Ep. 273. Interviews – Rita Liu & Edward Budd
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In this episode 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. Rita tells us about the European expansion of Alipay, and the innovations in fintech coming from China and the Asian market; and some of the new, cool initiatives from Ant Financial and Alipay, including carbon saving monitoring, (e.g. paperless payments), resulting in Alipay planting trees once you reach a certain threshold. She also explains Alipay’s ethos in relation to testing and creating new products at scale, and partnerships with retailers to grow Alipay’s use and exposure in Europe. Edward Budd tells Simon about Deutsche Bank’s digital trade opportunities, opening up the market for new clients, and new market segments. Their particular focus currently is on small…