Ep. 153. Insights: The future of banking and disruption
Nov17

Ep. 153. Insights: The future of banking and disruption

Welcome to this week’s Insider show, where Simon hosts a panel on the future of banking, featuring Marko Wenthin, co-founder of solarisBank; Leanne Kemp, founder and CEO at Everledger; and Elena Alfaro, Global Head of Data at BBVA. Before getting stuck in to the detail, our expert panel discuss the current situation in banking. What are the biggest challenges and why hasn’t banking kept up with the pace of technological...

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Ep. 152. News: High Rate of Return
Nov17

Ep. 152. News: High Rate of Return

In this episode Caroline, Pete and the guys break down a trilogy of P2P payment stories featuring Facebook, Apple and… Walmart? Meanwhile Square’s Jack Dorsey is frustrated by the time it takes to get a banking license and Deutsche Bank signals the end of fiat money as we know it. The second half of the show is almost entirely devoted to challenger banks as there were so many in the news this week! First up, Revolut apply...

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Ep. 151. Interview: Amber Baldet
Nov17

Ep. 151. Interview: Amber Baldet

We have a fascinating interview for you this week as Sam talks to Amber Baldet, who leads the J.P Morgan team developing Quorum, the open source code based on Ethereum that’s designed to address the challenges of blockchain adoption in financial services. We hear how Amber and the team have approached developing an open source code base from a highly regulated institution and how they’ve approached the blockchain...

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Ep. 150. Fintech Insider: After Dark II
Nov08

Ep. 150. Fintech Insider: After Dark II

Welcome to an extra special episode of Fintech Insider – our 150th episode and it’s a Halloween-themed show recorded in front of a live studio audience at our home in WeWork, London. Simon, David and Jason are joined by Valentina Kristensen, Head of Marketing at Oak North; Charlie Wood from Capco; Monty Munford, Journalist for titles such as Forbes, The Telegraph, The BBC and The Economist; and Jeremy Burge, the founder of...

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Ep. 149. Interview: Liesbeth Rigter, MoneYou & Eric Mouilleron, Bankable
Nov08

Ep. 149. Interview: Liesbeth Rigter, MoneYou & Eric Mouilleron, Bankable

This week David talks to Liesbeth about MoneYou, an online European retail bank and subsidiary of ABN Amro. We hear the MoneYou story, including its innovative roots in mortgages and how they added more products and services to evolve with customers across the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Germany. Liesbeth explains MoneYou’s the importance of their pioneering mentality and their target market, including their focus on...

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Ep. 148. Live from Xerocon: part 2
Nov08

Ep. 148. Live from Xerocon: part 2

We had such a great time at Xerocon 2017 and spoke to so many interesting people that we couldn’t possibly give you just one episode. So here’s part two, including interviews with Edward Berks, Director of Sales, Banking and Fintech at Xero, Ian Christie, CEO at Boma Technologies, Margaret Laidlaw, Partner at Mazars, Mark Sykes, Partner at BDO and Anna Curzon, Chief Partner Officer at Xero. First on today’s show,...

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Ep. 147. State of the Union 2
Nov08

Ep. 147. State of the Union 2

Sam welcomes us into the Fintech Insider flat, our temporary base while we explored this year’s Sibos conference, hosted by SWIFT. He’s joined by some fantastic guests – Mike Sigal from 500 FinTechs (part of 500 Startups), Dion Lisle from CapGemini, Jo Lang from IBM, and April Rudin from The Rudin Group – to talk about the state of Canadian fintech. First, the guys talk about the conference circuit and discuss...

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Ep. 146. What’s the price of getting 5H1T done?
Nov08

Ep. 146. What’s the price of getting 5H1T done?

The guys start this week’s show by tackling the Revolut founder and CEO Nikolay Storonsky’s divisive view on work culture. Should employees be comfortable working 12-13 hours per day and does it make for a sustainable business? And more broadly, does this story hint at a wider issue in the fintech sector? We also discuss the Lessons Learned report from the FCA Regulatory Sandbox, which allows innovative firms to carry out...

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Ep. 145. Insights – Transferwise Takeover
Oct30

Ep. 145. Insights – Transferwise Takeover

Jason and Simon are joined by Erik Edin, Product Manager in the Business Team, helping businesses to send money abroad; Helena Jaramillo, Product Designer, focussing on first-time customer experiences; Jeremy Buttner, Borderless Banking Lead; and Steve Naudé, Head of Middle East and Africa Banking, bringing the Transferwise experience to customers. We hear how Transferwise serve their customers, who their customers are, and how...

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Ep. 144. Live from Xerocon: part 1
Oct30

Ep. 144. Live from Xerocon: part 1

This week’s special edition of Fintech Insider Insights was recorded live at Xerocon 2017 from London’s Excel Centre. David hosts a panel on Frictionless Finance, discussing how technology is lowering barriers to entry and we hear how the panelists are tackling friction in finance. David talks to Caroline about Fluidly’s intelligent cashflow technology and her experience at Xerocon, plus we hear from Shachar about...

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Ep. 143. News: O Canada!
Oct30

Ep. 143. News: O Canada!

In a special news show this week, Sam Maule hosts all the way from Toronto, Canada, where the team have been covering the Sibos conference. The guys have another chance to discuss open banking and APIs, hot topics at Sibos this year; why value generation is seen as one of the biggest challenges posed; and how partnerships with fintech firms will help banks to find those important new sources of revenue. Sam also covers the complicated...

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Ep. 142. Insights: PSD2 Round Table
Oct30

Ep. 142. Insights: PSD2 Round Table

On this episode, Jason talks to: Gavin Littlejohn, Chair of the Financial Data and Technology Association that led the campaign for open banking; Mike Kelly, founder and CEO of Curl; Anita Kimber, Head of Open Banking and Innovation at Nationwide; and Matt Cox, Head of Insight and Innovation at Nationwide. We get under the skin of the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) to ask where did it come from? Our team of experts takes us...

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Ep. 141. The future will be tokenised
Oct17

Ep. 141. The future will be tokenised

MJ’s first time in the hot seat to host the show – on her own, no less – and our very own Benedict Shegog from the 11:FS Pulse team makes his Fintech Insider debut. So what’s coming up on the show? David Cameron’s back in business! US payments business, that is. The guys discuss his credentials for the job and why he might be acting like a Kardashian. Have we seen the end of the banking heyday? And why...

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Ep. 140. Interview: Niall Cameron, HSBC
Oct17

Ep. 140. Interview: Niall Cameron, HSBC

We hear about Niall’s journey to Head of Institutional and Digital at one of the world’s biggest banks, including his career highlight, how to stay productive (make lists!) and the best career advice he’s ever received. David asks how to find focus and prioritise in a growing digital landscape and we hear why equipping employees with the right digital skills is crucial. Niall tells us about the exciting developments...

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Ep. 139. Interview: Ron Herman, Sionic Mobile & Michael Crawford, Fifth Third
Oct13

Ep. 139. Interview: Ron Herman, Sionic Mobile & Michael Crawford, Fifth Third

First up on this week’s episode, Sam talks to Ron Herman, founder and CEO at Sionic Mobile, an Atlanta cloud-based connected commerce platform company. Sam explores their work on a connected in-car gateway, beacons and how brands can leverage their presence. Next, Sam talks to Michael Crawford from Fifth Third Bank. Michael explains Momentum, Fifth Third’s new app to tackle student loan debt, and why the regional bank...

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Ep. 138. News: The Brexit Blame Game
Oct13

Ep. 138. News: The Brexit Blame Game

David’s representing 11:FS without the other guys this week, but he’s not alone as he’s joined by Bianca Lopes, Sarah Kocianski, and Jamie Campbell to power through another packed show. First up, and straight off the back of our appearance at XeroCon, we cover Curve’s partnership with Xero. Hit or miss? Let us know what you think. The team discusses Starling’s launch of Business Accounts – yet...

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Ep. 137. Interview: Rod Drury, Founder & CEO, Xero
Oct09

Ep. 137. Interview: Rod Drury, Founder & CEO, Xero

In this episode, Jason Bates interviews Rod Drury, finding out about his multi-skilled and impressive background which ultimately led to him founding Xero in 2006. We asked about how in his view, Xero is transforming the space for SMBs and accountants, and whether he sees Xero as a disrupter in the space. They also discuss Xero’s platform, data and partnership, opportunities post PSD2 and their relationships with banks. All this...

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Ep. 136. Hacks, Hacks and more Hacks
Oct09

Ep. 136. Hacks, Hacks and more Hacks

In this episode: We talk hacks, hacks and more hacks as the team take on the fallout from the Deloitte hack, the Equifax boss steps down after their hack, and CBS’ Showtime gets hacked with code making user’s computers mine cryptocurrency in the background as they watched their favourite shows… Phew! They also discuss more traditional Fintech Insider news stories including: Starling’s latest funding round,...

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Ep. 135. Insights: Assets Management
Oct09

Ep. 135. Insights: Assets Management

Simon is joined by Pete Townsend founder and CEO of Norio Ventures, and Chris Mills from KPMG’s Investment Management team. Today’s show aims to shine a light onto Asset Management, an industry that is ripe for disruption and yet it is slightly overlooked. Simon starts from the very beginning: what is asset management? How does it work? And who are Asset Managers’ clients? The guys rattle through the very basics to...

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Ep. 134. Fintech Insider: After Dark I
Sep29

Ep. 134. Fintech Insider: After Dark I

In this episode: We have a live audience, a later start than usual and plenty to drink as we dive into the week’s most topical stories. First up: digital technology making financial struggles more manageable, how are the underserved or the financially unstable being catered to with fintech?, Is cash still king? And which countries are leading the race to go cashless first? We have shoutouts to our sister podcasts, InsurTech...

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Ep. 133. State of the Union
Sep25

Ep. 133. State of the Union

In this episode, Sam Maule hosts a roundtable discussion about the state of fintech, banking and financial services in America right now. He is joined by special guests: Matt Harris, MD of Bain Venture Capital, Margaux Avedisian, EVP at Transform Group, Robert Barba, Senior Banking and Fintech Writer and Analyst at Bankrate, Inc., and Laura Spiekerman, co-fouder of Alloy. Between them they cover: The state of VC, is it a bubble? Will...

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Ep. 132 News: iPhone Ex
Sep25

Ep. 132 News: iPhone Ex

In this episode: David and Simon are joined by the FT Alphaville’s Kadhim Shubber, Fidor’s Sophie Guibaud and Pete Townsend of Norio Ventures to discuss the top news stories of the last week. First up we discuss THAT Apple launch, how Apple’s P2P capabilities are a little underwhelming, how Venmo’s attempt to fight back against Apple Pay involves a very ugly debit card, and sticking with the theme we discuss...

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Ep. 131. Interview: Stephen Barclay, MP
Sep25

Ep. 131. Interview: Stephen Barclay, MP

In this episode: Jason asks Stephen about his financial services and legal background, how that adds to his current role, and what the Treasury do. He also asks him what his views are on fintech in general and UK fintech in particular, and what it means to the man on the street to enable them with their financial management and give them better services. He also highlights how fintech is changing the reputation of banking for the...

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Bud​ ​Partners​ ​with​ ​WiseAlpha​ ​to​ ​Add​ ​Senior​ ​Secured​ ​and​ ​High​ ​Yield​ ​Bond​ ​Investments​ ​to their​ ​Platform
Sep20

Bud​ ​Partners​ ​with​ ​WiseAlpha​ ​to​ ​Add​ ​Senior​ ​Secured​ ​and​ ​High​ ​Yield​ ​Bond​ ​Investments​ ​to their​ ​Platform

Bud has announced a partnership with online lending-market WiseAlpha, creating new investment opportunities in fixed income for their users. WiseAlpha presents investments in senior secured and high yield bonds, many of which offer returns of between 4-8% in large, well-known British corporates such as Virgin Media, Ocado and Debenhams. Before now, these fixed income investment opportunities were only available to pensions funds,...

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Ep. 130. News: How big is the Shadow Economy?
Sep14

Ep. 130. News: How big is the Shadow Economy?

In this episode, Author, speaker and fintech guru Dave Birch joins David, Jason and Simon for the news, alongside Richard Davies, formerly of HSBC, about to start at TSB. We also hear from Alison Rose of RBS at their Entrepreneurial Spark event. This week they discuss what Google’s banking app might look like; First Direct repositioning itself because great customer service is no longer a differentiator; is India really...

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Ep. 129. News: Double Ether and Cheese
Sep14

Ep. 129. News: Double Ether and Cheese

In this episode: Monty Munford and Sarah Kocianski join Jason Bates, Simon Taylor and David Brear for this week’s news show. They discuss how cultural fit might be hurting Fintech Companies and how banks should be working with Fintechs. Whether phone keyboards the gateway to smoother payments or should we also just be using Amazon Cash instead? Canadians get into the personalised banking game and the podcast crew take on...

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Ep. 128. Interviews – Start up Spotlight
Sep14

Ep. 128. Interviews – Start up Spotlight

In today’s episode we’re shining a light on new, smaller startups in the fintech industry as Meaghan Johnson interviews Caroline Plumb, founder of Fluidly, a new fintech startup – transforming the way businesses plan and manage their money, launching this October. Later on she also speak to Jonathan Lister and Jasper Martens, CTO and VP of Marketing at PensionBee, which aims to make pensions simpler and accessible to all by...

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Episode 116. Insights: Live from TNW 2017
Aug02

Episode 116. Insights: Live from TNW 2017

We bring you the highlights from The Next Web Conference 2017 in Amsterdam, where we spoke to some fantastic guests – including actual royalty – Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, who speaks to Aden Davies about his new role as a special envoy for StartUpDelta2020. Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost...

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Episode 115. News: Buying Jewellery from a Bank?
Jul28

Episode 115. News: Buying Jewellery from a Bank?

David, Jason and Simon are joined for this week’s show by news show regulars Liz Lumley and Kadhim Shubber. Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost...

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Ep. 278. Interview: Mariano Belinky & Shachar Bialick
Jul24

Ep. 278. Interview: Mariano Belinky & Shachar Bialick

Jason Bates and David Brear interview Mariano Belinky,  Managing Partner of Santander InnoVentures and Shachar Bialick, CEO of Curve, following the announcement last week of Santander’s recent investment in Curve, in an expansion of their growing fintech portfolio. Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost...

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Ep. 277 News: Is Cash Dying?
Jul17

Ep. 277 News: Is Cash Dying?

In a fun packed episode, David is joined by regular guest Ghela Boskovich, alongside Edward Maslaveckas, Jeff Tijssen and Gabrielle Inzirillo, who made her Fintech Insider debut, having only just stepped off the Eurostar from Paris. Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost...

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Ep. 276. Interview: Laurent le Moal, CEO, PayU
Jul14

Ep. 276. Interview: Laurent le Moal, CEO, PayU

Jason Bates interviews Laurent le Moal, CEO of PayU, the leading online payments provider, dedicated to growth markets, at Money20/20 Europe in Copenhagen. Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost...

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Ep. 275. Insights: Money20/20 Europe, Part 2
Jul12

Ep. 275. Insights: Money20/20 Europe, Part 2

We bring you the second roundup of  highlights from Money20/20 Europe in Copenhagen. Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost...

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Ep. 274. News: Digitising Pocket Money
Jul10

Ep. 274. News: Digitising Pocket Money

David and Simon are joined by regular Sarah Kocianski, and RFi and Sky News Australia’s Chloe James, who makes her Fintech Insider  debut, for this week’s news. Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost...

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Ep. 273. Interviews – Rita Liu & Edward Budd
Jul07

Ep. 273. Interviews – Rita Liu & Edward Budd

From last week’s magnificent Money20/20 Europe, Jason interviews Rita Liu, Head of Alipay (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), the world’s largest mobile and online payments platform since 2014, and Simon catches up with Edward Budd, Managing Director and Chief Digital Officer of Global Transaction Banking at Deutsche Bank. Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost it!...

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Ep. 272. Insights: Money20/20 Europe, Part 1
Jul05

Ep. 272. Insights: Money20/20 Europe, Part 1

We bring you the highlights from last week’s amazing event at Money20/20 Europe in beautiful Copenhagen. Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost...

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Ep. 271. News: LIVE from Money20/20 Europe
Jul03

Ep. 271. News: LIVE from Money20/20 Europe

We bring you our first ever live podcast, recorded in front of a live audience at Money20/20 Europe, Copenhagen. With all four of our regular hosts, David Brear, Jason Bates, Simon Taylor and Chris Skinner, plus six fantastic guests from the world of fintech and banking (and previous podcasts), they discuss the latest news and stories with additional audience interaction. Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are...

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Ep. 270. Interview – Jonathan Larsen, Chief Innovation Officer, Ping An
Jun30

Ep. 270. Interview – Jonathan Larsen, Chief Innovation Officer, Ping An

David is joined by the multi-talented Jonathan Larsen, who is simultaneously CIO of Ping An, based in Hong Kong and CEO of their Global Voyager Fund. Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost...

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Ep. 269. Interview – Ali Niknam, CEO of Bunq
Jun28

Ep. 269. Interview – Ali Niknam, CEO of Bunq

Simon interviews Ali Niknam, CEO of Bunq, who firstly, tells us all about where the name Bunq came from, what the brand name means and stands for, and how important that is to the company ethos and their overall mantra of being “the bank of the free”. Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost it!...

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Ep255 – Interview: Christopher Giancarlo, Acting Chairman CFTC
May30

Ep255 – Interview: Christopher Giancarlo, Acting Chairman CFTC

For this very special edition of Fintech Insider Interviews, Simon had the chance to talk to Christopher Giancarlo, Acting Chairman of the CFTC. Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost it!...

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Ep254 – Blockchain Special Part 1: Tokens
May30

Ep254 – Blockchain Special Part 1: Tokens

As crypto currency interest and prices reach an all time high Simon and Colin bring you the first of a three part special on Blockchain. We delve into the hurricane of news that surfaced this week talking all time high prices, Bitcoin’s effect on national security and the CFTC’s foray into the blockchain. Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost...

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Ep253 – CyberRansomWarfare!
May30

Ep253 – CyberRansomWarfare!

Jason, Simon and Andra are joined by Myke and Liz for the news. We find out if bitcoin to blame for ransomware, whether consumers actually want to cut the banks out of loans. Everyone debates why anyone would want to buy the Co-Op. Jason commits podcast a vile podcast sin and will Google be your next bank? Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost...

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Ep252 – Interview: Claire Calmejane
May30

Ep252 – Interview: Claire Calmejane

David interviews Claire Calmejane Director of Innovation and Digital Centre of Excellence at Lloyds Banking Group. Claire explains what it means to be leading innovation at Lloyds, we investigate what makes up being a true innovator and what different skills you need to balance to be effective in the space. Better get growing that technology leg! Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost...

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Ep251 – Fintech For The Average Joe
May19

Ep251 – Fintech For The Average Joe

On this week’s Insights show we delve deep into the world of consumer Fintech. We speak with the best in the business on how Fintech compares with other technology developments like fitness and communication and what Fintech looks like as people integrate it into their lives. Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost...

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Ep250 – If You Liked It, Then You Should’ve Put A Blockchain On It
May17

Ep250 – If You Liked It, Then You Should’ve Put A Blockchain On It

We discuss what a challenger bank really is – drawing a line in the sand for who is and who isn’t in the cool kids club. Alipay seems to be taking over the world through tourism, we discuss how that strategy might be the best route into the west. Debit cards are finding into the hands on children, how do we make sure kids don’t go crazy with (and power) – is this the new way for banks to acquire customers? All this and more on the...

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Ep249 – Poornima Vijayashanker & Lawrence Wintermeyer
May15

Ep249 – Poornima Vijayashanker & Lawrence Wintermeyer

It’s an interview double header! We talk to Poornima Vijayashanker and Lawrence Wintermeyer. Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost...

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Ep248 – Gary Vaynerchuk
May15

Ep248 – Gary Vaynerchuk

David and Jason have the wind knocked out of them as they interview Gary Vaynerchuck for this very special Fintech Insider Interview. Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost...

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Ep247 – Making BOMAD a Thing
May15

Ep247 – Making BOMAD a Thing

Could Apple have a viable payments platform? Simon gets back from holiday, we had some questions about his new lifestyle choices. We get to the bottom of why Spotify may need a blockchain. Nigel Walsh drops by to talk to us about insurtech funding and we start filling out our mortgage applications to our parents. Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost...

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Ep246 – Finding Blockchain’s Feet
May08

Ep246 – Finding Blockchain’s Feet

Simon and David sit down with Richard and Maya to discuss the state of the Blockchain. We explore where we are with blockchain and ledger tech, blockchain awareness in the workplace and how we are moving from understanding the technology to applying it in real business situations. Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost it!...

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Ep245 – Mandatory Listening
May03

Ep245 – Mandatory Listening

In this episode Our last news show at Level39, Aden Davies is on point for the first time, as we dive into the world of ageing plastic cards, whether social networks should be their own police force, there’s an update from the East, and just how legacy banking systems are maintained… the answer is cowboys. Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost...

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