381. News: Zopa funding drama
Dec10

381. News: Zopa funding drama

ABOUT THIS EPISODE Our expert hosts, Simon Taylor and Adam Davis, are joined by some new and returning guests to talk about the latest goings-on in the world of fintech, financial services and banking. This week’s guests include: Andrew Bud – Founder and CEO, IProov Livia Benisty – Global Head of Business AML at Banking Circle Jamie Campbell – CEO of Fronted Together, they cover the following stories from the...

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380. After Dark: A Fintech Christmas Carol
Dec10

380. After Dark: A Fintech Christmas Carol

ABOUT THIS EPISODE For our winter instalment of After Dark, we took over Revolut HQ to bring you ‘A Fintech Christmas Carol’ – an exploration of the past, present and future of financial services. Getting us into the spirit of giving, we were first joined by Lauren Murray, Humanitarian Child Protection Advisor from Save the Children who are working to repair 11 schools that were destroyed by a devastating cyclone in...

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376. Insights: The future of New York fintech
Nov26

376. Insights: The future of New York fintech

ABOUT THIS EPISODE Recorded live from the Big Apple, our expert hosts, David Brear and Sam Maule, are joined by some fantastic guests at our After Dark event in New York to talk about all things fintech and banking in the US. For this After Dark show, David and Sam were joined by: Melissa Stevens – Chief Digital Officer Fifth Third Bank Angela Galardi Ceresnie – CEO of Climb Credit Chris Maddern – Co-Founder and...

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370. Interviews: Bill Winters, Group Chief Executive at Standard Chartered
Nov04

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

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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...

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368. News: 2008 throwback special
Oct28

368. News: 2008 throwback special

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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...

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365. News: Free money!
Oct15

365. News: Free money!

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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...

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363. News: Banking isn’t a side hustle
Oct08

363. News: Banking isn’t a side hustle

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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...

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360. Interviews: SIBOS 2019 London fintech special
Sep30

360. Interviews: SIBOS 2019 London fintech special

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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...

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354. Interview: Boe Hartman, CTO Marcus by Goldman Sachs
Sep09

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

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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”...

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352. Insights: The future of cross-border payments
Sep02

352. Insights: The future of cross-border payments

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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...

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349. News: Get rich quick!
Aug20

349. News: Get rich quick!

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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...

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348. Interviews: Nick Ogden, Founder of ClearBank and WorldPay
Aug19

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

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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...

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346. Insights: Jobs to be Done – The future of product design
Aug12

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

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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...

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344. Insights: US Digital Transformation Special
Aug05

344. Insights: US Digital Transformation Special

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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...

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343. News: Trump’s gonna shut this down!
Jul30

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

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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...

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341. News: More money is always good news!
Jul23

341. News: More money is always good news!

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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....

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337. After Dark: FINinTheSun
Jul09

337. After Dark: FINinTheSun

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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,...

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Fintech Insider USA: Alex Sion, Citi Ventures (S1E6)
Jun20

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

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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...

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330. Interviews: Patrick Collison, CEO of Stripe
Jun17

330. Interviews: Patrick Collison, CEO of Stripe

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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...

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Fintech Insider USA: Derek Joyce, Klarna (S1E5)
Jun13

Fintech Insider USA: Derek Joyce, Klarna (S1E5)

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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?...

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328. The F’in Debate – Live from Money20/20 Europe
Jun10

328. The F’in Debate – Live from Money20/20 Europe

              How do you transform traditional banks to compete in the digital banking battlefield? Essentially, how do you win? DR Leda Glyptis is hosting this very special debate, live from Money20/20 Europe. The debate will be held between two teams, Brear’s Bears and Bates’ Bulldogs. The teams are made up of banking and fintech experts, including: Team Brear’s Bears: David Brear...

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322. Insights: Are mortgages broken?
May20

322. Insights: Are mortgages broken?

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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...

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312. Insights: Live! The future of money
Apr15

312. Insights: Live! The future of money

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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...

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311. News: Make tax great again
Apr09

311. News: Make tax great again

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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...

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310. Insights: Finastra takeover
Apr08

310. Insights: Finastra takeover

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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...

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308. Insights: Fintech Friday in Luxembourg
Apr01

308. Insights: Fintech Friday in Luxembourg

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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,...

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307. News: Tinder for banking
Mar26

307. News: Tinder for banking

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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...

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306. Interviews: Benoit Legrand, CIO of ING
Mar25

306. Interviews: Benoit Legrand, CIO of ING

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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...

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304. Interviews: David Duffy, CEO of CYBG
Mar18

304. Interviews: David Duffy, CEO of CYBG

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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...

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303. News: Magic beans
Mar13

303. News: Magic beans

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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...

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300. Insights: This. Is. Fintech.
Mar04

300. Insights: This. Is. Fintech.

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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...

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299. News: Buzzwords for everyone
Mar01

299. News: Buzzwords for everyone

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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...

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298. Insights: The future of cloud
Feb25

298. Insights: The future of cloud

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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...

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296. After Dark: Digital Love
Feb18

296. After Dark: Digital Love

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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...

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294. Insights: Money and Mental Health
Feb11

294. Insights: Money and Mental Health

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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...

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293. News: Ain’t nothing but a GFIN
Feb05

293. News: Ain’t nothing but a GFIN

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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...

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292. Interviews: Michael Rouse, CCO of Klarna
Feb04

292. Interviews: Michael Rouse, CCO of Klarna

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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...

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291. News: My relationship is contactless
Jan29

291. News: My relationship is contactless

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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...

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290. Interviews: Reuben Lai, Grab Financial Group
Jan28

290. Interviews: Reuben Lai, Grab Financial Group

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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...

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289. News: Meaningful Merging
Jan23

289. News: Meaningful Merging

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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...

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287. News: Bank like Rihanna
Jan17

287. News: Bank like Rihanna

ABOUT THIS EPISODE 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...

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Ep. 278. Fintech Insider: Live – Payments (F)innovation
Dec21

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

ABOUT THIS EPISODE In this week’s insights show we’re bringing you reindeer burgers, christmas trees and death metal. We’ve also got some great insight into the payments innovation taking place in Scandinavia, what the future of payments will look like and whether or not cash will be removed from society entirely. We’ve got Finland, Iceland and Sweden represented this evening so there’s a ton of local...

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Ep. 277. News: Sons of Breaches
Dec12

Ep. 277. News: Sons of Breaches

ABOUT THIS EPISODE Our hosts Simon and Ryan are joined by Menno van Leeuwen, Head of Business & Customer Development at Moneyou, Guy Stiebel, VP Products at SCANOVATE and Paul Stamper, Head of Financial Services, Ipsos MORI. First up, all the misinformation in the world. Monzo attacked for lending customers money to buy its shares. Monzo, has been accused of “going beyond the pale” by allowing its customers to get into debt to buy...

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Ep. 276. Insights. Regtech: where innovation meets compliance
Dec12

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

ABOUT THIS EPISODE In this week’s insights show we’re bringing you a deep discussion on what’s happening in the regtech space. We have some brilliant experts to take on these issues including: Jason Boud, CEO of Regtech associates Diana Paredes, CEO + Co-founder Suade Labs Nick Cook, Head of Regtech & Advanced Analytics FCA Nas Ahmed, General Counsel, 11:FS Our roundtable talks about what regtech is solving for,...

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Ep. 275. News: Ritual Humiliation
Dec11

Ep. 275. News: Ritual Humiliation

ABOUT THIS EPISODE Our hosts Sarah and Simon are joined by Emily Nicolle, Technology Reporter at CityAM, Valentina Kristensen, Director of Growth & Comms at OakNorth and Sophie Winwood, Investment Associate at Anthemis Group. First up, Show me the money! Monzo are crowdfunding for the last chunk of its series E fundraising round. Fundraising with a target of £20M. Existing Monzo investors will get early access to the round from 3...

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Ep. 274. Insights: Open Banking – a never ending story?
Dec10

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

In this week’s insights show we’re bringing you a deep discussion on what’s happening in the Open Banking space. Our roundtable talks about the challenges involved in implementing the rules and regulations around Open Banking and takes a look at the thorny problem of getting customers to buy-in to Open Banking. We have some of the best guests around to help: Adam Davis, Head of Delivery at 11:FS Dan Globerson, Head...

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Ep. 252. Insights: Islamic Fintech
Sep15

Ep. 252. Insights: Islamic Fintech

Today’s insights show takes a closer look at what’s going on in the Islamic finance space. We take a look at what Islamic Fintech actually is, its global scale, what makes it different from other areas of fintech, how it fits in with the push towards ethical fintech, and much more. We speak to the best experts to answer all these questions: Abdul Haseeb Basit – Co-founder and Principal, Elipses Harris Irfan –...

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Atom bank raises £149m in latest fundraising round
Mar07

Atom bank raises £149m in latest fundraising round

Durham-based Atom bank has raised £149m in a round led by cornerstone investors BBVA and Toscafund. As part of this fundraising round BBVA will invest a further £85.4m in the 5-star rated (Trustpilot) bank, increasing its ownership to around 39% subject to regulatory and shareholder approval. Toscafund will invest £54.4m and is also increasing its stake in the bank. A number of Atom’s other existing shareholders are also supporting...

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New GDPR Spotify playlist is music to data protection officers’ ears
Mar05

New GDPR Spotify playlist is music to data protection officers’ ears

Donorfy, the cloud-based fundraising CRM and donor management platform, has released a crowdsourced GDPR-themed playlist on Spotify, designed to aid data protection officers everywhere in their task to become GDPR compliant. The light-hearted playlist contains tracks from well-known artists such as Ed Sheeran, Blondie and Abba, together with track titles that remind data protection officers of their requirements, including Call Me...

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Ep. 185. Insights: Fintech for All
Feb26

Ep. 185. Insights: Fintech for All

Today we’re bringing you an insights show with a difference. A couple of months ago our 11:FS CEO David Brear was invited to be a judge of Tech City UK’s Fintech for All competition. This was a nationwide competition in 2017 to find fintech startups that make financial services work for everyone. As well as some fantastic entrants and eventual winners, this event got us thinking about the wider implications of financial inclusion....

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