FinTech Insider by 11:FS

FinTech Insider by 11:FS

fi.11fs.com
The #1 business podcast for FinTech innovators, influencers, and those eager to learn.
Bonus Sneak Peek: Vitalik Buterin, Founder of Ethereum
Dec 12 • 2 min
Simon's with the founder and creator of Ethereum, one of the largest cryptocurrencies, Vitalik Buterin to talk about the future and enterprise capabilities of DLT, blockchain and Ethereum. And just what are zero-knowledge proofs? Here's a little sneak…
Ep. 277. News: Sons of Breaches
Dec 10 • 62 min
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.…
Ep. 276. Insights. Regtech: where innovation meets compliance
Dec 7 • 53 min
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…
Ep. 275. News: Ritual Humiliation
Dec 3 • 59 min
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…
Ep. 274. Insights: Open Banking - a never ending story?
Nov 30 • 51 min
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…
Ep. 273. News: The zombie account scenario
Nov 26 • 74 min
Our hosts Simon and Leda are joined by Dave Cunningham, CEO of Priviti and Ryan Weeks, Editor at Altfi. First up, Swiss banks raided by antitrust watchdog over mobile payment allegations. A group of Swiss banks are under investigation by the country's…
Ep. 272. Insights: Live! From Xerocon 2018
Nov 23 • 101 min
In this week's insights show we're bringing you a supersized episode of the best content from Xerocon 2018. A conference like no other is their tagline and this proved to be true, as we bring you some of our highlights from our Xerocon 2018 experience.…
Ep. 271. News: Ericas & ‘Mericas
Nov 19 • 58 min
Our hosts Simon and Jason are joined by three great guests: Joost Lobbes, Product Manager at Rabo Bank, and Diana Paredes, CEO of Suade Labs. First up, CYBG cans Virgin Money deal with Anthony Jenkins startup. The new owner of Virgin Money has canned a…
Ep. 270. Insights: Wealth Roundtable
Nov 16 • 51 min
We’re going to talk about digital wealth management and the new models and products that are emerging in this space, and the evolution of some others. We speak to a great line up of experts to get the inside information: Adam Dodds, CEO of Freetrade Dr.…
Bonus: will.i.am and Atom…Boom Boom Pow!
Nov 13 • 12 min
Sadly David didn't get to interview will.i.am himself. But Leda Glyptis, 11:FS Chief of Staff managed to catch up with the investor (and singer) to talk about Atom Bank, AI, financial inclusion and the future of finance. This bonus episode was produced by…
Ep. 269. News: Mi data, su data
Nov 12 • 62 min
Our hosts, David M. Brear, Simon Taylor and Jason Bates are joined by two great guests, Sigridur Sigurdardottir, CEO of Asto and Ali Paterson from Fintech Finance. First up, Lloyds is 'digitising'. Britain's biggest high street lender will this week…
Ep. 268. Interviews: Ben Davey, Barclays UK Ventures
Nov 9 • 24 min
Ben Davey is the CEO of Barclays UK Ventures, a former chancery barrister, he worked as CSO of Barclays Investment Bank and Group Head of Strategy of Barclays before taking on his current role. Simon and Ben talk about the challenges surrounding fintech…
Ep. 267. News: Initiative Q - witnessing the end of humanity
Nov 5 • 62 min
Our hosts, Simon Taylor and Leda Glyptis are joined by three great guests: Max Rofagha, CEO and Founder at Finimize, Husayn Kassai, CEO at Onfido and Lisa Jacobs, CSO at Funding Circle. First up, Banking services for the unbanked! Singapore-based Grab…
Ep. 266. Interviews: Show me the Money20/20 USA Marcus, N26, Tala and more
Nov 2 • 50 min
We've got some of the best content from Money20/20 USA for you this week. With six interviews from some of the biggest names in the industry: Omer Ismail, Head of Goldman Sachs US Consumer Business (Marcus) Jason Gardner, CEO of Marqueta Shivani Siroya,…
Ep. 265. News: Live from Money20/20 USA
Oct 29 • 53 min
Our hosts, Simon Taylor, Sam Maule and Sarah Kocianski are joined by great guests in three groups. Group one: Courtney Kelso Senior Vice President at American Express, Samant Nagpal Global Head of Amazon Business Payment Products at Amazon and Mark…
Ep. 264. Insights: F’in Debate live from Money20/20 USA
Oct 26 • 46 min
Today's insights show comes to you live from Money20/20 in Las Vegas at the Leadership Loft. Sarah Kocianski is moderating the debate between Team USA and Team ROW. Sam Maule's representing 11:FS in Team USA and Simon Taylor's doing the same on Team ROW.…
Ep. 263. News: Digital all the way down
Oct 22 • 75 min
Our hosts, David M. Brear and Simon Taylor are joined by two great guests: James Hurley, Enterprise Editor, The Times and Kirsty Grant, Investment Director, Seedrs. First up, we've got an insight into 11:FS Foundry and our partnership with DNB. David sat…
Ep. 262. Insights: Live from BBVA Open Summit!
Oct 19 • 33 min
Today's insights show takes a closer look at how to move faster at scale and operating in agile creation models. We also take a look at what happens to data when it enters a platform, understanding how data and platforms interact with businesses and…
Ep. 261. News: Reinventing retail
Oct 15 • 65 min
Our hosts, Simon Taylor and Ross Gallagher are joined by two great guests: Bill Gajda, Head of Global Strategic Partnerships at Visa and Dr Sian Lewin, The Reg Doctor. First up, Gambling Blockers aren’t just a gimmick. Monzo and Starling’s gambling…
Ep. 260. Insights: Product Design in fintech and banking
Oct 12 • 46 min
Today's insights show takes a closer look at what it means to create good digital products, how to give products room to breathe before they're abandoned and how to make, test and iterate. We speak to the perfect experts to find out: Louise Smith, Head of…
Ep. 259. News: We are the news
Oct 8 • 72 min
Our hosts, Simon Taylor and Ross Gallagher are joined by three great guests: Nina Mohanty, Business Development at Bud, Lianna Brinded, Head of Yahoo Finance UK and Lesley-Ann Vaughan, Co-Creator of M-Pesa and 11:FS Product and African Markets Expert.…
Ep. 258. Insights: Healthtech
Oct 5 • 50 min
Today's insights show takes a closer look at what's going on in the Healthtech space. We take a look at: how people engage with their health, companies looking towards preventative measures, whether healthcare should be more patient-centric, crossovers…
Ep. 257. News. My love affair with Marcus
Oct 1 • 78 min
Our host, Sarah Kocianski is joined by four great guests: Leda Glyptis, Chief of Staff at 11:FS, Joy Macknight, Deputy Editor at the Banker, Helene Panzarino, MD at Rainmaking Colab and Angelique Schouten, Global Board Member at Ohpen to talk about all…
Ep. 256. Insights: PensionBee takeover
Sep 27 • 44 min
Simon and Sam are with Romi Savova, CEO of PensionBee, Jasper Martens, CMO of PensionBee and Jonathan Lister Parsons, CTO of PensionBee. We're bringing you an insight into the pensions landscape, how regions outside of London are affecting pensions, the…
Ep. 255. News: Really great at charts
Sep 24 • 73 min
Our hosts, David M. Brear, Sam Maule and Simon Taylor are joined by two great guests: Ahmed Zaidi CTO at Catalyst AI and Kathryn Harris Innovation Lead at Lloyds Banking Group, to talk about all the latest news in fintech. Including: Starling closes their…
Ep. 254. Interviews: Shamir Karkal, Co-Founder of Simple Bank
Sep 21 • 35 min
Shamir Karkal is Co-Founder of Simple Bank, he was the CFO during his time there and is now the CEO and Co-Founder of Sila. Sarah and Shamir talk about the genesis of Simple Bank and how it developed into a unique banking proposition that delivers a…
Ep. 253. News: Bucking the trend of Brexit
Sep 17 • 71 min
Our hosts, Sarah Kocianski and David M. Brear sit down with three great guests: Dr. Louise Beaumont, Independent, working with players across the industry to ensure disruption, Daniel Hegarty, CEO of Habito, and Adam Dodds, CEO of Freetrade to talk all…
Ep. 252. Insights: Islamic Fintech
Sep 14 • 33 min
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…
Ep. 251. News: “I haven’t had a debit card for over 2 months”
Sep 10 • 55 min
Our hosts, Sarah Kocianski and Ross Gallagher sit down with two great guests: Lois Ollerenshaw, Ventures Principal at NBS Ventures and Valentina Kristensen Director of Growth and Communications at Oaknorth to talk all about the latest news in fintech.…
Ep. 250. Insights: Luxembourg (the biggest fintech hub you’ve never heard of)
Sep 7 • 36 min
Today's insights show takes a closer look at what's going on in the fintech space in Luxembourg. How can a fintech hub be such a big deal if no one’s ever heard of it? Where is Luxembourg anyway, isn’t it that tiny country sandwiched between France,…
Ep. 249. News: Hook them with a great service
Sep 3 • 61 min
Our hosts, Sarah Kocianski and Simon Taylor sit down with two great guests: Alexa Fernandez, Open Innovation and Ecosystem Builder at BBVA, and Ryan Edwards-Pritchard, Managing Director at Funding Options to talk about the all the latest news in fintech.…
Ep. 248. Interviews: John Hope Bryant
Aug 31 • 37 min
John Hope Bryant is CEO and Chairman of Operation Hope, Promise Homes, CEO of Bryant Group Ventures, and Co-Founder of Global Dignity. He was also the first person Sam Maule ever interviewed for 11:FS. The two of them sit down. a year later, to discuss…
Ep. 247. News: Who should we trust?
Aug 27 • 76 min
In this episode the team sit down with top fintech CEOs to tackle the week's top financial news Kicking off with the news that in the ten year anniversary of the financial crisis, Brits still don't trust their banks to act in the interests of society. We…
Ep. 246. Insights: Digital Identity
Aug 24 • 73 min
Today's insights show takes a closer look at what it means to have a digital identity and who really controls who you are online? We speak to the perfect experts to find out: Jamie Smith - Strategic Engagement Director - Evernym Emma Lindley - Senior…
Ep. 245. News: Everybody’s suing everybody
Aug 20 • 74 min
Our hosts, Sarah Kocianski, Simon Taylor, and David M. Brear are sat down with three great guests: Lesley-Ann Vaughan, Director at MiLA Consulting, Andrew Nelson, Vice-President, Banking & Financial Markets at CGI, and Emily Nicolle, Technology Reporter…
Ep. 244. Interviews: Tom Peters - The Excellence Dividend
Aug 17 • 42 min
Tom Peters is co-author of In Search of Excellence, a book that's often touted as the best business book there is. Nearly 30 years later and with 16 more books under his belt, Tom Peters is still leading the management guru industry he created. Sam Maule…
Ep. 243. News: We have to have rules!
Aug 13 • 62 min
Our hosts Ross Gallagher and Sarah Kocianski sat down with: Valentina Kristensen, Head of PR and Marketing at OakNorth Bank, Ryan Garner, 11:FS Jobs to be Done guru, and thought-leader, advisor, consultant and blogger, Sharon O’Dea to talk about the all…
Ep. 242. Insights: Challenging the Banking Battlefield
Aug 10 • 48 min
Today's insights show takes a closer look at what defines a challenger bank, how the name's stuck, and what it actually means. Is it all because of a grudge or is it seeking to disrupt the banking status quo? We speak to the perfect experts to find out:…
Ep. 241. News: You don’t need to understand it to use it
Aug 6 • 68 min
Ross, David, and Sarah sit down with Diana Paredes, CEO of Suade Labs and Dr Sian Lewin, AKA the RegDoctor, Client Delivery Director at RegTech Associates. The group discuss the latest news hitting the fintech space this week including: US charter for…
Ep. 240. Insights: Who will win the race for SMB loyalty?
Aug 3 • 33 min
Today's insights show takes a closer look at how to solve the major issues of opening a bank account, payments, and getting a loan that are challenging SMBs at the moment. We speak to experts to find out who's going to win the race for SMB loyalty: Edward…
Ep. 239. Fintech Insider: After Dark VI - London and Atlanta
Jul 30 • 77 min
In London, David M. Brear, Simon Taylor, and Sarah Kocianski were our hosts, joined by: Marieke Flament, European Managing Director and CMO of Circle, Simon Vans-Colina, Engineer at Monzo, and Daniel Hegarty, CEO of Habito. Over in Atlanta, Sam Maule and…
Ep. 238. Insights: Debunking the myth of AI
Jul 27 • 18 min
AI is a massive subject that's been so spun out by marketing, consultancies, and project proposals as a cure all that it's become difficult to understand what it actually is. To start things off we define what AI really is so you know your AI fact from…
Ep. 237. News: You’ve got to spend money to make money
Jul 23 • 57 min
Ross and David sit down with Eric Fulwiler, Executive Director of VaynerMedia and Teana Baker-Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer of Coinfloor. The group discuss the latest news hitting the fintech space this week, including: Challenger bank fury over delays…
Ep. 236. Interviews: Howard Lindzon - the Angel investor
Jul 20 • 41 min
Some people think it's lucky to be able to make decisions, but Howard Lindzon doesn't see things that way. It's about practice, not being paralysed by indecision and limiting your options to two positive outcomes and then picking the one that you're able…
Ep. 235. News: Death is [still] no excuse!
Jul 16 • 55 min
Sarah and Simon sit down with Editor in Chief of Computer Weekly, Bryan Glick, Business Development at Bud, Nina Mohanty, and 11:FS Pulse Analyst, James Safford. The panel discuss the latest news hitting the fintech space this week, including: Google Pay…
Ep. 234. Insights: Legacy to Cloud
Jul 13 • 20 min
COBOL is a programming language that was ubiquitous to the programming world around 60 years ago. It's since been replaced by newer and more useful languages. Unfortunately, COBOL still underpins a great deal of the banking technology in the world, but…
Ep. 233. News: We no longer need traditional banks
Jul 9 • 54 min
Sarah and David sit down with Forbes and The Economist journalist, Monty Munford, and CEO of Onfido, Husayn Kassai. The panel discuss the latest news hitting the fintech space this week. Including: TSB could have up to $150m in debt after their IT systems…
Ep. 232. 11:FS Presents One Fintech Nation - Bringing the Nation Together: The Network Effect
Jul 6 • 32 min
Today's insights show brings together how everything in the UK fintech space is working together to improve the industry. We want to talk about how the whole nation can start talking about fintech, share knowledge, and work together in unity. But is it…
Ep. 231. News: Death is no excuse
Jul 2 • 72 min
Simon sits down with Freddy Kelly, Veronique Barbosa, Tanya Andreasyan, and Philip Clarke to discuss the latest news hitting the fintech space this week. Including: Amazon teaming up with American Express for SMBs, Nationwide launch their fintech fund,…
Ep. 230. 11:FS Presents One Fintech Nation - Fintech for Good
Jun 29 • 34 min
Today's insights show shines a light on how fintech is making the world a better place. We want to talk about what makes the UK fintech scene so useful for solving real problems that affect the lives of so many people. We’re going to be taking a look at…
Ep. 229. News: I wanna make Akoin right now now now
Jun 25 • 52 min
Simon and David sit down with Romi, Megan and Dave to discuss the intriguing and interesting stories from the fintech world this week, including: CYBG buys Virgin Money, Visa's broken switch, and Starling launches joint accounts. Simon also has a quick…
Ep. 228. 11:FS Presents One Fintech Nation - The UK as a Fintech Hotspot
Jun 22 • 29 min
Today's insights show shines a light on what makes the UK fintech scene so unique. Fantastic insights are given by fintech experts who are working across the UK and influencing regulation in the fintech space: Frank Jan Risseeuw, CEO of Yolt Greg Michel,…
Ep. 227. News: Pulse Team Takeover
Jun 18 • 45 min
Sarah and Ross sit down with James and Lisa and go over some of the weird and wonderful stories from the fintech world, including: SCB applying for a licence, Monzo's new IFTTT, and Danske bank attempts to predict the world cup. All this and so much more…
Ep. 226. 11:FS Presents One Fintech Nation - Bursting the London Fintech Bubble
Jun 15 • 38 min
Today's insights show shines a light on the regional fintech spaces across the UK. Fantastic insights are given by fintech experts who are working successfully outside of London and making waves in the fintech space: Lisa Wood, CMO at Atom, the challenger…
Ep. 225. News: Live at Money 20/20 Europe
Jun 11 • 49 min
David Simon and Sam are live on the main stage at Money 20/20 covering the latest and greatest in news across the fintech world. Joined by those at the cutting edge of all things fintech, Leda Glyptis, Rob Frohwein, Anna Irrera and Peter Hazou. It's a…
Ep. 224. Insights: SMB Banking… Are you being (under)served?
Jun 8 • 30 min
Today's insights show lifts the lid on the pain of SMB Banking as Sarah Kocianski guides us through the three biggest SMB Banking pain points: opening an account, getting a loan, and making and receiving payments. Fantastic insights are given by small…
Bonus: World’s First Smart Bank? Monzo Release IFTTT Integration
Jun 7 • 11 min
IFTTT (if this, then that) is the easy, free way to get your apps and devices working together. Now, Monzo have enabled IFTTT integration, David M Brear and Simon Vans-Colina discuss how this could be revolutionary for banking services!Special Guest:…
Ep. 223. News: More Popular than Beyoncé
Jun 4 • 49 min
First up with some breaking news: UK banks will be forced to develop develop alerts for customers who may be about to slip into the red as well as a range of prompts and PFM tools that make it easier to keep on top of finances following a review by the…
Ep. 222. Fintech Insider Insights: Gimme Some Credit
Jun 1 • 27 min
The opaque nature of the credit world is scary, some might say Orwellian, but mostly just really confusing. You have to hand over your data, which is subsequently regurgitated into a number…where that number comes from is seemingly unclear. We speak to…
Ep. 221. Fintech Insider: Live at TCF2018
May 29 • 39 min
In this very special episode, David, Simon and Sarah bring you dome fantastic guests and fantastic insights on the subject of truly digital banking recorded live Temenos' TCF2018 event in Dublin. Co-hosted by Temenos' own Dharmesh Mistry, the team were…
Ep. 220. Fintech Insider Insights: Dirty Data
May 25 • 40 min
Did you know that you have a digital twin? Someone is the data version of yourself that lives and breathes the internet. The problem, in this digital world, is that Digital You leaves a digital footprint everywhere you go. Everywhere… Every app and tab…
Ep. 219. Digital Asset Management
May 23 • 51 min
The first half of the show is dedicated to the Irish Funds London Alternative Investments Seminar where Pete sits down with Rupert Watson, the Head of Asset Allocation at Mercer, Emmett Kilduff, CEO and Founder of Eagle Alpha, and Breige Tinnelly, the…
Ep. 218. News: From Loot To Hoot
May 21 • 63 min
Laura Sarah and David sit down with Charlie Wood, Principal Consultant at Capco, and Simon Vans-Colina, Engineer at Monzo. Laura takes the panel through the latest interesting and in one case, bizarre, stories coming out from the fintech space. Including:…
Ep. 217. Interview: Frederic Nze, Oakam
May 18 • 33 min
Sarah meets with Frederic Nze, CEO of Oakam, to discuss financial exclusion, doorstep lending, and the size of an almost hidden customerbase. We hope you enjoy the show! Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode and if you really love us…
Ep. 216. Interview: Alison Rose, CEO, Commercial and Private Banking RBS
May 16 • 23 min
David chats to Alison Rose, CEO, Commercial and Private Banking RBS at their offices in London. She tells us all about her background, how she got into financial servi es, why she stayed in banking for 25 years and how the industry is always changing and…
Ep. 215. News: Insta-Pay
May 14 • 40 min
Sarah and Ross sit down with Daniel Hegarty, CEO and Co-Founder of Habito, and Nina Mohanty, Business Development at Bud. Sarah takes the panel through the latest interesting and divisive issues happening in the fintech space at the moment, including:…
Ep. 214. Interviews: Andy Maguire, Group COO, HSBC
May 11 • 44 min
David meets with Group COO of HSBC, Andy Maguire to discuss: how digital banking is transforming the industry, HSBC's approach to innovation and fintechs, and how HSBC is reacting to blockchain. We hope you enjoy the show! Don't forget to subscribe so you…
Ep. 213. Interviews: Jeff Nicholson & Patrick Givens, VaynerMedia
May 9 • 42 min
In back to back interviews, David first meets with the CMO of VaynerMedia, Jeff Nicholson to discuss how VaynerMedia's different marketing style, how to measure brand impact, and his unique journey to the height of the brand. Simon then sits down with…
Ep. 212. News: Debutantes and Diversity
May 7 • 53 min
Ross and Sarah sit down with Sameer Gulati, Head of Policy and Regulation at Innovate Finance, Kathryn Harris, Innovation Lead at Lloyds, and James Hurley, Enterprise Editor at The Times. Ross takes the panel through the latest weird and wonderful stories…
Ep. 211. Interview: Suresh Vaghjiani, MD Global Processing Services
May 4 • 25 min
Simon discusses the card outages in detail with Suresh Vaghjiani, including: what happened, how it was fixed, and what GPS have done to prevent it from ever happening again.Special Guest: Suresh Vaghjiani.
Ep. 210. News: Underserved and Overcharged
Apr 30 • 66 min
Simon and Ross sit down with Carrie Osman, CEO and founder of Cruxy, Ali Paterson, Editor of Fintech Finance, Amelie Arras, Marketing Director of Adastra Marketing, and Veronique Constans, Programme Manager at 11:FS. Ross takes the panel through the…
Ep. 209. Interviews: Deputy Mayor of London Rajesh Agrawal
Apr 27 • 25 min
David met with the Deputy Mayor of London, Rajesh Agrawal to talk about how Brexit is set to affect the city, how to encourage entrepreneurship, and how the gender diversity needs to be encouraged to get all we can out of the talent pool.Special Guest:…
Ep. 208. CEO Interviews: Luke Johnson, Neat Capital & Mutaz Qubbaj Squirrel
Apr 25 • 42 min
Simon asks Luke about the state of the US housing market today and how fintech is enabling 20 minute mortgage applications. Neat Capital also boasts the ability to bid offer and close on a home in two weeks. Then Simon met with Mutaz to discuss budgeting…
Ep. 207. News: Instant Gratification
Apr 23 • 56 min
David and Sarah sit down with Lucy Woolfenden, Marketing Director at Yolt, Pol Navarro, Digital Innovation Director and Sarah meets with Alex Park, Digital Director at Metro Bank. Sarah takes the panel through the latest interesting and amusing stories…
Ep. 206. Fintech Insider: After Dark V - Part 2 San Francisco - Facebook Trust & Silicon Stereotypes
Apr 20 • 58 min
Sam and Doug sit down with Mike Sigal, VC at 500 Startups, Lisa Gansky, VC at Mosaic, Brit Morin, Founder and CEO of Brit + Co, Mark Jamison, Head of Innovation and Design at Visa, Kate Adamson, Head of Mortgage at Plaid, Tony Morosini, VP Banking at Sofi…
Ep. 205. Fintech in a Flat 3: Bit Conneeeect!!
Apr 18 • 58 min
Sam starts the show by butchering the names of old friends, talking about the San Francisco housing crisis and if Frisco is a cool name for the city. The panel moves on to podcasts, pitches, the importance of story telling when it comes to brand, and how…
Ep. 204. Fintech in a Flat 2
Apr 17 • 52 min
Sam and the panel discuss the very latest in fintech news. Kicking things off with the Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal, Mark Zuckerberg's appearance before Congress, and that grown men need to stop being juvenilised. After a few bowls of home-cooked…
Ep. 203. Fintech Insider After Dark V - Part 1 London - Partying & PayPal
Apr 16 • 49 min
Our After Dark shows are always exciting and this one’s no different. In front of an amazing audience the panel kicks things off with Paypal’s new movements. M-Pesa wallet goes online thanks to a collaboration between Paypal and Safaricom. Meanwhile over…
Ep. 202 Interview: Ross Dalzell
Apr 13 • 21 min
We ask Ross about his love for SMEs and how the traditionally underserved market will benefit from the new open banking regulations as well as how critical SMEs will be for fintechs. We get an insight into what Barclays is doing to integrate fintech and…
Bonus: Interview with Richard Davies TSB Design Competition
Apr 12 • 17 min
Ross and Richard discuss the upcoming design competition, how TSB aims to utilise innovative design in a wider business banking context and of course all the rules. TSB is looking to champion SMEs and tackle their problems, thrive and be more productive…
Ep. 201 Insights Live: Breaking into Fintech
Apr 11 • 39 min
Jeff Tijssen, 11:FS Head of Consulting, Sophie Winwood, Head of Partnerships at Innovate Finance, and Valentina Kristensen Head of PR and Marketing at Oak North all speak with Ross Gallagher on the skills you need to make it in the fintech world. Getting…
Ep. 200. 11:FS Turns TWO! Company culture, consultancy, and cupcakes
Apr 9 • 59 min
In our birthday episode we take you on a lookback from the entire 11:FS team over the last couple of years. Including the highlights and challenges of taking on clients, applying for projects with banks and everything we do besides make podcasts. Our…
Ep. 199. Insights: HL Techover
Apr 6 • 64 min
In this very special takeover episode we uncover exactly who Hargreaves Lansdown are, directly from their new tech centre in Warsaw and why a company like theirs needs to be on the cutting edge. Creating a tech platform and digital focused business has…
Ep. 198. Insights: HMT’s International Fintech Conference
Apr 4 • 48 min
We’re at the IFTC held at London’s Tobacco Dock where Simon is meeting some of the fintech envoys outlined in the Chancellor’s keynote address and getting some insights into how the new fintech strategy will play out. David Duffy explains the excitement…
Ep. 197. News: Clickbait
Apr 2 • 59 min
Laura and David take a look at the last week’s biggest stories, alongside Jeff Tijssen, Monzo’s Leah Templeman and Bud’s Ed Masleveckas. Kicking off with a few announcements from some big banks - Deutsche Bank claims the bank account could be a thing of…
Ep. 196. Insights: Wealth Tech 2018
Mar 30 • 57 min
Simon has an insightful interview with Blackrock and iShares' Stephen Cohen on the future of wealth finance and tech. We also have a roundtable panel going through the latest jargon, demystifying the ARs from the VRs and explaining why the two are so…
Ep. 195. Interviews, IFGS 2018: Alipay, Onfido, InvestHK and More
Mar 28 • 51 min
In a series of one to one interviews from Innovate Finance Global Summit 2018, Ross Gallagher and Simon Taylor explore the ins and outs of some great fintechs with some exciting movements in the UK, Hong Kong, China, and the EMEA. Including: Benedetta…
Ep. 194. News: Peter the Leopard
Mar 26 • 69 min
Rainmaking Colab MD Helene Panzarino, journalist/guru Monty Munford and 11FS’ own Ryan Garner speak with Ross and Simon to go through this week’s top stories in UK fintech and banking around the world. We head up the show with a bevy of Fintech stories,…
Ep. 193. Interview: Chris Skinner, Author - Digital Human
Mar 23 • 30 min
Chris Skinner has a blog many of you are sure to know at www.thefinanser.com, it’s packed full of great insights into the financial world. He’s also 11FS’ very own advisor to special projects. Chris is Chair of the European networking forum: the Financial…
Ep. 192. News: Everyone and their grandmother is buying into it
Mar 19 • 67 min
Cruxy&Co's Alexandra Cheung and Capco's Charlie Wood joined David, Jason and Ross to go through this week's top stories in UK fintech and banking and around the world. We kick off with a slew of UK fintech stories, including Starling's launch of cross…
Ep.191. Interview: Aneesh Varma, CEO - Aire
Mar 16 • 27 min
Aneesh founded Aire in January 2014, inspired by his inability to access credit as a migrant in London. Aneesh has a background in risk (Morgan Stanley), analytics (Credit Suisse) and M&A (J.P. Morgan). In 2008, Aneesh founded FabriQate, a mobile customer…
Ep. 190. News: Imagine if the Kardashians could code
Mar 12 • 56 min
Kicking off with the biggest news, we talked about the gender pay gap, who has 'fessed up and who hasn't, why the disparity in earnings is no great surprise, and what can be done to improve diversity in all its forms across the industry. We also discuss…
Ep. 189. Insights: Women in Fintech
Mar 9 • 63 min
First up, Laura talked to Rachel Kent about her background and how she's got the position she's in. How has she overcome any restricting factors in a typically male dominated industry? Why is it so important to highlight the contributions for women in…
Ep.188. News: Pump that Money
Mar 5 • 57 min
With Ross Gallagher in the host's seat for the very first time, he led co-host Simon Taylor, Nina Mohanty, Doug Bobenhouse and Valentina Kristensen to take a look at the week's top stories. We kicked off with news that research from Cedr and Trustpilot…
Ep. 187. Interview: Interview with Stefan Ebner, CEO of BrainTribe
Mar 2 • 33 min
In the next 5 years we're going to see Data commoditised and in an era where data sovereignty is going to be come more prominent, how to large companies use this to create more customer centric products. Many would say data is going to become digital oil,…
Ep. 186. News: Fist bumps over the Atlantic
Feb 26 • 54 min
We kicked off the show with a double whammy of Starling stories. Luckily we had Megan Caywood to tell us more. Firstly this one in CityAM announcing Starling's 4 new partners in their marketplace: Pensionbee, Wealthsimple, Habito and Kasko. Next we move…
Ep. 185. Insights: Fintech for All
Feb 23 • 29 min
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…
Ep. 184. Fintech Insider After IV - The Valentine’s Day Edition
Feb 19 • 44 min
Walking on to Barry White blaring out over the sound system, Jason and Simon kicked off After Dark IV, the Valentine's Day special - our biggest ever live After Dark show at WeWork Moorgate. With over 300 fintech fans in attendance, the guys introduced a…
Ep. 183. Insights: FCA Takeover
Feb 16 • 47 min
In this very special FCA Takeover Jason speaks to: Anna Wallace - Innovate Head of Department and Nick Cook - Head of Regtech & Advanced Analytics all about Project Innovate and future plans for the sandbox following Chris Woolard's announcement,…
Ep. 182. Interview: The FCA’s exclusive announcement
Feb 14 • 23 min
Chris Woolard, Strategy and Competition Director, at the FCA speaks exclusively to Jason Bates about an announcement concerning their regulatory sandbox. Without giving the game away, they discuss the FCA;s latest paper about their future plans for the…
Ep. 181. News: [The SME sector is] So Hot Right Now
Feb 12 • 64 min
In this week's news show Simon and Jason are joined by 11:FS NED Chris Skinner, Tanya Andreasyan, Editor at Banking Technology; Kristian Luoma - Head of OP Lab, in town from Helsinki for one night only and Cliff Evans, Head of Digital Banking at…
Ep. 180. Interview: Mike Kelly, CEO - Curl
Feb 8 • 32 min
Simon Taylor chats to Mike Kelly, CEO and founder of Curl, a new payment network, designed around merchants and consumers. It works via usernames and bank transfers, and is built around Open Banking, and the opportunities that's developed in the market.…
Ep. 179. Interview: Scott O’Malia, CEO, ISDA
Feb 7 • 27 min
Simon Taylor speaks to Scott O'Malia, CEO of ISDA, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association. Kicking off: what IS ISDA? Why is standardisation so important? How do companies work with ISDA? Scott tells us all. He also tells us about his unique…
Ep. 178. News: Always look on the bright side…
Feb 5 • 57 min
In today's show the team take on: whether Brexit really is more of an opportunity than a threat to fintech, as the MP involved seems to believe, your weekly dose of Open Banking insight, plus special mention of Credit Ladder's new use case for open…
Ep 177. Insights: Financial Services & Mental Health
Feb 2 • 33 min
Mental health affect us all, not least when we have financial difficulties or worries. Time to Talk Day opens up the conversation around mental health and removes the taboo, asking all of us to be more open about our mental health. Simon Taylor chaired a…
Ep. 176. State of the Union 5
Jan 31 • 58 min
Coming to you from Kabbage offices in Atlanta, where Sam and our wonderful guests delve deep into the Fintech hub over some beverages. San Francisco has Silicon Valley and Atlanta is has 'Transaction Valley'- but why? Well 70% of payment transactions come…
Ep. 175. News: The War For Talent
Jan 29 • 59 min
Our show begins by discussing why Fintechs and Banks are duelling for talent, as financial technology startups go in hiring overdrive- thus butting heads with the incumbents for the very best candidates. Are banks worried about losing out on top rate…
Ep. 174. Interview. Derek Corcoran - Chief Experience Officer, Avoka
Jan 26 • 29 min
Many financial services companies are trying to build from the ground up, creating new banking systems or products that are more in line with creating an efficient and customer centric front end. Avoka on the other hand, are creating acquisition products…
Ep. 173. Investing’s Future - a Platform for Your Future Wealth?
Jan 24 • 67 min
So what is an investment platform? According to our panel it's much like a supermarket- you go in and buy lots of things, however you're also doing all the cooking! We discuss how robo advisors can disrupt investment platforms, by scaling the 'do it for…
Ep. 172. News: Fintech Insider - The Pub Crawl
Jan 22 • 62 min
David, Jason and Simon were joined by Chris Skinner and Monty Munford for this week's news show from a pub in Bermondsey, complete with pints and pie - the full British pub experience. We’re now past “deadline day” so naturally our first batch of stories…
Ep. 171. Interview With Rishi Khosla, CEO of OakNorth
Jan 19 • 19 min
OakNorth isn't perhaps the most high profile Challenger bank in the UK, solving a real problem by serving the 'missing middle' who aren't being served well by existing lenders. Their business began by exploring how they can actually solve this issue,…
Ep. 170. Understanding Wealth: the Best Asset of Asset Managers
Jan 17 • 51 min
We bring you the second part of our special wealth series, as we concentrate on asset management trends and how 2018 will impact the investments market. First, our panel discuss how evolving demands from varying types of customer in the asset management…
Ep. 169. FCA Crashes the BYOD Party
Jan 15 • 78 min
First up on today's news show, the FCA bans BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) across the the entire UK finance sector. Whilst regulation is on the tip of everyone's tongue, cryptocurrencies managed to sneak their way onto the show once more as Kodak launched…
Ep. 168. Interview: Tom Blomfield - CEO, Monzo
Jan 12 • 43 min
From pre-paid card to fully fledged Current Account, Tom Blomfield details the journey of UK challenger bank Monzo with great enthusiasm and vibrance. Tom talks our host Simon Taylor through Monzo's viral growth and how their marketing team has managed to…
Ep. 167. Insights: A Wealth of Disruption - How Wealth Management is Changing
Jan 10 • 51 min
In the first of our three-part series on investments, Simon Taylor is joined by special guests Joe Parkin, Gemma Godfrey, Phil Smith, Olivia Vinden & Gareth Johnson. We kicked things off by asking our panel what IS wealth management? How does it differ…
Ep. 166. News: ‘Tis the Season for Open Banking
Jan 8 • 71 min
First up on today's show, Alibaba's Ant Financial has abandoned a $1.2bn takeover of MoneyGram. So what were the US regulator's concerns over national security and personal data. Continuing the regulatory theme, we explore open banking and traditional…
Ep. 165. State of the Union 4
Jan 5 • 65 min
Sam Maule is joined by Jason Bates and new 11:FS team member, Doug Bobenhouse in Chicago to discuss the State of the Union in the US, wrapping up 2017 and looking ahead to next year. They discuss the history of fintech, starting with pre-paid cards, and…
Ep. 164. Interview: Eric Wilson, Xinja
Jan 1 • 22 min
Simon Taylor speaks to Eric Wilson, CEO at Xinja, who are building Australia's first digital bank. First off Eric introduces us to Xinja - what is it, how does it work and what makes it unique and of course we had to ask how they came up with the name…
Ep. 163. Interview: Toby Triebel, Wealthsimple
Dec 29, 2017 • 21 min
Jason Bates meets Toby Triebel, CEO for Europe of Wealthsimple, a leading innovative software company. ] They discuss Toby's background, how he got into fintech and finance, and introduces us to Wealth Simple for those who might not know. They only…
Ep. 162. Festive Fintech Blooper Reel
Dec 25, 2017 • 3 min
Merry Christmas and Season's Greetings to all our listeners and thank you for your support over the last year as Fintech Insider has gone from strength to strength. As this episode airs on Christmas Day we thought we'd give the gift of the best bloopers…
Insurtech Insider - Ep. 6: Aviva Takeover
Dec 22, 2017 • 43 min
David, Nigel and Sarah visit Aviva's Digital Garage for InsurTech Insider's very first takeover show! Recorded from Aviva's offices, the team were joined by Claire Woodcock – Digital Strategy Lead for Digital Product and Design; Anna Stables – Digital…
Ep. 161. After Dark III Christmas Special
Dec 18, 2017 • 63 min
It's nearly the end of the year and we're knee-deep in good tidings. So here's a dollop of festive fintech cheer - the third installment of our special live show, After Dark, and it's the Christmas Special, recorded live at our offices in WeWork, London!…
Ep. 160. State of the Union 3
Dec 15, 2017 • 55 min
This week, Sam's joined by Rahmi Serageldin, co-founder & CEO of Honeyfi; Rob Frohwein, CEO & co-founder of Kabbage; Matt Potere, CEO of Sunlight Financial; and Alexandra Villarreal O’Rourke, Financial Services Partner and FinTech Practice Group Co-Leader…
Ep. 159. News: Mascots of the Internet
Dec 11, 2017 • 69 min
First up this week, the guys tackle the news that Revolut is into crypto! Can they break down the divide between old and new money? And is it dangerous that retail investors have such simple access to cryptocurrencies? And, hot on the heels of Revolut,…
Ep. 158. Insights: Perfect storm for change and digitisation
Dec 8, 2017 • 38 min
This week Jason is joined by Edward Berks, Director of Banking, Fintech & Ecosystem at Xero; Clare Sheehan, Deputy Director of Making Tax Digital for Business at HMRC; Mags Laidlaw, accountant and Partner at Mazars; and Charlie Wood from Capco,…
Ep. 157. Fintech Insider LIVE from OP’s Beach Party in Helsinki
Dec 4, 2017 • 67 min
This week's very special show was recorded live at a beach party in Helsinki (no, really), hosted by Finnish bank, OP. Jason, Simon and Sam bring you three shows in one, as we host an insights panel around the relationships between fintechs and incumbents…
Insurtech Insider - Ep. 5: Insurance as a platform
Dec 1, 2017 • 56 min
David is joined by Sarah Kocianski and James York to discuss insurance as a platform. First up, James talks us through the Worry+Peace origin story, including his background in insurance, and why he strove to not take funding as the company found its…
Ep. 156. News: Growing through pain
Nov 27, 2017 • 62 min
In this episode, Ali Paterson, Editor of Fintech Finance; Valentina Kristensen, Head of Marketing & PR at Oak North; & Tanya Andreasyan, Editor of Banking Technology join hosts David, Jason and Simon to discuss the last week's news including: Uber's data…
Ep. 155. Insights: New ways of working
Nov 24, 2017 • 37 min
Today, David is joined by Andy Ellis, Head of Strategy & Innovation at RBS; Tunde Olanrewaju, Senior Partner at McKinsey; and Peter Ryan-Bell, Head of Sector and Specialist Businesses at RBS, recording live from the Tavern Stand at Lords Cricket Ground to…
Ep. 154. News: Winefield
Nov 20, 2017 • 49 min
In our first all female episode, Sarah Kocianski takes the lead alongside Fiserv's Anna Bennett, Bud's Nina Mohanty, Girl Disrupted Liz Lumley and Innovate Finance's Sophie Winwood, to go through the top stories from the world of fintech and financial…
Ep. 153. Insights: The future of banking and disruption
Nov 17, 2017 • 36 min
Welcome to this week's Insider show, where Simon hosts a panel on the future of banking, featuring Marko Wenthin, co-founder of solarisBank; Leanne Kemp, founder and CEO at Everledger; and Elena Alfaro, Global Head of Data at BBVA. Before getting stuck in…
Ep. 152. News: High Rate of Return
Nov 13, 2017 • 65 min
In this episode Caroline, Pete and the guys break down a trilogy of P2P payment stories featuring Facebook, Apple and… Walmart? Meanwhile Square's Jack Dorsey is frustrated by the time it takes to get a banking license and Deutsche Bank signals the end of…
Ep. 151. Interview: Amber Baldet
Nov 10, 2017 • 16 min
We have a fascinating interview for you this week as Sam talks to Amber Baldet, who leads the J.P Morgan team developing Quorum, the open source code based on Ethereum that's designed to address the challenges of blockchain adoption in financial services.…
Ep. 150. Fintech Insider: After Dark II
Nov 6, 2017 • 60 min
Welcome to an extra special episode of Fintech Insider - our 150th episode and it's a Halloween-themed show recorded in front of a live studio audience at our home in WeWork, London. Simon, David and Jason are joined by Valentina Kristensen, Head of…
Ep. 149. Interview: Liesbeth Rigter, MoneYou & Eric Mouilleron, Bankable
Nov 4, 2017 • 28 min
This week David talks to Liesbeth about MoneYou, an online European retail bank and subsidiary of ABN Amro. We hear the MoneYou story, including its innovative roots in mortgages and how they added more products and services to evolve with customers…
Ep. 148. Live from Xerocon: part 2
Nov 3, 2017 • 28 min
We had such a great time at Xerocon 2017 and spoke to so many interesting people that we couldn't possibly give you just one episode. So here's part two, including interviews with Edward Berks, Director of Sales, Banking and Fintech at Xero, Ian Christie,…
Ep. 147. State of the Union 2
Nov 1, 2017 • 53 min
Sam welcomes us into the Fintech Insider flat, our temporary base while we explored this year's Sibos conference, hosted by SWIFT. He's joined by some fantastic guests - Mike Sigal from 500 FinTechs (part of 500 Startups), Dion Lisle from CapGemini, Jo…
Ep. 146. What’s the price of getting 5H1T done?
Oct 30, 2017 • 60 min
The guys start this week's show by tackling the Revolut founder and CEO Nikolay Storonsky's divisive view on work culture. Should employees be comfortable working 12-13 hours per day and does it make for a sustainable business? And more broadly, does this…
Ep. 145. Insights - Transferwise Takeover
Oct 27, 2017 • 41 min
Jason and Simon are joined by Erik Edin, Product Manager in the Business Team, helping businesses to send money abroad; Helena Jaramillo, Product Designer, focussing on first-time customer experiences; Jeremy Buttner, Borderless Banking Lead; and Steve…
Ep. 144. Live from Xerocon: part 1
Oct 25, 2017 • 60 min
This week's special edition of Fintech Insider Insights was recorded live at Xerocon 2017 from London's Excel Centre. David hosts a panel on Frictionless Finance, discussing how technology is lowering barriers to entry and we hear how the panelists are…
Ep. 143. News: O Canada!
Oct 23, 2017 • 62 min
In a special news show this week, Sam Maule hosts all the way from Toronto, Canada, where the team have been covering the Sibos conference. The guys have another chance to discuss open banking and APIs, hot topics at Sibos this year; why value generation…
Insurtech Insider - Ep. 4: InsureTech Connect, Las Vegas
Oct 20, 2017 • 83 min
This week, Nigel’s fresh off the back of InsureTech Connect in Las Vegas – the largest gathering of the insurance technology world on the planet! This year, attendance jumped to 3,800 - congratulations, guys, we look forward to next time. While there,…
Ep. 142. Insights: PSD2 Round Table
Oct 18, 2017 • 68 min
On this episode, Jason talks to: Gavin Littlejohn, Chair of the Financial Data and Technology Association that led the campaign for open banking; Mike Kelly, founder and CEO of Curl; Anita Kimber, Head of Open Banking and Innovation at Nationwide; and…
Ep. 141. The future will be tokenised
Oct 16, 2017 • 54 min
What a show we have for you this week and it's a week of firsts - MJ's first time in the hot seat to host the show - on her own, no less - and our very own Benedict Shegog from the 11:FS Pulse team makes his Fintech Insider debut. So what's coming up on…
Ep. 140. Interview: Niall Cameron, HSBC
Oct 13, 2017 • 24 min
We hear about Niall's journey to Head of Institutional and Digital at one of the world's biggest banks, including his career highlight, how to stay productive (make lists!) and the best career advice he's ever received. David asks how to find focus and…
Ep. 139. Interview: Ron Herman, Sionic Mobile & Michael Crawford, Fifth Third
Oct 11, 2017 • 41 min
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…
Ep. 138. News: The Brexit Blame Game
Oct 9, 2017 • 56 min
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…
Ep. 137. Interview: Rod Drury, Founder & CEO, Xero
Oct 6, 2017 • 30 min
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,…
Ep. 136. Hacks, hacks and more hacks
Oct 2, 2017 • 61 min
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…
Ep. 135. Insights: Assets Management
Sep 29, 2017 • 35 min
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…
Ep. 134. Fintech Insider: After Dark I
Sep 25, 2017 • 45 min
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…
Ep. 133. State of the Union
Sep 22, 2017 • 52 min
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,…
Ep. 132 News: iPhone Ex
Sep 18, 2017 • 68 min
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…
Ep. 131. Interview: Stephen Barclay, MP
Sep 15, 2017 • 15 min
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…
Ep. 130. News: How big is the Shadow Economy?
Sep 11, 2017 • 63 min
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…
InsurTech Insider - Ep 3. The data economy and new business models
Sep 8, 2017 • 47 min
In this episode: David and Nigel are joined by three fantastic guests: Jean-Stephane Gourevich, professional advisor and InsurTech guru, Luca Schnettler founder of Healthy-Health and Erik Abrahamsson, CEO and founder of Digital Fineprint. We kick things…
Ep. 129. News: Double Ether and Cheese
Sep 4, 2017 • 60 min
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…
Ep. 128. Interviews - Start up Spotlight
Sep 1, 2017 • 33 min
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…
Ep. 127. News: Mauled
Aug 29, 2017 • 52 min
In this episode: Sam Maule is joined by David Brear, Jason Bates and Simon Taylor for this week's news show. They discuss: the possibility of US banks making a massive profit if deregulation goes ahead, and at what cost to the consumers?; Co-op Bank's…
Ep. 126 Interview - Beth Knickerbocker, CIO, OCC
Aug 25, 2017 • 19 min
In this episode: Beth tells Simon what the OCC is and what it does, with particular reference to the American dual-banking system and how she became a part of it. We also find out what the OCC is doing to embrace and promote financial innovation and the…
Ep. 125. News: Are you bad when you’re big?
Aug 21, 2017 • 64 min
In another packed episode we have a full house of hosts as David, Jason and Simon are joined by global fintech commentator and Girl, Disrupted, Liz Lumley; Editor-in-Chief of Fintech Finance, Ali Paterson; and Capco's Principal Consultant, Charlie Wood.…
Ep. 124 Insights - Starling Bank Takeover
Aug 18, 2017 • 45 min
In this episode: Megan Caywood, Chief Platform Officer, Jason Maude, Head of Customer Analytics and Sarah Guha, Product Director at Starling are joined by David Brear and Simon Taylor for a round table discussion about all things Starling Bank! Megan,…
Ep. 123. News: Data is the new oil
Aug 11, 2017 • 63 min
In this episode: In an episode packed full of guests and news, we kick off with Tandem's takeover of Harrods bank - where did they get the money and what's their next move? Next up is Australia's latest move to make bitcoin an official currency as they…
Ep.122. Interview - Phillip Keller & Harley Morlet, Tail
Aug 11, 2017 • 22 min
In this episode: Meaghan Johnson interview Phillip Keller and Harley Morlet, CEO and co-founder of Tail respectively. Tail is a rewards platform designed for open banking APIs. Tail provides exclusive offers for Starling and Monzo card holders such as…
InsurTech Insider - Ep. 2 Serial disruption
Aug 9, 2017 • 29 min
In this episode David and Nigel discuss the latest news and trends in insurtech, including the trend of "serial disruptors" - talent moving away from incumbents to create start ups to fix issues with incumbents' services, as TechCrunch runs more insurtech…
Ep. 121. News: Amazon is Everywhere
Aug 4, 2017 • 48 min
In this episode: First up: Amazon is everywhere, should banks be concerned?, and is Amazon more of a threat than Trump? They also talk AI as RBC launches Siri bill paying functionality and USAA launches a pilot on Alexa. Klarna launches P2P product, Wavy,…
Ep. 120. Interview: PwC Financial Wellness Report
Aug 4, 2017 • 19 min
In this episode: David interviews Robert Churcher, the author of the Financial Wellness Report and they discuss the growing challenges of financial wellness in today's climate, and the importance of education to help people understand their current…
Ep.119. Insights - NFI (Nordic Finance Innovation)
Aug 2, 2017 • 72 min
In this episode: We bring you the highlights from an event we attended, organised by NFI, in Scandinavia, where we heard from co-founders and CEOs from some of the most up and coming fintech firms, including Bud, Solaris and Clear Bank, and our very own…
Ep.118. News: Tokenaires and the Spiral of Complacency
Jul 31, 2017 • 59 min
In this episode: The team discuss: Revolut's massive crowd-funding pledges - but what will they do with the money?; Musk vs Zuckerberg on the future of AI; Transferwise's team-up with Apple Pay; and alternative credit scoring as Aire get a deal with Zopa.…
Ep. 117. Interview: Tim Schaefer Northwestern Mutual
Jul 28, 2017 • 30 min
In this episode: David Brear interviews Tim Schaefer about his 29 years at Northwestern Mutual, starting as an entry level, programmer, all the way up to his current role as EVP. Tim takes us through how Northwestern Mutual are embracing technological and…
Ep.116. Insights – Live from TNW 2017
Jul 26, 2017 • 59 min
In this episode: 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…
Ep. 115. News: buying jewellery from a bank?
Jul 24, 2017 • 73 min
In this episode: David, Jason and Simon are joined for this week’s show by news show regulars Liz Lumley and Kadhim Shubber. First up Jason guides the team through recent current account announcements from both Monzo and Starling – are they the hipsters…
Ep. 114. Interview – Mariano Belinky & Shachar Bialick
Jul 21, 2017 • 38 min
In this episode 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…
InsurTech Insider Ep1. – InsurTech 101
Jul 19, 2017 • 48 min
InsurTech Insider is a new show in the 11Media network, hosted by David Brear and co-host Nigel Walsh, of Deloitte, dedicated to all things insurtech. In Nigel’s words “there’s no better time to be in insurance” – and both he, David and their special…
Ep. 113 News: Is Cash Dying?
Jul 17, 2017 • 50 min
In this episode 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. The…
Ep. 112. Interview – Laurent le Moal, CEO, PayU
Jul 14, 2017 • 16 min
In this episode Jason Bates interviews Laurent le Moal, CEO of PayU, the leading online payments provider, dedicated to growth markets, at Money20/20 Europe in Copenhagen. PayU’s primary focus is to help merchants accept payments and they operate in a…
Ep. 111. Insights: Money20/20 Europe, Part 2
Jul 12, 2017 • 36 min
In this episode: We bring you the second roundup of highlights from Money20/20 Europe in Copenhagen. We caught up with some fascinating guests, speakers and interviewees; starting with the founder of Moola and ITV’s resident Money Expert, Gemma Godfrey,…
Ep. 274. News: Digitising Pocket Money
Jul 10, 2017 • 59 min
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…
Ep. 273. Interviews – Rita Liu & Edward Budd
Jul 7, 2017 • 20 min
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,…
Ep. 272. Insights: Money20/20 Europe, Part 1
Jul 5, 2017 • 57 min
In this episode: We bring you the highlights from last week’s amazing event at Money20/20 Europe in beautiful Copenhagen. We caught up with some fascinating guests, speakers and interviewees including: Derek White from BBVA speaking to Simon about open…
Ep. 271. News: LIVE from Money20/20 Europe
Jul 3, 2017 • 49 min
In this episode 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…
Ep. 270. Interview – Jonathan Larsen, Chief Innovation Officer, Ping An
Jun 30, 2017 • 14 min
In this episode 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. The Global Voyager Fund is a $1billion fund for investment in global fintech, and…
Ep. 269. Interview – Ali Niknam, CEO of Bunq
Jun 28, 2017 • 24 min
In this episode 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…
Ep. 268. News: It’s raining money in Durham
Jun 28, 2017 • 69 min
In this episode We have a whole host of hosts as David, Jason, Simon and Aden are joined by Mariano Belinky and Jamie Campbell for the news. This week in a European-led section of the show the team discuss Swedish giant Klarna getting it’s official…
Ep. 267. Interview – Nathan Bostock, CEO Santander UK
Jun 23, 2017 • 17 min
In this episode Simon interviews Nathan Bostock, CEO of Santander UK. Nathan explains how Santander is embracing the tech changes facing the banking industry, and the shifting customer behaviours in their interactions with the bank with the help of…
Ep. 266. Insights – RFI Global Banking Summit
Jun 21, 2017 • 55 min
In this episode: We bring you the highlights from the RFI global banking summit where we were lucky enough to speak to a variety of different guests, on a range of topics. First up, Aden spoke with Louise Beaumont, Co-Chair at Open Bank Working Group, to…
Ep. 265. News: Guess who’s back?
Jun 19, 2017 • 58 min
In this episode David is back! He and Aden are joined by regulars Liz and Sarah for the news. This week the team take on The FCA’s cohort 3 and reveals cohort 2 for their sandbox; Amazon flexing it’s financial services muscles; and the “demise of a…
Ep. 264. Interview – Daphne de Kluis – CEO of Commercial Banking, ABN AMRO
Jun 16, 2017 • 19 min
In this episode Jason interviews Daphne de Kluis, CEO of commercial banking at ABN AMRO, the Dutch banking giant. Speaking at the Beyond Banking event in Amsterdam, Daphne and Jason discuss the importance of the event to enhance co-creation between…
Ep. 263 – News: Dodd Frank, Trump, Elections, Unicorns – what didn’t happen this week?
Jun 14, 2017 • 56 min
In this episode Simon and Aden are joined by regulars Ghela and Sarah for the news. This week we discuss all things politics on both sides of the pond, especially THAT Dodd Frank legislation repeal proposed by Trump, that seems to have flown slightly…
Ep 262. State of Fintech: Amsterdam
Jun 12, 2017 • 49 min
In this episode Jason and Simon catch up with ABN AMRO’s Freek de Steenwinkel & Roland Booijen, and Ali Niknam, CEO of Dutch challenger bank, Bunq to discuss traditional banking vs challenger banks and fintech in the Netherlands. Are fintechs competing…
Ep 261. Interview – Paul Lipman, CEO of Bullguard
Jun 9, 2017 • 23 min
In this episode David interviews Paul Lipman, CEO of Bullguard, the consumer cyber security experts. Following very topical compromises of ransomware around the world, Paul explains how Bullguard are always fighting a constant battle with the “bad guys”…
Ep. 260 – Blockchain Special Part 3: EEA and ZCash – Open Blockchains for Enterprise?
Jun 7, 2017 • 68 min
In this episode In the third of our three part Blockchain Special, Simon and Colin are joined by some very special guests to discuss EEA, ZCash and the potential similarities between blockchain and the rise of cryptocurrencies and the dot-com bubble in…
Ep259 – News: Dirty Money
Jun 5, 2017 • 67 min
In this episode Aden and Simon are joined by regulars Kadhim and Liz for the news. This week we find out if it’s really necessary to use VR in banking; and, as ATMs are dying and costing banks to run, we discuss the pros and cons of hard cash versus…
Ep258 – Interview: Valentin Stalf, Co-Founder & CEO at N26
Jun 2, 2017 • 19 min
In this episode We welcome back Valentin Stalf, CEO of N26 back to the show. Simon spends some time to catch up with Valentin on N26’s growth and how they’ve forged ahead expanding to new countries. Valentin talks about what is needed to be done to enter…
Ep257 – Blockchain Special Part 2: Consensus Recap
Jun 1, 2017 • 51 min
In this episode Part 2 of our Blockchain Special, Simon and Colin with a roster of fascinating guests focus on the recent Consensus conference. We cover what the conference is, who should be attending and where it means to the industry. We give you a…
Ep256 – News: We’re Breaking Free
May 30, 2017 • 68 min
In this episode David, Jason and Simon jump into the news accompanied by Richard Davies. This week borderless bank accounts, can your voice be secure and we make Simon talk Apple pay. We also have interviews from Transferwise, Seedrs and Pensionbee to…
Ep255 – Interview: Christopher Giancarlo, Acting Chairman CFTC
May 26, 2017 • 22 min
For this very special edition of Fintech Insider Interviews, Simon had the chance to talk to Christopher Giancarlo, Acting Chairman of the CFTC. Christopher walks us through what the CFTC is and how they differ from the SEC. He talks about how the CTFC…
Ep254 – Blockchain Special Part 1: Tokens
May 24, 2017 • 82 min
In this episode 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…
Ep253 – CyberRansomWarfare!
May 23, 2017 • 56 min
In this episode 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…
Ep252 – Interview: Claire Calmejane
May 20, 2017 • 32 min
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…
Ep251 – Fintech For The Average Joe
May 17, 2017 • 51 min
In this episode 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…
Ep250 – If You Liked It, Then You Should’ve Put A Blockchain On It
May 15, 2017 • 72 min
In this episode 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…
Ep249 – Poornima Vijayashanker & Lawrence Wintermeyer
May 12, 2017 • 51 min
It’s an interview double header! We talk to Poornima Vijayashanker and Lawrence Wintermeyer. First up Aden interviews Poornima Vijayashanker about her work on Femgineer, her previous life at Mint and what it meant to be at the forefront of Fintech before…
Ep248 – Gary Vaynerchuk
May 10, 2017 • 33 min
David and Jason have the wind knocked out of them as they interview Gary Vaynerchuck for this very special Fintech Insider Interview. People hand me million dollar scopes and ask me for a selfie We discuss how staying plugged in and not being complacent…
Ep247 – Making BOMAD a Thing
May 8, 2017 • 85 min
In this episode 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…
Ep246 – Finding Blockchain’s Feet
May 4, 2017 • 55 min
In this episode 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…
Ep245 – Mandatory Listening
May 2, 2017 • 76 min
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…
Ep244 – Jeremy Burge, Chief Emoji Officer of Emojipedia
Apr 28, 2017 • 23 min
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. Jeremy explains what it means to be part of the Unicode consortium and how misinterpretation…
Ep243 – Ethical Hacking with Jamie Woodruff and Sergey Pavlovich
Apr 26, 2017 • 31 min
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…
Ep242 – Money and Mental Health
Apr 24, 2017 • 36 min
In this episode 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…
Ep241 – Gerhard Coetzee, Lead Financial Sector Specialist at CGAP
Apr 21, 2017 • 18 min
In this episode Gerhard Coetzee is making a real difference in the world of financial inclusion. As Lead Financial Sector Specialist at CGAP, he leads the technical areas of customer and provider solutions that include customer centric business models,…
Ep240 – Innovate Finance – THE Global Summit of FinTech
Apr 19, 2017 • 55 min
In this episode 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,…
Ep239 – Alessandro Hatami, Managing Partner at The Pacemakers
Apr 17, 2017 • 33 min
In this episode 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. 11:FS CEO, and…
Ep238 – Ashok Vaswani, CEO of Barclays UK
Apr 14, 2017 • 19 min
In this episode 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…
Ep237 – Barclays Takeover!
Apr 12, 2017 • 47 min
In this episode 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…
Ep236 – Hangover Deep
Apr 10, 2017 • 60 min
In this episode 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…
Ep235 – Alipay’s Rita Liu on Consumer Pain Points Driving Global Expansion
Apr 7, 2017 • 14 min
In this episode 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…
Ep234 – RegTech Chaos Monkey
Apr 5, 2017 • 53 min
In this episode 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…
Ep233 – Article 50: Signing the Divorce Papers
Apr 3, 2017 • 80 min
In this episode 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…
Ep232 – Loot CEO Ollie Purdue on Creating a New Banking Experience at Age 20
Mar 31, 2017 • 16 min
In this episode 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:…
Ep231 – Singapore FinTech – The Insider Scoop
Mar 30, 2017 • 45 min
In this episode 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…
Ep230 – A Proper FinTech Geek Moment
Mar 27, 2017 • 76 min
In this episode 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…
Ep229 – 10x CEO Antony Jenkins on Startup Life and the Future of Banking
Mar 24, 2017 • 19 min
In this episode 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…
Ep228 – Challenger Banks: The Battle Begins
Mar 22, 2017 • 35 min
In this episode 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…
Ep227 – Tantric Blockchain and Other FinTech Fun
Mar 20, 2017 • 68 min
In this episode 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…
Ep226 – FCA Policy Director David Geale on the Thought Behind the Regulatory Sandbox
Mar 17, 2017 • 7 min
In this episode 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…
Ep225 – Rotten to the Core Banking
Mar 15, 2017 • 40 min
In this episode 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…
Ep224 – Taking the Bull by the Horns
Mar 13, 2017 • 64 min
In this episode 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…
Ep223 – WeChat Africa CEO Brett Loubser on the Power of the Platform
Mar 9, 2017 • 21 min
In this episode 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…
Ep222 – FinTech Out of Africa
Mar 8, 2017 • 37 min
In this episode 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,…
Ep221 – Orange is the New Bank
Mar 6, 2017 • 66 min
In this episode 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…
Ep220 – Blythe Masters on Blockchain’s Once in a Generation Opportunity
Mar 3, 2017 • 25 min
In this episode 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…
Ep219 – CIO Special: How to Change Your Culture
Mar 1, 2017 • 44 min
In this episode 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…
Ep218 – Robots Have Feelings, Too
Feb 27, 2017 • 57 min
In this episode Bill Gates wants a robot tax to compensate for job losses; Liverpool launches its own local currency; Atom Bank hires will.i.am as a banking consultant; and more. Guests Alessandro Hatami, Managing Partner at The Pacemakers Andra Sonea,…
Ep217 – EY’s James Lloyd: China’s Not Just Mobile First – Often It’s Mobile Only
Feb 24, 2017 • 33 min
In this episode 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 most of the phenomenal stats coming out…
Ep216 – The First 5 Steps to Transform Your Bank
Feb 22, 2017 • 29 min
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…
Ep215 – Cookies, Funny Money & What if Amazon Buys Capital One?
Feb 20, 2017 • 69 min
In this episode 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…
Ep214 – Monzo: The First Truly Digital Bank
Feb 17, 2017 • 33 min
In this episode 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…
Ep213 – Bank Business Models: The Last Bastion of Innovation
Feb 15, 2017 • 54 min
In this episode 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,…
Ep212 – News: Is FinTech Failing? Dodd-Frank. And Everything Goes Back to Cannabis.
Feb 13, 2017 • 43 min
In this episode Is FinTech failing? We discuss this clickbait-y 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…
Ep211 – Token CEO Steve Kirsch
Feb 10, 2017 • 24 min
In this episode Serial tech entrepreneur Steve Kirsch (@stkirsch) 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. Steve says that, historically,…
Ep210 – Rainmaking Summit: Show Me How to Innovate
Feb 8, 2017 • 56 min
In this episode 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…
Ep209 – Should UK Prepare for FinTech Exodus?; China Tests Digital Currency
Feb 6, 2017 • 62 min
In this episode 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…
Ep208 – Sir Mark Walport, UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of the Government Office for Science
Feb 3, 2017 • 14 min
In this episode 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…
Ep207 – PFM: Don’t Call it a Comeback
Feb 1, 2017 • 57 min
In this episode Is PFM dead? Invisible? Or has Personal Financial Management evolved from data-driven piecharts to something more useful? Joining us for today’s deep dive on PFM and Digital Money Management are: Frankie Woodhead, Director of Commercial &…
Ep206 – Trump’s New Deal for Britain, Ant Financial Goes Global
Jan 30, 2017 • 75 min
In this episode News, glorious news! We’ve switched up the format of the show in season 2. Every Monday, we’ll bring you FinTech Insider News, a show dedicated exclusively to the latest FinTech and financial services headlines. Wednesday features FinTech…
Ep205 – Tandem CEO Ricky Knox and CCO Ruth Handcock
Jan 27, 2017 • 44 min
In this episode Tandem CEO Ricky Knox says banking should feel effortless, as easy as listening to Spotify. He shares how Tandem is building this kind of digital bank, and how his previous startups, including Small World Financial Services and Azimo, led…
Ep204 – Tandem Takeover! Building a Digital Bank that Advocates for Customers
Jan 25, 2017 • 33 min
In this episode Tandem Takeover! We talk to the team building ‘a new kind of bank’ about how you can be digital and still be very human, how to recruit at a startup, the future of banking, how to be truly agile, how to advocate for customers, and more.…
Ep203 – Lesley-Ann Vaughan, Co-Creator of M-PESA; Director of MiLA Consulting
Jan 20, 2017 • 28 min
In this episode Lesley-Anne Vaughan, Director of MiLA Consulting and Co-Creator of M-PESA, talks to us about how she helped develop the famed mobile money transfer service in Kenya. M-Pesa lets customers use their phone to deposit and transfer money from…
Ep202 – APIs: Plug into Banking
Jan 18, 2017 • 74 min
In this episode What are APIs? We break it down in today’s episode with some great guests. But a little taste: All the connected apps you use on your phone talk via APIs to get their data. So when you check the weather, says David Andrzejek, the weather…
Ep201 – Benoit Legrand, Global Head of FinTech at ING
Jan 13, 2017 • 18 min
In this episode Today we’re speaking to Benoit Legrand, Global Head of FinTech at ING. Benoit has more than 20 years of experience in transforming various areas of banking, and even founded a startup. In this interview he shares how ING is like a…
Ep200 – Transaction Banking: From Zero to Hero
Jan 11, 2017 • 81 min
In this episode Transaction banking has been defined as “the plumbing of international business. It ensures that salaries get paid, money for goods and services gets delivered, investment returns are credited where they belong, and the wheels of world…
Ep136 – Leda Glyptis, Banking & FinTech Legend
Jan 6, 2017 • 67 min
Leda Glyptis (@LedaGlyptis) should be first on your list for any dinner party. Full of wit and wisdom, this banking and fintech legend always takes conversations to the next level. We talk to her about APIs and open banking, the aftermath of Brexit, PSD2,…
Ep135 – Digital Banking is Only 1 Percent Finished
Jan 3, 2017 • 65 min
Happy New Year from FinTech Insider! Wow, 2016 was an incredibly busy year for us. In addition to doing this podcast, in May we started a company called 11:FS, a fintech consultancy that helps banks become truly digital. One of our core beliefs is that…
Ep134 – FinTech Predictions for 2017
Dec 30, 2016 • 13 min
Time to make fintech predictions for 2017! Will PSD II be the biggest disappoint of the year? How big will the challenger banks get? Is regtech the new fintech? We make predictions on all this and more. We’re joined by: David Birch, Director of…
Ep133 – 2016 FinTech Review – What a Crazy Ass Year Part 2
Dec 28, 2016 • 45 min
And now for part 2 of our 2016 FinTech Review — What a Crazy Ass Hear This Has Been. We discuss Pokémon (remember that?), the UK ringing in a new Prime Minister, the US electing Donald Trump as President, the Wells Fargo scandal, Facebook payments, China,…
Ep132 – 2016 FinTech Review – What a Crazy Ass Year Part 1
Dec 26, 2016 • 54 min
You’ve had your holiday meals, now it’s time to digest 2016. What a crazy ass year this has been. Brexit. President Trump. Chatbots and fake news. Wells Fargo scandal. Hacks taking down elections and ecommerce. China becoming a fintech star. PSD II and…
Ep131 – Monzo Part 2: The Road to 1 Billion Customers
Dec 23, 2016 • 43 min
In this episode We’re back with Part 2 of our takeover of Monzo, one of our favourite challenger banks. In this episode, we dive into the details on how they’re creating a truly digital bank. You’ll learn how they’re organised, building technology from…
Episode 130 – Monzo Part 1: How to Build a Bank
Dec 21, 2016 • 41 min
In this episode Field trip! This week we geek out at Monzo’s headquarters in London. Monzo is one of our favourite challenger banks, which they’re building from the ground up with help from thousands of customers. Their tagline: ‘Finally, a bank as smart…
Ep129 – Xero: Giving 800,000 Business Owners Their Lives Back
Dec 16, 2016 • 20 min
In this episode Gary Turner is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Xero, which provides small- to medium sized businesses (SMBs or SMEs) with online accounting software. Forbes described Xero as the “World’s Most Innovative Growth Company.” In this…
Ep128 – How FinTech is Revolutionising SMEs
Dec 14, 2016 • 59 min
In this episode Business banking sucks, but it doesn’t have to, say this week’s stellar guests. The CEO of Tide and Co-Founders of xero and Penta join us to discuss how fintech is revolutionising SMEs (small- to medium sized enterprises/businesses). We…
Ep127 – Giving Banks FinTech Access Through One API
Dec 9, 2016 • 30 min
In this episode Onboarding a FinTech into a bank is expensive, due to acquisition and compliance costs, and the risks that come with different APIs. Railsbank, which goes live in early 2017, will give banks access to the FinTech world through one API. We…
Ep126 – Building in the FCA Sandbox
Dec 7, 2016 • 83 min
In this episode Several of this week’s guests are part of the Financial Conduct Authority’s regulatory sandbox in the UK. The FCA created the sandbox as ‘safe space’ for startups and companies to test ideas before becoming fully regulated, saving them…
Ep125 – Blockchain’s Godfather & Wealth’s Superhero
Dec 2, 2016 • 48 min
In this episode Hello, FinTech Insiders! This week we chat with two awesome guests leading innovation in different areas: blockchain and wealth management. Jeff Garzik, Co-Founder of Bloq @jgarzik Dave Bruno, Head of UBS WM Innovation @SuperDaveBruno Jeff…
Ep124 – Wealth: Robo-Advisors or Master of Puppets?
Nov 30, 2016 • 66 min
In this episode Wealth Management isn’t just for the super rich anymore. It’s opened up to everyone. But the reality is, most of us aren’t taking steps now to have a nice life in the future—or even to be able to retire. This week, our expert guests…
Ep123 – FinTech Under the Influence
Nov 25, 2016 • 50 min
In this episode Guests Sam Maule and Chris Gledhill are among the 100 most influential fintech leaders in 2016. Fun fact: Chris used to build software for submarines and Sam used to live on them. Sam is Director of Digital & FInTech at NTT DATA Americas…
Ep122 – I Like Chatbots and I Cannot Lie!
Nov 23, 2016 • 68 min
In this episode Are chatbots the last bridge to true AI? Or are we getting excited over nothing? We discuss whether chatbots are ready for primetime, as well as the latest fintech news. Guests this week Sam Maule, Director of Digital & FInTech at NTT DATA…
Ep121 – Off the Chain! With R3 and RBS
Nov 18, 2016 • 33 min
In this episode Richard Brown, Chief Technology Officer at R3, started building a blockchain platform called Corda from scratch a year ago. The distributed ledger platform is different from other blockchain platforms in that it’s designed explicitly for…
Ep120 – Will FinTech Survive Trump? Plus Blockchain’s Biggest Brains
Nov 15, 2016 • 85 min
In this episode Will Trump roll back regulation? Did chatbots swing the election? The 11:FS team discuss with three brilliant guests: Richard Brown – Chief Technology Officer, R3 – @gendal Richard Crook – Head of Innovation Engineering, RBS – @rickcrook…
Ep119 – Back on the Blockchain Gang!
Nov 11, 2016 • 37 min
In this episode 11:FS’ resident blockchain geek, Simon Taylor, is in heaven this week. Today we bring you ace interviews with Adam Ludwin, Co-Founder & CEO at Chain – @adamludwin Trent McConaghy, Founder & CTO of BigchainDB – @trentmc0 Later this week,…
Ep118 Money20/20 What Happens in Vegas…
Nov 9, 2016 • 69 min
In this episode Nothing scandalous happens in Vegas at Money20/20; let’s just get that out of the way. In its fifth year, Money20/20 is an event that people attend mostly to network and dance awkwardly at after parties. But in between those things, some…
Ep117 – InsurTech: Saving the World, Saving You Money
Nov 4, 2016 • 34 min
In this episode Our first podcast dedicated to FinTech Insider Interviews features InsurTech influencers Freddy Macnamara and Mathilda Strom. Get Insured for an Hour (or more) on a Friend’s Car Freddy Macnamara, Founder and CEO of Cuvva, gives us a…
Ep116 – InsurTech. The New FinTech? Discuss.
Nov 2, 2016 • 108 min
In this episode InsurTech has dominated financial headlines lately. ‘Should the insurance sector be worried?’ Yes, say our guests! In fact, the very question is absurd. Listen to the experts who joined us: Leda Glyptis (@LedaGlyptis) – Director, Sapient…
Ep115 – Nordic FinTech: Thor the Win
Oct 26, 2016 • 73 min
In this episode FinTech is heating up in the Nordics, where 11:FS’s Chris Skinner chairs the Nordic Finance Innovation Group. The region is punching above its weight in terms of innovation (Spotify and Skype, anyone?). You’ll hear interviews from Iren…
Ep114 – Yipi-API-yay: open platforms, marketplaces and next-gen banking
Oct 19, 2016 • 9 min
In this episode This week we had the pleasure of talking to some global thought leaders about a topic that is on everyone’s mind; APIs. This week we are joined by Leda Glyptis (@LedaGlyptis) – Director, Sapient Global Markets, Megan Caywood…
Ep113 – Financial Inclusion: Banking The Next Billion
Oct 11, 2016 • 120 min
In this episode This week we had the pleasure of talking to some global thought leaders in the space of Financial Inclusion. This week we welcome onto the show Kosta Peric (@copernicc) who is the Deputy Director, Financial Services for the Poor at Bill &…
Ep112 – The Secrets of Berlin FinTech Superstars
Oct 4, 2016 • 125 min
In this episode This week we had the pleasure of visiting Berlin, an incredible, vibrant and historic city, now becoming a global Tech and FinTech Hub. We bring you the brightest and best from the Berlin FinTech scene. Your hosts, as always, is David…
Ep111 – Interviewed: The innovators really changing banking
Sep 25, 2016 • 145 min
In this episode We have an awesome show for you this week talking to some of the most innovative people changing the way some of the largest banks on the planet operate. Your hosts, as always, is David Brear (@davidbrear) and Jason Bates (@JasonBates)…
Ep110 – Will AI change the world of Banking?
Sep 20, 2016 • 113 min
This week we have a marathon of a show focussing on AI, Bots, Machine Learning and everything else augmented. Your hosts, as always, is David Brear (@davidbrear), Jason Bates (@JasonBates), Simon Taylor (@sytaylor) and Chris Skinner (@Chris_Skinner) We…
Ep109 – The Secret to UK FinTech Success
Sep 10, 2016 • 62 min
This week we are unpacking some of the latest and greatest breaking news with Ed Maslaveckas (@Ed_Masl) and Jamie Campbell (@JCtheOriginal). We are also joined by the fantastic Lawrence Wintermeyer (@lwintermeyer) who is the CEO of Innovative Finance. Key…
Ep108 – Everything Blockchain. Ever.
Sep 1, 2016 • 96 min
Key stories this week: Finextra – BBVA says EU Bonus Cap hampers tech talent acquisition : LINK Tech Crunch – LendUp secures $47m to build the “Friendly dolphin” not loan shark of credit cards : LINK Coin Desk – Bitfinex to issue company equity (?!) to…
Ep107 – Why Asia-Pacific will rule the Fintech world
Aug 22, 2016 • 76 min
Key stories this week: Alibaba Makes VR Payments Play : LINK Standard Chartered rolling out Touch ID across APAC and MEA : LINK Fenqile gets $235M to get people paying in “happy installments” : LINK Hong Kong start-ups starved of banking services : LINK…
Ep106 – CMA Special: How will APIs change banking?
Aug 15, 2016 • 89 min
This week we’re joined by Bill Sullivan (@WFSULLIVAN3) Global Head Financial Services Market Intelligence @Capgemini, Dominic Lindley (@DominicLindley) Financial Services Consumer Panel and friend of the show appearing for her hat-trick Anna Irrera…
Ep105 – Putting the brakes on accelerators
Aug 9, 2016 • 86 min
Key stories this week: Bitcoin drops 20% on news of another exchange hack: TransferWise gets direct access to Faster Payments Fintech Fundings: 186 Companies Raised $1.6 Billion in June A seven year old idea comes of age: Bank-as-a-Service Venmo Will Soon…
Ep104 – Lots and lots of news
Aug 2, 2016 • 83 min
This week: This week we talk to some of the best people in banking and Fintech with Dave Birch, Director of Innovation at Consult Hyperion (@dgwbirch) and Izabella Kaminska, Financial Times Alphaville (@izakaminska). We also interviewed Antonio Fratta…
Ep103 – Blockchain, Blockchain, Blockchain
Jul 25, 2016 • 75 min
1) BT fault hits broadband users and banks http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36844712 2) Pokemon Go’s McDonald’s Partnership Points To A Promising Business Model…
Ep102 – Bitcoin halving, Bud and Pokemon Go!
Jul 20, 2016 • 104 min
Articles we discuss in the news: 1. The Financial Brand – What can banks learn from Pokemon? https://thefinancialbrand.com/59873/banking-mobile-social-pokemon-go-app-engagement/ 2. Overdrafts more expensive than payday loans says ‘which’…
Ep101 – Brexit Special
Jul 12, 2016 • 52 min
This week we are joined by Anna Irrera from the Wall Street Journal as well as Sophie Guibaud from Fidor to talk about how they see Brexit impacting Fidor and the Fintech world. Articles we discuss in the news: Apple Pay: Payment’s dirty little secret…