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Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a bi-weekly podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates and Sarah Kocianski and joined weekly by a range of fantastic guests, they discuss the latest news, developments, and trends within the industry. On Fintech Insider Insights, they speak to subject matter experts for deep dives on APIs, AI, digital banking, and all other areas disrupting our industry. Fintech Insider Interviews brings you one-on-one interviews with the thought leaders and innovators transforming financial services.Whether you're a fintech expert or you're just keen to know more, then this is the podcast for you!

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Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a bi-weekly podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates and Sarah Kocianski and joined weekly by a range of fantastic guests, they discuss the latest news, developments, and trends within the industry. On Fintech Insider Insights, they speak to subject matter experts for deep dives on APIs, AI, digital banking, and all other areas disrupting our industry. Fintech Insider Interviews brings you one-on-one interviews with the thought leaders and innovators transforming financial services.Whether you're a fintech expert or you're just keen to know more, then this is the podcast for you!

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211 Ratings
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Just an FYI. Love the podcast.

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Great podcast, a lot of new information. I was happy to meet with 11fs on Sibos !
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Rank #1: 426. Insights: How to design digital financials services for US SMBs

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In today's show, Sam Maule lifts the lid on SMB banking practices in the US, and how they're being chronically underserved. Joined by 11:FS' Jobs to be Done guru Ryan Garner and our panel of guests, they discuss how SMBs could be better served in the future and how products and services should be designed to suit their needs.

This week's guests include:

  • Adrian Oropeza, Gen 6 Ventures
  • Laura Cummings, Financial Health Network
  • Jo-Ann Barett, Co-founder and owner Aromas Boutique Bakery
  • Ryan Garner, Principal Customer and Product Lead, 11:FS

It’s not new news that SMBs are historically and critically underserved by banks, despite being the biggest employer and the lifeblood of the US’ economy and in fact, most economies.
So who are they turning to instead?
We get our panel's expert opinions as SMB owners themselves, as well as mostly being in the fintech space.

Ryan and his team have also produced some bespoke research specifically examining the needs of US SMBs and what are the jobs to be done by financial service providers to cater to their needs. You can read the full research [here](bit.ly/digitalsmb)

This podcast is brought to you by Mitek (NASDAQ: MITK). Mitek is a global leader in mobile capture and digital identity verification solutions built on the latest advancements in computer vision, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Mitek’s identity verification solutions enable an enterprise to verify a user’s identity during a digital transaction, which assists businesses operating in highly regulated markets to reduce financial risk and meet regulatory requirements while increasing revenue from digital channels. Financial services, marketplaces and other organizations around the world use Mitek to reduce friction creating the digital experiences their customers expect. Mobile Deposit® and Mobile Verify® are used by millions of consumers for check deposit, new account opening and more. The company is based in San Diego with offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Paris and St Petersburg. Learn more at www.miteksystems.com.

This podcast is also brought to you by Equinix. Equinix is the world's largest data center & colocation provider, enabling fastest application performance, lowest latency and a digital ecosystem for financial services. Its platform of 200+ data centres worldwide protects, connects and empowers the mission-critical infrastructure for over 10,000 businesses.

Small business financial services are only 1% finished. Our latest research examines the Jobs to be Done and cultural insights on what US business owners need, and the digital services that will help them meet their goals. Download the research for free by heading to bit.ly/digitalsmb.

Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking.

If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review

Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com!

Special Guests: Adrian Oropeza, JoAnn Barett, and Laura Cummings.

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May 15 2020

45mins

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Rank #2: 388. 2020 Predictions

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In this Fintech Insider show Sarah Kocianski and Adam Davis are joined by some returning guests to look into their crystal balls and discuss their fintech predictions for the new year. Joining Adam and Sarah are:

  • Melanie Palmer - Chief Marketing Officer at Nucoro
  • Ed Maslaveckas - Chief Executive Officer at Bud
  • Simon Vans-Colina - Co-founder at Fronted

Will challenger banks become a present threat? Will open banking become the default?
And will we see the widgetization of financial services?

No one knows for certain, but there's all this and so much more on this week's episode of Fintech Insider!

Love fintech? Then sign up for our newsletter, Fintech in Five. A snack-sized selection of the week's biggest stories, longer reads, soundbites and more. Just visit this link to sign up! 11fs.com/newsletter

Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking.

If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review

Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com!

Special Guests: Ed Maslaveckas, Mel Palmer, and Simon Vans-Colina.

Jan 03 2020

57mins

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Rank #3: Ep109 – The Secret to UK FinTech Success

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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 stories this week:

  1. Independent – Apple tax: UK says it welcomes any company after tech-giant hit with £11bn Irish tax bill : LINK
  2. Fortune – Beware of Blockchain Hype Says Chain CEO Adam Ludwin : LINK
  3. Coin Desk – IBM Bridges Blockchain, AI With New Business Unit : LINK
  4. Australian Financial Review – ANZ Bank ups cloud focus with open networks for fintech collaboration : LINK
  5. Business Insider – Oscar – City CEO: ‘The whole banking model is a bit broken’ and at risk of an Uber moment : LINK
  6. Telegraph – Jeremy Corbyn has a plan to ‘democratise the internet’. But does he even understand it himself? LINK
  7. Monzo – Mondo is now Monzo : LINK

If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe using your favourite podcasting app and leave us a review on iTunes or the podcast platform of your choosing

Got a burning question or just want to shout of how much you’re loving whats in your ears right now? Contact us on Twitter @FinTechInsider or @11FSTeam, or email on FinTechInsider@11fs.co.uk

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Sep 10 2016

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Rank #4: Bonus: Top 25 startups in the UK!

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On this bonus episode, David Brear is joined by Megan Caywood, Head of Digital Strategy at Barclays, to talk about a recent list made by LinkedIn - the top 25 startups in the UK!

They cover the following:

  • What companies made it to the list?
  • How many startup have been founded in the last year?
  • What were the qualifications to make it to the list?
  • Notable inclusions and exclusions
  • If Megan were to create the same list - what would it look like?

Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking.

If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review

Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com!

Special Guest: Megan Caywood.

Sep 25 2019

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Rank #5: Ep. 276. Insights. Regtech: where innovation meets compliance

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In this week's insights show we're bringing you a deep discussion on what's happening in the regtech space.

We have some brilliant experts to take on these issues including:

  • Jason Boud, CEO of Regtech associates
  • Diana Paredes, CEO + Co-founder Suade Labs
  • Nick Cook, Head of Regtech & Advanced Analytics FCA
  • Nas Ahmed, General Counsel, 11:FS

Our roundtable talks about what regtech is solving for, the costs of compliance and risk, what hurdles exist to the adoption of regtech by big financial institutions, technological problems that the big institutions face, how to overcome them and how involved regulators should be in setting the agenda.

All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider!

Subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and every other podcast app. Spread the fintech love by sharing or tweeting this podcast.

Let us know your thoughts on Twitter @FintechInsiders

This week's episode was produced by Petrit Berisha. Edited by Alex Woodhouse.

Special Guests: Diana Paredes, Jason Boud, Nas Ahmed, and Nick Cook.

Dec 07 2018

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Rank #6: 369. News: Startups growing up

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Our expert hosts, David Brear and Sarah Kocianski, are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include:

  • Diana Parades - CEO and founder, Suade Labs
  • Daniel Hegarty - CEO and Founder, Habito
  • Oliver Smith - Editor at AltFi

We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space:

  • Revolut to launch in the U.S. by year-end with Mastercard deal (03:26)
  • Santander Rolls Out US Digital Deposits To Rival Goldman (10:24)
  • PayPal is launching a Venmo credit card to help monetize the payment app (15:27)
  • AmEx joins the corporate card for startups world (28:56)
  • Fintech API builder Galileo to go global on $77 million capital injection (36:19)
  • CYBG to relaunch as Virgin Money (47:30)
  • Denizen shuts up shop (54:29)
  • Women At EY Instructed On How To Dress and Act Nicely Around Men (1:00:20)

Check out our brand new documentary 11:YEARS - the Rise of UK Fintech now. Head over to 11years.film to watch for free, and share using #11YEARS.

Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking.

If you enjoyed don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review

Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com!

Special Guests: Daniel Hegarty, Diana Paredes, and Oliver Smith.

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Oct 28 2019

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Rank #7: Ep. 233. News: We no longer need traditional banks

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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 meltdown back in April - the team discuss whether this amount is accurate (or indeed, even enough); Monzo's losses quadruple in 2017 - but is this in line with what our panel expected?

They also take a look at the FCA's latest cohort for their 4th sandbox, their review into “unfair fees” and yet another massive data breach, from a data broker no one has heard of.

We even have two "and finally" stories this week as we couldn't decide between them: Goldman Sachs is getting into EDM and rapper Big Sean raps about crypto on his latest album - has it finally gone mainstream?!

All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider!

Subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and every other podcast app. Spread the fintech love by sharing or tweeting this podcast.

Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders and join the discussion by signing up at www.fintechinsidernews.com

Special Guests: Husayn Kassai and Monty Munford.

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Jul 09 2018

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Rank #8: Ep110 – Will AI change the world of Banking?

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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 have a fantastic lineup this week of guests with; Devika Thapar (@DeeThapar) – Financial Services Leader, IBM Watson, Dr. Ella Rabener (@ella_rabener) – CMO of Scalable Capital and Ereli Eran (@ereli) – Senior Data Scientist at Ravelin.

We hope you enjoy the show

Key stories this week:

  1. IB Times – Barclays completes the world’s first live, end to end trade finance transaction with a live customer on Blockchain : LINK
  2. QZ.com Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, IBM, and Microsoft are creating the Justice League for AI : LINK
  3. Technology Review – MIT report – AI Wants to Be Your Bro, Not Your Foe : LINK
  4. Polygon – Watch the first ever movie trailer made by artificial intelligence : LINK
  5. Venture Beat – Are chatbots an evolution or a revolution? : LINK
  6. Venture Beat – Apple pushes its AI expert hiring spree into overdrive : LINK
  7. The Drum – David Ogilvy’s first interview since he died? Possibly not but Watson and The Drum prove his ideas are still alive : LINK
  8. Venture Beat – A Microsoft chatbot is insulting people again, and that’s a good thing : LINK

Got a burning question or just want to shout of how much you’re loving whats in your ears right now? Contact us on Twitter @FinTechInsider or @11FSTeam, or email on FinTechInsider@11fs.co.uk

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Sep 20 2016

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Rank #9: Ep250 – If You Liked It, Then You Should’ve Put A Blockchain On It

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We discuss what a challenger bank really is – drawing a line in the sand for who is and who isn’t in the cool kids club. Alipay seems to be taking over the world through tourism, we discuss how that strategy might be the best route into the west. Debit cards are finding into the hands on children, how do we make sure kids don’t go crazy with (and power) – is this the new way for banks to acquire customers? All this and more on the news this week.

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Our community contribution was from Nina Mohanty this week (@ninamohanty)

News this week

  1. Banking Technology – FinTech companies blast banks over PSD2 direct access angst – Link
  2. The Telegraph – Upstart Challenger Banks eye consolidation – Link
  3. Banking Technology – Deutsche Bank leads charge for pan-industry e-identity platform – Link
  4. Bloomberg – Apple Can Thank Alipay for Shopping – Link
  5. Global Times – WeChat expands in US, EU – Link
  6. MacRumours – Visa and Payments Startup ‘Current’ Launch Debit Card for Kids That Ties to Parental Control App – Link
  7. Banking Innovation – Barclays Gives Users Total Control Over Debit in Effort to Stop Card Fraud – Link
  8. FT – Aviva chief executive hits out at personal insurance market – Link
  9. Recode – Square is rolling out its first debit card – Link
  10. Finextra – Starling opens payment services unit – Link
  11. Reuters – Top French bank chief attacks no-frills rivals for freeloading – Link

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Special Guest: Liz Lumley.

May 15 2017

1hr 12mins

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Rank #10: Ep. 207. News: Instant Gratification

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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 from the fintech world, including Ant Financial’s $150 billion valuation, Revolut launching Vaults, and The One Where Ross Got Mistaken for a Banker.

All this and so much more on this Monday episode of Fintech Insider!

Go to survey.11fs.com to share your views.

Subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave a review on iTunes. Share the fintech love by sharing or tweeting this podcast.

Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders and join the discussion by signing up at www.fintechinsidernews.com

Special Guests: Alex Park, Lucy Woolfenden, and Pol Navarro.

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Apr 23 2018

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Rank #11: Ep. 190. News: Imagine if the Kardashians could code

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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 why women are put off tech careers before they even leave school (and why Reddit isn't the most scientific way to collect data), why female tech role models are desperately needed, why enthusiasm for app-only banks is on the wane, Monzo's marketplace launch in beta, and what Atom will do with their latest round of funding.

Next up are the two biggest Amazon stories of the week - their proposed plans for a checking account product with either JPMorgan or CapitalOne and Jeff Bezos' refusal to lose India, having conceded China to Alibaba. We also have a mini section on corporate social responsibility as Nuns (and other trading bodies) call out unethical practices at WellsFargo, and Kabbage take a strong stand in the light of the tragiv Parkland shootings.

And finally, in the sillier part of the show we take a look at Xinja's glow in the dark payment cards, and Donorfy's GDFR playlist - is it (in REM's words) The End of the World As We Know It?

We hope you enjoy the show!
Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode and if you really love us please leave us a review on iTunes!
Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders and join the discussion by signing up at Fintech Insider News.

Special Guests: Caroline Plumb, Laurel Wolfe, Sarah Kocianski, and Veronique Constans.

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Mar 12 2018

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Rank #12: Ep. 201 Insights Live: Breaking into Fintech

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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 things started we’re talking about what backgrounds are best to break into fintech and where all our panel came from to get to where they are now.

We explore what the fintech industry is looking for in applicants and who it’s trying to attract. Which matters most, the finance or the technology? And where does the customer fit into it?

We also look at where the principles of Fintech and traditional finance converge and separate. Something definitely worth considering for those difficult to answer interview questions.

The panel discuss where new technology is disrupting the traditional financial model and whether you really need a background in financial services to break into the fintech world.

To round things off we look at where younger people need to go, who they need to be talking to and what questions they need to be asking to become the next generation of fintech talent.

We hope you enjoyed the show! Subscribe so you never miss an episode, and if you want to show us some love then please leave a review on iTunes.
Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders and join the discussion by signing up at Fintech Insider News.

Special Guests: Jeff Tijssen, Sophie Winwood, and Valentina Kristensen.

Apr 11 2018

39mins

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Rank #13: 424. Interviews: Plaid on customer driven innovation, data access and US open banking

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Sam Maule is joined by John Pitts, Policy Lead, and Niko Karvounis Product Lead at Plaid in another locked down interview.
Niko and John talk us through Plaid's superfast innovation to help banks and SMEs in the light of COVID-19, as well as their customer driven innovation strategy and the importance of data access and balancing speed and security in everything they do.

They discuss access to data and the growth of fintechs in the US outstripping Europe; the possibility of Open Banking in the US in the near future; their European expansion and much much more!

This podcast is brought to you by Mitek (NASDAQ: MITK). Mitek is a global leader in mobile capture and digital identity verification solutions built on the latest advancements in computer vision, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Mitek’s identity verification solutions enable an enterprise to verify a user’s identity during a digital transaction, which assists businesses operating in highly regulated markets to reduce financial risk and meet regulatory requirements while increasing revenue from digital channels. Financial services, marketplaces and other organizations around the world use Mitek to reduce friction creating the digital experiences their customers expect. Mobile Deposit® and Mobile Verify® are used by millions of consumers for check deposit, new account opening and more. The company is based in San Diego with offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Paris and St Petersburg. Learn more at www.miteksystems.com.

This podcast is also brought to you by Equinix. Equinix is the world's largest data center & colocation provider, enabling fastest application performance, lowest latency and a digital ecosystem for financial services. Its platform of 200+ data centres worldwide protects, connects and empowers the mission-critical infrastructure for over 10,000 businesses.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an immediate financial and operational crisis, permanently reshaping the financial services industry. This change must be swift and unavoidable - check out our research report to find out more: Info.11fs.com/covid19

Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking.

If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review

Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, alternatively email podcasts@11fs.com!

Special Guests: John Pitts and Niko Karvounis.

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May 08 2020

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Rank #14: Ep243 – Ethical Hacking with Jamie Woodruff and Sergey Pavlovich

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We dive into the interesting world of ethical hacking. Our first guest Jamie Woodruff takes us through his unique university entry, why your computers might not be the cause of your network’s security breach and how posing as a pizza delivery man helped him gain entry into a companies headquarters.

Chris then interviews Sergey Pavlovich, a Russian ‘carder’ who made it big defrauding banks, and after a stint in prison, started working to defend against people like him. Sergey tells us about how he earned thousands from stolen credit cards and why working for the good guys works out better in the long run.

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Enjoying FinTech Insider? Tell a friend about us and please leave us a review on iTunes.

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Apr 26 2017

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Rank #15: Ep. 136. Hacks, hacks and more hacks

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In this episode:

We talk hacks, hacks and more hacks as the team take on the fallout from the Deloitte hack, the Equifax boss steps down after their hack, and CBS' Showtime gets hacked with code making user's computers mine cryptocurrency in the background as they watched their favourite shows... Phew!

They also discuss more traditional Fintech Insider news stories including: Starling's latest funding round, Monzo's new integrations and Alipay's latest partnerships, this time in Scandinavia. And finally... a family of raccoons shut down a Toronto bank - you heard it here first.

All that and more on today's show.

Enjoy the show! Spread the word, tell your friends and don't forget to leave us a review on iTunes.
If you want to get in touch, drop us a line at podcasts@11fs.com or on Twitter @FintechInsiders and follow us on Facebook.

Special Guests: Andra Sonea and Valentina Kristensen.

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Oct 02 2017

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Rank #16: Ep134 – FinTech Predictions for 2017

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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:

Thanks for listening! If you like what you heard, subscribe to our podcast, review us on iTunes–we love reading those reviews!!–and befriend us on Facebook and/or Twitter.

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Dec 30 2016

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Rank #17: Ep. 267. Interview – Nathan Bostock, CEO Santander UK

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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 digital innovation.

He also tells us that digital innovation evolves around good customer service so Santander tries maintain “customer-centricity” in all it does, to drive its customer experience forward, and that hiring strong digital talent is so important to them to help them achieve this.

Nathan also tells us that the Santander company ethos and mindset is that of a challenger, not an incumbent, so they are always looking for opportunities for innovation that can challenge the status quo, while simultaneously taking customer data security very seriously. One key opportunity for innovation is that of partnership with fintech companies and Nathan explains the success of their partnership with small business lending company, Kabbage.

Want to know more? Visit http://www.santander.co.uk/uk/index or https://uk.kabbage.com/

Enjoying FinTech Insider? Tell a friend about us and please leave us a review on iTunes.

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Jun 23 2017

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Rank #18: 319. News: I'm sorry, banks

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This week we have some great stories for you as David and Simon are joined by a couple of great guests:

  • Samantha Bedford, Head of Innovation and New Ways of Working, CYBG
  • Freddie Villis, Google Account Manager: Finance at Snowdrop Solutions
  • Oscar Williams-Grut, Senior Correspondent at Yahoo Finance

We kick off the episode by taking a look at Central banks becoming the world's newest climate change activists. An open letter in support of climate change came from the Network for Greening the Financial System (the NGFS). Simon comments that customers are making eco-friendly choices all the time as shown by the growing presence of challenger banks (03:17).

You can read up on Simon's views around eco-friendly finance here.

Next up, we talk about Open Banking one year on. According to the OBIE, in addition to helping individuals with their finances, Open Banking is using technology to combat societal issues such as access to mortgages and debt advice, with benefits for the UK SME community also being perceived. Oscar remarks that Open Banking will only be a success when we're no longer talking about it (15:16).

We also have an interview with Chris Woolard, Director of strategy and competition on GFIN's first eight firms for its sandbox (25:55).

Other stories include:

  • GFIN’s first 8 firms
  • Snoop Dogg-backed 'try before you buy' payment firm sees sales jump
  • Women are less aware and trusting of challenger banks
  • Mastercard and Visa to slash inter-regional fees for tourist cards in EU
  • And finally, Man dissolves credit card to make contactless ring

All this and so much more on today's show.

Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on the stories @FintechInsiders on Twitter where you can also ask the hosts questions, or email podcasts@11fs.com

This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse.

Special Guests: Chris Woolard, Freddie Villis, Oscar Williams-Grut, and Samantha Bedford.

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May 06 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #19: Ep. 186. News: Fist bumps over the Atlantic

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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 onto Starling’s Settle Up feature which Megan explains as “A really easy way to make payments between friends”. Ross said he struggled to find the use case for this at first but now he properly gets it, and its design is excellent “I struggled at first to see this as a use case… but it’s awesome and design-wise it’s really nice”. 

Moving on from Starling to their biggest rival, the team discuss this story from City AM - regarding Monzo's partnership with Moneybox via open banking APIs, which allows Monzo users to invest their cash by rounding up purchases to the nearest pound.

From Monzo to Revolut, and ss with seemingly every Revolut CEO interview, this interview in the FT  got a lot of people talking on Fintech Insider News, our forum for discussion of the latest news and stories in the fintech world.Nikolay Storonsky talked to the FT about the long hours and high staff turnover at Revolut, claiming there is little room for work-life balance in a fast-growing start-up. However he also claims he has never come across a burnt-out employee, and pledges to pay for a two-week holiday for any of his staff who feels overwhelmed by the demands of their job. Interesting stuff...what are the chances someone takes him up on that pledge?

The next story is one Simon described as "Giving me warm fuzzies" as The UK's FCA and the US' CFTC sign fintech pact. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have signed an arrangement that commits the regulators to collaborating and supporting innovative firms through each other’s financial technology (FinTech) initiatives – LabCFTC and FCA Innovate. To summarise, Simon described the pact as “fist bumps over the Atlantic”.

From one pact that definitely is happening, this one is less clear. In this story from CNBC, Amazon might have teamed up with the Bank of America for its lending programme. If Amazon are working with big banks to get into the lending space, should traditional players in this market be worried?

In this next story they discuss a partnership that this time definitely is happening: Azlo, a digital banking startup targets gig economy workers is backed by BBVA. This story impressed the panel slightly more than the speculative Amazon murmurs, with Edward Berks calling it a "solid proposition".

From a Spanish backed startup to a Canadian one that’s gaining momentum, is the news in Business Insider regarding robo advisor Wealthsimple's £37 million fund raise. Their business model heavily targets millennials - 80% of their clients are under 45 and 40% are first time investors. Is the age of robo-advisors coinciding with mellenials having more money to invest?

Next up we reached the silly story part of the show now, starting with this story from Conservative Home explaining how Conservatives can use the blockchain for activism. This is a bizarre thought piece about a theoretical token called ConservativeCoin and indeed Megan summarised this well, stating that "it sounds like someone had too much time on their times".

Continuing with the crypto theme, and setting up new tokens, CoinDesk broke the news this week that Steven Seagal Endorses Questionable 'Bitcoiin' ICO. Instead of kicking ass on screen, it seems the martial arts savant has taken to round-house kicking the blockchain world by endorsing Bitcoiin2Gen....the name alone had eyebrows raised!

In a show packed full of good news, we chose one more to end on, this one in the Express regarding the Big Issue magazine seller who takes contactless and saw a huge boost to sales as a result. Big Issue seller Robin Fabian bought a contactless card reader to increase his sales after passers by repeatedly didn’t the have £2.50 in change to buy a magazine. He said the card reader paid for itself on the first day, and since then he estimates he's sold 200 extra copies.

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Special Guests: Edward Berks and Megan Caywood.

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Feb 26 2018

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Rank #20: Ep. 142. Insights: PSD2 Round Table

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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 Matt Cox, Head of Insight and Innovation at Nationwide.

We get under the skin of the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) to ask where did it come from? Our team of experts takes us back to the beginning to explore the genesis of PSD2 in payments and account aggregation, and how this has evolved into today's regulation.

Jason asks how PSD2 is progressing in the UK and how its being implemented. And is PSD2 a threat or an opportunity for incumbents? We discuss the big challenges to implementing PDS2 and how registration for start-ups will work.

What do consumers make of open banking and how can firms illustrate solid use cases to communicate with them? Looking forwards, we ask how the upcoming GDPR legislation will interact with PSD2.

Listen in for all this and much more on the challenges, opportunities and consequences of PSD2.

Enjoy the show! Spread the word, tell all your friends and don't forget to leave us a review on iTunes. If you want to get in touch, drop us a line at podcasts@11fs.com or on Twitter @FintechInsiders and follow us on Facebook.

Special Guests: Anita Kimber, Gavin Littlejohn, Matt Cox, and Mike Kelly.

Oct 18 2017

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