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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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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