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Fintech Insider, hosted by David M. Brear, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis, Simon Taylor, Sarah Kocianski and Ross Gallagher is a bi-weekly podcast dedicated to all things FinTech, banking and financial services. The hosts are joined weekly by a range of fantastic guests 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. Fintech Insider News show sees our hosts and guests try to make sense of the top stories from the industry in the last week 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, hosted by David M. Brear, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis, Simon Taylor, Sarah Kocianski and Ross Gallagher is a bi-weekly podcast dedicated to all things FinTech, banking and financial services. The hosts are joined weekly by a range of fantastic guests 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. Fintech Insider News show sees our hosts and guests try to make sense of the top stories from the industry in the last week 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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Very knowlegeble

By Erwin McGlade - Jun 15 2017
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Keep up the amazing work! I got introduced to this podcast, now I’m hooked!

Great Podcast!!!

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Excellent quality podcast, Informative and entertaining. Thank you.

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211 Ratings
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200
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Very knowlegeble

By Erwin McGlade - Jun 15 2017
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Keep up the amazing work! I got introduced to this podcast, now I’m hooked!

Great Podcast!!!

By Lacey Davis - Jun 14 2017
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Excellent quality podcast, Informative and entertaining. Thank you.

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FinTech Insider by 11:FS

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Fintech Insider, hosted by David M. Brear, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis, Simon Taylor, Sarah Kocianski and Ross Gallagher is a bi-weekly podcast dedicated to all things FinTech, banking and financial services. The hosts are joined weekly by a range of fantastic guests 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. Fintech Insider News show sees our hosts and guests try to make sense of the top stories from the industry in the last week 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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Rank #1: 289. News: Meaningful Merging

Jan 21 2019
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Our hosts Ross and Sarah are joined by Lianna Brinded, Head of Yahoo Finance UK at Yahoo, Lucy Woolfenden, Marketing Director at Yolt and Wincie Wong, Head of Innovation for Supply Chain Services at RBS. First up, Fiserv to acquire First Data in all-stock deal with equity value of $22 billion 01:38 We spoke to 11:FS Managing Director of the Americas, Sam Maule to get his perspective on the Fiserv story 08:13 Atom Bank hires advisers ahead of potential Spanish bid 10:56 AccessPay banks $9 million in new funding as VCs hit the North 18:36 We interviewed Anish Kapoor, CEO of AccessPay to get a bit more insight 22:32 Digital bank Tandem eyes IPO as customer numbers continue to surge 24:46 Challenger Bank Tide Joins With ClearBank To Bid For RBS Fund 28:23 11:FS AMA on geographical markets and fintech hotspots 35:58 Fintech firms want to shake up banking, and that worries the Fed 40:23 Peter Thiel Wants To Give Wall Street a Fright 47:57 We got a bit more insight from Sam Maule 52:18 Swift introduces Pay Later API for instant loan financing 55:08 And Finally, Greggs go vegan and gets a boost from millennials 1:02:04 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 ​ This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Anish Kapoor, Lianna Brinded, Lucy Woolfenden, and Wincie Wong. Links: Fiserv to acquire First Data in all-stock deal with equity value of $22 billion - MarketWatchAtom Bank hires advisers ahead of potential Spanish bidAccessPay banks $9 million in new funding as VCs hit the NorthDigital bank Tandem eyes IPO as customer numbers continue to surgeMorningstarChallenger Bank Tide Joins With ClearBank To Bid... | MorningstarFintech firms want to shake up banking, and that worries the Fed | ReutersPeter Thiel Wants To Give Wall Street a Fright - BloombergSwift introduces Pay Later API for instant loan financingFreetrade: UK millennials bought Greggs stock after vegan sausage roll

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Rank #2: Ep109 – The Secret to UK FinTech Success

Sep 10 2016
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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: Independent – Apple tax: UK says it welcomes any company after tech-giant hit with £11bn Irish tax bill : LINK Fortune – Beware of Blockchain Hype Says Chain CEO Adam Ludwin : LINK Coin Desk – IBM Bridges Blockchain, AI With New Business Unit : LINK Australian Financial Review – ANZ Bank ups cloud focus with open networks for fintech collaboration : LINK  Business Insider – Oscar – City CEO: ‘The whole banking model is a bit broken’ and at risk of an Uber moment : LINK Telegraph – Jeremy Corbyn has a plan to ‘democratise the internet’. But does he even understand it himself? LINK 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   The post Ep109 – The Secret to UK FinTech Success appeared first on 11FS. The post Ep109 – The Secret to UK FinTech Success appeared first on 11:FS.

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Rank #3: Ep. 282. Insights: Our Fintech Predictions 2019

Dec 28 2018
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We've got a roundtable of some of the most beloved fintech podcast hosts there are. They're all ours. Sarah's takes David, Simon, Jason, Ross and Leda through what we think's going to happen in fintech in 2019. We look back at some of our favourite moments that happened in fintech this year, before taking a look at some of the things we're most excited about for 2019. This includes: how big banks are changing, creating their own digital challengers, consolidation in the challenger market and the back office getting a lot more exciting. All this and so much more on this week's episode of Fintech Insider. We hope you enjoy the show and, as ever, don't forget to subscribe! Want to join the conversation on all the topics discussed? Tweet the show @fintechinsiders and if you really love the show, please leave us a review on iTunes. This episode was produced by Laura Watkins. Edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guest: Leda Glyptis.

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Rank #4: Ep110 – Will AI change the world of Banking?

Sep 20 2016
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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: IB Times – Barclays completes the world’s first live, end to end trade finance transaction with a live customer on Blockchain : LINK QZ.com – Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, IBM, and Microsoft are creating the Justice League for AI : LINK Technology Review – MIT report – AI Wants to Be Your Bro, Not Your Foe : LINK Polygon – Watch the first ever movie trailer made by artificial intelligence : LINK Venture Beat – Are chatbots an evolution or a revolution? : LINK Venture Beat – Apple pushes its AI expert hiring spree into overdrive : LINK  The Drum – David Ogilvy’s first interview since he died? Possibly not but Watson and The Drum prove his ideas are still alive : LINK  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 The post Ep110 – Will AI change the world of Banking? appeared first on 11FS. The post Ep110 – Will AI change the world of Banking? appeared first on 11:FS.

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Rank #5: Ep202 – APIs: Plug into Banking

Jan 18 2017
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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 app on your phone makes an API call to a system to get the weather data. Lesley-Anne Vaughan says APIs are like ordering from a menu at a restaurant. You place your order from the menu, which is like an API call out to the kitchen (system). The food that comes to the table is the system’s response to that API call. What does this have to do with financial services? Bankers should be interested in APIs because they enable the digital experiences their customers want. More API analogies and explanations await in episode 202! Guests Lesley-Ann Vaughan, Co-creator of M-PESA @VaughanLA David Andrzejek, VP Vertical Solutions at Google @davidandrz Aubrey Hawes, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Oracle @gahawes3 Ghela Boskovich, Founder of FemTechGlobal @GhelaBoskovich News this week Finextra – US regulator cites fintech as risk to banking system [Link] Full report [Link]  IBTimes – DTCC creating credit derivatives blockchain with Axoni, IBM and R3 [Link] FT – Banks risk missing 2019 ringfence deadline [Link] Mashable – 56,000 petrol pumps in India to stop accepting credit and debit cards; citizens miffed [Link] Decision has been deferred until the 13th of January [Link] Banking Technology – “Humanoid” Ira to assist customers in HDFC Bank branches [Link] Financial Tribune – Iran’s 1st Open Banking API Launched [Link] Enjoy the episode! If you’re a fan of FinTech Insider, please leave us a review. We haven’t seen a new review in awhile and you’d make our heart soar with glee. The post Ep202 – APIs: Plug into Banking appeared first on 11FS. The post Ep202 – APIs: Plug into Banking appeared first on 11:FS.

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Rank #6: Ep. 276. Insights. Regtech: where innovation meets compliance

Dec 07 2018
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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.

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Rank #7: Ep103 – Blockchain, Blockchain, Blockchain

Jul 25 2016
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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 http://www.forbes.com/sites/parmyolson/2016/07/20/pokemon-go-mcdonalds-japan-nintendo-revenue/#3e0f226160d5 3) Apple Pay says bonjour to France and nei ho to Hong Kong http://www.cnet.com/news/apple-pay-says-bonjour-to-france/ 4) Oaknorth : first challenger bank to use Facebook at Work http://www.bankingtech.com/536972/oaknorth-first-challenger-bank-to-adopt-facebook-at-work/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=oaknorth-first-challenger-bank-to-adopt-facebook-at-work 5) Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel is doubling down on a German fintech startup http://uk.businessinsider.com/silicon-valley-billionaire-peter-thiel-increases-investment-in-germanys-deposit-solutions-2016-7 6) Google’s DeepMind trains AI to cut its energy bills by 40% http://www.wired.co.uk/article/google-deepmind-data-centres-efficiency 7) Santander’s fintech VC firm got another $100 million to invest http://uk.businessinsider.com/santander-innoventures-mariano-belinkey-new-fund-brexit-fintech-2016-7 8) A huge US bank is ignoring Brexit warning signs and is buying a new £300 million London HQ http://uk.businessinsider.com/wells-fargo-buys-new-london-office-despite-brexit-2016-7 9) Central Bank Digital Currencies Could Boost GDP, Bank of England Says http://www.coindesk.com/central-bank-digital-currencies-boost-gdp-bank-england-says/ 10) UK Legislators Cast Critical Eye on Bitcoin and Blockchain at Parliament Event http://www.coindesk.com/committee-talks-blockchains-government-ethics-house-lords-hearing/ We hoped you liked Episode 3 – Subscribe and follow @obussmann) Marcus Treacher (@marcus_treacher) who is the Global Head of Strategic Accounts at @Ripple and we also chat through the news with Oscar Willams Grut (@OscarWGrut) who is the FinTech reporter for Business Insider. We hoped you like Episode 3 – Follow us and tell us what you think of the show @FinTechInsiders and keep letting us know what you think. The post Ep103 – Blockchain, Blockchain, Blockchain. appeared first on 11FS. The post Ep103 – Blockchain, Blockchain, Blockchain appeared first on 11:FS.

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Rank #8: Insurtech Insider - Ep. 4: InsureTech Connect, Las Vegas

Oct 20 2017
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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, Nigel caught up with Darin Reffitt, Vice President of Marketing at Splice Software, which combines art and science to create stronger customer connections. Nigel and Darin explore the rise of voice and speech-to-speech technologies and emotionally relevant customer messages. Next up, Nigel meets Quentin Colmant, co-Founder of Qover, providing real-time insurance via open APIs. We hear how their solution allows customers to start selling insurance in five minutes. Nigel also talks to Tim Hardcastle, CEO of Instanda, a platform for insurance providers to improve product delivery. Tim talks about the lessons he’s learnt, through the dotcom boom to starting Instanda in 2012, and how the established insurers are responding to insurtech start-ups. Plus, is insurance really no different from any other consumer market? We hear from Chris Cheatham, founder and CEO of Risk Genius, whose mission is to organise the world’s insurance policy information. Chris tells us why the insurance world doesn’t really know what’s in its insurance policies and how Risk Genius is tackling the problem. And finally, Nigel sits down with Caribou Honig, Chairman and cofounder of InsureTech Connect, and cofounder of QED Investors. Caribou explains why right now might just be the most exciting time to be in insurtech. We also ask: how can incumbents evolve and is the centre ground of insurtech shifting between Europe and the US? Enjoying InsurTech Insider? Tell a friend about us, get in touch at podcasts@11fs.com or on Twitter @InstechInsiders, and please leave us a review on iTunes. Special Guests: Caribou Honig, Chris Cheatham, Darin Reffitt, Nigel Walsh, Quentin Colmant, and Tim Hardcastle.

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Rank #9: Ep. 274. Insights: Open Banking - a never ending story?

Nov 30 2018
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In this week's insights show we're bringing you a deep discussion on what's happening in the Open Banking space. Our roundtable talks about the challenges involved in implementing the rules and regulations around Open Banking and takes a look at the thorny problem of getting customers to buy-in to Open Banking. We have some of the best guests around to help: Adam Davis, Head of Delivery at 11:FS Dan Globerson, Head of Open Banking at RBS Faith Reynolds, Independent Consumer Representative for Open Banking Sam Seaton, CEO at Moneyhub Francesco Simoneski, CEO at Truelayer We kick off the discussion by taking a look at just how hard it's been to implement the rules and regulations, the internal changes that compliance has caused and the costs involved. Then we move on to the toughest parts of the regulations and what about them is preventing positive user journeys and take a close look at how the payment journey, which is meant to be live now, has been affected. We also talk about going beyond mandatory requirements, how open banking is about more than compliance and why customers haven't taken notice of Open Banking yet. In fact 72% of adults haven't even heard of it. To finish off the panel takes a look at what's being done outside of Europe, how and if Brexit willhave any impact on the quality of products and services being offered by Open Banking and what we'll see happen in the near future. 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 Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Adam Davis, Dan Globerson, Faith Reynolds, Francesco Simoneschi, and Samantha Seaton. Links: Three quarters of Britons haven’t heard of open banking | YouGov

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Rank #10: Ep. 208. CEO Interviews: Luke Johnson, Neat Capital & Mutaz Qubbaj Squirrel

Apr 25 2018
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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 and saving in the digital economy and how to help customers from overspending. Go to survey.11fs.com to share your views. 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: Luke Johnson and Mutaz Qubbaj.

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Rank #11: Ep. 271. News: Ericas & 'Mericas

Nov 19 2018
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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 long-term deal with a digital banking start-up launched by Anthony Jenkins, the former Barclays chief executive. Not entirely unexpected, since David Duffy, CYBG's chief executive, had hinted since securing a £1.6bn deal to buy the bank that it was likely to use its own technology platform. Confirmation that CYBG is ditching the 10x deal may deal a blow to Mr Jenkins, who has been in talks with investors for several months about a substantial new funding round for his venture. Virgin Money is understood to have committed tens of millions of pounds to creating a digital platform with 10x's support, and CYBG's decision to terminate the deal is likely to trigger a sizeable payment to 10x. Fintech startup Revolut is in talks to raise $500M from Softbank. Several sources have told City A.M. that the deal is set to close early next year, as Revolut tries to launch its banking app in the US, one of fintech’s most notoriously hard to crack markets. Comes less than seven months since Revolut closed its last funding round at $250m, which valued the London startup at $1.7bn as a so-called unicorn company. Not known if previous backers such as Index Ventures, Draper Esprit and DST Global will sign on to this round. Softbank said earlier this year that it was looking to deploy around $200m into fintech from its $100bn Vision Fund, and was reported by Sky News to have explored a similar investment in UK challenger bank Oaknorth. We spoke to Emily Nicolle, the author of this article for City AM to give us her thoughts on this story. Digital bank Starling to roost on the high street. Digital bank Starling is heading to the high street, announcing a tie-up that will enable its personal and business customers to withdraw and deposit cash over the counter at all 11,500 Post Office branches nationwide. Despite falling cash use across the UK, the app-only challenger bank said it was responding to customer needs. “Our customers still want to pay in cash and take money out,” said Julian Sawyer, head of banking services at Starling Bank. “The Post Office has more outlets than all the other banks combined, so it became a very obvious channel to link up with.” The digital bank’s move to the high street comes as larger banks shift customers online, closing hundreds of high street bank branches and free-to-use cash machines in the process. We caught up with Megan Caywood at Xerocon yesterday to tell us more about this announcement and what it means for their users. Simple attracts Amazon exec as new CEO. US neo bank Simple has named a former Amazon executive as its new CEO, in a rare example of talent returning from Big Tech to the banking industry We interviewed the Co-Founder of Simple Bank, Shamir Karkal in ep. 254. David Hijirida moved from Washington Mutual to help build Amazon’s online payments business in 2007 before acting as a director of AWS. Hijirida takes over from Dickson Chu who was working as the interim chief executive of the bank after founding CEO Josh Reich who quit in May. Fluidly raises £5M in Series A Funding. Fluidly is an applied AI business that combines machine learning and financial modelling to automate the forecasting and management of cashflow for SMEs. The £5m Series A funding round was led by New York-based fintech investor Nyca Partners. Existing investors Octopus Ventures, Anthemis and tech angels including Simon Murdoch and Charlie Songhurst also participated in the latest financing round. We caught up with Fluidly CEO Caroline Plumb at Xerocon yesterday, to find out more about what this money will be used for. Alibaba sets new Singles

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Rank #12: Ep134 – FinTech Predictions for 2017

Dec 30 2016
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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: David Birch, Director of Innovation, Consult Hyperion @dgwbirch Ben Brabyn, Chief Executive, Investor, Advisor, Level39 @BenBrabyn   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. The post Ep134 – FinTech Predictions for 2017 appeared first on 11FS. The post Ep134 – FinTech Predictions for 2017 appeared first on 11:FS.

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Rank #13: Ep113 – Financial Inclusion: Banking The Next Billion

Oct 11 2016
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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 & Melinda Gates Foundation. We have Faith Reynolds who is a Member of the Financial Innovation Standing Committee CWG at ESMA. We have Jaz O’hara the founder at the World Wide Tribe (www.theworldwidetribe.com) and lastly we have Lynsey Barber (@lynseybarber) who is the Tech Reporter for City A.M. We’ve a huge show for you chatting through some of the main issues surrounding Financial Inclusion. News this week FT Banks are not making proper use of Fintech Finextra – ING to spend EUR800M on Digital and Shed 7,000 Jobs Link Reuters – Deutsche Bank in race to settle DoJ $14Bn Fine Link FT – Start-up WB21 Moves to Berlin but not all is as it seems Link Finextra – Banks ready for real world Blockchain Link PYMNTS – AliPay launching in three London Stores Link Techcrunch – Grow launches its App for Socially Responsible Investing Link The Memo -Moni Gives Financial Inclusion and dignity to European Migrants and refugees Link Euromoney FInancial Inclusion is changing the face of banking 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 The post Ep113 – Financial Inclusion: Banking The Next Billion. appeared first on 11FS. The post Ep113 – Financial Inclusion: Banking The Next Billion appeared first on 11:FS.

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Rank #14: Ep. 218. News: From Loot To Hoot

May 21 2018
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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: Robinhood hits a bullseye, Monzo blocks gambling, and are Irish spies affecting mortgage brokers? All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider! Subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave a review on iTunes. 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: Charlie Wood and Simon Vans-Colina. Links: Santander to launch stand-alone UK digital bankHSBC’s new aggregator app was downloaded 13k times on the day it launchedRobinhood scores $363m Series DDigital bank Monzo tackles gambling addiction head onAnnual Fraudscape report reveals record number of identity fraudsIrish bank caught in social media spying stormBritain’s first 100 per cent ‘born in the cloud’ bank celebrates Microsoft collaborationMorgan Stanley bets on Brazil’s fintech lending boomVolt Bank awarded Australia’s first new unrestricted banking licenseWith less cash in circulation, Swedish thieves turn to wildlife trafficking

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Rank #15: Ep. 207. News: Instant Gratification

Apr 23 2018
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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. Links: Metro Bank to introduce AI-powered money management toolBBVA invests $50m in Chinese AI-focused fundExplainer: Ant Financial's $150 billion valuation, and the big recent bump-upLloyds Banking Group to cut 305 jobs and close 49 branches across the UK as customers switch to digital bankingLloyds Bank | Banking with us | Mobile BranchesAn investor in iZettle and Wonga just raised $235 million to fund the next fintech unicornsRevolut launches spare change VaultsDemand for cash is increasing, not decreasing, in most countriesTransferWise has become the first non-bank to connect to the Bank of England's payment systemsThe One Where Ross Got Mistaken for a Banker - BBC NewsCrypto YouTuber hacked out of $2 million during a livestreamIceland's Bitcoin heist suspect 'flees on PM's plane'

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Rank #16: Ep124 – Wealth: Robo-Advisors or Master of Puppets?

Nov 30 2016
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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 discuss how we can solve this massive social problem. We also chat about robo-advisors, creating offense in wealth management, digital wallets, and, of course, Metallica. Guests Dave Bruno, Co-Founder of YNOME and Head UBS WM Innovation @SuperDaveBruno Jonathan Hey, Head of User Experience at Nutmeg @jonohey Joe Parkin, Head of Wealth and Retail at iShares by Blackrock News this week Bloomberg –  India’s Misguided War on Cash – Link Mashable – The Astronomical Rise of Mobile Wallets in India – Link Coindesk – Goldman Sachs and Santander Leaves R3CEV – Link Wired – Google is Amazing at Pictionary…Crowdsourced Machine Learning – Link Wealth Management – Envestnet Yodlee Strikes Partnership With Morgan Stanley – Link TechCrunch – German Online Wealth Management Platform Cashboard Scores €3M Series A – Link Wealth Management – Metallica Bassist Takes Equity Stake in RIA – Link For more about Dave Bruno, check out his YouTube channel. For more on Jonathan Hey, visit sketchplanations.com. For more on iShares by Blackrock, go to www.ishares.co.uk. Enjoy the show! If you like what you hear, subscribe, review us on iTunes, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. You can always email us at fintechinsider@11fs.co.uk The post Ep124 – Wealth: Robo-Advisors or Master of Puppets? appeared first on 11FS. The post Ep124 – Wealth: Robo-Advisors or Master of Puppets? appeared first on 11:FS. Special Guest: Joe Parkin.

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Rank #17: Ep114 – Yipi-API-yay: open platforms, marketplaces and next-gen banking

Oct 19 2016
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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 (@MeganCaywood) – Director of Marketplace Platform at Starling Bank, Markos Zachariadis (@MarkosZach) – Assistant Professor at Warwick Business School & Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge and Alex Lipton – Connection Science Fellow at MIT Connection Science News this week FT – Big banks miss out on FinTech investment opportunities : LINK Banking Tech – MasterCard and SolarisBank partner for digital banking push : LINK Finextra – UK banks lag behind rest of high street on customer experience – BookingBug : LINK Telegraph – Bank of England’s Mark Carney and Philip Hammond in bank ‘war game’ : LINK BBC – RBS squeezed struggling businesses to boost profits, leak reveals  : LINK Express – Which banks are getting most complaints from YOU? : LINK Forbes – Why The Teacher Of The Future Will Be Neither Man Nor Machine : LINK Got a burning question or just want to shout of how much you’re loving what’s in your ears right now? Contact us on Twitter @FinTechInsider or @11FSTeam, or email on FinTechInsider@11fs.co.uk The post Ep114 – Yipi-API-yay: open platforms, marketplaces and next-gen banking. appeared first on 11FS. The post Ep114 – Yipi-API-yay: open platforms, marketplaces and next-gen banking appeared first on 11:FS.

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Rank #18: Ep237 – Barclays Takeover!

Apr 12 2017
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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 the impact of PSD2; the challenges and opportunities that come with being a 357-year-old bank; how to attract fresh talent in a world filled with tempting FinTech startups; and more. Guests Ashok Vaswani, CEO Catherine McGrath, Managing Director of Transaction Products and Payments Ruchir Rodrigues, Managing Director of Digital & Open Banking Frankie Woodhead, Director of Commercial & Channels – Business Lending Highlights On PSD2 “I’m hugely excited about it. I think, as a customer, it’s going to present me with completely different opportunities about how to manage my finances, and, as Barclays, we are right in at the heart of that, and helping that happen. I want to be confident that I can recommend to my friends and family that they should feel comfortable to move their data around, so we need to make sure that we’ve got customer protection at the core, so I feel safe, which means I can get all those great competitive advantages.” – Catherine McGrath On omnichannel “Customers never think of, “I want to go to a channel,” or, “I want to go omnichannel.” They’re saying, “I want to be served by Barclays.” That’s how people look at it, and that’s exactly our view. So the question for us is, how do you solve a customer need? And what is the need you are trying to solve for? It’s not about which channel you want customers to come to, it’s about what do they want? Is it convenient?” – Ruchir Rodrigues On scale and risk taking ‘’I can count ten programmes where we’ve spent a lot of money on, and frankly they haven’t gone anywhere, right? Okay, we thought it was a great idea, we made a mistake, we drank a glass of water, it was over, we move to the next thing, right? I mean, the speed of change is so rapid that to think that everybody’s going to get everything right is foolhardy, right? So having the ability to actually do it, having a culture where everyone, as a team, we are committed, we are just absolutely committed to making this happen, so we’re putting our money where our mouth is. ‘ Ashok Vaswani On looking outside of banking “I think it’s as important to look at non-competitors, I saw WhatsApp launching p2p payments in India, Alibaba and what they’re doing […] in Asia and the APAC region, we have to not just look at banks. We have to look outside of industry and what’s going off, because that’s going to be more important, in my view, in the next five to ten years.” – Frankie Woodhead Enjoying FinTech Insider? Tell a friend about us and please leave us a review on iTunes. The post Ep237 – Barclays Takeover! appeared first on 11:FS.

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Rank #19: Ep. 143. News: O Canada!

Oct 23 2017
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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 is seen as one of the biggest challenges posed; and how partnerships with fintech firms will help banks to find those important new sources of revenue. Sam also covers the complicated relationship between Swift, the Sibos organisers, and Blockchain at the same time that Ripple was hosting Swell, a competing event right across town. Sticking with the Blockchain theme, we talk about Bank of Canada's Sibos announcement that they're looking into applying Blockchain technology to the securities market. And in keeping with our location, we cover the launch of Marqeta, a payment processing platform, in Canada next month, and discuss why their Just-in-Time, or JIT, technology is a big draw for firms. And fintech's still hot! Or at least, that's what the latest figures on financial deals tell us. But which are the hottest prospects? And how might Wall Street defend its position against Silicon Valley? The guys round off this week's show with a look at the state of Canadian fintech. Hope you enjoy the show and don't forget to leave us a review on iTunes! Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders or find us at podcasts@11fs.com. Special Guests: Barb MacLean, Dan Eberhard, Kris Hansen, and Zac Cohen. Links: Sibos 2017: API or the highwaySibos Highlights Swift's Complicated Relationship With BlockchainBank of Canada exploring blockchain technology for securitiesPayment Processor Platform Marqeta to Launch in Canada Next MonthIt Was a Busy Quarter for Deals in Fintech

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Rank #20: Ep. 151. Interview: Amber Baldet

Nov 10 2017
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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. We hear how Amber and the team have approached developing an open source code base from a highly regulated institution and how they've approached the blockchain community. We also talk about the importance of a transformation agenda and getting to the heart of clients' pain points. Plus, where does Amber rub shoulders with Vitalik Buterin and Brian Armstrong? Amber explains how and why "actual adoption of projects is what we really need what it comes to blockchain right now." So what distinguishes DLT from machine learning, AI and data science, and why are network coordination and marketplace understanding so important? 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 Guest: Amber Baldet.

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Rank #1: 289. News: Meaningful Merging

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Our hosts Ross and Sarah are joined by Lianna Brinded, Head of Yahoo Finance UK at Yahoo, Lucy Woolfenden, Marketing Director at Yolt and Wincie Wong, Head of Innovation for Supply Chain Services at RBS. First up, Fiserv to acquire First Data in all-stock deal with equity value of $22 billion 01:38 We spoke to 11:FS Managing Director of the Americas, Sam Maule to get his perspective on the Fiserv story 08:13 Atom Bank hires advisers ahead of potential Spanish bid 10:56 AccessPay banks $9 million in new funding as VCs hit the North 18:36 We interviewed Anish Kapoor, CEO of AccessPay to get a bit more insight 22:32 Digital bank Tandem eyes IPO as customer numbers continue to surge 24:46 Challenger Bank Tide Joins With ClearBank To Bid For RBS Fund 28:23 11:FS AMA on geographical markets and fintech hotspots 35:58 Fintech firms want to shake up banking, and that worries the Fed 40:23 Peter Thiel Wants To Give Wall Street a Fright 47:57 We got a bit more insight from Sam Maule 52:18 Swift introduces Pay Later API for instant loan financing 55:08 And Finally, Greggs go vegan and gets a boost from millennials 1:02:04 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 ​ This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Anish Kapoor, Lianna Brinded, Lucy Woolfenden, and Wincie Wong. Links: Fiserv to acquire First Data in all-stock deal with equity value of $22 billion - MarketWatchAtom Bank hires advisers ahead of potential Spanish bidAccessPay banks $9 million in new funding as VCs hit the NorthDigital bank Tandem eyes IPO as customer numbers continue to surgeMorningstarChallenger Bank Tide Joins With ClearBank To Bid... | MorningstarFintech firms want to shake up banking, and that worries the Fed | ReutersPeter Thiel Wants To Give Wall Street a Fright - BloombergSwift introduces Pay Later API for instant loan financingFreetrade: UK millennials bought Greggs stock after vegan sausage roll

Jan 21 2019
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #2: 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: Independent – Apple tax: UK says it welcomes any company after tech-giant hit with £11bn Irish tax bill : LINK Fortune – Beware of Blockchain Hype Says Chain CEO Adam Ludwin : LINK Coin Desk – IBM Bridges Blockchain, AI With New Business Unit : LINK Australian Financial Review – ANZ Bank ups cloud focus with open networks for fintech collaboration : LINK  Business Insider – Oscar – City CEO: ‘The whole banking model is a bit broken’ and at risk of an Uber moment : LINK Telegraph – Jeremy Corbyn has a plan to ‘democratise the internet’. But does he even understand it himself? LINK 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   The post Ep109 – The Secret to UK FinTech Success appeared first on 11FS. The post Ep109 – The Secret to UK FinTech Success appeared first on 11:FS.

Sep 10 2016
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #3: Ep. 282. Insights: Our Fintech Predictions 2019

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We've got a roundtable of some of the most beloved fintech podcast hosts there are. They're all ours. Sarah's takes David, Simon, Jason, Ross and Leda through what we think's going to happen in fintech in 2019. We look back at some of our favourite moments that happened in fintech this year, before taking a look at some of the things we're most excited about for 2019. This includes: how big banks are changing, creating their own digital challengers, consolidation in the challenger market and the back office getting a lot more exciting. All this and so much more on this week's episode of Fintech Insider. We hope you enjoy the show and, as ever, don't forget to subscribe! Want to join the conversation on all the topics discussed? Tweet the show @fintechinsiders and if you really love the show, please leave us a review on iTunes. This episode was produced by Laura Watkins. Edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guest: Leda Glyptis.

Dec 28 2018
52 mins
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Rank #4: 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: IB Times – Barclays completes the world’s first live, end to end trade finance transaction with a live customer on Blockchain : LINK QZ.com – Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, IBM, and Microsoft are creating the Justice League for AI : LINK Technology Review – MIT report – AI Wants to Be Your Bro, Not Your Foe : LINK Polygon – Watch the first ever movie trailer made by artificial intelligence : LINK Venture Beat – Are chatbots an evolution or a revolution? : LINK Venture Beat – Apple pushes its AI expert hiring spree into overdrive : LINK  The Drum – David Ogilvy’s first interview since he died? Possibly not but Watson and The Drum prove his ideas are still alive : LINK  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 The post Ep110 – Will AI change the world of Banking? appeared first on 11FS. The post Ep110 – Will AI change the world of Banking? appeared first on 11:FS.

Sep 20 2016
1 hour 53 mins
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Rank #5: Ep202 – APIs: Plug into Banking

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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 app on your phone makes an API call to a system to get the weather data. Lesley-Anne Vaughan says APIs are like ordering from a menu at a restaurant. You place your order from the menu, which is like an API call out to the kitchen (system). The food that comes to the table is the system’s response to that API call. What does this have to do with financial services? Bankers should be interested in APIs because they enable the digital experiences their customers want. More API analogies and explanations await in episode 202! Guests Lesley-Ann Vaughan, Co-creator of M-PESA @VaughanLA David Andrzejek, VP Vertical Solutions at Google @davidandrz Aubrey Hawes, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Oracle @gahawes3 Ghela Boskovich, Founder of FemTechGlobal @GhelaBoskovich News this week Finextra – US regulator cites fintech as risk to banking system [Link] Full report [Link]  IBTimes – DTCC creating credit derivatives blockchain with Axoni, IBM and R3 [Link] FT – Banks risk missing 2019 ringfence deadline [Link] Mashable – 56,000 petrol pumps in India to stop accepting credit and debit cards; citizens miffed [Link] Decision has been deferred until the 13th of January [Link] Banking Technology – “Humanoid” Ira to assist customers in HDFC Bank branches [Link] Financial Tribune – Iran’s 1st Open Banking API Launched [Link] Enjoy the episode! If you’re a fan of FinTech Insider, please leave us a review. We haven’t seen a new review in awhile and you’d make our heart soar with glee. The post Ep202 – APIs: Plug into Banking appeared first on 11FS. The post Ep202 – APIs: Plug into Banking appeared first on 11:FS.

Jan 18 2017
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #6: 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
53 mins
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Rank #7: Ep103 – Blockchain, Blockchain, Blockchain

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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 http://www.forbes.com/sites/parmyolson/2016/07/20/pokemon-go-mcdonalds-japan-nintendo-revenue/#3e0f226160d5 3) Apple Pay says bonjour to France and nei ho to Hong Kong http://www.cnet.com/news/apple-pay-says-bonjour-to-france/ 4) Oaknorth : first challenger bank to use Facebook at Work http://www.bankingtech.com/536972/oaknorth-first-challenger-bank-to-adopt-facebook-at-work/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=oaknorth-first-challenger-bank-to-adopt-facebook-at-work 5) Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel is doubling down on a German fintech startup http://uk.businessinsider.com/silicon-valley-billionaire-peter-thiel-increases-investment-in-germanys-deposit-solutions-2016-7 6) Google’s DeepMind trains AI to cut its energy bills by 40% http://www.wired.co.uk/article/google-deepmind-data-centres-efficiency 7) Santander’s fintech VC firm got another $100 million to invest http://uk.businessinsider.com/santander-innoventures-mariano-belinkey-new-fund-brexit-fintech-2016-7 8) A huge US bank is ignoring Brexit warning signs and is buying a new £300 million London HQ http://uk.businessinsider.com/wells-fargo-buys-new-london-office-despite-brexit-2016-7 9) Central Bank Digital Currencies Could Boost GDP, Bank of England Says http://www.coindesk.com/central-bank-digital-currencies-boost-gdp-bank-england-says/ 10) UK Legislators Cast Critical Eye on Bitcoin and Blockchain at Parliament Event http://www.coindesk.com/committee-talks-blockchains-government-ethics-house-lords-hearing/ We hoped you liked Episode 3 – Subscribe and follow @obussmann) Marcus Treacher (@marcus_treacher) who is the Global Head of Strategic Accounts at @Ripple and we also chat through the news with Oscar Willams Grut (@OscarWGrut) who is the FinTech reporter for Business Insider. We hoped you like Episode 3 – Follow us and tell us what you think of the show @FinTechInsiders and keep letting us know what you think. The post Ep103 – Blockchain, Blockchain, Blockchain. appeared first on 11FS. The post Ep103 – Blockchain, Blockchain, Blockchain appeared first on 11:FS.

Jul 25 2016
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #8: Insurtech Insider - Ep. 4: InsureTech Connect, Las Vegas

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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, Nigel caught up with Darin Reffitt, Vice President of Marketing at Splice Software, which combines art and science to create stronger customer connections. Nigel and Darin explore the rise of voice and speech-to-speech technologies and emotionally relevant customer messages. Next up, Nigel meets Quentin Colmant, co-Founder of Qover, providing real-time insurance via open APIs. We hear how their solution allows customers to start selling insurance in five minutes. Nigel also talks to Tim Hardcastle, CEO of Instanda, a platform for insurance providers to improve product delivery. Tim talks about the lessons he’s learnt, through the dotcom boom to starting Instanda in 2012, and how the established insurers are responding to insurtech start-ups. Plus, is insurance really no different from any other consumer market? We hear from Chris Cheatham, founder and CEO of Risk Genius, whose mission is to organise the world’s insurance policy information. Chris tells us why the insurance world doesn’t really know what’s in its insurance policies and how Risk Genius is tackling the problem. And finally, Nigel sits down with Caribou Honig, Chairman and cofounder of InsureTech Connect, and cofounder of QED Investors. Caribou explains why right now might just be the most exciting time to be in insurtech. We also ask: how can incumbents evolve and is the centre ground of insurtech shifting between Europe and the US? Enjoying InsurTech Insider? Tell a friend about us, get in touch at podcasts@11fs.com or on Twitter @InstechInsiders, and please leave us a review on iTunes. Special Guests: Caribou Honig, Chris Cheatham, Darin Reffitt, Nigel Walsh, Quentin Colmant, and Tim Hardcastle.

Oct 20 2017
1 hour 23 mins
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Rank #9: Ep. 274. Insights: Open Banking - a never ending story?

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In this week's insights show we're bringing you a deep discussion on what's happening in the Open Banking space. Our roundtable talks about the challenges involved in implementing the rules and regulations around Open Banking and takes a look at the thorny problem of getting customers to buy-in to Open Banking. We have some of the best guests around to help: Adam Davis, Head of Delivery at 11:FS Dan Globerson, Head of Open Banking at RBS Faith Reynolds, Independent Consumer Representative for Open Banking Sam Seaton, CEO at Moneyhub Francesco Simoneski, CEO at Truelayer We kick off the discussion by taking a look at just how hard it's been to implement the rules and regulations, the internal changes that compliance has caused and the costs involved. Then we move on to the toughest parts of the regulations and what about them is preventing positive user journeys and take a close look at how the payment journey, which is meant to be live now, has been affected. We also talk about going beyond mandatory requirements, how open banking is about more than compliance and why customers haven't taken notice of Open Banking yet. In fact 72% of adults haven't even heard of it. To finish off the panel takes a look at what's being done outside of Europe, how and if Brexit willhave any impact on the quality of products and services being offered by Open Banking and what we'll see happen in the near future. 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 Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse. Special Guests: Adam Davis, Dan Globerson, Faith Reynolds, Francesco Simoneschi, and Samantha Seaton. Links: Three quarters of Britons haven’t heard of open banking | YouGov

Nov 30 2018
51 mins
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Rank #10: Ep. 208. CEO Interviews: Luke Johnson, Neat Capital & Mutaz Qubbaj Squirrel

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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 and saving in the digital economy and how to help customers from overspending. Go to survey.11fs.com to share your views. 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: Luke Johnson and Mutaz Qubbaj.

Apr 25 2018
42 mins
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Rank #11: Ep. 271. News: Ericas & 'Mericas

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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 long-term deal with a digital banking start-up launched by Anthony Jenkins, the former Barclays chief executive. Not entirely unexpected, since David Duffy, CYBG's chief executive, had hinted since securing a £1.6bn deal to buy the bank that it was likely to use its own technology platform. Confirmation that CYBG is ditching the 10x deal may deal a blow to Mr Jenkins, who has been in talks with investors for several months about a substantial new funding round for his venture. Virgin Money is understood to have committed tens of millions of pounds to creating a digital platform with 10x's support, and CYBG's decision to terminate the deal is likely to trigger a sizeable payment to 10x. Fintech startup Revolut is in talks to raise $500M from Softbank. Several sources have told City A.M. that the deal is set to close early next year, as Revolut tries to launch its banking app in the US, one of fintech’s most notoriously hard to crack markets. Comes less than seven months since Revolut closed its last funding round at $250m, which valued the London startup at $1.7bn as a so-called unicorn company. Not known if previous backers such as Index Ventures, Draper Esprit and DST Global will sign on to this round. Softbank said earlier this year that it was looking to deploy around $200m into fintech from its $100bn Vision Fund, and was reported by Sky News to have explored a similar investment in UK challenger bank Oaknorth. We spoke to Emily Nicolle, the author of this article for City AM to give us her thoughts on this story. Digital bank Starling to roost on the high street. Digital bank Starling is heading to the high street, announcing a tie-up that will enable its personal and business customers to withdraw and deposit cash over the counter at all 11,500 Post Office branches nationwide. Despite falling cash use across the UK, the app-only challenger bank said it was responding to customer needs. “Our customers still want to pay in cash and take money out,” said Julian Sawyer, head of banking services at Starling Bank. “The Post Office has more outlets than all the other banks combined, so it became a very obvious channel to link up with.” The digital bank’s move to the high street comes as larger banks shift customers online, closing hundreds of high street bank branches and free-to-use cash machines in the process. We caught up with Megan Caywood at Xerocon yesterday to tell us more about this announcement and what it means for their users. Simple attracts Amazon exec as new CEO. US neo bank Simple has named a former Amazon executive as its new CEO, in a rare example of talent returning from Big Tech to the banking industry We interviewed the Co-Founder of Simple Bank, Shamir Karkal in ep. 254. David Hijirida moved from Washington Mutual to help build Amazon’s online payments business in 2007 before acting as a director of AWS. Hijirida takes over from Dickson Chu who was working as the interim chief executive of the bank after founding CEO Josh Reich who quit in May. Fluidly raises £5M in Series A Funding. Fluidly is an applied AI business that combines machine learning and financial modelling to automate the forecasting and management of cashflow for SMEs. The £5m Series A funding round was led by New York-based fintech investor Nyca Partners. Existing investors Octopus Ventures, Anthemis and tech angels including Simon Murdoch and Charlie Songhurst also participated in the latest financing round. We caught up with Fluidly CEO Caroline Plumb at Xerocon yesterday, to find out more about what this money will be used for. Alibaba sets new Singles

Nov 19 2018
58 mins
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Rank #12: 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: David Birch, Director of Innovation, Consult Hyperion @dgwbirch Ben Brabyn, Chief Executive, Investor, Advisor, Level39 @BenBrabyn   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. The post Ep134 – FinTech Predictions for 2017 appeared first on 11FS. The post Ep134 – FinTech Predictions for 2017 appeared first on 11:FS.

Dec 30 2016
13 mins
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Rank #13: Ep113 – Financial Inclusion: Banking The Next Billion

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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 & Melinda Gates Foundation. We have Faith Reynolds who is a Member of the Financial Innovation Standing Committee CWG at ESMA. We have Jaz O’hara the founder at the World Wide Tribe (www.theworldwidetribe.com) and lastly we have Lynsey Barber (@lynseybarber) who is the Tech Reporter for City A.M. We’ve a huge show for you chatting through some of the main issues surrounding Financial Inclusion. News this week FT Banks are not making proper use of Fintech Finextra – ING to spend EUR800M on Digital and Shed 7,000 Jobs Link Reuters – Deutsche Bank in race to settle DoJ $14Bn Fine Link FT – Start-up WB21 Moves to Berlin but not all is as it seems Link Finextra – Banks ready for real world Blockchain Link PYMNTS – AliPay launching in three London Stores Link Techcrunch – Grow launches its App for Socially Responsible Investing Link The Memo -Moni Gives Financial Inclusion and dignity to European Migrants and refugees Link Euromoney FInancial Inclusion is changing the face of banking 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 The post Ep113 – Financial Inclusion: Banking The Next Billion. appeared first on 11FS. The post Ep113 – Financial Inclusion: Banking The Next Billion appeared first on 11:FS.

Oct 11 2016
2 hours
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Rank #14: Ep. 218. News: From Loot To Hoot

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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: Robinhood hits a bullseye, Monzo blocks gambling, and are Irish spies affecting mortgage brokers? All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider! Subscribe so you never miss an episode and leave a review on iTunes. 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: Charlie Wood and Simon Vans-Colina. Links: Santander to launch stand-alone UK digital bankHSBC’s new aggregator app was downloaded 13k times on the day it launchedRobinhood scores $363m Series DDigital bank Monzo tackles gambling addiction head onAnnual Fraudscape report reveals record number of identity fraudsIrish bank caught in social media spying stormBritain’s first 100 per cent ‘born in the cloud’ bank celebrates Microsoft collaborationMorgan Stanley bets on Brazil’s fintech lending boomVolt Bank awarded Australia’s first new unrestricted banking licenseWith less cash in circulation, Swedish thieves turn to wildlife trafficking

May 21 2018
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #15: 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. Links: Metro Bank to introduce AI-powered money management toolBBVA invests $50m in Chinese AI-focused fundExplainer: Ant Financial's $150 billion valuation, and the big recent bump-upLloyds Banking Group to cut 305 jobs and close 49 branches across the UK as customers switch to digital bankingLloyds Bank | Banking with us | Mobile BranchesAn investor in iZettle and Wonga just raised $235 million to fund the next fintech unicornsRevolut launches spare change VaultsDemand for cash is increasing, not decreasing, in most countriesTransferWise has become the first non-bank to connect to the Bank of England's payment systemsThe One Where Ross Got Mistaken for a Banker - BBC NewsCrypto YouTuber hacked out of $2 million during a livestreamIceland's Bitcoin heist suspect 'flees on PM's plane'

Apr 23 2018
56 mins
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Rank #16: Ep124 – Wealth: Robo-Advisors or Master of Puppets?

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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 discuss how we can solve this massive social problem. We also chat about robo-advisors, creating offense in wealth management, digital wallets, and, of course, Metallica. Guests Dave Bruno, Co-Founder of YNOME and Head UBS WM Innovation @SuperDaveBruno Jonathan Hey, Head of User Experience at Nutmeg @jonohey Joe Parkin, Head of Wealth and Retail at iShares by Blackrock News this week Bloomberg –  India’s Misguided War on Cash – Link Mashable – The Astronomical Rise of Mobile Wallets in India – Link Coindesk – Goldman Sachs and Santander Leaves R3CEV – Link Wired – Google is Amazing at Pictionary…Crowdsourced Machine Learning – Link Wealth Management – Envestnet Yodlee Strikes Partnership With Morgan Stanley – Link TechCrunch – German Online Wealth Management Platform Cashboard Scores €3M Series A – Link Wealth Management – Metallica Bassist Takes Equity Stake in RIA – Link For more about Dave Bruno, check out his YouTube channel. For more on Jonathan Hey, visit sketchplanations.com. For more on iShares by Blackrock, go to www.ishares.co.uk. Enjoy the show! If you like what you hear, subscribe, review us on iTunes, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. You can always email us at fintechinsider@11fs.co.uk The post Ep124 – Wealth: Robo-Advisors or Master of Puppets? appeared first on 11FS. The post Ep124 – Wealth: Robo-Advisors or Master of Puppets? appeared first on 11:FS. Special Guest: Joe Parkin.

Nov 30 2016
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #17: Ep114 – Yipi-API-yay: open platforms, marketplaces and next-gen banking

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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 (@MeganCaywood) – Director of Marketplace Platform at Starling Bank, Markos Zachariadis (@MarkosZach) – Assistant Professor at Warwick Business School & Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge and Alex Lipton – Connection Science Fellow at MIT Connection Science News this week FT – Big banks miss out on FinTech investment opportunities : LINK Banking Tech – MasterCard and SolarisBank partner for digital banking push : LINK Finextra – UK banks lag behind rest of high street on customer experience – BookingBug : LINK Telegraph – Bank of England’s Mark Carney and Philip Hammond in bank ‘war game’ : LINK BBC – RBS squeezed struggling businesses to boost profits, leak reveals  : LINK Express – Which banks are getting most complaints from YOU? : LINK Forbes – Why The Teacher Of The Future Will Be Neither Man Nor Machine : LINK Got a burning question or just want to shout of how much you’re loving what’s in your ears right now? Contact us on Twitter @FinTechInsider or @11FSTeam, or email on FinTechInsider@11fs.co.uk The post Ep114 – Yipi-API-yay: open platforms, marketplaces and next-gen banking. appeared first on 11FS. The post Ep114 – Yipi-API-yay: open platforms, marketplaces and next-gen banking appeared first on 11:FS.

Oct 19 2016
9 mins
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Rank #18: Ep237 – Barclays Takeover!

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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 the impact of PSD2; the challenges and opportunities that come with being a 357-year-old bank; how to attract fresh talent in a world filled with tempting FinTech startups; and more. Guests Ashok Vaswani, CEO Catherine McGrath, Managing Director of Transaction Products and Payments Ruchir Rodrigues, Managing Director of Digital & Open Banking Frankie Woodhead, Director of Commercial & Channels – Business Lending Highlights On PSD2 “I’m hugely excited about it. I think, as a customer, it’s going to present me with completely different opportunities about how to manage my finances, and, as Barclays, we are right in at the heart of that, and helping that happen. I want to be confident that I can recommend to my friends and family that they should feel comfortable to move their data around, so we need to make sure that we’ve got customer protection at the core, so I feel safe, which means I can get all those great competitive advantages.” – Catherine McGrath On omnichannel “Customers never think of, “I want to go to a channel,” or, “I want to go omnichannel.” They’re saying, “I want to be served by Barclays.” That’s how people look at it, and that’s exactly our view. So the question for us is, how do you solve a customer need? And what is the need you are trying to solve for? It’s not about which channel you want customers to come to, it’s about what do they want? Is it convenient?” – Ruchir Rodrigues On scale and risk taking ‘’I can count ten programmes where we’ve spent a lot of money on, and frankly they haven’t gone anywhere, right? Okay, we thought it was a great idea, we made a mistake, we drank a glass of water, it was over, we move to the next thing, right? I mean, the speed of change is so rapid that to think that everybody’s going to get everything right is foolhardy, right? So having the ability to actually do it, having a culture where everyone, as a team, we are committed, we are just absolutely committed to making this happen, so we’re putting our money where our mouth is. ‘ Ashok Vaswani On looking outside of banking “I think it’s as important to look at non-competitors, I saw WhatsApp launching p2p payments in India, Alibaba and what they’re doing […] in Asia and the APAC region, we have to not just look at banks. We have to look outside of industry and what’s going off, because that’s going to be more important, in my view, in the next five to ten years.” – Frankie Woodhead Enjoying FinTech Insider? Tell a friend about us and please leave us a review on iTunes. The post Ep237 – Barclays Takeover! appeared first on 11:FS.

Apr 12 2017
47 mins
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Rank #19: Ep. 143. News: O Canada!

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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 is seen as one of the biggest challenges posed; and how partnerships with fintech firms will help banks to find those important new sources of revenue. Sam also covers the complicated relationship between Swift, the Sibos organisers, and Blockchain at the same time that Ripple was hosting Swell, a competing event right across town. Sticking with the Blockchain theme, we talk about Bank of Canada's Sibos announcement that they're looking into applying Blockchain technology to the securities market. And in keeping with our location, we cover the launch of Marqeta, a payment processing platform, in Canada next month, and discuss why their Just-in-Time, or JIT, technology is a big draw for firms. And fintech's still hot! Or at least, that's what the latest figures on financial deals tell us. But which are the hottest prospects? And how might Wall Street defend its position against Silicon Valley? The guys round off this week's show with a look at the state of Canadian fintech. Hope you enjoy the show and don't forget to leave us a review on iTunes! Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders or find us at podcasts@11fs.com. Special Guests: Barb MacLean, Dan Eberhard, Kris Hansen, and Zac Cohen. Links: Sibos 2017: API or the highwaySibos Highlights Swift's Complicated Relationship With BlockchainBank of Canada exploring blockchain technology for securitiesPayment Processor Platform Marqeta to Launch in Canada Next MonthIt Was a Busy Quarter for Deals in Fintech

Oct 23 2017
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #20: Ep. 151. Interview: Amber Baldet

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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. We hear how Amber and the team have approached developing an open source code base from a highly regulated institution and how they've approached the blockchain community. We also talk about the importance of a transformation agenda and getting to the heart of clients' pain points. Plus, where does Amber rub shoulders with Vitalik Buterin and Brian Armstrong? Amber explains how and why "actual adoption of projects is what we really need what it comes to blockchain right now." So what distinguishes DLT from machine learning, AI and data science, and why are network coordination and marketplace understanding so important? 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 Guest: Amber Baldet.

Nov 10 2017
16 mins
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