy AI

This week we have some great stories for you as David and Leda are joined by a couple of great guests: Conny Dorestijn, Founding Partner at BankiFi Ryan Edwards-Pritchard, MD of Funding Options We kick off the episode by taking a look at Apple Card, Apple announced the launch of a credit card designed to help customers lead a healthier financial life. It offers no fees of any kind and encourages customers to pay less interest. Conny comments that it's a cool product that can deliver an excellent user experience across devices, which is where Apple will excel but Leda thinks that this isn't a gamechanger (03:06). Next up, we talk about Oaknorth and Monzo teaming up to launch a savings account, Ryan thinks that this news is a great entry partnership for the companies and Leda adds that Oaknorth are the story right now more than Monzo (17:53). We also talk to Amir Nooriala, COO of OakNorth to get some further insight into the partnership (21:00). Other stories include: Venmo’s going after users with negative balances Standard Chartered wins first Hong Kong virtual licence HSBC Signs Deal to Use BlackRock's 'Aladdin' Software Worldwide Erica’s a hit with America JPM boot out employees in the event of a no-deal Brexit Rick Astley (bank) Rolls his retirement with crypto And finally, The Wetherspoons App Is Now Being Used By Financial Dominatrixes All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins, written by Dhanum Nursigadoo and Laura Watkins. Edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Amir Nooriala, Conny Dorrestijn, and Ryan Edwards-Pritchard.
01/04/191h 4m

308. Insights: Fintech Friday in Luxembourg

Last year we introduced you to the wonderful world of Luxembourg fintech through LHoFT, nine months later we've been invited back. Laura Watkins explores how Luxembourg has solidified its place in Europe as a fintech hub and how this tiny country plans to extend its reach globally by talking to some of the key players in Luxembourg's fintech space, including: Pierre Gramegna, Luxembourg Finance Minister, Nasir Zubairi, CEO of LHoFT - (lux House of Fin Tech) Susanne Schartz, Chief Operating Officer, Seqvoia, a homegrown Luxembourg fintech Luc Falempin, CEO at tokeny.com Alberto Dalmasso, Co-Founder and CEO of Satispay Laura finds out how Luxembourg is capitalising on interest in blockchain, supporting 'older' fintechs that sowed the seeds for the fintech hub and what outsiders think about the small country with big ambitions and why some of them are relocating to the picturesque nation surrounded by major European economic players. Luxembourg has managed to attract major global players like Amazon and Alipay, has considerable global ambitions and that's just scratching the surface. It seems as though David has managed to take on Goliath in this situation and Luxembourg is well on its way to becoming a global fintech powerhouse with the ecosystem they've managed to put in place. All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Alberto Dalmasso, Luc Falempin, Nasir Zubairi, Pierre Gramegna, and Susanne Schartz.
29/03/1954m 34s

307. News: Tinder for banking

This week we have some great stories for you as David and Jason are joined by two great guests: Caroline Plumb, CEO of Fluidly Simon Balmain, Operations and Community Specialist at Monzo We kick off the episode by taking a look at WorldPay selling to FIS and changing its tech stack. The group comments that it's not a modern way to approach tech stack spending, it's an oldschool way of doing things and 600M is a large amount to spend over 6 years to maintain technology (02:36). Next up, we talk about Barclaycard bringing Alipay payments to UK retailers. There are some suggestions that this could mark the beginning of the end from the panel but they also wonder who the first adopter will be and Jason, for one, welcomes our new overlords (08:52). We spoke to Tao Tao, Alipay's Business Development Director to find out more (13:15). We also talk to our 11:FS Americas MD Sam Maule to get a US insight into why 21% of Americans have no savings (:). Other stories include: 21% of Americans have no savings Grab grabs more market share in SE Asia SC’s startup bridge Female-focused crowd-funding from NatWest And finally, a German bank lets clients vote on dress code All this and so much more on today's show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Caroline Plumb, Simon Balmain, and Tao Tao.
25/03/1959m 14s

306. Interviews: Benoit Legrand, CIO of ING

Benoit Legrand is CIO of ING. Simon talks to Benoit about his unsuccessful startup experiences and what they taught him, how ING sees itself as a 20 year old fintech, why some banks are afraid of PSD2 and how to focus on the problems customers are facing. They also take a look at Yolt, developing resistence to change and the importance of having a team dedicated to delivering change, why the scale of partnerships matter and touch on Brexit. We hope you enjoyed the show! Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, and follow Fintech Insider on Twitter or Facebook. ​ If you really loved it, please leave us a review, we love reading them! ​ This episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse Special Guest: Benoit Legrand.
22/03/1927m 48s

305. News: Graceful degradation

This week we have some great stories for you as Sarah and Simon are joined by a couple of great guests: Daniel Hegarty, CEO of Habito Sharon O’Dea, founder of communications and collaboration consultancy Lithos Partners We kick off the episode by taking a look at the RBS trials for a biometric fingerprint bank card. Sarah thinks it's not a terrible idea and a potential solution to upcoming Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) demands. But Simon and Daniel disagree. Simon thinks the whole thing is a gimmick and customers deserve a better UX whereas Daniel just can't see any good use cases for fingerprint cards (01:50). Next up, we talk about Bank of England telling VISA Europe to hire PwC after the 2018 outage. Simon reckons that having more eyes looking at the problem can only be a good thing while the outages problem rumbles on, Sharon agrees and comments that VISA's outage was a human error issue but there's a need to look at why that error could occur in the first place (08:36). We also have an interview with Nick Cook to find out more about the FCA appointing its first Director of Innovation. Other stories include: UK cash on verge of collapse Instant transfers in the US via PayPal and JPMC British Bank Awards - fintechs won big against incumbents Tide to raise funds to match the remedies fund payout eBay founder’s fintech fund for global financial inclusion And finally, Japanese Banks Will Finally Stop Using a Piece of 1800s Technology All this and much much more on this week's news show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Daniel Hegarty, Nick Cook, and Sharon O'Dea.
18/03/191h 1m

304. Interviews: David Duffy, CEO of CYBG

David Duffy is the CEO of CYBG. Simon talks to David about CYBG's recent acquisition of Virgin Money, how the challenger narrative is shifting and why integrating a challenger brand into CYBG's existing services might be easier than industry commentators believe. They also take a look at Brexit, the future of the industry, how fintech and banks can partner together and what role the big tech platforms can play. We hope you enjoyed the show! Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, and follow Fintech Insider on Twitter or Facebook. ​ If you really loved it, please leave us a review, we love reading them! ​ This episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse Special Guest: David Duffy.
15/03/1943m 45s

303. News: Magic beans

This week we have some great stories for you as Sarah and Simon are joined by three great guests: Mel Palmer, CMO Exo Investing Matt Valentine, Barclays UK Ventures Ali Paterson, Editor in Chief, Fintech Finance We kick off the episode by taking a look at some of the problems Revolut have been suffering from lately and the culture issues that are on-going. The general consensus is that response from Revolut has been tone-deaf at best and a great product is being lost to reputational issues, although Sarah disagrees that a product is still good if it's proven to be unlawful. The story is just the gift that keeps on giving (01:38). Next up, we talk about the Women in Fin Powerlist 2019 featuring two of our very oen 11:FS staff. It came out just in time for International Women's Day. Launched in 2015, the Women in FinTech Powerlist has increasingly attracted a global audience and an unprecedented number of nominations and applications. We take a look at if these lists shine a light on the issues or if it's just political and there are some interesting discussions around who's actually appearing on these lists (08:04). Other stories include: Bank of Ireland’s multi billion euro tech bill AI is a non-starter for 40% of startups Facebook’s cryptocoin Grab gobbles $1.4 billion investment to build super app Chime rounds out epic new fundraising round Nationwide wants in on core banking And finally, Goldman Sachs is loosening its dress code All this and much much more on this week's news show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Ali Paterson, Matt Valentine, and Mel Palmer.
11/03/191h 1m

302. Insights: Women in financial services

Coinciding with International Women's Day, Sarah is hosting an episode that shines a spotlight on the financial industry's documented lack of equality and many headlines are made of the gender pay gap and many other negative aspects. But it’s not all doom and gloom. Our roundtable goes over a wide range of topics, looking at their personal experiences as women in financial services, the gender (im)balance at work, what's changed in the industry, differences in gender equality at incumbents and fintechs, how STEM can attract more women, careers advice and so much more. They also talk about approaches to work, mentorships, imposter syndrome, salary expectations and share experiences and advice that apply to everyone. We have some brilliant guests, including: Emma Lindley, VP at VISA and Co-Founder of Women in Identity Val Kristensen, Director of Comms at OakNorth Livia Benisty, Head of Financial Crime at ComplyAdvantage Shafali Gupta, VP Strategy & Operations at Fluidly Diana Parades, CEO of Suade Labs Our Senior Producer Laura Watkins also interviews Megan Caywood, now Head of Digital Strategy at Barclays and formerly Chief Platform Officer at Starling Bank to get her unique perspective on similar issues. We hope you enjoy the show and, as ever, don't forget to subscribe! Want to join the conversation on all the topics discussed? Tweet the show @fintechinsiders and if you really love the show, please leave us a review on iTunes. This episode was made thanks to Senior Producer Laura Watkins and edited by Audio Engineer Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Diana Paredes, Emma Lindley, Livia Benisty, Megan Caywood, Shafali Gupta, and Valentina Kristensen.
08/03/1953m 57s

301. News: Not cashless but less cash

This week we have some great stories for you as David and Sarah are joined by four great guests: Nick Bortot, CEO of Bux Max Rofagha, CEO of Finimize Nicholas Megaw, Retail Banking correspondent at the FT Damian Richardson, Head of Product, New Digital Customer Propositions, Services at NatWest We kick off the episode with a close look at the winners of the RBS Remedies fund announced last week and wonder why some were snubbed. Max Rofagha points out how anti-competitive the awards were but it remains to be seen if this continues through the the rest of the fund pools available. TSB may have lost out but as Sarah says, TSB have bigger problems than missing out on a fund. And in a quick throwback to last week's news episode, Tom Blomfeld CEO of Monzo was correct to predict that Starling would win the £100M (03:19). Next up we take a look at Goldman Sachs' move into the credit card market with Apple. David notes that a big technology company moving into banking has been the incumbent banks biggest fear for quite some time. Sarah asks if this move could spell the end of the Marcus brand with co-branding alongside ApplePay. Sarah thinks it's been a long time coming considering some of the moves Goldman Sachs has been making over the past few months, the decision to partner with Apple suggests that Goldman Sachs wants to target Apple's demographic and payment network (10:25). Later on in the show we spoke Norris Koppel, CEO of Monese to find out more about the partnership with Avios (56:07). Other stories included: * Have you got PPI? Lloyds have £19.4bn * The Swedish Money Laundering Scandal continues * HSBC launches PayMe in HK * US might legislate against going cashless * And finally, Lithuania’s Top Gear-inspired strategy to become a fintech hub All this and much much more on this week's news show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Damian Richardson, Max Rofagha, Nicholas Megaw, Nick Bortot, and Norris Koppel.
04/03/191h 7m

300. Insights: This. Is. Fintech.

It's been a long two and a half years. But we've finally hit a huge landmark with our 300th episode. This episode is an 11:FS special with some of your favourite hosts: David Brear Simon Taylor Sarah Kocianski Ross Gallagher Jason Bates Plus extra special guest Marko Wenthin, Co-Founder of Solarisbank. Our panel take a trip down memory lane, going over the early days of trying to figure out audio editing, why we took the approach that we did and how taking a conversation from the pub after a conference created a chart-topping podcast. We go over the rejected theme tunes for the show and some of the show's highlights, including some of the best jokes, live shows, conferences and of course After Dark. We also talk about some of the incredible guests we've had and difficult topics we've tackled. Of course none of this would be possible without you so we asked you to send in whatever questions you want for the hosts to answer. But if we didn't manage to get to yours this time around don't worry, we've made AMAs a regular feature on the podcast so we'll get to yours eventually! To tie off the show we have the favourite moments of ours and yours and some friends of the show. The microphones we used for this recording were six Rode NT1A's with Pop Shield. We take a look at all this and much more on this week's episode of Fintech Insider. Thank you for sticking with us for the past 300 episodes and we hope you'll stick around for next 300. We hope you enjoy the show and, as ever, don't forget to subscribe! Want to join the conversation on all the topics discussed? Tweet the show @fintechinsiders to submit your favourite Fintech Insider moment! And if you really love the show, please leave us a review on iTunes. This episode was produced by Laura Watkins. Edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guest: Marko Wenthin.
01/03/191h 13m

299. News: Buzzwords for everyone

This week we have some huge stories for you as David and Simon are joined by two fantastic fintech CEOs: Tom Blomfield, CEO of Monzo Romi Savova, CEO of PensionBee We kick off the episode with a story that'll give you 24 billion reasons to be impressed with the state of the UK's financial industry. It's the first time the four biggest lenders have made more than £20BN since 2007 and while it might appear to be a return to the good old days of pre-financial crisis finances, Romi points out that although the numbers are great, they might not be as great as they would have been in 2007 due to balance sheets. Tom also points out that banks have only made superficial changes so far but that's about to change (02:14). Next up, we talk about Santander's $700M deal with IBM. Tom points out that we only ever see headlines like this at the start of project, never at the end describing the results. Romi talks about how it's a sign that change is coming, but why are companies that market themselves as technology companies outsourcing for technology? (13:34). Later on in the show we discuss the RBS Remedies Fund. In a special segment with 11:FS' Adam Davis we discuss how this situation came to pass and the state of play of the fund at the moment. Tom puts the fund in the context of Monzo and how the challenger bank has £100M, the same amount of the second prize fund, to date on development (34:10). We also announce the winners of the fund, just in case you've missed out (49:42). Other stories included: * Ant Financial buy WorldFirst * SoFi plans new lending products and move into stock trading * Chase goes down * Yolt means business - we've got a great interview with Leon Muis, Chief Business Officer at Yolt to get a bit more insight * And Finally, a Natwest call handler channels his inner Piers Morgan All this and much much more on this week's news show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins, written by Dhanum Nursigadoo and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Adam Davis, Leon Muis, Romi Savova, and Tom Blomfield.
25/02/191h 6m

298. Insights: The future of cloud

Sam Maule talks to AWS, Raifeissen Bank, Broadridge, FICO and Liberty Mutual on how Cloud is the new normal, moving to product and development cycles to Cloud in a matter of days rather than quarters and how capital markets and major banks are driving forwards Cloud adoption. Agility tends to be the main theme behind Cloud adoption and integration but no-one's underestimating the human component. Technology might be a huge factor in financial services but people are the ones who ultimately drive these companies forwards and need to be trained in how to use the technology. Sam talks to companies that have been doing Machine Learning for decades and discusses the issues in coming to the game too early as well as too late. Our guests also talk about how to create a new level of security using data, why failing fast is terrible and how juggling 85 balls at a time means individuals only have 5% of their work week to deal with what they should be doing. We have some amazing guests including: Scott Mullins, Head of Worldwide FS Business Development at AWS Claus Moldt, CIO at FICO Laurence Thiery, Head of Financial Services, Asia at AWS Phil Moyer, Managing Director of the Financial Services for the Americas at AWS Jonathan Allen, Enterprise Strategist and Evangelist at AWS Megan Caywood, was Chief Platform Officer at Starling Bank at time of recording, now Managing Director at Barclays Martin Dow, Engineer at Starling Bank Rob Krugman, Chief Digital Officer at Broadridge John Heveran CIO of Global Risk Solutions at Liberty Mutual Gerhard Froehlich, Group Product Owner at Raiffeisen Bank International Vladimir Simunovic, Deputy Group CTO at Raiffeisen Bank International Thank you to AWS for inviting us to AWS re:Invent 2018. We hope you enjoy the show and, as ever, don't forget to subscribe! Want to join the conversation on all the topics discussed? Tweet the show @fintechinsiders and if you really love the show, please leave us a review on iTunes. This episode was produced by Laura Watkins and Petrit Berisha. Recorded by Michael Bailey and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Cloud is a vital way to transform your business for the modern age, tap here (https://aws.amazon.com/financial-services/) to find out how to do it with AWS. Special Guests: Claus Moldt, Gerhard Froehlich, John Heveran, Jonathan Allen, Laurence Thiery, Martin Dow, Megan Caywood, Philip Moyer, Rob Krugman, Scott Mullins, and Vladimir Simunovic.
22/02/191h 18m

297. News: Talking poop

This week we have some huge stories for you as Sam's joined by: Teana Baker-Taylor, Exec Director and Board Member, Global Digital Finance Alexa Fernandez, Open Innovation & Ecosystem Builder at BBVA Joaquin Ayuso de Paul, CEO of Denizen Mark Meisner, CEO of Gen6 Ventures We kick off the show for a US perspective on the super merger that broke on last week's show. Two of the US’ biggest banks merge to become a super bank, as BB&T buy SunTrust for $28BN in stock. It's a phenomenal merger and every one of our guests has a unique take on the story. The banks are 'super-regional' which just means they're not one of the top five in the USA. They still each have assets of over $200BN. It'll make the new bank the sixth largest bank in the USA with $442BN in assets $301BN in loans and $324BN in deposits. 3100 of their branches are within 20 feet of each other (03:10). You can watch the YouTube video of our panel discussing the story here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-Swj__ihQU&feature=youtu.be). Next up the US group discuss Chime's incredible acquisition of 10K accounts in a day, starting with a great question from Teana Baker-Taylor on whether digital banks in the US really have different regulations compared to traditional banks. We actually gave them an 11:FS Pulse award for Best US disruptor before this happened, we're geniuses. We take a look at how the UK challengers are eyeing up the USA and how the outage with Wells Fargo was one of the best advertising campaigns for Chime (15:00). Other stories include: Plaid now goes Nationwide - the fintech's now supporting Auth for every bank and credit union in the US Venture Capital investment into fintech companies rose to approximately $31BN in 2018 Revolut's marketing woes continue as the ASA is set to probe the 'spoof' takeaway ad campaign OakNorth aims to put down roots in the US after new investment from Japanese mega-investor Softbank. We also have further insight on this story from OakNorth CEO Rishi Khosla Mastercard's new groove with Linkin Park. The payments infrastructure and processor company is heading to the Grammys and Brit Awards to debut the audio cue for its new sonic brand identity All this and much much more on this week's news show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Alexa Fernandez, Joaquin Ayuso de Paul, Mark Meisner, Rishi Khosla, and Teana Baker-Taylor.
18/02/191h 2m

296. After Dark: Digital Love

Can you feel the #digitallove? We certainly could at the first After Dark of 2019. Just one day before Valentine's Day over 200 of finances' finest entered the tower of One Canada Square in Canary Wharf. Set high above the city of London at Level 39, it was standing room only for a show that sold out in six hours. Before we started the show with our first fin-couple, a rebearded David kicked off support for the 11:FS charity of 2019, Mind. Text GIVI88 to 70070 with your chosen amount to donate. Our first pairing on stage were, Tom Davenport, Head of Strategic Partnerships at MarketInvoice and Ian Rand, CEO of Business Banking, Barclays. Ready and eager to go through their nascent relationship with 11:FS' very own Sarah Kocianski. The couple took us through just how deep their integration really is, who's giving and who's taking and the tensions they're concerned about for the future. We also have some great Hollywood-style couple names for the iconic pairing...could BarketInvoice be advertising in the near future? Roving reporter Ross Gallagher, aka the Terry Wogan of fintech, was walking through the crowd after each couple to hear questions from the audience and bringing his trademark charm to the event. The next fin-couple on the stage have been together for a little longer, they're past the honemoon phase and they're into the real work of a relationship. Josh Bottomley, Global Head of Digital at HSBC and Ed Maslaveckas, CEO of Bud get on stage and are joined by host Jason Bates. 18 months into the relationship and it's safe to say that they're deep into the realities of the relationship. It's not a simple client/vendor relationship like ones they may have had in the past. It's real. Our second couple explain what they got upto before the settled down, why they picked each other and how their relationship is working out so far. What would digital love be without a bachelor on stage? Representing BBVA we have Derek White, the Global Head of Client Solutions flying solo all the way from Madrid. Derek does a great job sidestepping any awkwardness with his ex in the room and tells us all about the relationships the spanish bank's had with guiding so many fintechs and how happy he is to be back in London - in his opinion the fintech capital of the world. Derek tells us what happens when partnerships don't work out, if having a scattergun approach works and how all BBVA's partners get enough attention. For our final couple we're bringing on a couple near and dear to our hearts. Rasmus Figenschou, Group Executive Vice President at DNB and Leda Glyptis, CEO of 11:FS Foundry. The pair take us through who DNB flirted with partnering before choosing 11:FS, how DNB had to evolve and change in order to secure a partnership with a fintech like 11:FS and how having a long-distance relationship (international) impacts, hurts, or helps the collaboration. A huge thankyou to everyone who came out to the show and made it such a great event. We can't wait to see you at our next After Dark! Details on that will be coming out real soon so be sure to sign up to the 11:FS newsletter and follow us on social media. We hope you enjoy the show and, as ever, don't forget to subscribe! Want to join the conversation on all the topics discussed? Tweet the show @fintechinsiders and if you really love the show, please leave us a review on iTunes. This episode was produced by Laura Watkins. Edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Derek White, Ed Maslaveckas, Ian Rand, Josh Bottomley, Rasmus Figenschou, and Tom Davenport.
15/02/191h 9m

295. News: The Revolut will be advertised

This week we have some massive stories for you as David and Simon are joined by: Mel Palmer, CMO at Exo Investing Saumeel Pachigar, Head of Partnerships at acasa Viktor Nebehaj, CMO at Freetrade Iona Bain, Author, speaker, commentator at Young Money blog We couldn't NOT kick off with the story causing the most noise this week, and we were lucky enough to have Iona join us on the show to give us her perspective. Of course we're talking about THOSE Revolut-ionary Valentine's day tube adverts that caused a Twitterstorm (02:52). We followed that with some breaking news from across the pod as 2 of the US’ biggest banks merge to become a super bank, as BB&T buy SunTrust for $28 BILLION in stock (18:50). Other stories included: * Amex and Curve’s bust-up as Amex blocks access to Curve, 36 hours after reinstating it. * Australian banks may face criminal charges after final royal commission report into their malpractice to try and clean up the sector, and naturally we had to ask our Aussie banking aficianado, Sarah Kocianski for her thoughts on this story. * We round up the week's biggest funding raises * David's favourite story of the year had to be our "and finally" this week as a man in a bank in Sao Paulo turned up to work for his last day in a full Spiderman costume, as you do. All this and much much more on this week's news show. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Edward Maslaveckas , Iona Bain, Mel Palmer, Saumeel Pachigar, and Viktor Nebehaj.
11/02/1959m 49s

294. Insights: Money and Mental Health

There's no question about the impact finances have on mental health and with today being Time to Talk Day (7th February) we wanted to take a closer look at how finance interacts with the mental health problems that affect 1 in 4 of us. Time to Talk Day wants to break down the stigmas around mental health and get people talking more openly about it. Sarah's joined by Katie Evans, Head of Research and Policy, Money and Mental Health Policy Institute, Joe Surtees, Policy Manager at the Single Financial Guidance Body and James Nicholson, Engineer at Monzo to discuss why money's such a taboo subject in everyday discussion, spending for stress and whether technology can solve the problem or if it'll just exacerbate it. The group also discuss positive friction, the trap of frictionless finance those who struggle with spending and the reality that some people will simply never have enough money for their needs. We take a look at these issues and many more on this week's episode of Fintech Insider. We hope you enjoy the show and, as ever, don't forget to subscribe! Want to join the conversation on all the topics discussed? Tweet the show @fintechinsiders and if you really love the show, please leave us a review on iTunes. This episode was produced by Laura Watkins. Edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: James Nicholson, Joe Surtees, and Katie Evans.
08/02/1938m 47s

293. News: Ain't nothing but a GFIN

Our hosts David, Simon and Sarah are joined by Oscar Williams-Grut, Senior City Correspondent at Yahoo Finance, Valentina Kristensen, Director, Growth and Communications at Oak North and Livia Benisty, Head of Financial Crime at Mimiro. First up, China launches an app to dob in debt 04:01 Lloyds unveils 100% mortgage for first-time buyers 10:32 TrueLayer launches Open Banking-based payments API 20:27 FCA launches GFIN 27:37 We spoke to Anna Wallace from the FCA to tell us more 33:37 11:FS AMA with a question on which fintech has the best approach to building a banking marketplace 38:41 Stripe raises $100m at $22.5bn valuation 46:49 We spoke to Andy Challis, MD Principal Investments, and John Stecher, CIO at Barclays to give us insight into Barclays supersized accelerator 53:51 Barclays supersizes New York accelerator 56:30 Chief Innovation Officer, Neal Cross Bids Farewell to DBS Bank in Heartfelt Post 57:45 And Finally, HSBC launches ‘sound identity’ in next phase of global brand refresh 1:00:07 We spoke to VaynerMedia’s Patrick Givens, Head of VaynerSmart - to give us an expert’s perspective 1:03:25 All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider! ​ Subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and every other podcast app. Spread the fintech love by sharing or tweeting this podcast. ​ Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders on Twitter ​ This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Andy Challis, Anna Wallace, John Stecher, Livia Benisty, Oscar Williams-Grut, Patrick Givens, and Valentina Kristensen.
04/02/191h 11m

292. Interviews: Michael Rouse, CCO of Klarna

Michael Rouse is the CCO of Klarna. David talks to Michael about avoiding the trap of copying others, partnering with a brand as unique as Snoop Dogg's, and the evolution of payments in a broad sense, beyond simply moving money into a service and discovering the new areas of innovation. They also look at how to become both big and fast in the space and how that is born from creating a culture that allows people in the company to act autonomously. Michael talks about how empowering the leaders of Klarna's teams to think of it as running a business has been part of its success. Klarna has managed to keep the entrepreneurial spark it started with nearly 14 years ago. Operating in the world of e-commerce and point of sale financing, Klarna is born out of the buy-now pay-later category and started in Sweden. Now they're operating in 18 geographies and around 60M consumers have used its product. We hope you enjoyed the show! Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, and follow Fintech Insider on Twitter or Facebook. ​ If you really loved it, please leave us a review, we love reading them! ​ This episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse Special Guest: Michael Rouse.
01/02/1939m 17s

291. News: My relationship is contactless

Our hosts David, Jason and Sarah are joined by Daniel Macklin, Co-founder of So-Fi, board member and Angel Investor, Daniel Lowther, Head of FinTech at CCgroup and Freddy Kelly CEO of Credit Kudos. First up, Snoop Dogg Invests In Klarna, Sweden's $2.5 Billion Unicorn 02:49 We've also got a great cutaway from Aoife Houlihan, VP Communications and Public Policy at Klarna to tell us more about the partnership 11:16 Square launches debit card for businesses 15:04 Google hit with £44m GDPR fine over ads 20:10 Alipay awarded e-money licence in Luxembourg 25:25 11:FS AMA with a question on if the big 4 Australian banks are more engaging than Monzo 39:30 Aussie digital bank Xinja makes crowdfunding move 45:11 Aussie digital bank Volt wins banking licence 48:30 Lloyds to cut costs with Thought Machine platform move 54:20 And Finally, Church of England: Contactless collection payments trialled 1:03:38 All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider! ​ Subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and every other podcast app. Spread the fintech love by sharing or tweeting this podcast. ​ Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders and join the discussion by signing up at www.fintechinsidernews.com ​ This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Aoife Houlihan, Daniel Lowther, Dan Macklin, and Freddy Kelly.
28/01/191h 11m

290. Interviews: Reuben Lai, Grab Financial Group

Reuben Lai is Senior Managing Director of Grab Financial Group. Simon talks to Reuben about making taxis safe, opening bank accounts for those used to relying on a cash-first economy and how Grab Financial Group rose so high in the markets so fast. Reuben talks about how Grab Financial worked to turn one of the least safe industries in Malaysia into reputable and safe service through fintech, removing the cash element of transactions to improve standards and ensure customers know what they're getting. Grab Financial Group has had off the charts levels of hypergrowth - at only six years old the fintech is now operating in eight countries and 336 cities. Simon and Reuben go over Grab's expansion across South East Asia, the problems of entering a new market, convincing customers to move away from cash and using financial inclusion to encourage opportunities for a swathe of micro-entrepreneurs and consumers. We hope you enjoyed the show! Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, and follow Fintech Insider on Twitter or Facebook. ​ If you really loved it, please leave us a review, we love reading them! ​ This episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse Special Guest: Reuben Lai.
25/01/1921m 3s

289. News: Meaningful Merging

Our hosts Ross and Sarah are joined by Lianna Brinded, Head of Yahoo Finance UK at Yahoo, Lucy Woolfenden, Marketing Director at Yolt and Wincie Wong, Head of Innovation for Supply Chain Services at RBS. First up, Fiserv to acquire First Data in all-stock deal with equity value of $22 billion 01:38 We spoke to 11:FS Managing Director of the Americas, Sam Maule to get his perspective on the Fiserv story 08:13 Atom Bank hires advisers ahead of potential Spanish bid 10:56 AccessPay banks $9 million in new funding as VCs hit the North 18:36 We interviewed Anish Kapoor, CEO of AccessPay to get a bit more insight 22:32 Digital bank Tandem eyes IPO as customer numbers continue to surge 24:46 Challenger Bank Tide Joins With ClearBank To Bid For RBS Fund 28:23 11:FS AMA on geographical markets and fintech hotspots 35:58 Fintech firms want to shake up banking, and that worries the Fed 40:23 Peter Thiel Wants To Give Wall Street a Fright 47:57 We got a bit more insight from Sam Maule 52:18 Swift introduces Pay Later API for instant loan financing 55:08 And Finally, Greggs go vegan and gets a boost from millennials 1:02:04 All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider! ​ Subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and every other podcast app. Spread the fintech love by sharing or tweeting this podcast. ​ Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders and join the discussion by signing up at www.fintechinsidernews.com ​ This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Anish Kapoor, Lianna Brinded, Lucy Woolfenden, and Wincie Wong.
21/01/191h 9m

288. Interviews: Steve Bartlett, Social Chain

Steve Bartlett is an entrepreneur and Founder of Social Chain. David talks to Steve about technological curves, disrupting the mobile phone, building brand love and the power of being transparent. We hope you enjoyed the show! Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, and follow Fintech Insider on Twitter or Facebook. If you really loved it, please leave us a review, we love reading them! This episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse Special Guest: Steve Bartlett.
18/01/1930m 49s

287. News: Bank like Rihanna

Our hosts David, Jason and Leda are joined by Jeppe Rindom, CEO of Pleo, Saalim Chowdhury, Partner at 500 Startups and Simon Vans-Colina, Engineer at Monzo. First up, RBS takes stake in student-focused fintech 02:22 Google gets go-ahead from Central Bank for payments 08:52 Two-Thirds of Financial Decision-Makers Believe Tech Giants Will Offer Retail Banking in Five Years 13:29 Logging In to Your Bank Account Is Now a $3 Billion Business 15:25 Our Open Banking expert, Adam Davis had a few minutes to bring a little more insight 22:09 Starling eyes France and Germany 24:43 We also have an AMA with an intriguing three part question from a listener at Microsoft 34:55 At last, US banks are introducing contactless cards 52:09 New challenger bank on UK scene, Chetwood Financial 56:32 We have a great interview with Chetwood Financial COO, Mark Jenkinson to find out more 57:53 And finally, UK start-up Viola Black tunes in with account launch 1:05:54 All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider! ​ Subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and every other podcast app. Spread the fintech love by sharing or tweeting this podcast. ​ Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders and join the discussion by signing up at www.fintechinsidernews.com ​ This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Adam Davis, Leda Glyptis, Mark Jenkinson, Saalim Chowdhury, and Simon Vans-Colina.
14/01/191h 15m

286. Interviews: Howard Marks, Co-Founder, Activison and StartEngine

Howard Marks is Co-Founder and CEO of StartEngine with a long history in the gaming industry, he co-founded Activision and founded Acclaim, and has unique expertise in innovating within echnological limitations, turning around failing businesses and raising capital. Simon talks to Howard about how to help entrepreneurs achieve their dreams and the difficulties of raising capital unless you bootstrap the business. Howard wanted to solve the problems entrepreneurs face in raising funding, especially when entrepreneurs don't fit the young straight white male stereotype that VCs typically see. Howard Marks believes crowdfunding is the future of finance and he realised that the public want to be able to invest in companies they support. For a long time it's felt like the system was rigged for the rich to get richer and now regular people have a way to access companies in a similar way. We hope you enjoyed the show! Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, and follow Fintech Insider on Twitter or Facebook. If you really loved it, please leave us a review, we love reading them! This episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse Special Guest: Howard Marks.
11/01/1939m 58s

285. News: Techlash

Our hosts Simon and Adam are joined by Emily Nicolle, Technology Reporter at City AM and Valentina Kristensen, Director of Growth and Comms at OakNorth. First up, Starling Bank reviewing data policy after customer complains his passport was shared in a web link 01:41 (https://fi.11fs.com/449?t=101) 2019 looks to continue another lights-out year for fintech startups 06:51 (https://fi.11fs.com/449?t=409) Google just nabbed an e-money license and it highlights the serious threat tech companies pose to incumbent banks 13:05 (https://fi.11fs.com/449?t=785) Microsoft Partners With Fintech Startup ZestFinance To Bring Transparency To AI-Powered Financial Models 20:22 (https://fi.11fs.com/449?t=1222) Ant Financial in talks to buy WorldFirst 31:06 (https://fi.11fs.com/449?t=1861) Chinese ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing expands into fintech as driver regulation rears its head 36:31 (https://fi.11fs.com/449?t=2191) Denmark shakes up watchdog after Danske Bank scandal 41:58 (https://fi.11fs.com/449?t=2518) We also have a great interview with Sian Lewin to give us a bit more insight 43:29 (https://fi.11fs.com/449?t=2609) Israeli law restricting use of cash goes into effect 50:34 (https://fi.11fs.com/449?t=3034) And Finally, the bank that watches your every move 55:48 (https://fi.11fs.com/449?t=3345) All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider! ​ Subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and every other podcast app. Spread the fintech love by sharing or tweeting this podcast. ​ Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders and join the discussion by signing up at www.fintechinsidernews.com ​ This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Adam Davis, Emily Nicolle, Sian Lewin, and Valentina Kristensen.
07/01/191h 5m

284. Interviews: Bart Leurs, Rabobank

Bart Leurs is Chief Digital Transformation Officer of Rabobank, he joined the company two years ago to drive its fintech innovation and came from ING where he headed up its digital transformation. Jeff and Bart talk about scaling up to a full fledged digital bank in the retail market, what it's like to be a part of an industry shift, what digital transformation means to Rabo Bank, why customers are driving the change in digital and why the meta of digital is going to disappear. We hope you enjoyed the show! Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, and follow Fintech Insider on Twitter or Facebook. If you really loved it, please leave us a review, we love reading them! This episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse Special Guests: Bart Leurs and Jeff Tijssen.
04/01/1928m 39s

Ep. 283. Bonus: Blooper Reel 2018

Happy New Year's Eve to all of our listeners. To give you one last fintech laugh before the end of the year we've got a quick collection of the stumbles, fumbles and absurdly mispronounced names from all the recordings this year. The stuff that doesn't usually make it in. We hope you have a great celebration tonight and can't wait to see you for even more fintech goodness in the new year! Produced by Laura Watkins. Edited by Alex Woodhouse.
31/12/183m 20s

Ep. 282. Insights: Our Fintech Predictions 2019

We've got a roundtable of some of the most beloved fintech podcast hosts there are. They're all ours. Sarah's takes David, Simon, Jason, Ross and Leda through what we think's going to happen in fintech in 2019. We look back at some of our favourite moments that happened in fintech this year, before taking a look at some of the things we're most excited about for 2019. This includes: how big banks are changing, creating their own digital challengers, consolidation in the challenger market and the back office getting a lot more exciting. All this and so much more on this week's episode of Fintech Insider. We hope you enjoy the show and, as ever, don't forget to subscribe! Want to join the conversation on all the topics discussed? Tweet the show @fintechinsiders and if you really love the show, please leave us a review on iTunes. This episode was produced by Laura Watkins. Edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guest: Leda Glyptis.
28/12/1852m 15s

Ep. 281. Insights: 2018 in Review

You might’ve seen on Twitter we’ve been running an advent calendar of the 11 Days of Christmas, with our top things from across fintech and banking in the last year. Today we’re going to take a deep dive on those: Open Banking. The initiative launched almost exactly a year ago on 13th January and it's not exactly an overnight success. The CMA9 were not ready, but fintechs and FS providers welcomed it. We take a look at how far we have come since it began. We take a look at GDPR, if anyone was ready, how successful it's been and what effect it'll start to have in 2019 and if the acclimatisation period is truly over. 2018 brought us a horde of fintech unicorns. We examine how it happened and what it means for investment in fintech for the future. Borderless accounts. Transferwise borderless bank accounts launched back in April, allowing customers to “bank like a local” in multiple currencies. Revolut are also competing in this market with their free international transfers, could this be the next area of innovation? Mettle was launched in 2018! It's delivering forward-thinking banking for SMEs and it was launched by us with Natwest and Capco. SME’s have been long ignored in terms of FS innovation, 2018 saw the rise of SMB solutions, will this continue over to 2019? Speedy, smooth onboarding processes. A huge shout out for Monzo, KBC and Onfido for seamless onboarding utilising technology to complete KYC checks smoothly and without effort or paperwork on the behalf of the customer. Finally onboarding is becoming painless, how will the bar be raised? We also saw Monzo and Starling grant purchase blocking capabilities for gambling. It seems like fintechs are the ones leading the way in protecting customer welfare. 11:FS Foundry launched. The ability to bypass legacy infrastructure to deliver digitally-native propositions to scale and at speed is going to revolutionise banking and we're making it in partnership with DNB. Good personal finance management tools finally came into play this year. Yolt, reached half a million customers in 2018. Spin off brands/features from incumbents, eg ING and Yolt now exist. Plus the rise of Venmo in the US means that PFM has changed for the better. Monzo IFTTT. Monzo became the first bank to integrate IFTTT back in June. Engineer Simon Vans Colina gave us the exclusive with a demo of how it works. Users can move money between their account and savings pots according to any rule at all. Examples included a swear jar, £5 whenever someone goes for a run, a bonus when their favourite football team won. We love the limitless possibilities of what customers can do with their money. Branding reached a new level and there were plenty of bizarre stories. Meowing cards, a rat with a taste for cash and so much more. This year has seen so many odd things happen. Let's hope that doesn't stop next year! Produced by Laura Watkins. Edited by Alex Woodhouse.
24/12/181h 13m

Ep. 280. Insights: US financial health

We discover what financial inclusion really is, what it really means, what financial health is and the reasons behind the wealth gap in the USA. We spoke to some of the best industry experts there are to get you the clearest picture: John Hope Bryant, CEO of Operation Hope Dr. Anita Ward, President of Operation Hope Jennifer Tescher, founder of the Center for Financial Services Innovation Isabelle Barrès, Vice President at the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion and Global Director at the Smart Campaign Ramona Ortega, founder of My Money My Future and also Entrepreneur in Residence with Azlo This episode of Fintech Insider was written and produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Dr. Anita Ward, Isabelle Barres, Jennifer Tescher, John Hope Bryant, and Ramona Ortega.
21/12/1835m 50s

Ep. 279. News: It only works if you're alive

Our hosts Simon and Leda are joined by two great guests, Livia Benisty, Head of Financial Crime at ComplyAdvantage and Ryan Edwards-Pritchard, MD at Funding Options. First up, Revolut’s brand new banking licence. British fintech unicorn Revolut wins banking licence. Revolut has secured a European banking licence from authorities in Lithuania, allowing them to start offering current accounts and loans across the EU from early next year. Initial focus on Lithuania, where it has about 150,000 customers, before expanding into larger markets including the UK, France and Poland later next year. However, its plans to offer full banking services in its home market could be delayed in the event of a disorderly Brexit if financial firms lose the right to serve retail customers on licences granted in the rest of the EU. Barclays customers to switch off their spending. Barclays has become the first High Street bank to allow its customers to "switch off" certain types of spending on their debit cards. The idea is to help vulnerable customers, particularly problem gamblers, or those in serious debt. They can’t block specific retailers but all account holders can now block their own spending in a number of categories. Fintech is changing how millennials manage debt. Fintech is moving millennials from credit cards to personal loans in the US. Compared to the previous generations, millennials are more likely to take out a personal loan to cover everyday costs, relying less heavily on credit cards as their predecessors. Fintech firms originated 36% of all personal loans last year, compared to less than 1 percent in 2010. Metro payments go international. Metro Bank is adding international payments through personal and business accounts via its mobile app. The new service enables customers to make same day Swift and next day SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) payments in Euros, US dollars and Sterling. International payments are integrated alongside the app’s domestic payments functionality, and allows customers to choose whether they or the payee cover the charges. We spoke to Alex Park, Metro Bank’s Director of Digital to tell us more about this, how it was a customer-led initiative, and what’s coming next. HSBC Launches robo advisors. My Investment, an online platform designed to make wealth advice accessible to investors, will be available from as little as £1,000 to invest at an initial charge of 0.5% followed by fees of up to 0.46%. HSBC estimates My Investment could be used by 2.87 million of its existing retail customers, including many who may not have considered wealth management an option in the past. Advice will be given based on investor's answers to questions about their finances, investment experience and appetite to risk. Funding Options bags CMA prize. Business finance marketplace, Funding Options, has been announced as one of the winners of the second phase of Nesta’s ‘Open Up Challenge’ - one of only three companies to have won both stages of this challenge. The Open Up Challenge prize is part of a package of reforms from the Competition and Markets Authority designed to shake up retail banking. Plaid to hit $2.65B valuation. $250M series C fundraising round led by Mary Meeker who will join the board. Other investors include Andreessen Horowitz, Goldman Sachs, Spark Capital and others. The platform allows companies to create financial services applications without having to hire their own team of engineers to build out a tool that connects apps to its users’ bank accounts. Plaid builds infrastructure that allows a consumer to interact with their bank account on the web through a number of third-party applications, like Venmo, Robinhood, Coinbase, Acorns and LendingClub. SoftBank’s record breaking IPO. SoftBank Group Corp is set to raise 2.65 TRILLION yen ($23.5 billion) in Japan’s biggest-ever IPO. The share sale widely regarded as finalizing the group’s transition from domestic telco to a monolithic global tech investor. It also said it will sell all extra shares set aside for excess demand, taking the total just shy of the record $25 billion raised in 2014 by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group - of which it also owns a 30% share. SoftBank offered nearly 2 billion shares for sale and allocated over 80% of the sale for domestic retail investors. Barclaycard joins up with Evernym. Barclaycard wants to make passwords a thing of the past and as such they have joined an accelerator programme run by self-sovereign identity (SSI) specialist Evernym. SSI is the concept of enabling people to securely store information about their digital identity, totally under their control, so that they can share verifiable proof of who they are, for life. We spoke to Evernym MD Andy Tobin to find our more about this partnership and the Evernym accelerator. And Finally... Finger payments to go campus-wide at Copenhagen Business School. Finger vein payments technology is to be introduced campus-wide at Copenhagen Business School. The technology, named FingoPay, works via an electronic reader which builds a 3D map of the customer’s finger veins, generating a 'natural personal key' - thus removing the need for the individual to enter any personal details upon registration to make a payment. FingoPay successfully processed more than 12,000 transactions in the restaurant and coffee shop of the business school. All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider! ​ Subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and every other podcast app. Spread the fintech love by sharing or tweeting this podcast. ​ Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders and join the discussion by signing up at www.fintechinsidernews.com ​ This week's episode was produced and written by Laura Watkins, and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Leda Glyptis, Livia Benisty, and Ryan Edwards-Pritchard.
17/12/181h 9m

Ep. 278. Fintech Insider: Live - Payments (F)innovation

In this week's insights show we're bringing you reindeer burgers, christmas trees and death metal. We've also got some great insight into the payments innovation taking place in Scandinavia, what the future of payments will look like and whether or not cash will be removed from society entirely. We've got Finland, Iceland and Sweden represented this evening so there's a ton of local insight for you to enjoy. Our amazing guests include: Kristian Luoma, Head of OP Labs at OP Aoife Houlihan, VP of Communications at Klarna Ásgeir Örn Ásgeirsson, CTO & co-founder, Meniga Anthony Craufurd, Director, Venture and Startup Engagement at Visa Europe Sami Honkonen, CEO and Founder of Tomorrow Tech We also test your payments knowledge with some truly bizarre and interesting payment methods throughout history. A big thank you to all our guests and an even bigger thank you to Kristian, Marjaana and the team at OP for bringing us back to Helsinki for a second year in a row! Slush After Parties are always amazing and we had a fantastic time. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, and follow Fintech Insider on Twitter or Facebook. If you really loved it, please leave us a review, we love reading them! This episode was produced by Laura Watkins. Recorded and edited by Michael Bailey and Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Anthony Craufurd, Aoife Houlihan, Ásgeir Örn Ásgeirsson, Kristian Luoma, and Sami Honkonen.
14/12/1848m 52s

Bonus Sneak Peek: Vitalik Buterin, Founder of Ethereum

Simon's with the founder and creator of Ethereum, one of the largest cryptocurrencies, Vitalik Buterin to talk about the future and enterprise capabilities of DLT, blockchain and Ethereum. And just what are zero-knowledge proofs? Here's a little sneak preview on what happened. Listen to the full interview on Thursday 13th December over on Blockchain Insider - bi.11fs.com Special Guest: Vitalik Buterin.
12/12/182m 14s

Ep. 277. News: Sons of Breaches

Our hosts Simon and Ryan are joined by Menno van Leeuwen, Head of Business & Customer Development at Moneyou, Guy Stiebel, VP Products at SCANOVATE and Paul Stamper, Head of Financial Services, Ipsos MORI. First up, all the misinformation in the world. Monzo attacked for lending customers money to buy its shares. Monzo, has been accused of “going beyond the pale” by allowing its customers to get into debt to buy its shares. As discussed on last week’s show, Monzo is aiming to raise £20 million through crowdfunding. The prospectus shows that it will allow eligible customers to go overdrawn by up to £1,000 to buy shares. Brexcellent preparations. As things stand regarding Brexit, banks and others will need bases in the EU27. Danièle Nouy, the head of the supervisory arm of the European Central Bank (ECB), said recently that 37 firms, including 25 banks, had secured new or improved licences or were close to doing so. ECB is insisting that banks set up more than mere “empty shells” and wants banks to avoid being “overly reliant” on “back-to-back” hedging strategies. Scoring, for generation rent. Rental payments now show on your Experian Credit Report. Experian Credit Reports now include the rental payment information of more than 1.2 million tenants from across the UK. Adding rental data to credit reports means 45% more tenants will be able prove their identity online and are more likely to have increased access to financial products. Licence to bank. P2P lender Zopa granted full UK banking licence. Zopa, the 13-year-old peer-to-peer lender, has become the first of its kind to be awarded a full UK banking licence. The new bank will allow Zopa to increase its offerings with a new fixed-term savings account and credit card. Also expected to roll out a new money management app. We spoke to Zopa CEO Jaidev Janardana to get a closer look at what their plans are now they have a full UK banking licence. Line into banking. Line crosses into banking with Mizuho tie-up. Line will launch digital banking services by 2020 in collaboration with Mizuho Financial Group, aiming to break into the sector using its domestic user base of 78 million. Initially, the venture with Mizuho will let users remit small sums by smartphone and offer small loans for that purpose. We spoke to our very own APAC insider, Brandon Chung to get more of an insight into what this means. Not quite 5 star service. Card details at risk in massive Marriott data breach. The details of millions of payment cards may have been exposed in a hack on hotel giant Marriott affecting 500 million guests. Guest reservations database of its Starwood unit has been compromised since 2014. For 327 million, the compromised information includes some combination of name, mailing address, phone number, email address, passport number, date of birth, gender, arrival and departure information, reservation date, and communication preferences. Contactless charity. London installs network of contactless donation points to help the homeless. Londoners can now make contactless donations to homelessness charities through a network of terminals across the city. The TAP donation points have so far been installed in 35 locations across London, with more than 90 to appear across the capital this winter. Each tap of the card on the terminal deducts a £3 donation, which will be split between the 22 charities comprising the London Homeless Charities Group. And Finally… A rat’s gotta eat. A rat broke into an ATM, ate nearly $20,000 worth of cash, died. A rat in Assam state, India, squeezed its way inside an ATM machine, consumed and destroyed $17,662 worth of Rupees, and promptly died. When technicians attended the ATM they found looked like the contents of a paper shredder, with the rat already dead and buried within the mountain of minced up money. No foul play is suspected. All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider! ​ Subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and every other podcast app. Spread the fintech love by sharing or tweeting this podcast. ​ Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders and join the discussion by signing up at www.fintechinsidernews.com ​ This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins, written by Dhanum Nursigadoo and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Brandon Chung, Guy Stiebel, Jaidev Janardana, Menno van Leeuwen, Paul Stamper, and Ryan Garner.
10/12/181h 2m

Ep. 276. Insights. Regtech: where innovation meets compliance

In this week's insights show we're bringing you a deep discussion on what's happening in the regtech space. We have some brilliant experts to take on these issues including: Jason Boud, CEO of Regtech associates Diana Paredes, CEO + Co-founder Suade Labs Nick Cook, Head of Regtech & Advanced Analytics FCA Nas Ahmed, General Counsel, 11:FS Our roundtable talks about what regtech is solving for, the costs of compliance and risk, what hurdles exist to the adoption of regtech by big financial institutions, technological problems that the big institutions face, how to overcome them and how involved regulators should be in setting the agenda. All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider! ​ Subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and every other podcast app. Spread the fintech love by sharing or tweeting this podcast. ​ Let us know your thoughts on Twitter @FintechInsiders ​ This week's episode was produced by Petrit Berisha. Edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Diana Paredes, Jason Boud, Nas Ahmed, and Nick Cook.
07/12/1853m 41s

Ep. 275. News: Ritual Humiliation

Our hosts Sarah and Simon are joined by Emily Nicolle, Technology Reporter at CityAM, Valentina Kristensen, Director of Growth & Comms at OakNorth and Sophie Winwood, Investment Associate at Anthemis Group. First up, Show me the money! Monzo are crowdfunding for the last chunk of its series E fundraising round. Fundraising with a target of £20M. Existing Monzo investors will get early access to the round from 3 December. The round will then be opened up to other Monzo customers, who can invest up to £2,000. Previously have raised over £4M from two other crowdfunding rounds. Last round in 2016 broke record for fastest equity raise with £1M funded in 96 seconds. Emily wrote this story and has some great insights into what's going on. We also have a great interview with Tristan Thomas, Monzo's Head of Marketing to get his thoughts on crowdfunding, why they're doing it now and much more. Revolut head East as it obtains licenses in Japan and Singapore. The licenses from regulators in Japan and Singapore will enable it to operate in a similar fashion to its UK business through partnerships with local banks. Hoping to launch in the Asia Pacific region in Q1 2019, with over 50,000 users already on its waiting list. The JP and SG launch will happen ahead of the US launch, despite Revolut’s original plan to launch in the US inside 2018. Diversity could always bolster funding...Swift Institute call for gender diversity in fintech. The SWIFT Institute, set up by SWIFT, funds independent research and is offering a €15,000 grant to increase gender diversity. It wants proposals on “Securing the Future of the Financial Industry via Improved Gender Diversity”. Cites a 2017 McKinsey study - companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on their executive teams were 21% more likely to experience above-average profitability than companies in the fourth quartile. Nearly 3/4 of female millennials working in financial services believe that while their organisations talk about diversity, opportunities are not equal for all. Investigating meltdowns. Bank IT failures investigated by Treasury Committee after series of meltdowns. The Treasury Select Committee will examine whether banks can prevent disturbances to services following on from the banking service outages earlier this year. It will look at the common causes of IT failures, how customers lose out and whether the BofE and FCA are able to hold the relevant people to account. Since Nicky Morgan became chair of the committee 16 months ago outages have occurred at Equifax, TSB, Visa, Barclays, Cashplus, RBS and others. Skin in the game. MyBucks and Bibimoney are Sim-Skin kings of Africa. Frankfurt’s MyBucks and UK-based Bibimoney have launched a joint venture aimed at the African microloan market through SIM-Skin technology. Once attached to the SIM card, it enables the Bibimoney app to function on any mobile device (smart and feature phones) and includes an interoperable mobile wallet. The firms say the mobile wallet has full transactional capabilities and will also include functionality to apply for, obtain and repay microloans. We speak to our resident African markets expert, LesleyAnn Vaughan to get her thoughts on this initiative. Put it all on fintech. Where top US banks are betting on fintech. US banks are actively investing in fintech startups. To the end of November this year the top 11 US banks by assets participated in a total of 49 equity rounds to fintech startups. This compares to 19 in 2017 and 33 in 2016. Sometimes banks invest and partner with fintechs to further internal strategic goals. Strategic investing is a growing trend among banks in 2018, as many US banks have solidified their internal digital strategies and are now looking to execute. That wasn’t on the public feed...Venmo payment fraud leads to $40M in losses. The losses occurred in the first three months of 2018 according to internal documents the Wall Street Journal reviewed. Expenses due to fraudulent transactions, otherwise known as the transaction loss rate, increased to 0.40% of overall volume at Venmo in March compared to 0.25% in January. Venmo typically reimburses customers for any money they lose in a fraudulent transaction. We spoke to our US expert, Sam Maule to get his thoughts on Venmo's fraudster issues. They’re watching you. Beijing to judge every resident based on behaviour by end of 2020. Beijing set to adopt a lifelong points program by 2021 that assigns personalized ratings for each resident. The capital city will pool data from several departments to reward and punish some 22 million citizens based on their actions and reputations by the end of 2020. Those with better social credit will get “green channel” benefits (such as access to credit) while those with low scores will find life more difficult - such as being banned from taking trains and buses. And Finally… No way this’ll make a mess at all. Costa and Barclaycard release ‘UK first’ contactless reusable cup. Costa Coffee has partnered with Barclaycard to launch reusable contactless coffee cup, which is said to be the first of its kind in the UK. The Clever Cup is a contactless cup - contactless connected to reusable coffee cups for transactions up to £30. All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider! ​ Subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and every other podcast app. Spread the fintech love by sharing or tweeting this podcast. ​ Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders and join the discussion by signing up at www.fintechinsidernews.com ​ This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins, written by Dhanum Nursigadoo and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Emily Nicolle, Sophie Winwood, and Valentina Kristensen.
03/12/1859m 39s

Ep. 274. Insights: Open Banking - a never ending story?

In this week's insights show we're bringing you a deep discussion on what's happening in the Open Banking space. Our roundtable talks about the challenges involved in implementing the rules and regulations around Open Banking and takes a look at the thorny problem of getting customers to buy-in to Open Banking. We have some of the best guests around to help: Adam Davis, Head of Delivery at 11:FS Dan Globerson, Head of Open Banking at RBS Faith Reynolds, Independent Consumer Representative for Open Banking Sam Seaton, CEO at Moneyhub Francesco Simoneski, CEO at Truelayer We kick off the discussion by taking a look at just how hard it's been to implement the rules and regulations, the internal changes that compliance has caused and the costs involved. Then we move on to the toughest parts of the regulations and what about them is preventing positive user journeys and take a close look at how the payment journey, which is meant to be live now, has been affected. We also talk about going beyond mandatory requirements, how open banking is about more than compliance and why customers haven't taken notice of Open Banking yet. In fact 72% of adults haven't even heard of it. To finish off the panel takes a look at what's being done outside of Europe, how and if Brexit willhave any impact on the quality of products and services being offered by Open Banking and what we'll see happen in the near future. All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider! ​ Subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and every other podcast app. Spread the fintech love by sharing or tweeting this podcast. ​ Let us know your thoughts on Twitter @FintechInsiders ​ This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Adam Davis, Dan Globerson, Faith Reynolds, Francesco Simoneschi, and Samantha Seaton.
30/11/1851m 49s

Ep. 273. News: The zombie account scenario

Our hosts Simon and Leda are joined by Dave Cunningham, CEO of Priviti and Ryan Weeks, Editor at Altfi. First up, Swiss banks raided by antitrust watchdog over mobile payment allegations. A group of Swiss banks are under investigation by the country's antitrust authorities over whether they boycotted mobile payment services from Apple and Samsung in order to improve the prospects of their own competitive offering called Twint. Offices at UBS, Credit Suisse, PostFinance, Swisscard AECS, and Aduno Holding, have been raided by Comco over allegations that they deliberately refused to release their debit cards for use by Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. Twint a mobile-payment app developed by Postfinance and used by the bank named in the complaint expressed "astonishment" at the watchdog's actions. Tandem Bank strikes HK deal to launch digital banking in Asia. Tandem Bank is set to strike a deal with Hong Kong’s Convoy Global Holdings, as part of a plan to secure funding and launch one of the first digital banks in Hong Kong Convoy is planning to take a £15m stake in Tandem, one of the first app-based banks in the UK, to become the digital lender’s second-largest shareholder, according to people close to the companies. We can’t talk about Tandem and not do their stories in a pair. Tandem has also teamed up with Stripe to launch its new Auto Savings service. It lets customers set up rules to automatically move money from their current accounts with other providers to a savings account with Tandem. The feature’s available through Tandem’s banking app, aggregating financial data from across all of a user’s accounts to offer them personalized feedback on how they’re managing their money. We spoke to Tandem CEO, Ricky Knox to tell us more about both of these stories. People who use mobile fintech apps tend to make worse financial decisions. A study of mobile-payment using millennials (ages 18-34) in the US found they were less likely to be financially literate than others of the same age who didn’t pay for things with their phones. They were also more likely to make other bad financial decisions, according to research by the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center at the George Washington School of Business. 1/4 of people who use their phones to track spending reported overdrawing their accounts, compared with 20% of those who didn’t use their phones for this. Nationwide takes stake in Moneyhub. Nationwide Building Society is dipping into its £50M venture fund to take a minority stake in UK-based personal financial management app Moneyhub. Moneyhub is the third startup to benefit from the Nationwide fintech fund after acasa and Hazy. Moneyhub recently secured Payment Initiation Services Provider (PISP) authorisation by the FCA, the firm already operates as an Account Information Services Provider (AISP). The company also offers users a series of smart nudges that proactively alert consumers to overspending or better interest rate offers. We spoke to Emma Huntington, Leader in Financial Services Strategy and Innovation at Nationwide to give us their perspective on this partnership. We also spoke to Sam Seaton, CEO of Moneyhub to get her thoughts on this investment as well. Which? ranks highest and lowest banks of 2018. Which? surveyed thousands of current account customers and ask them to rate the service they receive and assigned each account a Which? Customer Score. Which? Then independently rate 40 providers to create a Product Score based on 38 different elements of bank accounts, including rewards, benefits, fees, charges and how users can operate the account. AlipayHK wins bid to provide QR code payment solution for Hong Kong’s MTR. AlipayHK says it has won a bid to provide a QR code mobile payment solution for Hong Kong’s MTR railway system. Commuters will have the option of entering MTR stations by linking their AlipayHK account to a separate MTR app, and scanning a QR code on their smartphones on the readers installed at the entry gates. Users of the mainland Alipay wallet will also be able to link their accounts to the MTR app for payment, according to people familiar with the matter. The aim is to have the new mobile payment system roll out to 91 of 93 MTR stations across the city by mid-2020. Plastiq raises $27M at 2X+ value to let you pay for anything on credit. Kleiner Perkins has just led a $27 million Series C for Plastiq with partner Ilya Fushman joining the board. A source says the raise that also comes from DST Global between doubles and triples Plastiq’s valuation over its 2017 Series B-1 rounds of $11 million and $16 million. That’s $73M in total funding. For a flat 2.5 percent fee, customers use Plastiq through a credit card, and it issues the proper wire transfer, check or deposit for up to $500,000, or even more, on customers behalf. Your salary tomorrow, today! CYBG has agreed a £400M deal to fund loans through UK fintech group Salary Finance Salary Finance, whose founders include the former head of Google UK, enables employees to take out loans that are then repaid automatically through their employer’s payroll system. Deducting repayments automatically from salaries makes the loans more secure and attractive to banks, allowing them to extend credit at a cheaper rate than credit cards or payday loans. And Finally... It’s wingardium levi-O-sa, not wingardium leviosarr! Hundreds of Apple stores are going to start selling this British startup's 'Harry Potter' coding wand. Computing and coding startup Kano is going to release its 'Harry Potter' coding wand in hundreds of Apple stores. CEO and founder Alex Klein told Business Insider that Apple approached Kano to get the wands into stores. From December to January people will be able to demo the wand in stores. British coding and computing startup Kano has struck a partnership with Apple to sell its "Harry Potter"-themed coding wand in more than 300 Apple stores across the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand in December. All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider! ​ Subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and every other podcast app. Spread the fintech love by sharing or tweeting this podcast. ​ Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders and join the discussion by signing up at www.fintechinsidernews.com ​ This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins, written by Dhanum Nursigadoo and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Dave Cunningham and Leda Glyptis.
26/11/181h 14m

Ep. 272. Insights: Live! From Xerocon 2018

In this week's insights show we're bringing you a supersized episode of the best content from Xerocon 2018. A conference like no other is their tagline and this proved to be true, as we bring you some of our highlights from our Xerocon 2018 experience. First off, Sarah Kocianski sat down with some fantastic industry experts from across the world of SMB finance and accounting to get some great insights. You will hear from: Gary Turner - Co-founder and UK CEO, Xero Sian Kelly - MD, Inform Accounting Alexis Prenn - CEO, Receipt Bank Will Farnell - Founder, Farnell Clarke Christoph Rieche - CEO and Co-founder, iwoca Jonathan Bareham - Cofounder and Director, Raedan Caroline Plumb- CEO and founder, Fluidly As if that wasn't enough we also hosted an extra special edition of Fintech Insider: Live from the Xerocon exhibition hall. Sarah and David were joined by some leading voices in this space to talk about bank feeds and APIs; automating payments; access to finance and even an attempt at telling some accounting jokes. We were joined by: Keri Gohman, Chief Platform Business Officer at Xero Becca McClure, Director of Operations at BDO Megan Caywood, Chief Platform Officer at Starling Oliver Prill, CEO at Tide Stuart Gregory, Head of Business at Transferwise Pranav Sood, Director of International Expansion at GoCardless Anil Stocker, CEO at MarketInvoice Hannah Dawson, CEO at Futrli A usual a big thanks to all our guests and an even bigger thanks to Xero for hosting us; Xerocon 2018 lived up to the hype and we hope you enjoyed our highlights! Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, and follow Fintech Insider on Twitter or Facebook. If you really loved it, please leave us a review, we love reading them! Special Guests: Alexis Prenn, Anil Stocker, Becca McClure, Caroline Plumb, Christoph Rieche, Gary Turner, Hannah Dawson, Jonathan Bareham, Keri Gohman , Megan Caywood, Oliver Prill, Pranav Sood, Sian Kelly, Stuart Gregory, and Will Farnell.
23/11/181h 41m

Ep. 271. News: Ericas & 'Mericas

Our hosts Simon and Jason are joined by three great guests: Joost Lobbes, Product Manager at Rabo Bank, and Diana Paredes, CEO of Suade Labs. First up, CYBG cans Virgin Money deal with Anthony Jenkins startup. The new owner of Virgin Money has canned a long-term deal with a digital banking start-up launched by Anthony Jenkins, the former Barclays chief executive. Not entirely unexpected, since David Duffy, CYBG's chief executive, had hinted since securing a £1.6bn deal to buy the bank that it was likely to use its own technology platform. Confirmation that CYBG is ditching the 10x deal may deal a blow to Mr Jenkins, who has been in talks with investors for several months about a substantial new funding round for his venture. Virgin Money is understood to have committed tens of millions of pounds to creating a digital platform with 10x's support, and CYBG's decision to terminate the deal is likely to trigger a sizeable payment to 10x. Fintech startup Revolut is in talks to raise $500M from Softbank. Several sources have told City A.M. that the deal is set to close early next year, as Revolut tries to launch its banking app in the US, one of fintech’s most notoriously hard to crack markets. Comes less than seven months since Revolut closed its last funding round at $250m, which valued the London startup at $1.7bn as a so-called unicorn company. Not known if previous backers such as Index Ventures, Draper Esprit and DST Global will sign on to this round. Softbank said earlier this year that it was looking to deploy around $200m into fintech from its $100bn Vision Fund, and was reported by Sky News to have explored a similar investment in UK challenger bank Oaknorth. We spoke to Emily Nicolle, the author of this article for City AM to give us her thoughts on this story. Digital bank Starling to roost on the high street. Digital bank Starling is heading to the high street, announcing a tie-up that will enable its personal and business customers to withdraw and deposit cash over the counter at all 11,500 Post Office branches nationwide. Despite falling cash use across the UK, the app-only challenger bank said it was responding to customer needs. “Our customers still want to pay in cash and take money out,” said Julian Sawyer, head of banking services at Starling Bank. “The Post Office has more outlets than all the other banks combined, so it became a very obvious channel to link up with.” The digital bank’s move to the high street comes as larger banks shift customers online, closing hundreds of high street bank branches and free-to-use cash machines in the process. We caught up with Megan Caywood at Xerocon yesterday to tell us more about this announcement and what it means for their users. Simple attracts Amazon exec as new CEO. US neo bank Simple has named a former Amazon executive as its new CEO, in a rare example of talent returning from Big Tech to the banking industry We interviewed the Co-Founder of Simple Bank, Shamir Karkal in ep. 254. David Hijirida moved from Washington Mutual to help build Amazon’s online payments business in 2007 before acting as a director of AWS. Hijirida takes over from Dickson Chu who was working as the interim chief executive of the bank after founding CEO Josh Reich who quit in May. Fluidly raises £5M in Series A Funding. Fluidly is an applied AI business that combines machine learning and financial modelling to automate the forecasting and management of cashflow for SMEs. The £5m Series A funding round was led by New York-based fintech investor Nyca Partners. Existing investors Octopus Ventures, Anthemis and tech angels including Simon Murdoch and Charlie Songhurst also participated in the latest financing round. We caught up with Fluidly CEO Caroline Plumb at Xerocon yesterday, to find out more about what this money will be used for. Alibaba sets new Singles Day record with more than $30.8BN in sales in 24 hours. Alibaba smashed through its Singles Day sales record on Sunday. The gross merchandise value (GMV) hit over $30.8 billion in sales in the 24-hour shopping event. That topped the $25.3 billion record set in 2017. Singles Day got off to a strong start with sales hitting $1 billion in one minute and 25 seconds. BofA faces trademark suit over Erica chatbot. Bank of America has been sued by a man over the use of the name "Erica" for its in-app AI-powered virtual assistant chatbot. Rolled out to BofA's millions of customers over the summer, Erica helps users with a host of simple transactions such as money transfers and balance enquiries. Erik Underwood registered his own virtual assistant, called E.R.I.C.A (electronic repetitious informational clone application) in Georgia in October 2010. PFM app Fintonic to fund interest-free deferred payments at Amazon. Financial management app Fintonic is collaborating with Amazon to provide Spanish clients with the option to fund interest fee purchases at the e-commerce store. Under the agreement, Fintonic's 500,000 Spanish users will be able to defer payments ranging between €200 and €1,000 for up to four months. Marketed as taking 3 minutes and users are given a reusable gift card for Amazon.es that lasts up to 10 years max PayPal bans Tommy Robinson from its platform. PayPal has told the former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson aka Stephen Yaxley-Lennon it will no longer process payments on his behalf. The online payments system said its services cannot be used to "promote hate, violence, or other forms of intolerance that is discriminatory". Online petitions calling for companies like PayPal to stop processing his payments have gained thousands of signatures. All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider! ​ Subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and every other podcast app. Spread the fintech love by sharing or tweeting this podcast. ​ Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders and join the discussion by signing up at www.fintechinsidernews.com ​ This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins, written by Dhanum Nursigadoo and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Caroline Plumb, Diana Paredes, Emily Nicolle, Joost Lobbes, and Megan Caywood.
19/11/1858m 38s

Ep. 270. Insights: Wealth Roundtable

We’re going to talk about digital wealth management and the new models and products that are emerging in this space, and the evolution of some others. We speak to a great line up of experts to get the inside information: Adam Dodds, CEO of Freetrade Dr. Ella Rabener - CMO & Co-Founder of Scalable Capital Joe Parkin - Head of Wealth & Retail at Blackrock Kai Eggert - Chief Product Officer at Huddlestock We begin by discussing the much debated topic that is the democritization of investing. Is it ethical to let anyone invest their money? Our diverse panel had some interesting and varied answers! Next, we discuss the educational aspect within this ecosystem. Whose responsibility is it to educate? Should governments & non-profits make information more accessible? Is it the role of the digital wealth management product to offer educational support? Or should it be schools, the actual education establishment themsleves that should help people understand the value of investment? Moving on, we discuss retention. Do companies want daily interaction with the app? If so how is this done? And if not, how do you keep users interested. Many are disinterested in the idea of investing money, so how is that made more accessible? Is it the jargon at hand or the lack of understanding that often, this is a long term game? Finally, we talk business models and the future of this space. How hard is it to differentiate yourself currently in this industry? How are these models and products catering for these different demographics? And perhaps most interestingly.....what's next for the wealth management industry? All this and more on today's episode of Fintech insider. If you liked what you heard, please subscribe and leave us a review! Want to get involved in the conversation? Hit us up on @FinTechInsiders or podcasts@11fs.com This episode was written and produced by Petrit Berisha. Edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Adam Dodds, Dr. Ella Rabener, Joe Parkin, and Kai Eggert.
16/11/1851m 4s

Bonus: will.i.am and Atom...Boom Boom Pow!

Sadly David didn't get to interview will.i.am himself. But Leda Glyptis, 11:FS Chief of Staff managed to catch up with the investor (and singer) to talk about Atom Bank, AI, financial inclusion and the future of finance. This bonus episode was produced by Laura Watkins and Petrit Berisha. Edited by Michael Bailey. Special Guests: Leda Glyptis and will.i.am.
13/11/1812m 22s

Ep. 269. News: Mi data, su data

Our hosts, David M. Brear, Simon Taylor and Jason Bates are joined by two great guests, Sigridur Sigurdardottir, CEO of Asto and Ali Paterson from Fintech Finance. First up, Lloyds is 'digitising'. Britain's biggest high street lender will this week announce plans to create 8,000 jobs as part of a £3bn transformation and technology investment programme. Lloyds Banking Group will announce on Tuesday that it is cutting around 6,000 existing roles but establishing approximately 8,000 new posts, leading to a net jobs creation figure of around 2,000. The 8,000 new roles‎ are understood to focus on areas of digital expansion including in the group transformation unit, reflecting the changes taking place across the banking industry. We've got some great comments from Katherine Griffiths from the Times about the story. Marcus by Goldman Sachs is opening a new account every 35 seconds. Marcus, the online savings account from Goldman Sachs, has racked up 100,000 customers since its launch in the UK just forty days ago. Discussed on the show before, they are providing long-suffering savers with a market-beating 1.50% interest rate. Royal Bank of Scotland to launch digital bank for SMEs. Royal Bank of Scotland has become the first of the UK’s big high street lenders to open a standalone digital account, with the launch of a new business-focused current account that will be run independently of its traditional brands. The new bank, called Mettle, is designed for small business customers, and will provide a current account alongside services such as invoicing and cash flow forecasting. We also have a great interview with Alison Rose, CEO of RBS CPB to learn more. HSBC warns customers of data breach. HSBC has locked some customers out their online accounts in response to a data breach that saw unauthorised users gain access to a host of financial and personal information. In a notice to customers, which has been filed with California's Attorney General's office, the bank says: "HSBC became aware of online accounts being accessed by unauthorized users between October 4, 2018 and October 14, 2018. Among the information which may have been accessed is full names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth, account numbers, account types, account balances, transaction history, payee account information, and statement history. Tech Nation helping fintech play with banks. This PAS provides a guide to fintechs on the terms and approach used by many financial institutions for collaboration and commercialisation of new fintech propositions. We speak to Greg Michel from Tech Nation to find out more. And finally, Anna launches debit card that miaows. Anna, a hybrid digital assistant for SMEs, that combines an app, card and business account, is rolling out the gimmick after consulting "animal psychologist" Ellena Hinson. With 90% of small business failures attributed to cash flow problems, Anna claims that a sharp miaow emanating from its app everytime a payment is made could make users think more carefully about their spending. Hinson goes so far as to suggest small biz owners look to cats for tips on managing their finances. All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider! ​ Subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and every other podcast app. Spread the fintech love by sharing or tweeting this podcast. ​ Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders and join the discussion by signing up at www.fintechinsidernews.com ​ This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and Petrit Berisha. Edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Ali Paterson and Sigridur Sigurdardottir.
12/11/181h 2m

Ep. 268. Interviews: Ben Davey, Barclays UK Ventures

Ben Davey is the CEO of Barclays UK Ventures, a former chancery barrister, he worked as CSO of Barclays Investment Bank and Group Head of Strategy of Barclays before taking on his current role. Simon and Ben talk about the challenges surrounding fintech startups and how banks are looking to creating strong lasting partnerships with them. They also talk about Ben's journey from the bar to the bank and whether he ever had to wear a wig and gown. We hope you enjoyed the show! Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, and follow Fintech Insider on Twitter or Facebook. If you really loved it, please leave us a review, we love reading them! This episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Michael Bailey Special Guest: Ben Davey.
09/11/1824m 51s

Ep. 267. News: Initiative Q - witnessing the end of humanity

Our hosts, Simon Taylor and Leda Glyptis are joined by three great guests: Max Rofagha, CEO and Founder at Finimize, Husayn Kassai, CEO at Onfido and Lisa Jacobs, CSO at Funding Circle. First up, Banking services for the unbanked! Singapore-based Grab started as a taxi-booking app but is expanding into areas like parcel and food delivery and financial services. Grab's partnered with Mastercard to issue virtual and physical prepaid cards tailored to Southeast Asian consumers, with the aim of expanding use of Grab's digital wallet and helping its unbanked users transact online. The companies hope to leverage Grab's 110 million app users and Mastercard's network of 3 million merchant outlets. Customers can top up their cards using cash through agents, drivers and merchants on the GrabPay platform. Most banks will be made irrelevant by 2030-Gartner. Within 12 years time, 80% of “heritage financial firms” will either go out of business or be rendered irrelevant by new competition, changing customer behaviour and advancements in technology, according to forecasts by Gartner. They will be replaced by global digital platforms, fintech companies and other nontraditional players. U.S. state banking regulators sue government to stop “fintech charters”. A body of U.S. state banking regulators on Thursday sued the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) over its plan, to issue bank charters to online lenders and payment companies. The body, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), said the so-called fintech charter was unconstitutional and puts consumers and taxpayers at risk. Follows a similar suit filed by the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) last month. Initiative Q: Scam, pyramid scheme or next PayPal? No one seems to have any idea if it’s a scam or not. Only detailed has come from David Gerard, author of Attack of the 50ft Blockchain. “It’s not impossible they’ll get something up … but pure ideas are near-worthless. The hard part is always execution.” Trendy challenger bank Monzo is Britain’s latest unicorn startup. Monzo secured a £85 million funding round, giving it a valuation of £1 billion, investors include Stripe, Accel Ventures, and General Catalyst. Most notably, the company has also relied on equity crowdfunding in the past and reportedly plans to raise a further £20 million from ordinary retail investors later this year. And finally, a special 50p coin will mark Brexit. A commemorative 50p coin will be issued to mark the UK's departure from the European Union (EU) next year. The coin would be made available in spring 2019 but it’s not yet known exactly what the new Brexit coins will look like. All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider! Subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and every other podcast app. Spread the fintech love by sharing or tweeting this podcast. Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders and join the discussion by signing up at www.fintechinsidernews.com This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and Petrit Berisha. Edited by Michael Bailey and written by Dhanum Nursigadoo. Special Guests: Husayn Kassai, Leda Glyptis, Lisa Jacobs, and Max Rofagha.
05/11/181h 2m

Ep. 266. Interviews: Show me the Money20/20 USA Marcus, N26, Tala and more

We've got some of the best content from Money20/20 USA for you this week. With six interviews from some of the biggest names in the industry: Omer Ismail, Head of Goldman Sachs US Consumer Business (Marcus) Jason Gardner, CEO of Marqueta Shivani Siroya, CEO of Tala John Hope Bryant, CEO of Operation Hope, Promise Homes and Bryant Group Ventures Nicolas Kopp, US CEO of N26 Rilla Delorier, Chief Strategy Officer of Umqua Bank We hope you enjoyed the show! Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, and follow Fintech Insider on Twitter or Facebook. If you really loved it, please leave us a review, we love reading them! This episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Michael Bailey. Special Guests: Jason Gardner, John Hope Bryant, Nicolas Kopp, Omer Ismail, Rilla Delorier, and Shivani Siroya.
02/11/1850m 25s

Ep. 265. News: Live from Money20/20 USA

Our hosts, Simon Taylor, Sam Maule and Sarah Kocianski are joined by great guests in three groups. Group one: Courtney Kelso Senior Vice President at American Express, Samant Nagpal Global Head of Amazon Business Payment Products at Amazon and Mark Heimbouch COO at Worldpay Group two: Shannon Johnson Group President of Financial Institutions at Cardlytics and Ken Lin Founder and CEO at Credit Karma. Group three: Ian Ormerod Head of New Digital Business at BBVA and Matt Loos Senior Product Manager for Global Wholesale Payments in Treasury Services at JPMorgan Chase. First up, we have group one to talk about the American Express and Amazon partnership for co-branded business cards. Amazon Business and American Express will announce the launch of the Amazon Business American Express Card, a tool designed to change the way businesses buy online on October 23. Card Members can choose between cash back or instantly qualify for an interest free payment term to help with working capital or cash flow. American Express and Amazon are thrilled to offer a solution that puts the power of big business into the hands of small business owners. Verifone and Worldpay Introduce EMV-Grade Contactless Solution at Jimmy John’s. Piloting a new EMV-grade contactless payment acceptance solution at Jimmy John’s (a fast food sandwich chain, a bit like Subway, for all our international listeners). By combining Worldpay’s ultra-fast and highly-secure processing services with Verifone’s Engage P400 device, Jimmy John’s will deliver more convenient, powerful and flexible payment options to its customers. Jimmy John’s are the guinea pig/ early adopter for this initiative - combining faster payments and with fast service and fast food. Next we have group two to talk about, Lenders share their underwriting secrets with Credit Karma. Ken broke this news story on the Avant Garde stage here at Money2020 right before our show. Credit Karma CEO Ken believes that within just a few years, computers will help optimize and execute these financial decisions for us. Will cyber risks derail consumer trust and hinder the rise of autonomous finance? Or will advanced data science enable the masses to benefit from the type of specialized financial advice and services previously only available to the super rich. Finn AI closes $11 Million Series A financing. Finn AI today announced it has completed a $11 Million Series A financing round. The new funding will be used to support the growth momentum underway at Finn AI across North America and Europe. The financing will allow Finn AI to enhance enterprise tooling and extend its core product to support additional banking and personal finance capabilities for existing customers including ATB Financial, Bank of Montreal, Banpro Grupo Promerica, Commonwealth Bank, and Fidor Bank. Finally, we have group three to talk about, JPM’s blockchain announcement. J.P. Morgan Interbank Information Networks expands to more than 75 banks. Sept 25th - announced the expansion of its Interbank Information Network (IINSM), the first live blockchain service offered by the firm. More than 75 banks have signed up to be part of IIN, the largest number of banks to join a live application of blockchain technology. IIN, launched as a pilot in 2017, minimizes friction in the global payments process, enabling payments to reach beneficiaries faster and with fewer steps. Using blockchain technology, IIN reduces the time correspondent banks currently spend responding to compliance and other data related inquiries that delay payments. BBVA launches Open Banking platform in the US. BBVA has officially launched its Banking-as-a-Service platform in the US, using APIs to let firms offer their customers financial products without having to take on fulling banking themselves. While PSD2 is driving open banking in Europe, BBVA is taking a proactive approach in the US. Operating its Open Platform in beta for six months, allowing third parties that pass security and compliance checks to access, through APIs, a range of the bank's services. And finally, A day in the (improbable) life of a banking exec. All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider! Subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and every other podcast app. Spread the fintech love by sharing or tweeting this podcast. Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders and join the discussion by signing up at www.fintechinsidernews.com This week's episode was written and produced by Laura Watkins. Edited by Michael Bailey. Special Guests: Courtney Kelso, Ian Ormerod, Ken Lin, Mark Heimbouch, Matt Loos, Samant Nagpal, and Shannon Johnson.
29/10/1853m 19s

Ep. 264. Insights: F’in Debate live from Money20/20 USA

Today's insights show comes to you live from Money20/20 in Las Vegas at the Leadership Loft. Sarah Kocianski is moderating the debate between Team USA and Team ROW. Sam Maule's representing 11:FS in Team USA and Simon Taylor's doing the same on Team ROW. We debate which parts of the world are best at different parts of banking, with the aim of building a hybrid multi-national bank of the future: Building a bank. Regulation, who does it best? Data, where is it used best? Neobanks and user experience. It's an exciting debate which is sure to decide once and for all where's best to design the bank of the future. Team USA Captain: Sam Maule, 11:FS Ron Shevlin, Cornerstone Jill Castilla, Citizens Bank of Edmond Dan Kimerling, Deciens Capital Team ROW Captain: Simon Taylor, 11:FS Melissa Guzy, Arbor Ventures Derek White, BBVA Megan Caywood, Starling Bank This episode was written and produced by Laura Watkins. Edited by Michael Bailey. Special Guests: Daniel Kimerling, Derek White, Jill Castilla, Megan Caywood, Melissa Guzy, and Ron Shevlin.
26/10/1846m 2s

Ep. 263. News: Digital all the way down

Our hosts, David M. Brear and Simon Taylor are joined by two great guests: James Hurley, Enterprise Editor, The Times and Kirsty Grant, Investment Director, Seedrs. First up, we've got an insight into 11:FS Foundry and our partnership with DNB. David sat down with Leda Glyptis, Foundry CEO and Rasmus Figenschou, Group EVP for New Business, and our strategic partner at DNB. Two-thirds of Amazon Prime members would try banking with the retailer, according to Bain study. Bain surveyed 6,000 U.S. consumers recently with a simple question: If Amazon launched a free online bank account that came with 2 percent cash back on all Amazon.com purchases, would you sign up to try it? 2/3s Amazon Prime customers would sign up, 43% of non-Prime Amazon customers would, and 37% of non-Amazon customers. Walmart and Paypal team up. PayPal users will be able to withdraw and deposit cash into their PayPal account at any Walmart store. In addition, PayPal Cash Mastercard customers can access their cash balance using Walmart service desks, ATMs, and cash registers. This is the first time PayPal users are able to transact in cash, but each cash transaction is priced at a flat, $3 service fee. The parties have not disclosed how that fee is divided between Walmart and PayPal. Walmart offers a variety of debit and credit card options, as well as services such as money transfers, remittances, check cashing, tax preparation, and billpay. Contactless payments overtake chip and pin. Contactless payments have become more popular than chip-and-pin card transactions for the first time in the UK, according to Worldpay. Contactless overtook in June, when 51% of in-store card transactions were contactless, rising to 52% in July. Analysis of the company's data showed that use of the newer payment method jumped by 30% between June 2017 and June 2018. Nationwide’s Open Banking for Good challenge. Nationwide Building Society is injecting £3 million in funding to encourage fintech startups and academics to develop Open Banking apps that can help to improve the lives of the one in four UK households who are financially squeezed – equivalent to 12.7 million people. Government-sponsored Open Banking for Good challenge, pairs established fintechs and start-ups with debt and money charities in a bid to develop apps that help drive financial inclusion. FCA Opens the 5th sandbox cohort and Green Fintech Challenge. On Monday the FCA opened again for applications as part of cohort 5 for the regulatory sandbox. Also, this week is Green Great Britain Week and on Friday they are holding an event to launch The Innovate FinTech Challenge, to coincide with the new sandbox. We also have a great interview with Anna Wallace, Head of the Innovate Department at the FCA to learn more. RBS vs Marcus. RBS has launched a savings account paying 1.5 per cent interest, one of the highest rates currently available. It comes weeks after Goldman Sachs shook up the market by announcing its first savings account in the UK, also paying 1.5 per cent. However, the rate only applies to to the first £10,000, which is some way short of Goldman's account which pays 1.5 per cent up to £250,000. From saving to spending. Tandem’s 2nd credit card, the “Journey Card” - targets people in the U.K. who have yet to build up a credit history at all. Credit cards are already one of the most effective ways of improving your credit score. Like Tandem’s other card, Journey Card has low FX fees, but unlike the original card it has no cashback and a higher APR. Both cards offer integrations into Tandem’s banking app, which in turn acts as a PFM and allows you to aggregate your non-Tandem banking data. Inspiring the tech leaders of the future. International Financial Corporation (“IFC”), a member of the World Bank Group, and Ant Financial jointly announced the 10x1000 Tech for Inclusion programme, a comprehensive programme to provide training to 10,000 tech experts in emerging markets from both public and private sectors over the next 10 years. The programme aims to build an interactive and open platform to increase support for tech leaders and skilled individuals who are working to alleviate poverty and make basic financial services more broadly accessible in Indonesia, which will be the first stop of the programme within emerging markets. Britain’s lacklustre fight against money laundering. No one knows how much dirty money is rinsed through London, but Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) reckons British banks and their subsidiaries (including those in overseas territories) launder “many hundreds of billions of pounds” each year. British companies and partnerships were prominent among the getaway vehicles used in some of the biggest money-laundering schemes of recent years, including the “Russian laundromat”, in which at least $20bn was siphoned out of Russia in 2010-14, and an even bigger washing exercise through Danske Bank’s Estonian branch. And finally, and following on from the dirty money story, dirty cake money. Patisserie Valerie’s chairman has swooped in with a rescue loan package after a black hole in the company’s accounts led to its finance chief being arrested on suspicion of fraud. Patisserie Holdings said on Wednesday that it has been notified of “significant, and potentially fraudulent, accounting irregularities and therefore a potential material mis-statement of the company’s accounts”. It relates to £1.14 million owed to HMRC. The group’s finance director Chris Marsh, who was suspended from his role earlier this week, has been arrested on suspicion of fraud, but was later released. All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider! Subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and every other podcast app. Spread the fintech love by sharing or tweeting this podcast. Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders and join the discussion by signing up at www.fintechinsidernews.com This week's episode was written and produced by Laura Watkins. Edited by Michael Bailey. Special Guests: Anna Wallace, James Hurley, Kirsty Grant, Leda Glyptis, and Rasmus Figenschou.
22/10/181h 15m

Ep. 262. Insights: Live from BBVA Open Summit!

Today's insights show takes a closer look at how to move faster at scale and operating in agile creation models. We also take a look at what happens to data when it enters a platform, understanding how data and platforms interact with businesses and consumers, as well as the dynamics of marketplaces and platforms. We speak to the best experts to find out more: Derek White, Global Head of Customer Solutions at BBVA Ian Ormerod, Head of New Digital Business at BBVA Juho Makkonen, Co-Founder and CEO of Sharetribe This episode was produced by Laura Watkins and Petrit Berisha. Edited by Michael Bailey. Special Guests: Derek White, Ian Ormerod, and Juho Makkonen.
19/10/1833m 9s

Ep. 261. News: Reinventing retail

Our hosts, Simon Taylor and Ross Gallagher are joined by two great guests: Bill Gajda, Head of Global Strategic Partnerships at Visa and Dr Sian Lewin, The Reg Doctor. First up, Gambling Blockers aren’t just a gimmick. Monzo and Starling’s gambling blockers have gained praise in the BBC for helping addicts kick the habit. More than 25,000 customers have signed up to Monzo’s block since it went live in June. "Not all of those were problem gamblers [but] about 8,000 people did have a history of gambling," says Mr Blomfield. We have a great interview with Simon Vans-Colina, Engineer at Monzo to hear more. ‘Starling is now the Amazon of banking. Come get an account’. Telegraph article gives an overview of Starling and Anne Boden’s achievements, and clearly followed her about for the period of time where she was pitching to billionaires for funding. Somehow this leads onto a discussion of their marketplace APIs and how this makes them akin to Amazon in the banking world. This is a VERY flashy headline, but is there substance to it? Funding Circle’s shares plummet as they float. Share prices fell by a quarter on their first full day of trading. The flotation valued the company at £1.5bn but by the end of Wednesday its market valued had fallen to £1.25bn. The collapse wiped millions from the paper fortunes of the company’s three founders, who owned 17% of the firm. Klarna raises $20M from H&M, will build financing and payment services for the fashion retailer. H&M invests $20M in Klarna to build an “omni-channel” payments service across both physical and online store fronts. Klarna says the deal will cover “frictionless” in-store, mobile and online payments across the company’s whole footprint, a better delivery and return process, and more flexible payment options, including “try before you buy” pay later services, to be delivered through H&M’s app and its Club loyalty program. We have an illuminating interview with Aoife Houlihan, VP Communications and Public Policy at Klaran to learn more. I spent 53 minutes in Amazon Go and saw the future of retail. There are no cashiers, cash registers, or even self-service checkout stands. You simply walk in, grab what you need, and go. Amazon bills your credit card as you pass through the turnstile on your way out. Moments later, an app in your phone provides a receipt detailing what you've bought, what you paid, and even how long you spent inside. Ireland vs Google on data breaches. At least two U.S. states and two European Union member states are investigating a breach at Alphabet Inc’s Google that may have exposed private profile data of at least 500,000 users to hundreds of external developers. The investigations follow Google’s announcement on Monday that it would shut down the consumer version of its social network Google+ and tighten its data-sharing policies after a “bug” potentially exposed user data that included names, email addresses, occupations, genders and ages. £9bn pulled from UK company funds since Brexit vote. According to figures from the Investment Association, retail investors have pulled large sums from UK equity funds on a monthly basis since the vote in June 2016. Figures for August 2018 also show the first net loss of investment, on aggregate, across all funds available for sale in the UK since the referendum, including those invested overseas. Investors pulled £217m from UK authorised funds over the month. Got £20 a month to spare? Santander has a robo-advisor just for you. The bank's Digital Investment Adviser (DIA) guides people through straightforward questions about their current financial position, what they want to achieve and assess the level of risk they are prepared to take with their money. Customers can choose to select specific long-term investment goals, such as paying for a child’s wedding or a property. Sila - the new venture from the creator of Simple Bank. Shamir Karkal, Co-founder of Simple, is the CEO of newly created Sila, whose mission is to “empower developers by providing open-source infrastructure for the fintech companies of tomorrow” What they are: an API platform and suite of developer tools supported by a new regulatory-compliant, fiat-backed tokenized means of exchange — the Sila Token — that allows developers to rapidly build fintech applications and bring them to market. And finally, In top hat and tails, Spanish debt agents prosper. “El Cobrador del Frac”, the name of a company which specializes in sending men dressed like extras from a 1930s Fred Astaire movie to humiliate debtors into paying up. Its business is booming. All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider! Subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and every other podcast app. Spread the fintech love by sharing or tweeting this podcast. Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders and join the discussion by signing up at www.fintechinsidernews.com This week's episode was written and produced by Laura Watkins. Edited by Michael Bailey. Special Guests: Aoife Houlihan, Bill Gajda, Sian Lewin, and Simon Vans-Colina.
15/10/181h 5m

Ep. 260. Insights: Product Design in fintech and banking

Today's insights show takes a closer look at what it means to create good digital products, how to give products room to breathe before they're abandoned and how to make, test and iterate. We speak to the perfect experts to find out: Louise Smith, Head of Design for the Personal and Business Bank, RBS/NatWest Hugo Cornejo, Head of Design at Monzo Rob Brown, Global Head of Marketing, Design and Responsible Business at BBVA Domenico De Fano, Product Owner at Revolut This episode was written and produced by Laura Watkins. Edited by Michael Bailey. Special Guests: Domenico De Fano, Hugo Cornejo, Louise Smith, and Rob Brown.
12/10/1846m 42s

Ep. 259. News: We are the news

Our hosts, Simon Taylor and Ross Gallagher are joined by three great guests: Nina Mohanty, Business Development at Bud, Lianna Brinded, Head of Yahoo Finance UK and Lesley-Ann Vaughan, Co-Creator of M-Pesa and 11:FS Product and African Markets Expert. First up, RBS prepares to launch standalone digital bank. RBS announces plans to launch “Bó” a new digital bank to try and compete with Monzo et al. Launching next year, it will only be available on mobile and RBS want to migrate 1M NatWest customers over to it. It is understood that the project will be run as an independent operation with separate premises and a dedicated team, mirroring the startup culture of disruptive FinTech players. Online glitches disrupt payday. Last Friday, (the last Friday of the month and payday for a lot of people in the UK) and many people were locked out of multiple banks’ online banking portals and mobile apps crashed In some cases money actually disappeared from their accounts. Banks affected included Barclays, HSBC and of course TSB, just one week on from similar issues that impacted RBS, NatWest, Ulster and Barclays. We also have a Tweet of the Week this week from Monzo Founder Tom Blomfield. Then we look at lack of choice in bank switching. A CMA study in 2016 concluded that most people haven’t switched banks in more than a decade. Mid-sized banks are planning to launch a lobbying campaign highlighting the role regulation plays in their competitive landscape. TSB and Metro Bank will argue that regulators ought to give them a break from highly prescriptive, burdensome rules because they make it impossible for smaller banks to differentiate themselves from larger rivals. Danske Bank chief steps down. In a call back to last week’s show and the ING money-laundering fine, the boss of Denmark’s biggest bank has resigned after admitting that the vast majority of €200bn (£178bn) flowing through its Estonian branch was money-laundered cash flowing illegally out of Russia, the UK and the British Virgin Islands. The bank said an independent investigation had found “a series of major deficiencies” in its controls to prevent money laundering. BBVA’s Francisco González retires after 18 years. Francisco González, the digital pioneer who has led BBVA for the last 18 years, will step down in December and hand over to Carlos Torres Vila, the former CEO. Mr González, 73, is one of Europe’s longest-serving bank leaders and has won global plaudits for making financial technology a central part of BBVA’s strategy long before most executives awoke to its potential. Facebook could be fined up to $1.63 billion for a massive breach which may have violated EU privacy laws. Facebook may be fined as much as $1.63 billion by a European Union privacy watchdog for a data breach announced Friday that compromised the personal information of up to 50 million users. The hack may have violated the EU's new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation, which would result in a hefty fine if EU citizens were affected. Under the law, companies that don't sufficiently protect user data face maximum fines of 20 million euros ($23 million) or 4% of the company's global annual revenue from the prior year, depending on which sum is larger. We got a cutaway interview with Ryan Garner, host of our digital identity and GDPR insights show podcasts, who has some very strong thoughts on how Facebook have behaved. We also speak to the public about their thought on Facebook and whether they deleted their data or not. The rising cost of Brexit. European banks are considering whether to begin closing out their trillions of pounds’ worth of derivatives positions in London in the coming months as the UK struggles to finalise an agreement on leaving the EU. The Bank of England estimates that around £38tn of deals are affected by Brexit, including 90 per cent of euro-denominated interest rate swaps. UBS expects London to lose 25% of a €1 trillion-a-day business due to Brexit. UBS: LCH, the London clearing house owned by the London Stock Exchange, is likely to lose at least 25% of its euro clearing volumes as a result of Brexit. LCH processes the bulk of all euro clearing in the UK, which is a €1 trillion-a-day business. Even if Britain avoids a "hard" Brexit, UBS expects volumes to shift to the continent as regulators order firms to do so to guard against the potential risk. We catch up with Oscar Williams Grut, Senior Reporter at Business Insider who wrote the story. Money Saving Expert advises on packaged bank accounts. If you've got or had a packaged bank account - where you pay a monthly fee for extras incl travel, mobile or breakdown cover - you may be owed £1,000s. Many get these accounts for cheap insurance. Yet they've also been mis-sold on a mass scale. Customers have to pay a monthly fee for the added extra, which can be anything between £9.95 (TSB Silver) to £19 (NatWest Reward Platinum) to name a few examples, but sometimes the rates are better when you buy the insurance separately. LinkedIn names its top 25 UK startups, including 11:FS at #19! LinkedIn have published their list of the top startups to work for in the UK LinkedIn’s criteria: To be eligible, companies must be independent and privately held, have 50 or more employees, be 7 years old or younger. Fintech is overwhelmingly represented in the list with 9/25 startups. Monzo is #1, Revolut at #3, ClearBank at #4, GoCardless at #13, Starling at #18 and #Tandem at 23. Also shoutout to Babylon Health, who were on last Friday’s health tech insights show. Data is the new cash? Shiru Cafe in Providence, R.I., located near Brown University, students pay with their personal data and uni ID, not in cash. To get the free coffee, university students must give away their names, phone numbers, email addresses and majors, dates of birth and professional interests, entering all of the information in an online form. In exchange students open themselves up to receiving information from corporate sponsors who pay the cafe to reach its clientele through logos, apps, digital advertisements on screens in stores and on mobile devices, signs, surveys and even baristas. And finally...Burger King's AI-written ads are beautiful disasters. Burger King is releasing a series of ads that were apparently written by a deep-learning algorithm. One of the ads declares, "Gender reveal bad. Tender reveal young. It is a boy bird with crispy chicken tenders from Burger Thing." All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider! Subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and every other podcast app. Spread the fintech love by sharing or tweeting this podcast. Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders and join the discussion by signing up at www.fintechinsidernews.com This week's episode was written and produced by Laura Watkins. Edited by Michael Bailey. Special Guests: Lesley-Ann Vaughan, Lianna Brinded, Nina Mohanty, Oscar Williams-Grut, and Ryan Garner.
10/10/181h 12m

Ep. 258. Insights: Healthtech

Today's insights show takes a closer look at what's going on in the Healthtech space. We take a look at: how people engage with their health, companies looking towards preventative measures, whether healthcare should be more patient-centric, crossovers with insurtech/fintech/healthtech and much more. We're joined by some fantastic guests: Amit Patel, Director of New Ventures at Bupa Nick Tate, VP Global Digital Innovation at GSK Matt Lenzi, Director at Hanno Paul Bate, Director of NHS services at Babylon Health This episode was written and produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Michael Bailey. Special Guests: Amit Patel, Matt Lenzi, Nick Tate, and Paul Bate.
10/10/1850m 2s

Ep. 257. News. My love affair with Marcus

Our host, Sarah Kocianski is joined by four great guests: Leda Glyptis, Chief of Staff at 11:FS, Joy Macknight, Deputy Editor at the Banker, Helene Panzarino, MD at Rainmaking Colab and Angelique Schouten, Global Board Member at Ohpen to talk about all the latest news in fintech. Including: First up, ING’s money laundering fine. Dutch bank ING admitted criminals had been able to launder money through its accounts and agreed to pay €775 million ($900 million) to settle the case. Dutch financial crime prosecutors said ING had violated laws on preventing money laundering and financing terrorism "structurally and for years" by not properly vetting the beneficial owners of client accounts and by not noticing unusual transactions through them. Half a billion stolen from UK banking customers in H1 2018. Industry group UK Finance said £145m of that was due to authorised push payment (APP) scams, in which people are conned into sending money to another account. But £358m was lost to unauthorised fraud, which includes transactions made without account holders' knowledge. Funding Circle’s IPO. Funding Circle has set a price range for its initial public offering (IPO) of 440 pence to 460 pence per share. The flotation will value the firm up to around £1.5 billion. The peer-to-peer lender said it intends to raise £300 million from the IPO. We have a brief comment from Funding Options Managing Director, Ryan Edwards-Pritchard to find out more. Funding Options’ funding. ING Ventures, the fintech venture capital arm of the Netherlands-based global bank, has taken a £5m minority equity stake in Funding Options. This follows the recent announcement that they're partnering with ING in the Netherlands to help Dutch businesses find the right finance for their situation. Monzo’s Million Customers. Tom Blomfield, said the "milestone shows that there’s real, mainstream appetite for a bank that’s doing things differently". Monzo now accounts for 15% of all new current account openings in the UK. Monzo customers now spend £12,000 on their cards every minute, the firm said, with £4bn in payments made so far. Monzo's "unicorn" valuation, of more than $1bn (£770m), is expected to be confirmed when it closes its latest round of fundraising, more than four times higher than its valuation less than a year ago. We have a great comment from Richard Cook, Monzo's Online Community Manager to get a bit of insight into how they reached their milestone. Cleo picks up $10M in series A fundraise. Cleo, the London-based “digital assistant” that wants to replace your banking apps. “Broke into” the US 6 months ago, and now has 350k US users, and 600k in the UK. Adding 30k new users per week. Big London VCs are already invested, including funders of Skype, Wonga and Transferwise and its latest investor is Balderton Capital. Open Banking, the US is behind the times. In the United States currently, there’s no legal requirement stipulating a financial institution must make a consumer’s financial data available to a third party in the event that a consumer provides affirmative consent. Goldman Sachs wants your piggy bank. Goldman Sachs’s US savings bank, Marcus comes to the UK, US savings bank, which was set up two years ago, has been a big success, attracting $20bn (£15bn) of savings. The company offers savers an easy-access online savings account that pays a competitive rate of interest on balances from £1 to £250,000. Revolut’s Luxembourg licence. Revolut plan to apply for an e-money licence in Luxembourg despite claiming they have no plans to leave London, but to hedge their bets against any impact of Brexit. They have also applied for a banking licence in Lithuania, partly to avoid Brexit disruption. HSBC tells Welsh singer to send letter in English. Singer Geraint Lovgreen has complained to the Welsh Language Commissioner after HSBC told him they could not respond to his letter because it was written in Welsh. The bank said they could not reply to him because it was written "in a foreign language" and he was asked to "resend your message in English". HSBC, which describes itself as "the world's local bank", insisted it worked hard to provide Welsh language services for its customers and it also worked "closely" with the Welsh Language Commissioner. All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider! Subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and every other podcast app. Spread the fintech love by sharing or tweeting this podcast. Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders and join the discussion by signing up at www.fintechinsidernews.com This week's episode was written and produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Holly Blaxill. Special Guests: Angelique Schouten, Helene Panzarino , Joy Macknight, Leda Glyptis, Richard Cook, and Ryan Edwards-Pritchard.
10/10/181h 18m

Ep. 256. Insights: PensionBee takeover

Simon and Sam are with Romi Savova, CEO of PensionBee, Jasper Martens, CMO of PensionBee and Jonathan Lister Parsons, CTO of PensionBee. We're bringing you an insight into the pensions landscape, how regions outside of London are affecting pensions, the impact of open banking and gender imbalances in saving, as well as how financial education can increase savings. We also talk to PensionBee about their 'battle' with the incumbents of the pension industry as well as how pensions can evolve in the future. We hope you enjoyed the show! Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, and follow Fintech Insider on Twitter or Facebook. If you really loved it, please leave us a review, we love reading them! This episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Michael Bailey Special Guests: Jasper Martens, Jonathan Lister Parsons, and Romi Savova.
10/10/1844m 45s

Ep. 255. News: Really great at charts

Our hosts, David M. Brear, Sam Maule and Simon Taylor are joined by two great guests: Ahmed Zaidi CTO at Catalyst AI and Kathryn Harris Innovation Lead at Lloyds Banking Group, to talk about all the latest news in fintech. Including: Starling closes their community. Citing several factors for the move, such as lack of use by most customers, the forum being a distraction for the company from core focus and a vocal minority misunderstanding its purpose. Starling’s post also made reference to banking being a highly regulated environment and forum interaction being restricted by that due to ‘tipping off’ rules. Starling says they remain committed to open conversation with customers and the wider fintech community through other channels such as social media, blog and monthly newsletter. We have a couple of great interviews with Sophie Guibaud, Managing Director for Europe at Fidor and Richard Cook, Online Community Manager from Monzo to get an insight into what communities have provided there. Digitised sexism. It turns out that women entrepreneurs who seek to finance their ventures using bank financing are increasingly forced to find solutions elsewhere. And compared to men, women entrepreneurs are pushed into desperate and extreme types of financing. State of concern. New York state’s top banking regulator on Friday sued the federal government to void its decision to award national bank charters to online lenders and payment companies. Maria Vullo, superintendent of New York’s Department of Financial Services, called the decision by the OCC to let financial technology companies, or fintech firms, obtain charters “lawless, ill-conceived, and destabilizing of financial markets.” The fintech hub to watch. Alipay and China UMS to set up EU hub in Luxembourg. At the end of a week-long mission led by Minister of Finance Pierre Gramegna to Beijing, Hangzhou and Shanghai, China’s Ant Financial confirmed the decision of its payment arm – Alipay - to set up its EU hub in Luxembourg. The announcement comes after China UMS, another major Chinese Fintech company, also announced its choice of Luxembourg. During the visit, several cooperation agreements have been signed. Arizona hits London on a mission to woo UK fintechs. Doug Ducey, the Governor of Arizona, hopes Britain’s best Fintechs can be persuaded to look beyond Silicon Valley when expanding into the US for the first time. Arizona is pitching to British fintechs in the UK this week, offering regulation-free access to the US market and promises of help with office space and talent. South African fintech JUMO to expand in Asia with Goldman Sachs backing. South Africa-based financial technology firm JUMO plans to expand in high-growth Asian markets after securing the backing of Goldman Sachs. Since 2014, JUMO, which provides credit and savings products to customers and SMBs through mobile, has mainly focused on Africa where the adoption of mobile money has transformed the banking landscape. We have a great interview with 11:FS' own Lesley-Ann Vaughan to get some deeper insight. Abu Dhabi opens digital sandbox. Abu Dhabi Global Markets (ADGM), the emirate's international financial centre, has further underlined its fintech ambitions with the launch of a digital sandbox. The sandbox is designed to offer banks, fintechs and regulators an open digital marketplace in which to collaborate on the creation, testing and adoption of new products. Mary Meeker, the legendary internet analyst is leaving Kleiner. Meeker’s by far the most senior woman in VC. The departure is rooted in different visions for the types of deals they would like to do. But like so many disputes in recent years at Kleiner Perkins, according to those familiar with the situation, there was also persistent friction between the two sides in ways that had little to do with the firm’s core business — over mundane things such as whether to host a holiday party in San Francisco or closer to Sand Hill Road in Silicon Valley. And finally, the 'first' pub in the UK has gone cashless...and it's near Ipswich. All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider! Subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and every other podcast app. Spread the fintech love by sharing or tweeting this podcast. Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders and join the discussion by signing up at www.fintechinsidernews.com This week's episode was written and produced by Dhanum Nursigadoo, produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Holly Blaxill. Special Guests: Ahmed Zaidi, Kathryn Harris, Richard Cook, and Sophie Guibaud.
10/10/181h 13m

Ep. 254. Interviews: Shamir Karkal, Co-Founder of Simple Bank

Shamir Karkal is Co-Founder of Simple Bank, he was the CFO during his time there and is now the CEO and Co-Founder of Sila. Sarah and Shamir talk about the genesis of Simple Bank and how it developed into a unique banking proposition that delivers a minimum loveable product. They also talk about the journey that Simple had to navigate in order to achieve its success and how frustration with an issue no-one else was paying attention to led to a successful business. We hope you enjoyed the show! Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, and follow Fintech Insider on Twitter or Facebook. If you really loved it, please leave us a review, we love reading them! This episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Michael Bailey. Special Guest: Shamir Karkal.
21/09/1835m 16s

Ep. 253. News: Bucking the trend of Brexit

Our hosts, Sarah Kocianski and David M. Brear sit down with three great guests: Dr. Louise Beaumont, Independent, working with players across the industry to ensure disruption, Daniel Hegarty, CEO of Habito, and Adam Dodds, CEO of Freetrade to talk all about the latest news in fintech. Including: British airways breach and banks’ reactions. The airline said personal and financial details of customers making or changing bookings on two specific dates had been compromised. About 380,000 transactions were affected, but the stolen data did not include travel or passport details. BA said all customers affected by the breach had been contacted on Thursday night. The breach only affects people who bought tickets during the timeframe provided by BA, and not on other occasions. Wells Fargo get investigated by US Dept of Justice. The Justice Department is investigating possible fraud committed at the company’s wholesale banking unit. Quoting unnamed “people familiar with the matter,” the probe follows “revelations that employees improperly altered customer information” – including adding information such as Social Security numbers to documents without those people’s consent. UK fintech valuations flying high. Fintech and finance seemingly unaffected by Brexit as funding and valuations continue to rise, according to the FC. Funding Circle, the peer-to-peer lender, unveiled plans to raise £300m in an initial public offering in October that is expected to value it at more than £1.5bn. British bank OakNorth valued at £1.8 billion in £76m funding round. TransferWise reports a profit for the second year in a row as revenue doubles. Fintech start-up TransferWise reports second year of profit, and with an annual post-tax net profit of £6.2 million for the fiscal year ending March 2018. The firm says that £3 billion worth of transactions is moved around each month by its more than 4 million users. It plans to roll out its traveler-friendly borderless account product to U.S. users later this year. UK's Tech Nation picks 20 fintech programme members. Tech Nation has picked 20 early-stage startups to join its new fintech programme, promising to give them intensive backing to help grow their businesses and the country's financial technology ecosystem. The new programme will see participants get the chance to work with and learn from some of the UK's top fintech entrepreneurs. The 20 firms picked to join the first cohort work in areas such as payments, financial inclusion, regtech, AI, SME financing, Open Banking, and cryptocurrencies. Habito’s life insurance. Underwritten by AIG life, the service aims to offer cover in as few as nine questions, and without the need for any medical data, by using information already given to the provider during the mortgage application process. Daniel Hegarty is on hand to give us more info. The biggest winners in the South-east Asian e-payment market. e-payment players such as ride sharing apps Grab and Go-Jek will be the biggest winners in the South-east Asian e-payment market, going by a latest Morgan Stanley report. Banks will lose between US$13.1 billion and US$15.5 billion in value to non-bank operators by 2022, Telcos will also benefit, taking around US$2 billion to US$2.9 billion according to the report. Fintech changing Africa’s GDP. The contribution of fintech to Sub Saharan Africa’s economic output will increase by at least $40 billion to $150 billion by 2022, according to Financial Sector Deepening Africa, which is a development-finance organisation funded by the UK. Sub Saharan Africa’s gross domestic product is about $1.6 trillion, according to IMF. Most of that money is coming out of mobile-phone companies. Agatha Answers, an AI search & answer engine. Forethought’s Agatha Answers which is an AI engine designed to help customer service staff more efficiently and accurately answer customer questions. It’s an AI search & answer engine that indexes knowledge within an organization and pro-actively delivers it to employees in context. It provides answers but leaves the human agent to go with what answer they think best fits the question and situation. And finally, we take a look at what happened when John McAfee told his Twitter followers to harass the SEC. All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider! Subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and every other podcast app. Spread the fintech love by sharing or tweeting this podcast. Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders and join the discussion by signing up at www.fintechinsidernews.com For any startups that are looking for Seed and Series A funding and think Nationwide would be a good strategic investor, you can get in touch with them via @NBSVentures on Twitter or email hello@nbsventures.co.uk This week's episode was written and produced by Laura Watkins. Edited by Michael Bailey. Special Guests: Adam Dodds, Daniel Hegarty, and Dr. Louise Beaumont.
17/09/181h 11m

Ep. 252. Insights: Islamic Fintech

Today's insights show takes a closer look at what's going on in the Islamic finance space. We take a look at what Islamic Fintech actually is, its global scale, what makes it different from other areas of fintech, how it fits in with the push towards ethical fintech, and much more. We speak to the best experts to answer all these questions: Abdul Haseeb Basit - Co-founder and Principal, Elipses Harris Irfan - Partner at Gateway and Chair of the UK Islamic FinTech Panel Stella Cox - Managing Director, DDCAP Group and Chair of TheCityUK Islamic Finance Markets Advisory Group’ Irfan Khan - Founder and CEO of Yielders This episode was written and produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Michael Bailey. Special Guests: Abdul Haseeb Basit, Harris Irfan, Irfan Khan, and Stella Cox.
14/09/1833m 53s

Ep. 251. News: “I haven’t had a debit card for over 2 months”

Our hosts, Sarah Kocianski and Ross Gallagher sit down with two great guests: Lois Ollerenshaw, Ventures Principal at NBS Ventures and Valentina Kristensen Director of Growth and Communications at Oaknorth to talk all about the latest news in fintech. Including: Standard Chartered’s new CEO and virtual banking licence, David has a great interview with Samir Subberwal, Head of Retail Banking at Standard Chartered to get the inside scoop on the story. Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong has set up an entity for its virtual bank and submitted its application for a virtual banking licence to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. HSBC’s new digital bank. HSBC’s close to launching a new standalone digital bank known as ‘Project Iceberg’ which is expected to focus on small business customers - possible beta launch this year. A banking industry source said: “All the big banks are recruiting hundreds of people to build ‘attacker’ brands within their own organisations.” TSB’s boss to step down after yet another outage. TSBs string of IT failures has ended with TSB chief Paul Pester stepping down after 7 years in charge. Chairman Richard Meddings will take on the role of executive chairman until a new chief executive is appointed. We asked the good people of Aldgate if they had heard of the TSB issues, or any bank outages and if so would that stop them banking with them? Post Brexit boost to African markets. As the UK leaves the European Union, the City of London will play an even greater role in financing the fastest-growing economies across Africa - according to PM Theresa May. UK-Nigeria trade was worth £4.2 billion last year - many UK companies e.g. British Airways, Unilever, GSK, Shell, SCB have successful operations in Nigeria. We have a fantastic interview with Anna Wallace from the FCA, who was with the PM in Africa last week and gave us the inside story on the FCA's plans for fintech in Africa. Yolt partnerships with Homelyfe and PensionBee. Pensionbee customers can now see their live pension balance within Yolt. Clare Reilly, Head of Corporate Development, PensionBee said: “The Yolt-PensionBee integration is a game-changer for UK pension savers, who have sadly been left languishing in the 20th century for far too long.” We have another great interview, this time with Lucy Woolfenden, Marketing Director at Yolt to tell us more about it. Australia's Big Four roll out real-time payments with Osko. Australia's New Payments Platform is expecting a surge in transactions as the country's Big Four banks roll out Osko, an overlay service which enables account-to-account real-time payments via e-mail and mobile phone numbers. With the Big Four now ready to go live, Osko will be available within the online banking channel of more than 60 financial institutions, reaching over 42 million consumer and business accounts. And finally, 'Bingeable,' 'biohacking' and 'fintech' are now officially words. All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider! Subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and every other podcast app. Spread the fintech love by sharing or tweeting this podcast. Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders and join the discussion by signing up at www.fintechinsidernews.com For any startups that are looking for Seed and Series A funding and think Nationwide would be a good strategic investor, you can get in touch with them via @NBSVentures on Twitter or email hello@nbsventures.co.uk This week's episode was written by Laura Watkins and Dhanum Nursigadoo, produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Michael Bailey. Special Guests: Anna Wallace, Lois Ollerenshaw, Lucy Woolfenden, Samir Subberwal, and Valentina Kristensen.
11/09/1855m 38s

Ep. 250. Insights: Luxembourg (the biggest fintech hub you've never heard of)

Today's insights show takes a closer look at what's going on in the fintech space in Luxembourg. How can a fintech hub be such a big deal if no one’s ever heard of it? Where is Luxembourg anyway, isn’t it that tiny country sandwiched between France, Belgium and Germany? We speak to the best experts to answer all these questions: Pierre Gramegna - Luxembourg Finance Minister Nicolas Mackel, CEO, Luxembourg for Finance Nasir Zubairi - CEO of LHoFT Denise Voss - Chairman of ALFI, the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry. Mike Kane, CEO of Hydrogen Andy Bryant, COO of Bitflyer Europe Elena Poughia, MD of Dataconomy We take a deep dive on the fintech sector at Luxembourg, what the country's doing to create a thriving environment for fintechs, and how the country is building a fintech hub set to rival London, Berlin, and every other European fintech hub. This episode was written and produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Michael Bailey. Special Guests: Andy Bryant, Denise Voss, Elena Poughia, Mike Kane, Nasir Zubairi, Nicolas Mackel, and Pierre Gramegna.
07/09/1836m 55s

Ep. 249. News: Hook them with a great service

Our hosts, Sarah Kocianski and Simon Taylor sit down with two great guests: Alexa Fernandez, Open Innovation and Ecosystem Builder at BBVA, and Ryan Edwards-Pritchard, Managing Director at Funding Options to talk about the all the latest news in fintech. Including: Starling’s secret project, Royal Bank of Scotland has enlisted the online-only challenger Starling to assist in its secret project to build a standalone digital bank. Starling has signed “a contract to provide payment services to support new initiatives at RBS/NatWest”. The digital bank reported that its number of personal current accounts has risen to 210K from 43K last November with a average deposit of £900. Are challengers the future of banking - will enough people switch? The new wave of digital-only challengers is threatening to change the high street bank’s position as a fixture of the British financial experience. Monzo expects to have opened 1.5 million current accounts by the end of the year. Currently on 925,465, Starling on 210,000. Goldman Sachs’ Marcus come to the UK. Goldman Sachs has started rolling out its retail bank, Marcus, in the UK, starting with a savings account offered to its 6,000 staff in Britain. Marcus - named after the bank's founder Marcus Goldman - has already amassed more than $20bn in deposits and lent $3bn to customers in the US. In an internal memo, Goldman's Europe boss Richard Gnodde said a nationwide roll-out would follow "in the coming weeks". Warren Buffet invests in Paytm. Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett’s company, made moves to buy a 4% stake of Paytm’s parent company, One97 Communications. The talks have been ongoing since February. As part of the deal Berkshire Hathaway will pay between $300-350M to Paytm which would give it a valuation of over $10BN. Google Tez becomes Google Pay. Last September, Google launched Tez, an app for instant money transfers in India. Now the company announced it’s rebranding the app to Google Pay. It’s global payments services with what it’s built for India. Loan consolidation app Tally raises money to launch robo-advisor. Tally, a 3 year old service that aims to help users better manage their credit card debt, is launching a robo advisor. Tally, which requires users to have a minimum score of 660 analyzes their financial profile to determine the fastest and smartest way to pay down debt. It then offers users a new line of credit at a lower interest rate: between 7.9% to 19.9% per year depending on a user’s credit history. a16z helps raise $102m to build an Amazon Web Services killer. DFINITY, a startup based out of Zug, Switzerland and Palo Alto has a very lofty goal to build what it calls the “Internet Computer”: a blockchain-based, decentralised and non-proprietary network to run the next generation of mega-applications. DFINITY aims to launch an initial version of its public network — which it has also dubbed “Cloud 3.0” — towards the end of the year. Wonga on verge of collapse. Wonga the payday lender which was once one of Britain's fastest-growing consumer finance companies, is on the brink of collapse this weekend following a deluge of customer compensation claims. 5 years ago Wonga were aiming to pursue a New York stock market listing that could have valued it more than $1bn and turned it into a British technology 'unicorn'. Wonga's decision go into administration comes three weeks after the company had received an emergency £10m cash injection to keep it afloat. Are cheques checking out? Debate over the future of cheques has been reignited amid a pay dispute at a company that has been printing cheques for more than 100 years. The use of cheques in the UK peaked in 1990, when there were more than four billion transactions a year. A total of 405 million cheques were processed in the UK last year. And finally, we kid you not, this story is the GOAT. Goat facial recognition is coming soon… or maybe not We thought this was a facial recognition story, which it is, but not quite in the way we thought. All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider! Subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and every other podcast app. Spread the fintech love by sharing or tweeting this podcast. Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders and join the discussion by signing up at www.fintechinsidernews.com This week's episode was written by Laura Watkins and Dhanum Nursigadoo, produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Holly Blaxill. Special Guests: Alexa Fernandez, Doug Bobenhouse, and Ryan Edwards-Pritchard.
07/09/181h 1m

Ep. 248. Interviews: John Hope Bryant

John Hope Bryant is CEO and Chairman of Operation Hope, Promise Homes, CEO of Bryant Group Ventures, and Co-Founder of Global Dignity. He was also the first person Sam Maule ever interviewed for 11:FS. The two of them sit down. a year later, to discuss financial inclusion and how it makes everyone wealthier. Promise Homes is a profitable enterprise combining all of John Hope Bryant's passions and interests, aimed at encouraging underserved people to become owners of their own property by renting to them with a goal to becoming part owners and eventually whole owners. It also creates a healthy renter-landlord relationship that benefits everyone in the transaction. A 200 point difference in credit score is all it takes to massively change someone's life, as John Hope Bryant says: there's never been a riot in a 700 credit score neighbourhood. Whereas in a 500 credit score community is where the real problems are found. Raising the value of communities is central to John Hope Bryant's message, it stabilises the area and reduces conflicts. He shares how he's helped uplift people's lives by creating financial structures that increase wealth for everyone involved. When poor people do better it increases the wealth of wealthy people. John Hope Bryant shares what he's doing to increase the wealth of people in communities that works to improve standards for everyone and how important confidence is in building that wealth. We hope you enjoyed the show! Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, and follow Fintech Insider on Twitter or Facebook. If you really loved it, please leave us a review, we love reading them! This episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Holly Blaxill. Special Guest: John Hope Bryant.
07/09/1837m 12s

Ep. 247. News: Who should we trust?

In this episode the team sit down with top fintech CEOs to tackle the week's top financial news Kicking off with the news that in the ten year anniversary of the financial crisis, Brits still don't trust their banks to act in the interests of society. We explore what this means, whether banks have ever acted in the interests of society and if this really is the case? We asked some people on the streets around our offices to see if they agree. Find out what they said. Big banks have had it tough in this week's headlines - TSB have had another outage in the exact week the FCA have mandated banks to declare their outages, and the Telegraph reveals the slightly underhand dealings with savers' rates, in the days and weeks before the Bank of England's interest rate rise. We spoke to Dominic Lindley Director of Policy, New City Agenda (and a member of the Financial Services Consumer Panel) to get his take on this, and to summarise all the big bank bad news stories we’ve just covered. Amazon have announced their desire to become a price comparison site, sending their competitors' share prices tumbling, we also got some great insight from Oliver Ralph, Insurance Correspondent at the FT on this one. The team also examine: Revolut's customers getting locked out of their accounts in an attempt to crack down on money laundering; JP Morgan's new investment app which is aimed at millennials and first time investors and offers free trades and the big fintech valuations of the week, which predict Monzo will become the next fintech unicorn in Europe. All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider! Subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and every other podcast app. Spread the fintech love by sharing or tweeting this podcast @FintechInsiders and join the discussion. This week's episode was written and produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Michael Bailey. Special Guests: Anil Stocker, Caroline Plumb, Dominic Lindley, Oliver Ralph, and Tom Eyre.
07/09/181h 16m

Ep. 246. Insights: Digital Identity

Today's insights show takes a closer look at what it means to have a digital identity and who really controls who you are online? We speak to the perfect experts to find out: Jamie Smith - Strategic Engagement Director - Evernym Emma Lindley - Senior Director of Digital ID and Money at Visa Vinny Lingham - Co-founder and CEO of Civic Diane Joyce - CTO for the Post Office Identity Services Katryna Dow - Founder and CEO of Meeco Our hosts dive deep into the issue, finding out what your digital identity actually means, who owns it, who the biggest players in the space are and how you can reclaim it with self-sovereign ID. Laura and Ryan also take a look at how digital identity works globally and how it's set to develop in the future. This episode was written and produced by Laura Watkins, and co-produced by Petrit Berisha, edited by Michael Bailey. Special Guests: Diane Joyce, Emma Lindley, Jamie Smith, Katryna Dow, Ryan Garner, and Vinny Lingham.
07/09/181h 13m

Ep. 245. News: Everybody's suing everybody

Our hosts, Sarah Kocianski, Simon Taylor, and David M. Brear are sat down with three great guests: Lesley-Ann Vaughan, Director at MiLA Consulting, Andrew Nelson, Vice-President, Banking & Financial Markets at CGI, and Emily Nicolle, Technology Reporter at City AM to talk about the all the latest news in fintech. Including: UK Financial Conduct Authority creates Global Alliance for Fintech Innovation Collaboration. The FCA’s new alliance, the Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN), is a collaboration between 11 financial authorities and related organization. It will have three functions: A network of regulators collaborating and sharing experience of innovation including emerging technologies (eg AI and DLT) and business models; provide a forum for joint policy work and discussions; and provide firms with an environment in which to trial cross-border solutions - we also have great insight into the story from Anna Wallace, Innovate Head of Department at the FCA. US fintechs are nervous about the fintech federal charter. Fintechs in the US are “cautious” about the specialist fintech charter announced last month. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said it would accept applications for special purpose banking licenses for some types of fintech that do business outside the traditional banking system. They then could operate nationwide under one license rather than a patchwork of state-specific regulations. Standard Chartered Bank sees Hong Kong’s virtual bank licence as ticket to new business worldwide. Standard Chartered which was the first traditional bank in the city to apply for the license, hopes it will open up new areas of growth both in the city and overseas. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is poised to issue the first virtual licences by the end of the year as part of a bid to promote fintech and tap into the growing trend for online finance. Beijing to ban new online lending platforms. Chinese authorities laid out 10 measures to increase restrictions on the online peer-to-peer lending sector, state-run news agency Xinhua reports. Planned steps include banning new online lending platforms and increasing legal punishment on operators of fraudulent schemes, the report says. Neo-bank Xinja to implement SAP core to take on Australia's Big Four. Australian mobile banking startup Xinja has selected the SAP Cloud for Banking platform to try and take on AUS’ Big Four. The contract with SAP will give the challenger a technology backbone which it says will enable rapid customer onboarding and real time risk and financial assessment. Square's stock jumps to all-time high after Cash app downloads surpass PayPal's Venmo. Cumulative downloads of Square's Cash app are now greater than those of Paypal's Venmo for the first time after a monster July, 33.5 million downloads vs 32.9 million. In June 2018, Cash app customers spent $250 million with Cash Card, nearly tripling since December 2017 and representing $3 billion on an annualized basis. And finally, Playboy is reportedly suing a cryptocurrency platform. Playboy's parent company Playboy Enterprises is suing a Canadian based cryptocurrency company called Global Blockchain Technologies (BLOC) alleging fraud and breach of contract. Playboy Enterprises is alleging that BLOC failed to live up to its end of the contract as in the three months since the deal was made, BLOC has yet to integrate its tech into Playboy's platform, and that it also hasn't paid the $4 million it promised to Playboy as a part of the deal. All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider! Subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and every other podcast app. Spread the fintech love by sharing or tweeting this podcast. Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders and join the discussion by signing up at www.fintechinsidernews.com This week's episode was written and produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Holly Blaxill and Michael Bailey. Special Guests: Andrew Nelson, Anna Wallace, Emily Nicolle, and Lesley-Ann Vaughan.
07/09/181h 14m

Ep. 244. Interviews: Tom Peters - The Excellence Dividend

Tom Peters is co-author of In Search of Excellence, a book that's often touted as the best business book there is. Nearly 30 years later and with 16 more books under his belt, Tom Peters is still leading the management guru industry he created. Sam Maule talks to him about everything that influenced his life and led up to the moment Peters wrote In Search of Excellence. Emphasising the need for innovation, transparency, honesty, empowerment, openness (all the traits 11:FS stands for) Tom Peters isn't afraid to call out bullshit where he sees it. Although, Tom is just as capable of going off-topic as Sam. This is a chat between two guys who love their jobs, love their careers, and reflect on both well enough to know how they got where they are today. There's a lot of expertise required to know hot to make things better. Tom Peters has led a career that's let him write in great detail what it means to derive the best results from a project. That stems from understanding the things that prevent everyone from delivering. And if you pay him well enough, he'll even tell you politely. Tom Peters makes a living from telling CEO they are doing everything wrong and they love him for it. He'll spend the first five minutes of every speech messing with his audience purely to make a connection with them in the moment it really matters most. We hope you enjoyed the show! Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, and follow Fintech Insider on Twitter or Facebook. If you really loved it, please leave us a review, we love reading them! This episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Michael Bailey. Special Guest: Tom Peters.
07/09/1842m 22s

Ep. 243. News: We have to have rules!

Our hosts Ross Gallagher and Sarah Kocianski sat down with: Valentina Kristensen, Head of PR and Marketing at OakNorth Bank, Ryan Garner, 11:FS Jobs to be Done guru, and thought-leader, advisor, consultant and blogger, Sharon O’Dea to talk about the all the latest news in fintech. Including: Barclays buys “significant” stake in MarketInvoice. Barclays has acquired a significant minority stake in Marketinvoice, in a deal that will also see them lead MarkitInvoice’s upcoming series B fundraising. As Europe’s largest online invoice financing platform, Marketinvoice has received over £18m in publicly-disclosed funding to date. It is also backed by early Spotify investor Northzone and private equity group MCI Capital. By investing, Barclays will will MI’s technology to provide £1bn in capital for the UK’s small businesses. Wells Fargo customers turfed out of their homes, hundreds of Wells Fargo customers forced out of their homes due to computer glitch. The bank revealed that a coding error hit struggling customers over a five-year period between April 13, 2010, and October 20, 2015. Wells Fargo incorrectly denied them mortgage modifications. 400 customers subsequently lost their homes as the bank foreclosed on the loans. The bank says it has set aside $8 million to compensate customers forced out of their homes. AU Banking industry is an oligopoly. Damning report finds banking industry an “oligopoly” that exploits its customers. AUS top 4 banks dominate market completely. Australia’s banking system has become so concentrated its major banks can pass on costs and set prices to boost profits without fear of losing market share, through every stage of the economic cycle, the Productivity Commission has found. Australian regulator to embed supervisors in banks. Australia’s corporate regulator has been given power to “embed” supervisory officers within the country’s biggest banks in an attempt to improve corporate behaviour following a series of damaging scandals. Facebook shares data with banks. Facebook has asked large U.S. banks to share detailed financial information about customers as it seeks to boost user engagement, but Facebook later denied it. WSJ claimed that Facebook wanted U.S. banks to share detailed financial information about their customers, including card transactions and checking-account balances. Challenger bank Monzo launches accounts for 16-18 year olds. Opening up digital current account offering to 16-18 year olds, opening up the bank to more than 1.5 million new young people. And finally, Ripple hire Bill Clinton as a keynote speaker at their conference. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will headline Ripple's Swell conference later this year, the cryptocurrency payments startup announced Tuesday. The 42nd President of the United States will both give a keynote address and participate in a question-and-answer session. All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider! Subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and every other podcast app. Spread the fintech love by sharing or tweeting this podcast. Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders and join the discussion by signing up at www.fintechinsidernews.com This week's episode was written and produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Holly Blaxill and Michael Bailey. Special Guests: Anil Stocker, Harry Ashbridge, Ryan Garner, Sharon O'Dea, and Valentina Kristensen.
07/09/181h 2m

Ep. 242. Insights: Challenging the Banking Battlefield

Today's insights show takes a closer look at what defines a challenger bank, how the name's stuck, and what it actually means. Is it all because of a grudge or is it seeking to disrupt the banking status quo? We speak to the perfect experts to find out: Anne Boden - CEO and Co-Founder of Starling Anthony Thomson - Founder of Atom Bank, Metro Bank, and a new Australian bank (86 400) Tom Blomfield - CEO and Co-Founder of Monzo Oscar Williams-Grut - Senior Reporter at Business Insider Our intrepid hosts travel around the issue, finding out what the founders of challenger banks think of the classification, what differentiates them from incumbents (after all many features are available from both types of bank), how challengers create competition amongst themselves and how with the banking landscape changing as rapidly as it is, what the future holds for all financial insitutions, both neophyte and incumbent. We hope you enjoyed the show! Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, and follow Fintech Insider on Twitter or Facebook. If you really loved it, please leave us a review, we love reading them! This episode was written by Laura Watkins. Produced by Laura Watkins. Edited by Michael Bailey. Special Guests: Anne Boden, Anthony Thomson, Oscar Williams-Grut, and Tom Blomfield.
07/09/1848m 29s

Ep. 241. News: You don't need to understand it to use it

Ross, David, and Sarah sit down with Diana Paredes, CEO of Suade Labs and Dr Sian Lewin, AKA the RegDoctor, Client Delivery Director at RegTech Associates. The group discuss the latest news hitting the fintech space this week including: US charter for fintech, the U.S. Treasury on Tuesday backed the creation of a federal charter for financial technology firms, in a boon for online and peer-to-peer lenders that have long complained the current state-by-state licensing regime is expensive and outdated. Apple steps up its fintech game, Apple Pay transactions tripled from a year earlier, to more than 1 billion. Cook said that was more than Square and exceeded mobile transactions via PayPal. Zelle crosses 100 million transaction mark, US based P2P payments network owned and operated by US banks incl Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase. Users can send money to each other online or via a mobile app, from their existing affiliated bank accounts. Steady launches to serve the US economy, Steady is the income-building platform for the Build-Your-Own (BYO) workforce, helping people create financial stability and take charge of their future. They have launched their app that will help US gig economy workers source new opportunities for work/income and to empower them to manage their income better. Chinese regulators are scared of Ant, Ant Financial is now the world’s biggest fintech firm. It handled more payments last year than Mastercard - $8.8trillion vs $5.2trillion, controls the world’s largest money-market fund and tens of millions of people have received loans. No action for RBS GRG scandal, The City watchdog has confirmed that it has no power to take action against the bank’s disgraced Global Restructuring Group over its treatment of small firms. GRG, which operated between 2005 and 2013, has been accused of pushing firms into bankruptcy in order to maintain its own profits. The FCA has said its powers for discipline do not apply in this case. UK fintech tops global lists for investment in 2018, the UK has attracted more investment in fintech than any other country worldwide for the first half of the year, raking in $16.1bn (£12.3bn). China came in second place with $15.1bn, followed by the US with $14.2bn. Four of Europe’s top 10 fintech deals happened in the UK ($250m raise by Revolut, $100m by eToro, $60m by Flender and $54m by MoneyFarm), cementing the UK as a funding hotspot. Brits in the dark on Open Banking, a Yougov survey revealed over 75% of Brits don’t know what it is. Of 2074 adults quizzed by YouGov, just 28% are aware of Open Banking. Even when YouGov gave survey participants a clear description of Open Banking, 45% could not understand the ways they could use it, against 18% who could. Brits can't talk about money, 22% of people are comfortable discussing their finances, found a Starling survey 61, 67, 46 and 29 per cent who are comfortable discusses their weight, political beliefs, mental health and sex lives respectively. Unsurprisingly, the survey also found a strong correlation between people talking about their money and understanding their own financial habits. And finally, McAfee will pay you $100k if you get into his ‘unhackable’ crypto-wallet. He’ll give $100,000 to anyone who can break into the ‘Bitfi’ wallet, the supposedly ‘unhackable’ cryptocurrency storage device he has been parroting about on social media of late. All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider! Subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and every other podcast app. Spread the fintech love by sharing or tweeting this podcast. Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders and join the discussion by signing up at www.fintechinsidernews.com This week's episode was written and produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Holly Blaxill and Michael Bailey. Special Guests: Diana Paredes and Sian Lewin.
07/09/181h 8m

Ep. 240. Insights: Who will win the race for SMB loyalty?

Today's insights show takes a closer look at how to solve the major issues of opening a bank account, payments, and getting a loan that are challenging SMBs at the moment. We speak to experts to find out who's going to win the race for SMB loyalty: Edward Berks, Director of Banking, Fintech & Ecosystem, Xero Nadya Hijazi - Global Head of Business Banking Digital, HSBC George Bevis, CEO, Tide Megan Caywood, Chief Platform Officer at Starling Paul Bulpitt, Head of Accounting at Xero and Founder of the Wow Company Last time we looked at SMB banking we heard from independent business owners about their individual experiences with SMB banking. Now we want to know if they're typical and if anything they said was surprising to the experts? We hope you enjoyed the show! Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, and follow Fintech Insider on Twitter or Facebook. If you really loved it, please leave us a review, we love reading them! This episode was written by Laura Watkins. Produced by Laura Watkins & Petrit Berisha. Edited by Michael Bailey & Holly Blaxill. Hosted by Sarah Kocianski. Special Guests: Edward Berks, George Bevis, Megan Caywood, Nadya Hijazi, Oren Greenberg, Paul Bulpitt, and Sam Booth.
07/09/1833m 56s

Ep. 239. Fintech Insider: After Dark VI - London and Atlanta

In London, David M. Brear, Simon Taylor, and Sarah Kocianski were our hosts, joined by: Marieke Flament, European Managing Director and CMO of Circle, Simon Vans-Colina, Engineer at Monzo, and Daniel Hegarty, CEO of Habito. Over in Atlanta, Sam Maule and Doug Bobenhouse are joined by three pairs of guests: Rob Frohwein, CEO of Kabbage and Shannon Johnson, Group President of Financial Institutions at Cardlytics; next up was Kathryn Petralia, COO and Co-Founder of Kabbage, and Andrew Morris, Chief Content Officer at Money20/20; rounding out the show we had Howard Bush, Principal on Industry Experiences and Banking and Capital Markets Lead at Microsoft and Ginger Schmeltzer, Owner and Principal at GDS Advisors, LLC. Coming on to incredible music and an epic trailer we kick things off with insight into challenger banks. The UK’s digital banks may be profitable sooner than you think Monzo, Starling and Tandem all expect to have hit profitability by 2020 or sooner. The panel examines if Monzo can hit profitability so soon given losses quadrupling recently, Starling's profitability from new revenue streams like business bank accounts and marketplace partnerships, and Tandem acquiring 250K customers since the start of 2018. Next up Starling Bank ditching the purple for a new set of cards, cards for the bank's consumer accounts will be teal, while its business accounts will be turning navy blue. And all cards are portait. Just by like we have Megan Caywood of Starling fame in the audience to show it off. We move on to Snapchat shutting down Snapcash and giving the space over to Venmo. Snapchat will abandon the peer-to-peer payment space on August 30th. The service was powered by Square Cash. Snapcash gave Snapchat a way to get users to connect payment methods to the app, which were vital to the company’s aim to become a commerce platforms where you can shop without leaving the app. Launched in 2014, ahead of Venmo and Zelle but has ultimately lost customers to both companies. And finally the London team takes a look at what happened to celeb-endorsed cryptocurrencies. Heading over to Atlanta Doug and Sam kick things off with Rob Frohwein and Shannon Johnson on Uber and Venmo partnering to deliver a new payment experience. The four discuss Uber and Venmo are partnering to deliver a seamless new payment experience available with Uber and Uber Eats. More than 6M payments on Venmo mentioned “Uber” in their description over the past year, how big a deal the partnership is, how important it is that Venmo is offering bank-like solutions without being a bank, and Venmo's security. Next up, Kathry Petralia and Andrew Morries walk on stage to a great deal of applause, to discuss Facebook Google and others uniting to let customers transfer data between apps. They take a look at whether this is a bonus for start ups, what it means for privacy and data security and why Apple is conspicuously absent from this initiative. Howard Bush and Ginger Schemltzer are on stage next to discuss VISA MoneyGram and Visa Team preparing to deliver real-time global P2P, whether it's a digital and mobile payment option targeting milennials, if cash is still king, why the plan is starting with Mexico and the Philippines and where they'll go next. And finally the panel takes a look at a woman driving through the streets of South Korea and leaving $14,000 worth of cash in her wake. All this and so much more on today's very special After Dark episode of Fintech Insider! Subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and every other podcast app. Spread the fintech love by sharing or tweeting this podcast. Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders and join the discussion by signing up at www.fintechinsidernews.com. Find us on Twitter using #AfterDarkVI to get the latest on what’s happened and what people thought. This episode was written and produced by Laura Watkins and Petrit Berisha. Edited by Michael Bailey and Holly Blaxill. Special Guests: Andrew Morris, Daniel Hegarty, Ginger Schmeltzer, Howard Bush, Kathryn Petralia, Marieke Flament, Rob Frohwein, Shannon Johnson, and Simon Vans-Colina.
07/09/181h 17m

Ep. 238. Insights: Debunking the myth of AI

AI is a massive subject that's been so spun out by marketing, consultancies, and project proposals as a cure all that it's become difficult to understand what it actually is. To start things off we define what AI really is so you know your AI fact from fiction, then we move on to how AI has developed from simple 'if and then' statements into the powerful applications of Machine Learning. We interview Charlie Wood, Principal Consultant at Capco to get an inside look at what's going on in the AI space. He helps break down the myth behind AI and how it's being used today. We also speak to Scott Seely, Principal Solutions Architect at Microsoft to break down how Computer Vision relates to AI and how advanced image recognition capabilities are becoming as well as where chatbots are becoming reliable with language recognition. We also take a look at where AI is being applied in complex use cases and how skeptical experts are about AIs ability to make you money. Then we take a look at what's going on with AI in financial firms, why AI experts don't want to move into financial services and what needs to be done to make AI a useful product for banks in the future. This episode was written by Petrit Berisha & Sarah Kocianski. Produced by Petrit Berisha & Laura Watkins. Edited by Holly Blaxill & Michael Bailey. Hosted by Sarah Kocianski. Debunking the myth of AI was brought to you by Microsoft Azure. If you’d like to find out more how they could help you out leverage your existing systems for much more head on over to microsoft.11fs.com Special Guests: Charlie Wood and Scott Seely.
07/09/1818m 32s

Ep. 237. News: You've got to spend money to make money

Ross and David sit down with Eric Fulwiler, Executive Director of VaynerMedia and Teana Baker-Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer of Coinfloor. The group discuss the latest news hitting the fintech space this week, including: Challenger bank fury over delays to RBS funding scheme, Revolut reported suspected money laundering, EU wants more competition in fintech, Klarna’s payment card, M-Pesa looks to Ethiopia for expansion, Paypal invests in cross border payments, Payment rules create $1bn in losses for Chinese giants, and Kodak’s bitcoin rigs have had their moment as well as many more stories. We kick things off with challenger banks getting angry over the extended delays to RBS' £775M fund to boost competition in the small business banking market. Payouts have been delayed due to failure to make senior hires on time. Several challengers including Santander, Starling, Metro Bank and CYBG have been preparing bids for the cash, but a number have complained of being left in the dark and out of pocket because of the delays. Communication around the scheme has been “threadbare” but challengers are spending a lot of time and money on their applications for a piece of the fund. The panel discusses whether challenger banks should be relying on this funding at all or indeed spending their own money on applications, whether the banks are just desperate for free money and why executive hiring is having any impact on handing out funding. Next up we move on to the news that Revolut discovering a spate of money laundering on its digital payments system. There are huge implications from a KYC perspective, after HSBC were basically deemed complicit in Mexican money laundering after its KYC was deemed too lax. The panel discusses what this might mean for Revolut especially in regards to their application for a banking license and the larger reputational impact for fintech in general. Then the panel moves on to the EU pushing for more competition in the fintech space. Is the international body behind the times and making unfair assumptions of the industry? How can fintech be more competitive and how old does fintech have to be before it starts to count? The panel discusses all these things and has some interesting takes on the issue. Moving on to better news for the fintech industry, Klarna is launching a payment card and is preparing for expansion. Klarna’s 2,000 workers have been divided into 250 teams, each focusing on a specific problem for customers and how to solve it. Does this prove that digital is a small team sport? Klarna also faces difficulties breaking into the US and UK, two countries with little history of consumers paying by invoices. So, the question remains, can Klarna make headway in the UK? And calling back to the previous story, the panel examines whether this is creating competition within EU fintech. Speaking of expansions, M-Pesa looks to move in to Ethiopia. Could M-Pesa transform the Ethiopian economy in the same way as it has in Kenya? The panel discusses the state of fintech in the country which has no transference options in place at all and 'archaic' systems are ready for reform to help the economy. Tieing in seamlessly to the story, the panel looks at Paypal investing in cross border payments with P-PRO, a cross border payment platform for merchants looking to accept payments from other countries. The panel discuss why PayPal is investing so heavily in the payments space, if anyone previously heard of P-PRO, and how it compares to Mastercard enlisting Worldpay to push Vocalink's Pay by Bank app. Staying international, the panel next looks at losses in revenue from payment rules from the People's Bank of China. Chinese giants Alibaba and Tencent have lost $1BN thanks to these rules, but is $1BN a big deal to Alibaba and Tencent? Is 1.7% of revenue a big loss when your businesses move trillions of dollars? Is this move by the PBOC unprecedented, and is it likely to be rolled out anywhere else? Moving on to the tailend of the show, a scheme to rent out Kodak-branded bitcoin mining rigs has collapsed. The company, Spotlite, has had the scheme blocked by the US financial watchdog. This follows from the scheme being dubbed a scam by some critics, it's worth noting that Kodak and Spotlite had claimed customers would make $375 a month from the rigs but forgotten that mining Bitcoin becomes more difficult over time. And finally, Prime Day technicial issues resulted in a Prime Fail from 3pm EST when moments beforehand reports came in that Amazon's website wasn't working. Amazon issued a statement to say they were working on it at 5PM and instead of deals people were shown pictures of dogs looking sad. Customers missed out on deals, baskets were unexpectedly emptied and the “view deals” UX was taking people on an endless loop. All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider! Subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and every other podcast app. Spread the fintech love by sharing or tweeting this podcast. Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders and join the discussion by signing up at www.fintechinsidernews.com This week's episode was written and produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Holly Blaxill. Special Guests: Eric Fulwiler and Teana Baker-Taylor.
07/09/1857m 46s

Ep. 236. Interviews: Howard Lindzon - the Angel investor

Some people think it's lucky to be able to make decisions, but Howard Lindzon doesn't see things that way. It's about practice, not being paralysed by indecision and limiting your options to two positive outcomes and then picking the one that you're able to live with. You've gotta keep moving forward and to keep everyone around you motivated and wanting to move forward. CEOs are vital to the nature of a startup, they need to be able to pull their company in the direction they want to grow in as fast as they can and keep everyone who's with them excited and interested. Sam and Howard also discuss how not everyone can be a great CEO but that isn't a bad thing. The world needs great second-in-commands and people all down the hierarchy, without them there'd be no