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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Ep244 – Jeremy Burge, Chief Emoji Officer of Emojipedia
May03

Ep244 – Jeremy Burge, Chief Emoji Officer of Emojipedia

In this episode Jeremy Burge joins us to discuss the wonderful world of Emoji. David and Jeremy discuss how emoji are taking over a large amount of communication. Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost...

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Ep243 – Ethical Hacking with Jamie Woodruff and Sergey Pavlovich
May03

Ep243 – Ethical Hacking with Jamie Woodruff and Sergey Pavlovich

In this episode We dive into the interesting world of ethical hacking. Our first guest Jamie Woodruff takes us through his unique university entry, why your computers might not be the cause of your network’s security breach and how posing as a pizza delivery man helped him gain entry into a companies headquarters. Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost...

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Ep242 – Money and Mental Health
Apr26

Ep242 – Money and Mental Health

We attend the Money and Mental Health Tech Sprint. With the help of new Fintech Insider host Dr Harriet Bedell-Pearce we explore new ways technology is being applied in Fintech products to foster better lives for those with mental health...

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Ep241 – Gerhard Coetzee, Lead Financial Sector Specialist at CGAP
Apr26

Ep241 – Gerhard Coetzee, Lead Financial Sector Specialist at CGAP

Gerhard Coetzee is making a real difference in the world of financial inclusion. As Lead Financial Sector Specialist at CGAP, he heads up a team of 50 people who are focussed on the role of financial services in the economic and social reality of poor and low-income people. Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost...

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Ep240 – Innovate Finance – THE Global Summit of FinTech
Apr20

Ep240 – Innovate Finance – THE Global Summit of FinTech

We’re at the 2017 Innovate Finance Global Summit, one of the most prestigious conferences for the financial technology industry. This annual event provides a platform that convenes the world’s global institutions together with startups, policy makers and investors to share ideas and solutions to the challenges facing financial services. Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost...

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Ep239 – Alessandro Hatami, Managing Partner at The Pacemakers
Apr20

Ep239 – Alessandro Hatami, Managing Partner at The Pacemakers

Alessandro Hatami started with road building in Africa as an engineer, on to direction setting at Lloyds and now he is helping traditional business find and engage with the right digital services partners at The Pacemakers. Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost...

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Ep238 – Ashok Vaswani, CEO of Barclays UK
Apr20

Ep238 – Ashok Vaswani, CEO of Barclays UK

From dreams of running a five-star hotel to the reality of running a five-star bank, Ashok Vaswani, the CEO of Barclays UK, speaks with Simon Taylor about culture, digital transformation challenges and opportunities, frontline empowerment and how Simon might be able to buy a Lamborghini in the future. Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost...

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Ep237 – Barclays Takeover!
Apr19

Ep237 – Barclays Takeover!

Barclays takeover! Over the years, Barclays have pioneered tech in financial services, from the first UK bank to launch the ATM, to their award-winning app. We sit down with four excellent guests, including CEO Ashok Vaswani, to discuss the impact of PSD2; the challenges and opportunities that come with being a 357-year-old bank; how to attract fresh talent in a world filled with tempting FinTech startups; and more. Please note, we do...

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Ep236 – Hangover Deep
Apr19

Ep236 – Hangover Deep

The day after the 11:FS birthday bash, we get hangover deep on FinTech Insider News – misquoting American presidents and everything when discussing the U.S. Congress’ decision to let ISPs sell your web browsing history to anyone without permission. Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost...

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Ep235 – Alipay’s Rita Liu on Consumer Pain Points Driving Global Expansion
Apr19

Ep235 – Alipay’s Rita Liu on Consumer Pain Points Driving Global Expansion

Alipay dominates financial news. On FinTech Insider, we joke about creating a jingle for ‘Alipay does a thing.’ What’s really interesting to us about Alipay is the Ant Financial business model of ‘payments as a wedge product’ to drive other financial services. We talk to a lot of banks now that want to become marketplaces, having looked at Alibaba and Alipay as the model to copy. In this episode, Rita Liu, Head of Alipay Europe,...

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Ep234 – RegTech Chaos Monkey
Apr07

Ep234 – RegTech Chaos Monkey

RegTech is sexy. No, really, it is! RegTech goes beyond developing new technology to meet regulatory requirements – and it does more than save banks money. It’s about automating manual tasks and upskilling humans so their new work makes them feel valued. It’s about helping customers get better advice and service. It’s about making sure the business doesn’t come crashing down when the person in charge of the spreadsheet moves on. In...

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EP 233 – Article 50: Signing the Divorce Papers
Apr05

EP 233 – Article 50: Signing the Divorce Papers

Article 50. Well, we went through with it and signed the divorce papers. Does the triggering of Article 50 put FinTech at risk in the UK? On this episode of FinTech Insider News, you’ll hear a range of opinions, from fear the UK is throwing away its work to lead the globe in FinTech, to optimism that London has the talent and regulatory regime to remain one of the world’s greatest cities. We also talk about BBVA joining...

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Ep232 – Loot CEO Ollie Purdue on Creating a New Banking Experience at Age 20
Apr03

Ep232 – Loot CEO Ollie Purdue on Creating a New Banking Experience at Age 20

What were you doing when you were 20 years old? Ollie Purdue was studying law…and founding a company to transform the banking experience. He didn’t want to be a lawyer, or a banker, but he did want to solve a problem facing many students: budgeting and forecasting how much money they’ll have and need every month. In this episode, Ollie shares the story behind Loot and how he’s creating a new banking experience. Please note, we do not...

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Ep231 – Singapore FinTech – The Insider Scoop
Apr03

Ep231 – Singapore FinTech – The Insider Scoop

A lot has been happening in the Singapore FinTech scene recently. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is bound to invest more than $225 million Singapore dollars, or $158 million US dollars in FinTech by the end of 2020, and there’s a lot of hope that this can cut out costs from back office systems, and become truly transformational for the market and the region. In this episode, we take a step back, and, with help from FinTech...

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Ep230 – A Proper FinTech Geek Moment
Apr03

Ep230 – A Proper FinTech Geek Moment

We’re very excited about the launch of Clear Bank, the first clearing bank to be authorized in the UK for nearly 250 years. There’s been a lot of business model innovation at the front end – we’ve seen apps doing more convenient FX, more convenient remittance, we’ve even seen peer-to-peer payments, but nobody’s really attacked the rails. We have a proper, proper geek moment on this topic, and also discuss House of Fraser pulling...

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Ep229 – 10x CEO Antony Jenkins on Startup Life and the Future of Banking
Apr03

Ep229 – 10x CEO Antony Jenkins on Startup Life and the Future of Banking

Antony Jenkins, former CEO of Barclays, has spent 35 years working in large financial services institutions. He says that it struck him that, although there’s a lot of technology in banks, it doesn’t help much when it comes to improving the customer experience or lowering costs, and it hasn’t improved the reputation of banks within society. He founded 10x to create a new banking experience — one that is more diverse, open, and fair....

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Ep228 – Challenger Banks: The Battle Begins
Apr03

Ep228 – Challenger Banks: The Battle Begins

We’ve brought together some of our favourite folks from the world of FinTech challenger banks. In this episode, we talk to Starling, Fidor, and Loot about their business models, who their customers are, and how they’re using technology and data to provide a great customer experience. We also discuss the challenges they’re facing, what agile really means, and what’s coming up for them in 2017. Enjoy the show! Please note, we do not...

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Ep227 – Tantric Blockchain and Other FinTech Fun
Mar21

Ep227 – Tantric Blockchain and Other FinTech Fun

On this episode of FinTech Insider we cover all sorts of intrigue, from money laundering, to tantric blockchain, to narcotics. Of course, we also analyze the latest FinTech headlines so you don’t have to, and interview some of our favourite folks at solarisBank and Penta. Thank you to our guests for another fun episode. Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost...

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Ep226 – FCA Policy Director David Geale on the Thought Behind the Regulatory Sandbox
Mar20

Ep226 – FCA Policy Director David Geale on the Thought Behind the Regulatory Sandbox

The  Financial Conduct Authority’s progressive regulatory policies have been credited with helping to make London one of the world’s finest FinTech centres. In episode 126 of FinTech Insider, we spoke with several participants of the FCA’s regulatory sandbox, created as a ‘safe space’ for startups and companies to test ideas before becoming fully regulated. In this episode, we interview FCA Policy Director David Geale on the thought...

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Ep225 – Rotten to the Core Banking
Mar15

Ep225 – Rotten to the Core Banking

Technology is failing banking. Bankers know what a great customer experience should look like, but they’re often prevented from delivering on that due to ancient legacy systems. And as long as they operate in a cobbled environment with 1,000 subsystems, they will never have a truly digital bank. Meaning they can’t compete with the banks that will win in the future. But don’t despair. Our guests discuss the steps to take to create a...

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Ep224 – Taking the Bull by the Horns
Mar15

Ep224 – Taking the Bull by the Horns

Taking the bull by the horns. We absolutely loved the statue that Wall Street fund manager State Street installed as part of International Women’s Day. A bronze girl faces the bull of Wall Street as part of a campaign to encourage companies to put more women on their boards. FinTech Insider co-host Simon Taylor saw a second message in the symbolism: State Street will protect your money, standing up to the scary market without fear....

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Ep223 – WeChat Africa CEO Brett Loubser on the Power of the Platform
Mar10

Ep223 – WeChat Africa CEO Brett Loubser on the Power of the Platform

As CEO of WeChat Africa, Brett Loubser’s role is to leverage the WeChat platform to the greatest extent possible in Africa. However, the market conditions in this continent are completely different from China. A focus on a chat app didn’t make sense for Africa, given the significant competitor products. Instead, Brett and his team focused on ‘the absolute power of the platform.’ In this episode of FinTech Insider, Brett shares great...

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Ep222 – FinTech Out of Africa
Mar09

Ep222 – FinTech Out of Africa

FinTech isn’t disrupting the financial industry in Africa – it’s building it across the continent. And because it’s being building without much legacy, by default it’s digital as a platform. In this episode of FinTech Insider Insights, we’ll shine a light on some great FinTech stories coming out of Africa, including approaches and ideas that incumbent institutions will find incredibly useful. Please note, we do not produce Fintech...

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Ep221 – Orange is the New Bank
Mar09

Ep221 – Orange is the New Bank

Is PSD2 an opportunity or a headache for banks? FinTech Insider News guest Ben Robinson says we’re still underestimating the magnitude of what the regulators are asking banks to do, “which is basically to put their inventory online. Asking banks to give up their transactional data is like asking Google to give up its metadata.  You can see why banks wouldn’t want to.” Also in the news, Monzo’s crowdfunding (and outage); our new...

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Ep220 – Blythe Masters on Blockchain’s Once in a Generation Opportunity
Mar03

Ep220 – Blythe Masters on Blockchain’s Once in a Generation Opportunity

Blythe Masters spent 27 years at JP Morgan in a variety of roles, including running the global commodities business, working in structured credit and fixed income markets, and serving as CFO of JP Morgan’s global investment bank. After leaving in 2014, she planned on taking a year off, but then blockchain caught her eye and she joined Digital Asset, where she’s CEO. In this interview, Blythe describes their technology...

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Ep219 – CIO Special: How to Change Your Culture
Mar03

Ep219 – CIO Special: How to Change Your Culture

When it comes to innovation, can big, established banks compete with agile startups? Culture is the major barrier to digital transformation for larger organizations, so we talked to execs at the Global CIO Banking Summit to get their insight. Stay tuned for actionable examples on how to change your culture, how to measure this, and where to look for inspiration. (a taste: DBS doesn’t send executives to fancy business schools for...

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Ep218 – Robots Have Feelings, Too
Mar01

Ep218 – Robots Have Feelings, Too

In the news: Should robots pay taxes?; Liverpool launches its own digital currency; Atom Bank hires will.i.am as a banking consultant; and more. Our guest this week: Alessandro Hatami, Managing Partner at The Pacemakers, and Andra Sonea, Fellow at the Anthemis Group. Enjoy the show! Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost...

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Ep217 – EY’s James Lloyd: China’s Not Just Mobile First – Often It’s Mobile Only
Mar01

Ep217 – EY’s James Lloyd: China’s Not Just Mobile First – Often It’s Mobile Only

Did you know that during Chinese New Year – which is only 6 days – 46 billion transactions happened on WeChat alone? That’s 46 billion “red packets” – the money you send as gifts. 46 billion. In this episode of FinTech Insider Interviews, we talk to James Lloyd about the incredible FinTech innovation and uptake happening not only in China, but across Asia. James is the Asia-Pacific FinTech Leader at EY, and our point of reference for...

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Ep216 – The First 5 Steps to Transform Your Bank
Feb24

Ep216 – The First 5 Steps to Transform Your Bank

Our mantra is digital banking is only 1% finished, and people usually react in two ways to this. Either they believe banking has got miles to go when it comes to tech advancements, or they think digital is merely a way to distribute analogue products. At 11:FS, we believe we’ve got 99% to go, and we’re really excited about the future of banking. But how do we get there? At a recent event in Oulu, Finland, 11:FS CEO David Brear...

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Ep215 – Cookies, Funny Money & What if Amazon Buys Capital One?
Feb24

Ep215 – Cookies, Funny Money & What if Amazon Buys Capital One?

Amazon is looking to buy Capital One, or so goes the rumour. It’s been predicted for a long time that Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon would get into financial services, but Amazon is the only one of those companies that specifically needs a payments facility in their core business. James Arscott, CCO of invstr, joins us to discuss this and other headlines, including bitcoin going from funny money to something legit in Japan....

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Ep214 – Monzo: The First Truly Digital Bank
Feb17

Ep214 – Monzo: The First Truly Digital Bank

When most banks are bribing people to join with £100 or a Rihanna CD, Monzo is doing the opposite: building a bank customers love, involving them in its development, and being so amazing the network blows up like Facebook. Monzo, the bank that broke Crowdcube, now has more than 100,000 customers. Next milestone: 1 million. Here’s how they’ll do it. Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost...

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Ep213 – Bank Business Models: The Last Bastion of Innovation
Feb16

Ep213 – Bank Business Models: The Last Bastion of Innovation

Innovation isn’t having an app – it’s having a new business model. Yet for banks, business models are one of the hardest things to innovate around. We discuss what’s broken with traditional bank business models, and how to create new ones, with two people who know best: Tom Blomfield, CEO of Monzo, and Dora Ziambra, Head of Business Development at Azimo. Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost...

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Ep212 – News: Is FinTech Failing? Dodd-Frank. And Everything Goes Back to Cannabis
Feb16

Ep212 – News: Is FinTech Failing? Dodd-Frank. And Everything Goes Back to Cannabis

Is FinTech failing? We discuss this click-baity headline, which made the rounds recently. We also talk to Lawrence Wintermeyer, CEO of Innovate Finance, to get insight on their latest report that says investment in UK FinTech startups dropped by 33.7% in 2016. Other news: WeChat to (see what we did there?) James Lloyd,  Asia-Pacific FinTech Leader at EY, about the 46 billion digital red packets WeChat users sent over Lunar New Year;...

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Ep211 – Token CEO Steve Kirsch
Feb16

Ep211 – Token CEO Steve Kirsch

Serial tech entrepreneur Steve Kirsch has founded seven companies and earned a name for himself as the inventor of the optical mouse. Today he’s CEO of Token,  a global open API banking platform. Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost...

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Ep210 – Rainmaking Summit: Show Me How to Innovate
Feb09

Ep210 – Rainmaking Summit: Show Me How to Innovate

Check out the latest Podcast from our friends at 11FS and Fintech Insider: Liz Lumley, Managing Director of Thought Leadership at Rainmaking, says a woman approached her at one of their events recently and said, “I’m here because I get told all the time: You need to work with startups, and then no one tells me how.” The Rainmaking Summit was designed to give people like her the tools they need to make innovation happen. Straight talk....

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Ep209 – Should UK Prepare for FinTech Exodus?
Feb09

Ep209 – Should UK Prepare for FinTech Exodus?

Check out the latest Podcast from our friends at 11FS and Fintech Insider: How do I change my culture? And what the hell happens to all those bank fines?! Our guest Richard Peers, Director of Financial Services at Microsoft (@Peerster), joins us to discuss these hot issues as part of our weekly roundup of FinTech Insider News. Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost...

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Ep208 – Sir Mark Walport
Feb09

Ep208 – Sir Mark Walport

Check out the latest Podcast from our friends at 11FS and Fintech Insider: Sir Mark Walport (@uksciencechief), UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of the Government Office for Science, says his job is to advise the government on policy for all aspects of science, engineering, technology, and social science. In a delightful interview with 11:FS Co-Founder Simon Taylor, he discusses artificial intelligence, ethics and...

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Ep207 – PFM: Don’t Call it a Comeback
Feb03

Ep207 – PFM: Don’t Call it a Comeback

Check out the latest Podcast from our friends at 11FS and Fintech Insider: Is PFM dead? Invisible? Or has Personal Financial Management evolved from data-driven piecharts to something more useful?     Please note, we do not produce Fintech Insider, we merely are fans and repost...

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