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November 15, 2019
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 MarketInvoice 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.
November 11, 2019
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.Links:MPs urge compulsory refunds for victims of bank transfer fraud | Business | The GuardianReddit Wealth Tips: Robinhood App Glitch Gave 'Infinite Leverage' - BloombergFreetrade, the UK challenger stockbroker, completes $15M Series A | TechCrunchEuropean fintech weekly: Uber Money marks a new paradigm & October funding dip | SiftedTop digital banks grow new users 209% over the past six quartersWestpac to move into banking-as-a-service with investment in 10x Fu...CYBG to relaunch as Virgin MoneyM&S takes on Klarna by introducing its own payment installation service | This is Money£1 million worth of 'thruppences' to be sold to stop coin collecting dying out
November 8, 2019
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.
November 4, 2019
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.Links:Monzo denies unfairly freezing accounts in wake of BBC Watchdog claimsFintech's fast pass to traditional banking is now cut offBanks Must Act Now or Risk Becoming a ‘Footnote’: McKinseySubscribe to read | Financial TimesSquare launches stock trading on its popular Cash AppAmazon Taps Into Bill Payments With Alexa | PYMNTS.com
November 1, 2019
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.
October 28, 2019
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.Links:Fintech Revolut to launch in the U.S. by year-end with Mastercard deal - ReutersSantander Rolls Out US Digital Deposits | PYMNTS.comPayPal's Venmo is launching a credit cardAmEx Takes Aim at Brex With New Corporate Cards for Startups - BloombergFintech API builder Galileo to go global on $77 million capital inj...CYBG to relaunch as Virgin MoneyDenizen shuts up shopWomen At Ernst & Young Instructed On How To Dress, Act Nicely Around Men | HuffPost UK
October 25, 2019
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.Links:BBC NEWS | England | Shropshire | Man's 'pants' password is changedSubscribe to read | Financial TimesAdministration Is Seeking $700 Billion for Wall Street - The New York TimesSubscribe to read | Financial TimesStocks Take Record Tumble, Down 777 Points - CBS NewsFiresideSale of PPI with loans 'to be banned' - Telegraph
October 21, 2019
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!Links:Pension cash could bankroll start-ups | Business | The Sunday TimesHSBC plans First Direct relaunch to compete with digital rivalsRobinhood makes second attempt at launching a high-yield account similar to banksUK Royal Mint unveils a $23,000 payment card made from solid goldFinextra Research: Latest FinTech (financial technology) news, analysis, interviews and features.Brazilian fintech Nubank has grown to 15 million users: CEO | Article [AMP] | ReutersTrue Balance raises $23M to bring its payments app to more small cities and towns in India | TechCrunchTim Cameron on Twitter
October 18, 2019
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.
October 14, 2019
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.Links:Samsung Pay gets international money transfers and virtual debit ca...Credit Karma moves into savingsBrex Launches a New Cash Management Account to Nab More of the Traditional Lenders' Market Share | PaymentsJournalOakNorth appoints Google exec Sunil Chandra CEO, platform businessNatWest trials UK's 'first' biometric credit cardSubscribe to read | Financial TimesStocks and Scares: Financial jargon brings Brits out in a sweat
October 11, 2019
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.
October 7, 2019
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.Links:British fintech start-up TransferWise signs US partners for trans-Atlantic expansionRevolut reveals new agreement with Visa, set to hire 3,500 – FinTech FuturesTwo new Monzo features will help you save like a pro | WIRED UKSainsbury's joins Tesco in axing mortgages to end supermarket bank dream | This is MoneyPayPal gets Chinese payments licenseMarijuana Banking Bill Passes House in Historic Vote | National News | US NewsLouis Theroux grants man permission to use his dreamy face on bankcard | Metro News(17) Louis Theroux on Twitter: "Permission granted. https://t.co/zM1sXFe293" / Twitter
October 4, 2019
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.
September 30, 2019
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.Links:Sibos 2019: The adoption of SWIFT gpi and impact on global paymentsSubscribe to read | Financial TimesMonzo replaces entire Monzo Plus team and refunds customers after admitting premium service “didn’t go according to plan” - AltFi NewsStarling opens online banking option for business customersAlibaba acquires a third of Ant FinancialAmerican Express taps Open Banking for account-to-account paymentsOver a third of UK bank branches closed in past five years
September 27, 2019
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.
September 25, 2019
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.
September 23, 2019
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 Kieth Grose.Links:New security checks for online shopping kick in – Which? NewsGoCardless launches US debit payments solution and opens San Francisco office | TechCrunchBritish fintech start-up backed by Goldman Sachs axes 20pc of staffVisa and Mastercard join Plaid financingStudents taking out payday loans 'to pay for gym memberships and avocados'5 Trends Appear on the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2019 - Smarter With Gartner
September 20, 2019
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.
September 16, 2019
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.Links:PPI: Barclays warns of £1.6bn hit from deadline spikeSubscribe to read | Financial TimesJack Ma — the most flamboyant tech founder on the planet and China's richest man — steps down from his $460 billion Alibaba empire after 20 years, Business Insider - Business Insider SingaporeStripe Newsroom: Stripe introduces the Stripe Corporate Card and activates payouts to 45 countriesN26 Launches In Switzerland But Without CHF Support | Fintech Schweiz Digital Finance News – FintechNewsCHXinja Bank gains banking licence; rolls out first accountsA bank mistakenly put $120,000 into a couple's account. They spent it, police say - CNN
September 13, 2019
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.
September 9, 2019
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.Links:Digital banks on track to treble customers in next year but profits...Singapore to accept first digital bank applicationsLenders accuse Google of overstepping mark with ban on payday loan appsSubscribe to read | Financial TimesTSB and Square announce payments partnershipEuropean banking app Monese partners with deposits marketplace Raisin | TechCrunchLinkedIn Top Startups 2019: The 25 hottest UK companies to work for now | LinkedIn
September 4, 2019
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.
September 2, 2019
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.Links:N26 moves out of Beta in USNumbrs joins fintech unicorn clubRevolut hires new treasurer, deputy CFO and director of financial c...Deutsche Bank fined $16m over US corruption charges - CityAM : CityAMRaisin acquires retirement savings marketplace fairr'The bank sent my safe house address to my abusive ex' - BBC NewsIndia’s 9-month-old CRED raises $120M to help people improve their financial behavior | TechCrunchK-Swiss The Startup collection features shoes designed 'for CEOs' - Business Insider
August 30, 2019
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 Market Initiatives EMEA 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.
August 26, 2019
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.Links:Global fintech investment falls sharplyRBS hides Natwest data breach from customers | Business | The TimesCredit Karma glitch exposed users to other people’s accounts | TechCrunchTransferWise’s debit card launches in Australia and New Zealand, with Singapore to follow | TechCrunchMonzo customers to receive salaries a day early under new feature from app-only bank | The IndependentJennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez Are Investing in Fintech Firm Acorns - WSJApple Card Launches For Everyone. Now Credit Is As Private As Cash
August 23, 2019
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.
August 19, 2019
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, VP MD at Robin Hood! 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.Links:Goldman Sachs is dipping into subprime lending with Apple CardFiresideCentral Bank of Ireland to skip deadline for SCA rulesVenmo launches instant transfers to bank accounts | TechCrunchWeChat Pay and Alipay partner QFPay raises $20 million to develop new digital payment solutions | TechCrunchHey Google, lend me a tenner? NatWest trials voice banking | Business | The GuardianRBS Remedies Pool C winners announced
August 16, 2019
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.
August 12, 2019
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.Links:Fed plans to launch real-time payment service by 2024 | American BankerKlarna pushes for growth in US and Australia with $460 million equity raise | FinextraHongkongers are reaping the benefits of virtual banks even before their launch | Tech in AsiaPenta, the German business banking startup, raises €8M additional funding | TechCrunchHSBC Adds To The Gloom On Wall Street By Cutting 4,000 Jobs | ForbesAustralia passes consumer data rights legislation | Finextra20-Year Mortgages Hit Zero for First Time in Danish Rate History | BloombergIndonesia Has Shut Down 826 Fintech Startups This Year Alone | Bloomberg
August 9, 2019
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.
August 5, 2019
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.Links:Nubank valuation jumps to $10 billion on $400 million mega round | FinextraGoldman Sachs big fintech gamble is about to heat up for summer as it takes on N26, Revolut and Monzo | AltfiRevolut on course to be worth $10bn and match the size of Barclays, say backers | The TelegraphJack Ma’s $290 Billion Loan Machine Is Changing Chinese Banking | BloombergWomen Pay 18% More in Banking Fees Than Men, Research Finds | BloombergRakuten to apply for US banking charter | FinextraLondon Stock Exchange Confirms $27bn Refinitiv Takeover Talks | FTNoel Edmonds reaches compensation deal with Lloyds over scam | BBC News
August 2, 2019
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.
July 29, 2019
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.Links:Trading startup Robinhood raises $323 million, achieving $7.6 billion valuation | Reuters255,000 people ditch their bank accounts - who they're joining instead | MirrorMonzo and Starling sail ahead in banking apps poll | FinextraStarling senior executives take flight from app-based bank | FTAustralian smartphone bank 86 400 wins banking licence | FinextraMetro Bank to replace Vernon Hill as profits dive | BBC NewsChinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is coming to the US in a major way | Business InsiderTally launches banking app tied to gold ownership | Finextra
July 26, 2019
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.Sponsored By:Atom Bank
July 22, 2019
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.Links:British fintech booms as 2019 is set to be a record year for UK investment | CityAMJPMorgan Chase's CEO is hunting for the bank's next acquisition — and we think a US neobank could be the target | Business InsiderFacebook 'to be fined $5bn over Cambridge Analytica scandal' | BBC NewsFintech in Latin America continues to draw big dollars as Softbank invests $231 million in Creditas | TechCrunchStartup Button Rides Mobile Commerce Growth to New Financing | WSJSydney could use facial recognition for public transport payments | Finextra
July 19, 2019
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.
July 15, 2019
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.Links:Subscribe to read | Financial TimesDutch banks told to stop using payments data for personalised marke...Government-owned bank 'forging signatures' in repossession cases - BBC NewsSubscribe to read | Financial TimesFintech is the ‘new normal’ with 55 per cent of consumers regular users - Your MoneyAnother state creates tech sandbox as federal agencies tread warily | American BankerSeven-eleven shuts down mobile payments app following ludicrous sec...
July 12, 2019
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.
July 8, 2019
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.Links:Big banks accused of giving fintech start-ups a raw deal | Business | The TimesUK fintech Jaja pays $671M in cash to acquire the Bank of Ireland’s UK credit card business | TechCrunchSingapore to issue digital bank licenses | ZDNetNew Lifetime Isa best buy: Moneybox offers 1.4% rate | This is MoneyFacebook Cryptocurrency Plan Faces Opposition in France - BloombergFacebook's Libra cryptocurrency 'poses risks to global banking' | Technology | The GuardianFacebook's Libra coin likely to run a regulatory gauntlet - ReutersFake debit card combustion letter shared on social media - BBC News
July 5, 2019
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.Links:Revolut chief eyes $20bn valuation before any IPO
July 1, 2019
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.Links:Subscribe to read | Financial TimesMonzo doubles valuation to £2 billion after fresh capital inje...TransferWise to open borderless account in USEvery little helps as RBS goes shopping for Tesco mortgages | Business News | Sky NewsWhat you need to know about Apple credit card, and how to sign up - Business InsiderLloyds becomes the first bank to sign up to 'Mental Health Accessible' standardsNatWest introduces selfie-powered current account openingStripe's Patrick Collison announces engagement with a joke on Twitter - Business Insider
June 28, 2019
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.
June 24, 2019
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.Links:Bank investments in technology not yet driving significant revenue growth: Accenture - ReutersGoogle and PayPal explored OCC’s fintech charter, then walked away | American BankerAfter Loot runs out of cash, founder and 17 team members join RBS’ digital bank Bó | TechCrunchUber's pivot to fintech was done years ago by Ola, Grab, and Go-Jek — QuartzDave's new checking account is the first to build users' credit - Business InsiderAmazon selling shock bracelet to help you curb bad habits - Trending & Viral News - 13 WTHR Indianapolis
June 21, 2019
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.
June 19, 2019
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.
June 17, 2019
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.Links:Building the banking platform of the future with 11:FS… • 11:FSBank overdraft fees targeted in major shake-up - BBC NewsJPMorgan (JPM) Closes Finn After 1 Year - BloombergFintechs risk giving banks a bad name, says Barclays bossBrex valued at $2.6B with new cash from Kleiner Perkins – TechCrunchTencent and Temasek invest in British fintech TrueLayer - Business InsiderAmazon launches a credit card for the 'underbanked' with bad creditSberbank to open pilot branch in McDonald's outlet
June 14, 2019
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.
June 12, 2019
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.
June 10, 2019
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.Links:Money 20/20 Europe 2019: Stop innovating, start executingChina UnionPay partner Tribe Payments part of 'aggressive' Europe push - Business InsiderSubscribe to read | Financial TimesJean-Baptiste Lefevre on Twitter: "This school in #China scans classrooms every 30 seconds through #facialrecognition technology #AI HT @evankirstel via @jblefevre60 @ipfconline1 @SpirosMargaris @HaroldSinnott @mclynd @Paula_Piccard @helene_wpli @sallyeaves @diioannid @RichSimmondsZA @jerome_joffre @kalydeoo… https://t.co/N9T5QL7h6n"EBay partners Santander-backed app to offer UK sellers loansMastercard study reveals Britons turning to digital banking
June 7, 2019
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.
June 5, 2019
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.
June 3, 2019
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.Links:Global Payments to buy TSYS for $21.5 billion in latest fintech deal - ReutersRevolut is the most complained-about small online bank, the Financial Ombudsman Service reveals  | This is MoneyNatWest most complained about bank for fraud claims - BBC NewsSilicon Valley fintech Plaid is launching in the UK — QuartzGoldman rival pulled out of Apple Card on fears it was money loserRobinhood on track for $7 billion valuation with new funding roundFrench teen banking startup Pixpay raises EUR3.1mCBA invests heavily in tech-for-trust image rebuildNatWest apologises for patronising women, by patronising women | Creative Bloq
May 31, 2019
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.Sponsored By:Finastra
May 29, 2019
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.
May 27, 2019
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.Links:JPMorgan Chase will invest $125 million in programs to encourage people to save money - ReutersPlaid gives digital banks and fintech a new tool to bypass traditional financeTransferWise now valued at $3.5B following a new $292M secondary round | TechCrunchTencent posted record quarterly profits thanks to a fintech surge - Business InsiderVenture Funding In Brazil Soars To $1.3B In 2018Morehouse College Graduates’ Student Loans to Be Paid Off by Billionaire - The New York TimesThe fintech app Earnin claims to be a no-fee alternative to payday loans - VoxA Backlash To The Biometric Backlash Underway | PYMNTS.comMonzo hits two million customer milestone
May 24, 2019
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.
May 22, 2019
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.
May 20, 2019
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.Links:Nationwide, Investec, Co-Op Bank get cash for small business lending - ReutersMetro Bank faces shareholder revoltTencent, Alibaba, Xiaomi units win Hong Kong online banking license - ReutersBrits wary of new banking tech, despite high demandSoftBank Vision fund invests $800m in UK fintechSEC approves Silicon Valley stock exchange backed by Marc AndreessenDecoding the dough - do you know your Lady Godiva from your lolly?
May 17, 2019
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.
May 15, 2019
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.
May 13, 2019
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.Links:OakNorth enters retail mortgage marketLloyds Banking Group: Q1 results analysis | City A.M.RBS Gets Back Payments Ten Years After Worldpay | PYMNTS.comSingapore May Allow Virtual Banks After Hong Kong, DBS SaysFree cash machines vanishing at alarming rate, says Which? - BBC NewsSan Francisco To Bar Cashless-Only Stores | PYMNTS.comDecade in the Red: Trump Tax Figures Show Over $1 Billion in Business Losses - The New York Times
May 10, 2019
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.
May 6, 2019
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. 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.Links:Central Banks Are the World's Newest Climate Change Activists | FortuneHas Open Banking changed anything 15 months on?Global sandbox accepts first eight firmsSnoop Dogg-backed Klarna's revenues and sales rocketExclusive: Digital banks have won over half of Brits, but women are being left behind - AltFi NewsMastercard and Visa to slash inter-regional fees for tourist cards...Man dissolves credit card to make contactless ring
May 3, 2019
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.
April 29, 2019
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.Links:Britain should be worried about France's tech ambitionsTHE PREPAID CARD REPORT: What issuers can do to win market share in a period of unprecedented regulation and competition - Business InsiderN26 to open security-focused tech centre in ViennaExclusive: Tide to launch company formation in UK banking first - AltFi NewsStripe buys Touchtech ahead of new EU online authentication rulesRobinhood applies for national bank charter in bid to form new challenger bankT-Mobile takes on US banks with checking accountBarren, Münzen, Schmuck: Die Deutschen horten mehr Gold als die Bundesbank - WELT
April 26, 2019
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.
April 22, 2019
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.Links:Worried a recession is coming, U.S. online lenders reduce risk - ReutersRBS steps on to the digital challengers’ turf - Optimal MoneyAfter Revolut, German startup bank N26 faces questions from regulatorsAussie challenger 86 400 scores home loan distribution dealHalifax rebrand slammed for copying Monzo and StarlingMillions Rush to Join a Wild New Health Plan From Jack Ma's Ant - BloombergUS Bank names BBVA's Derek White chief digital officerFacebook shuts down Messenger P2P payments in the UK and FranceYouTube
April 19, 2019
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.
April 15, 2019
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.Links:Exclusive: Standard Chartered expected to pay just over $1 billion to resolve U.S., U.K. probes - ReutersLondon startups to take fintech unicorn crown from San Francisco | City A.M.Monzo seeks to raise £100 million in new fundingAs fintech valuations soar, Tandem eyes fresh £80m+ funding round - AltFi NewsSoftBank-backed Grab seeks another $2 billion funding in expansion drive - ReutersCMA chides big banks for Open Banking delaysChallenger bank N26 hopes cashback offering will give its US launch a competitive edge - The BlockFinTech Branch Raises $170M, Partners With Visa | PYMNTS.comThis is how your cat could be the next voice of the world’s first 'miaowing' debit card
April 12, 2019
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.
April 8, 2019
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.
April 5, 2019
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.Sponsored By:Finastra
April 1, 2019
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.Links:Introducing Apple Card, a new kind of credit card created by Apple - AppleChallenger banks Oaknorth and Monzo team up to launch savings accounts | City A.M.Venmo Pursues Customers With Negative Balances | PYMNTS.comStandard Chartered to build new virtual bank in Hong Kong in fintech drive | City A.M.HSBC Signs Deal to Use BlackRock's 'Aladdin' Software Worldwide | Investing News | US NewsBank of America's Erica chatbot wins over customersJPMorgan Said to Push 300 to Leave U.K. in No-Deal Brexit - BloombergThe Wetherspoons App Is Being Used By Financial Dominatrixes
March 29, 2019
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.
March 25, 2019
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.Links:WorldPay payments firm in $43bn sale to US rival - BBC NewsWorldpay becomes first acquirer to enable Amazon PayBarclaycard brings Alipay payments to UK retailers – FinTech FuturesUK embraces contactless paymentsMost Americans live paycheck to paycheckGrab maps out new product linesStandard Chartered builds Fintech Bridge to matchmake with startupsNatWest launches female-only crowdfunding programmeGerman Bank Lets Clients Vote on Dress Code as Goldman Goes Easy - Bloomberg
March 22, 2019
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 WoodhouseSpecial Guest: Benoit Legrand.
March 18, 2019
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.Links:RBS trials biometric fingerprint bank card - BBC NewsBank of England tells Visa Europe to hire PwC after 2018 outage - Finance - iTnewsUK cash system ‘on the verge of collapse’, report finds | Money | The GuardianPayPal now lets US users instantly transfer funds to bank accounts in seconds | TechCrunchSmartphone challengers Starling and Monzo the big winners at the British Bank Awards | Daily Mail OnlineTide to raise £60 million for business banking pushOmidyar Network launches fund for fintechs making a social impact - Business InsiderThe Financial Conduct Authority Appoints First Director of Innovation | Crowdfund InsiderJapanese Banks Will Finally Stop Using a Piece of 1800s Technology - Bloomberg
March 15, 2019
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 WoodhouseSpecial Guest: David Duffy.
March 11, 2019
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.Links:Let me set the record straightRevolut's culture: the past, present and the futureJulie on Twitter: "What the actual fuck?! ”help me not get fired” #Revolut… "Innovate Finance Publishes Women in FinTech Powerlist 2018 - Innovate Finance – The Voice of Global FinTechBank of Ireland bosses fight to rein in tech bill | Ireland | The Sunday TimesNearly Half Of All ‘AI Startups’ Are Cashing In On HypeFacebook is working on a cryptocurrency for WhatsApp to rival bitcoin | The IndependentGrab gobbles $1.4 billion investment to build super appChime Raises $200 Million At $1.5 Billion ValuationNationwide invests £15 million in 10x Future TechnologiesGoldman Sachs is loosening its dress code - CNN
March 8, 2019
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.
March 4, 2019
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.Links:CYBG Snubbed For RBS Funds | PYMNTS.comApple plans to launch credit card with Goldman Sachs | Business | The TimesLloyds PPI bill grows £750m to £19.4bn - BBC NewsSwedbank Dirty Money Plot Thickens After CEO Analyst CallHSBC unveils PayMe for Business app in initial beta testThis Legislation Could Force Stores to Take Your Cash - The New York TimesMonese integrates with Avios loyalty currencyLithuania to boost central bank headcount in response to Revolut with Top Gear-inspired strategy - AltFi News
March 1, 2019
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.
February 25, 2019
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.Links:Britain's top banks poised to reveal biggest profits since financial crisis erupted in 2007 | This is MoneySantander strikes $700m IBM deal to support biz transformation prog...
February 22, 2019
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 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.Sponsored By:AWS: Deliver innovative customer experiences, accelerate your time to market, and enable digital transformation with Amazon Web Services.
February 18, 2019
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. 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.Links:SunTrust and BB&T are merging — here’s what customers need to know - MarketWatchChime adds record number of accounts after Wells Fargo outage - Business InsiderPlaid - BlogFintech Startups Suck in $31bn As The Big Finance Players Step Up R&D By ProxyCity watchdog to probe Revolut’s ‘spoof’ takeaway ad campaign | Financial TimesUK fintech unicorn Oaknorth to nail $440m round led by Softbank | City A.M.Mastercard seeks good vibrations with new sonic identity
February 15, 2019
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.
February 11, 2019
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.Links:Backlash over 'single-shaming' banking ad - BBC NewsBB&T and Suntrust to combine in an all-stock merger of $66 billionAmex blocks Curve as the fintech startup vows to fight ‘anti-competitive’ decision | TechCrunchBanks may face criminal charges after final royal commission report | Australia news | The GuardianMetro Bank hit by cyber attack used to empty customer accountsLondon fintech startup Bud banks $20m from HSBC, Goldman Sachs, Lord Fink, ANZ, Investec and Banco Sabadell | City A.M.Business admin and banking fintech startup Anna Money raises £8.5m from Kinetik | City A.M.Raisin scores $114 million funding roundMan Quits Job At Bank And Turns Up In Spider-Man Costume On Last Day - LADbible
February 8, 2019
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.
February 4, 2019
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.Links:China launches app encouraging users to identify and report ‘deadbeat’ debtors | The IndependentLloyds unveils 100% mortgage for first-time buyers | Money | The GuardianTrueLayer launches Open Banking-based payments APIGFIN | FCAStripe raises $100m at $22.5bn valuationBarclays supersizes New York acceleratorChief Innovation Officer, Neal Cross Bids Farewell to DBS Bank in Heartfelt Post | Fintech SingaporeHSBC launches ‘sound identity’ in next phase of global brand refresh
February 1, 2019
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 WoodhouseSpecial Guest: Michael Rouse.
January 28, 2019
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.Links:Exclusive: Snoop Dogg Invests In Klarna, Sweden's $2.5 Billion UnicornSquare launches debit card for businessesGoogle hit with £44m GDPR fine over ads - BBC NewsAlipay awarded e-money licence in LuxembourgAussie digital bank Xinja makes crowdfunding moveAustralia's Volt Bank wins banking licenceLloyds to cut costs with Thought Machine platform move – FinTech FuturesChurch of England: Contactless collection payments trialled - BBC News
January 25, 2019
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 WoodhouseSpecial Guest: Reuben Lai.
January 21, 2019
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.Links:Fiserv to acquire First Data in all-stock deal with equity value of $22 billion - MarketWatchAtom Bank hires advisers ahead of potential Spanish bidAccessPay banks $9 million in new funding as VCs hit the NorthDigital bank Tandem eyes IPO as customer numbers continue to surgeMorningstarChallenger Bank Tide Joins With ClearBank To Bid... | MorningstarFintech firms want to shake up banking, and that worries the Fed | ReutersPeter Thiel Wants To Give Wall Street a Fright - BloombergSwift introduces Pay Later API for instant loan financingFreetrade: UK millennials bought Greggs stock after vegan sausage roll
January 18, 2019
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 WoodhouseSpecial Guest: Steve Bartlett.
January 14, 2019
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.
January 11, 2019
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 WoodhouseSpecial Guest: Howard Marks.
January 7, 2019
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 2019 looks to continue another lights-out year for fintech startups 06:51 Google just nabbed an e-money license and it highlights the serious threat tech companies pose to incumbent banks 13:05 Microsoft Partners With Fintech Startup ZestFinance To Bring Transparency To AI-Powered Financial Models 20:22 Ant Financial in talks to buy WorldFirst 31:06 Chinese ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing expands into fintech as driver regulation rears its head 36:31 Denmark shakes up watchdog after Danske Bank scandal 41:58 We also have a great interview with Sian Lewin to give us a bit more insight 43:29 Israeli law restricting use of cash goes into effect 50:34 And Finally, the bank that watches your every move 55:48 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.Links:Starling Bank reviewing data policy after customer complains his passport was shared in a web link2019 looks to continue another lights-out year for fintech startups | TechCrunchGoogle secures e-money license from Lithuania - Business InsiderMicrosoft Partners With Fintech Startup ZestFinance To Bring Transparency To AI-Powered Financial ModelsAnt Financial in talks to buy WorldFirstChinese ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing expands into fintech as driver regulation rears its head | City A.M.Denmark shakes up watchdog after Danske Bank scandal | Financial TimesLaw restricting use of cash goes into effect - Israel National NewsThe bank that watches your every move: the rise of 'behavioral banks' | American Banker
January 4, 2019
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 WoodhouseSpecial Guests: Bart Leurs and Jeff Tijssen.
December 31, 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.
December 28, 2018
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.
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