Ep. 274. News: Digitising Pocket Money
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In this episode 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. First up, they discuss the pros and cons of “screen-scraping” – do banks only want open banking on their terms and to pick and choose the bits of it they want?; is it right that challengers only get one representative at the Open Banking Initiative- and is Atom really a challenger bank?; and is a CIO title unnecessary? You can’t innovate in a silo, it needs to go company wide, nor can one person or department “own” innovation, that only creates turf wars. There are also strong views on the ‘culture of harassment’ for women in tech as reported by the New York Times and how sad it is that this culture already permeates an industry that’s so young. The necessity of speaking up to shatter unconscious bias in the industry is paramount. They also take on Danske Bank’s pocket money app to allow parents the ability to digitise pocket money for…