Fintech Insider by 11:FS

Fintech Insider by 11:FS Podcast

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, Leda Glyptis 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!

375. News: Everything is fintech!
Our expert hosts, Sarah Kocianski and Simon Taylor, are back to bring you up to speed with the fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. Joining them to discuss the latest headlines and most recent developments are some great guests including: Will Carmichael - CEO of Rooster Money Smriti Vicari - Executive Director of Fintech and Strategic Partnerships at Visa Europe Roisin Levine - Head of Banks at Flux This week we cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services...

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374. Insights: The importance of cashflow for SMEs - Live at Xerocon
On this week's combined news and insights show, David Brear hosts a live panel at Xerocon London 2019! On the first part of the show, David is joined by a couple of special guests to discuss some of the announcements that were made at Xerocon: Xero Pay partners with Transferwise for bill and reconciliation payments (03:32) * Craig Walker - Co-founder and Executive GM of Payments & Billing Solutions at Xero * Nilan Peiris - Vice President of Growth at TransferWise Iwoca and Xero working together to improve S...

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373. News: Robinhood's 'free money' glitch
Our expert hosts, Leda Glyptis and Adam Davis 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: Jasper Martens - CMO at PensionBee Francesca Carlesi - Co-founder and CEO at Molo Finance Ryan Edwards-Pritchard - Fintech nomad and friend of the show We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: MPs urge refunds for victims of bank transfer fraud (01:51) Robinhood traders fi...

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372. Interviews: Lee Wetherington & Ben Metz, Jack Henry and Associates
Sam Maule is hosting this episode, all the way from San Diego! In this interview episode he is joined by Lee Wetherington, Director of Strategic Insight and Ben Metz, senior Managing Director at Jack Henry & Associates! Together they talk about how Bano came about and what Jack Henry actually is, a game Sam refers to as Jack - who? We are also given an introduction to what a community bank is, why the US banking system is unique in its way of operating and why the US banking system is 10 years behind the...

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372. Interviews: Lee Wetherington & Ben Metz, Jack Henry and Associates
Sam Maule is hosting this episode, all the way from San Diego! In this interview episode he is joined by Lee Wetherington, Director of Strategic Insight and Ben Metz, senior Managing Director at Jack Henry & Associates! Together they talk about how Bano came about and what Jack Henry actually is, a game Sam refers to as Jack - who? We are also given an introduction to what a community bank is, why the US banking system is unique in its way of operating and why the US banking system is 10 years behind the...

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371. News: Monzo responds to BBC expose
Our expert hosts, David Brear and Kate Moody, 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: Tom Blomfield - CEO of Monzo Edoardo Volta - VP, Head of Fintechs at Mastercard James Butland - VP Global Banking at Airwallex We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: Monzo have their say following the BBC’s highlight critical Watchdog attack (02:20) Fintech’s fast pass t...

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370. Interviews: Bill Winters, Group Chief Executive at Standard Chartered
Jason Bates brings you this incredible interview with Bill Winters, Group Chief Executive at Standard Chartered, straight from SIBOS 2019! In this interview we find out more about Standard Chartered, how to be a disruptor in new markets, the importance of company culture and where the areas for innovation are in this industry. Tune in for industry insights, a wealth of experience and much much more. Check out our brand new documentary 11:YEARS - the Rise of UK Fintech now. Head over to 11years.film to wat...

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369. News: Startups growing up
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 ...

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368. News: 2008 throwback special
Our expert hosts, David Brear, Jason Bates and Simon Taylor are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the week of the financial crisis in 2008! This week's guests include: Caroline Plumb - CEO Fluidly Nick Ogden, most recently - and excitingly - Founder RTGS We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space from 2008: Lehman Brothers File for Bankruptcy (03:23) Bush Wants Bailout for Banks (08:15) The UK Nati...

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367. News: The holy grail of the unbanked
Our expert hosts, Sarah Kocianski and Adam Davies, 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: Josh Bottomley - Global Head of Digital at HSBC - welcome to the show! David McHenry - Head of Global Treasury & Payments Advisory - EMEA - Silicon Valley Bank - thanks for joining us! Mark Walker Co-Founder and COO of The Fintech Power 50 - great to have you with us! We cover the following stories from ...

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367. News: The holy grail of the unbanked
Our expert hosts, Sarah Kocianski and Adam Davies, 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: Josh Bottomley - Global Head of Digital at HSBC - welcome to the show! David McHenry - Head of Global Treasury & Payments Advisory - EMEA - Silicon Valley Bank - thanks for joining us! Mark Walker Co-Founder and COO of The Fintech Power 50 - great to have you with us! We cover the following stories from ...

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366. Insights: The Future of UK Fintech
On this weeks insights show, David Brear is hosting a live panel at the premiere of 11:Years, our documentary about the rise of UK fintech! Our fantastic panel consists of: Eric Van der Kleij - CEO and founder of Frontier network as well as the founder of Tech City UK (now Tech Nation) and Level 39 Ashok Vaswani - Global Head of Consumer Banking & Payments, Barclays - former APAC CEO at Citi Bank among other things Anne Boden - CEO and Founder of Starling Bank, former COO of AIB Nick Ogden - Founder of the ...

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365. News: Free money!
Our expert hosts, David Brear and Will White, 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: Nicolas Kopp - US CEO, N26 Asya Bradley - VP Partnerships, Socure Collin Galster - Head of Business Development at Nova Credit We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: Samsung Pay launches US international money transfers (04:24) Credit Karma moves into savings (07:37) ...

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365. News: Free money!
Our expert hosts, David Brear and Will White, 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: Nicolas Kopp - US CEO, N26 Asya Bradley - VP Partnerships, Socure Colin Galster - Head of Business Development at Novo Credit We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: Samsung Pay launches US international money transfers (04:24) Credit Karma moves into savings (07:37) B...

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364. Interviews: SIBOS 2019 Industry leader special
Our expert hosts, David Brear and Simon Taylor bring you two fantastic interviews from SIBOS 2019 in London. This week we bring you insights from two industry leaders and on this episode they bring you industry knowledge, a wealth of experience and what the future might look like for our industry. This week you will hear from: Paul Stoddart, President of new payments platforms at MasterCard Soren Mortensen, Director of global financial markets at IBM Check out our brand new documentary 11:YEARS - the Rise ...

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363. News: Banking isn’t a side hustle
Our expert hosts, David Brear and Leda Glyptis, 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: John Erik Setsaas, VP of Identity and Innovation at Signicat Kathryn Harris, Product and Design Lead, Lloyds Banking Group Daniel Lowther, Head of Fintech at CCGroup We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: TransferWise signs US partners for trans-Atlantic expansion (03:...

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362. Interviews: International deep tech special
Our expert hosts, Simon Taylor and Leda Glyptis are at SIBOS 2019 where they get to sit down with some successful international companies focussing on deep tech and infrastructure. This week's guests include: Anna Brailsford, CEO of Code: First Girls Bharat Bhusan, CTO Banking and Financial Markets, IBM Jacqueline Keogh, SVP at Western Union Nikhil Kumar, Co-founder of Setu Tune in to hear industry insights, the current state of the international fintech market and the best career advice that our guests hav...

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361. News: Listen to your customers!
Our expert hosts, Leda Glyptis and Simon Taylor are joined by some great guests at SIBOS 2019 in the Excel, London, to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include: Niall Cameron - Global Head of Corporate and Institutional Digital at HSBC Ali Paterson - Editor in Chief at Fintech Finance Chris Truce - Head of Fintech at Saxo Bank We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: SWIFT discuss the adoptio...

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360. Interviews: SIBOS 2019 London fintech special
On this episode of Fintech Insider interviews we bring you a series of interviews with some of the most interesting players on the fintech scene, straight from SIBOS in London. They bring you insights, a wealth of industry experience and share the best career advice they have ever been given! This week's guests include: Andrew Bud - Founder and CEO of iProov Simon Cureton - Commercial Director at Funding Options Todd Latham - CMO and Head of product at Currencycloud Simon Winchester - VP Sales at Jumio We a...

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Bonus: Top 25 startups in the UK!
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 fint...

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Bonus: Top 25 startups in the UK!
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 fint...

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359. News: Cardmageddon
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: Keith Grose - Head of UK at Plaid Audrey Tinline - Senior Broadcast Journalist at BBC World Service Radio Imran Gulamhuseinwala - Open Banking Implementation Trustee We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: SCA is here - but also pushed back to March 2021 - what is go...

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358. Insights: Financial Crime - The weakest link
Our expert hosts, David Brear and Will White are joined by some great guests to talk about financial crime. What is it, how does it manifest itself and how can we work to solve it? Our guests are as following: Francesca Hopwood-Road, Head of RegTech and Advanced Analytics at the FCA Simon McDougall, Executive Director, Technology Policy and Innovation at the ICO Nas Ahmed - General Counsel & Head of Risk in Exec at 11:FS We cover the following topics: Importance of getting it right Current state of play Use...

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357. News: The financial sector’s meltdown
Our expert hosts, Jason Bates and Simon Taylor 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: Ali Niknam, CEO of Bunq Kirsty Grant, Chief Investment Officer at Seedrs Jonas Bøgh Larsen, Co-founder and CEO of Pento We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: Banks surprised by PPI deadline surge (03:00) Big US sustainable funds fail to support ESG shareholder proposal...

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356. Interviews: Erik Qualman, author of Socialnomics
Our expert host, Sam Maule, is joined by some Erik Qualman, motivational speaker and best selling author for todays Fintech Insider Interview! Erik's best selling book Socialnomics Regulation in the financial industries Being the second most liked author after J.K. Rowling The importance of understanding of shared blame Transforming technology Outside in VS Inside Out All this, and much more on today's Fintech Insider Interview! Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking...

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356. Interviews: Erik Qualman, author of Socialnomics
Our expert host, Sam Maule, is joined by some Erik Qualman, motivational speaker and best selling author for todays Fintech Insider Interview! Erik's best selling book Socialnomics Regulation in the financial industries Being the second most liked author after J.K. Rowling The importance of understanding of shared blame Transforming technology Outside in VS Inside Out All this, and much more on today's Fintech Insider Interview! Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking...

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355. News: Google knows best
Our expert hosts, Sarah Kocianski and David Brear, 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: Joe Cross - Global Marketing & PR at TransferWise Rona Ruthen - Customer Operations Director at Monzo Bank Wincie Wong - Head of Rose Review Implementation, at RBS We also hear from Monese CEO Norris Koppel and Nick Harris, UK Partnerships Lead for Square! We cover the following stories from the fintech ...

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354. Interviews: Boe Hartman, CTO Marcus by Goldman Sachs
On this episode of Fintech Insider Interviews, Sam Maule is in New York, in the Goldman Sachs offices, joined by Boe Hartman CTO and Partner at Marcus. Boe's role at Marcus and a very special announcement about his future role at Goldman Sachs The origin story and development of Marcus over the last 4 years Marcus' success to date both in the US and the UK The story behind the name "Marcus" for the brand All this and much more in today's interview! Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all thin...

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353. News: Fintechs buying fintechs
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: Ben Chisell - Director of Digital product at OakNorth Husayn Kassai - CEO and Co-Founder at Onfido Bailey Kursar - CEO and Co-Founder of Toucan We also hear from US CEO of N26, Nicolas Kopp about their recent US launch We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: N26 move...

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352. Insights: The future of cross-border payments
Our expert hosts, Leda Glyptis and Simon Taylor, are joined by some great guests on this insights show to take a deep dive in to the future of the payments industry and where we are going to see innovation coming from in this space! Our panel of guests include: Harry Newman - Head of Banking at SWIFT Andy Smith - CTO of Clearbank Nadya Hijazi - Head of GLCM Digital, HSBC On this insights episode, we cover the following topics What is correspondent banking? What is SWIFT and how is it shaping the future of t...


351. News: Keep calm and carry on investing
Our expert hosts, David Brear and Will White, 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: Emily Nicolle, Technology Editor at CityAM Marko Wenthin, CEO at Penta Olivia Vinden, Director at Alpha FMC We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: Apple Card Launches For Everyone. Now Credit Is As Private As Cash (02:11) Global fintech investment falls sharply (15:53) N...

351. News: Keep calm and carry on investing
Our expert hosts, David Brear and Will White, 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: Emily Nicolle, Technology Editor at CityAM Marko Wenthin, CEO at Penta Olivia Vinden, Director at Alpha FMC We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: Apple Card Launches For Everyone. Now Credit Is As Private As Cash (02:11) Global fintech investment falls sharply (15:53) N...

350. Insights: The RBS remedies fund
On this episode of Fintech Insider Insights, David Brear and Sarah Kocianski are joined by four guests, who all just happen to be winners of the RBS remedies fund! Our guests include: Andrew Smith - Chief technology officer at Clearbank - Pool A Alex Cardona - Co-Founder at Codat - Pool D Rob Angus, Chief Proposition & Finance Officer, Nationwide For Business - Pool B Simon Brown - Head of Business Banking at Atom Bank - Pool C On this insights episode we take a detailed look at the RBS remedies fund. We ...


349. News: Get rich quick!
Our expert hosts, Simon Taylor 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: Stephen Lemon - Cofounder and VP at CurrencyCloud Carl Hazeley - VP at Finimize Caroline Plumb - CEO of Fluidly We also hear from Sam Maule, 11:FS MP and Wander Rutgers, President of Robinhood International! We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space: Remedies Pool C wi...

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348. Interviews: Nick Ogden, Founder of ClearBank and WorldPay
On this episode of Fintech Insider Interviews, David Brear is joined by fintech "founding father" Nick Ogden to talk about a variety of topics, including: Nick's background and who he is today The businesses he's founded and run including WorldPay Why he set up ClearBank Where he sees the fintech industry in 5 years What drew him into joining Funding Options as a Non Exec Chairman The most important things he's learnt during his career All of that and so much more on todays episode of Fintech Insider! Finte...

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347. News: Illegal fintech loansharks?
Our expert hosts, Jason Bates 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: Richard Davies, COO at Revolut Simon Dix, CEO and founder of DX Compliance Solutions Joy MacKnight, Managing Editor at The Banker We also hear from Marko Wenthin, CEO at Penta, Brandon Chung, 11:FS JTBD Consultant, and Sam Maule, 11:FS Americas MD We cover the following stories from the fintech and finan...

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346. Insights: Jobs to be Done - The future of product design
On this episode of Fintech Insider Insights, Ryan Garner is joined by some expert guests to talk about all things Jobs to be Done. Our great guests include: David Brear, 11:FS CEO & Former Mettle CEO Alan Klement, JTBD expert and pioneer Justin Geaney, CPO at Virtual Bank by Standard Chartered Peter Collingridge, Director / Global Head, Entrepreneurs in Residence On this insights episode we take a detailed look at JTBD, including: What JTBD actually is - a lawnmover analogy How impactful it can be when desi...

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345. News: This is how you make money.
Our expert hosts, Simon Taylor and Jason Bates, 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: Mark Frampton, Analyst Relations Manager at Finastra Greg Michel, Head of Fintech, Cybersecurity & AI at Tech Nation. Lois Ollerenshaw, Venture principal at Nationwide building society We also hear from Virginie O’Shea, Research director at Aite Group We cover the following stories from the fintech and fin...

344. Insights: US Digital Transformation Special
Today our host, Sam Maule, is joined by some great guests, all from Fifth Third Bank. Our guests for todays episode include: Melissa Stevens, Chief Digital Officer, Head of Design, Innovation, & CX Justin Hendrix, VP & Senior Manager with the Innovation Team Joel Kashuba, SVP Design & Innovation In this episode we cover topics such as: * The innovative strategy of Fifth Third Bank * Why digital banking is actually quite difficult for incumbents * How the digital banking market in America is being transforme...


343. News: Trump’s gonna shut this down!
This week we have some great stories for you as David Brear and Simon Taylor are joined by a some great guests: Valentina Kristensen, Director, Growth & Communications at OakNorth Gary Rohloff, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Laybuy Sam O’Connor, CEO at Coconut We kick off the episode by taking a look at trading startup, Robinhood's latest raise, which valued the company at $7.6bn! Simon explains how the mobile only players in the market seem to be growing much faster, and Valentina says that this raise...

342. Insights: Atom Takeover ft. will.i.am.
Today we have an excellent episode for you! In this takeover show, David Brear and Leda Glyptis are joined by some great guests from Atom Bank including: will.i.am, Musician, Entrepreneur, Innovator, and Strategic Board Advisor Mark Mullen, Chief Executive Officer Simon Brown, Head of Business Banking Clare Framrose, Head of Personal Banking First up, we talk about Atom Bank and what sets them apart from the incumbent banks. Next up, we discuss AI, with will.i.am explaining why now is the most important tim...

341. News: More money is always good news!
This week we have some great stories for you as David and Sarah are joined by a couple of great guests: Amy Lewin, Senior Reporter at Sifted James Teodorini, European Partnerships Development Manager at Button Oliver Prill, CEO of Tide Megan Caywood, Global Head of Digital Strategy at Barclays We kick off the episode by taking a look at how British fintech booms as 2019 is set to be a record year for UK investment. To start us off, we have a soundbite from Jo Oliver, Partner at Octopus Ventures, commenting ...


340. Interviews: John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury
We start off the episode by discussing John Glen's role in the Treasury and London's fintech boom. He explains why he's excited about London's fintech scene, and that he's a regular user of fintech products. John and David then go on to talk about the potential effect of Brexit on fintech as well as John's vision for the future of financial services. All this and so much more on today's episode. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, leave a review on iTunes and let us know your thoughts on...

339. News: Take that, cash. Card is great!
This week we have some great stories for you as Simon and Laura are joined by a couple of great guests: Jonathan Keeling - Partnerships Director at CrowdCube Alastair Thompson - Head of Business Development at Transferwise Ishaan Malhi - CEO of Trussle Simon Rabin - CEO of Chip We kick off the episode by taking a look at how Deutsche bank has had some pretty bad news lately. Germany's biggest lender has to slash 20,000 jobs and shed €50bn of assets. The first casualty was Deutsche's investment banking chief...

338. Interviews: Michael Jaconi, CEO of Button
We start off the episode by discussing Michael's background and what inspired him to found Button. He says that from a young age he's always been an entrepreneur, and explains how the acquisition of one of his first companies, a small startup aiming to help non-profits, lead to his inspiration for Button. Michael then goes on to talk about Button's mission and vision; to enable a consumer to find exactly what they want in a moment of intent, and by being able to do this and on a large enough scale they cou...


337. After Dark: FINinTheSun
We hope all of you who could make it enjoyed some #FINInTheSun as much as we all did! For episode 8 of After Dark some of London's finances' finest visited our home turf in Devonshire Square for our fintech street party. The show was buzzing after selling out in just 24 hours, with all of the guests who could get their hands on it, rocking our 'Swag to end all Swag!' For this After Dark show, Simon, Leda and Jason were joined by some great guests: Lianna Brinded - Head of Yahoo Finance UK Luke Griffiths - H...

336. Interviews: Money20/20 International Entrepreneurship Special
For this weeks episode we had the chance to sit down with some of the most interesting people on the fintech scene, straight from Money20/20 in Amsterdam! We got some really interesting insights, found out secrets to success and what the future holds for these companies. Mattias Kroner, formerly of Fidor Stephen Ufford, Trulioo CEO Giles Sutherland, Carta Worldwide MD Paul Riseborough Chief Commercial Officer at Metro Bank Tariq Hassan CEO of Code4000 To kick off this episode, Simon Taylor sits down with M...

335. News: You don’t have any unicorns!
This week we have some great stories for you as David and Simon are joined by a couple of great guests: James Ferretti - Solutions Engineer at Transferwise Alfie Marsh - UK and Ireland Sales Manager at Spendesk Ivo Weevers - Chief Product & Design Officer at Asto Mel Palmer - CMO at Exo Investing We kick off the episode by taking a look at how Bank of England welcomes tech companies! The Bank of England intends to open its vaults to tech companies for the first time, which will enable fintechs to offer paym...


334. Fintech Insider Interviews: Money20/20 Payments Special
In this episode, we bring you a payments special, with interviews from some of the top leaders in the fintech payments space! To start the episode, Jason Bates sits down with Harsh Sinha, CTO at Transferwise! Harsh tells us about Transferwise's organisational model, what the pros and cons are, and how you optimise ylou company for speed! We also talk about what it is like moving from Silicon Valley to join a small start-up in Europe, and how you create value for your customers. Next up, Jason sits down wit...

333. News: Everybody knows a Dave
This week we have some great stories for you as David and Simon are joined by a couple of great guests: Michael Fotis - CEO and Founder, Smart Money People Dean Butler - Head of Innovation at Prudential Shafali Gupta - VP Strategy & Ops at Fluidly We kick off the episode by taking a look at the winners from the latest RBS Remedies pool! Luckily, we actually have someone who is part of the group of winners on the panel! Shafali Gupta from Fluidly gives us some insights on how the last week has been over at F...

332. Interviews: Money20/20 CEO special
For this weeks episode we had the chance to sit down with the CEOs of some of the most interesting companies from Money20/20 in Amsterdam! We got some really interesting insights, found out secrets to success and what the future holds for these companies. First up, Jason Bates meets Ralph Hamers, CEO of ING! Last year, Ralph gave a keynote speech at Money20/20 and he tells us what has changed in a years time. Ralph gives us his insights on the digitalisation of banking and how mobile first is rapidly becom...


Fintech Insider USA: Alex Sion, Citi Ventures (S1E6)
Welcome back to the 6th and final episode of this new show, Fintech Insider USA! In this episode, Sam Maul meets Alex Sion, Co-Head of D10X at Citi Ventures! To start the episode, Alex explains what D10X actually is, and what the name stands for. The programme has been active for about 4 years and the consumer side is organised around two macro themes: modern life and economic vitality. Alex argues that the nuclear family has not existed for many years now and banks have been built around the image of the ...

331. News: With great data comes great responsibility.
This week we have some great stories for you as Simon Taylor and Brandon Chung are joined by a couple of great guests: Loral Quinn - CEO of Sustainably Scott Liddell - Head of Channel and Digital, CYBG We kick off the episode by taking a look at, well, ourselves! We are the news! Building the banking platform of the future with 11:FS Foundry! DNB, Norway's largest financial services group, has decided to extend its investment into 11:FS Foundry and is committed to building new services on the platform, init...

330. Interviews: Patrick Collison, CEO of Stripe
We start off the episode start by discussing Stripes global success. With the amount of payment companies out there, how have they reached such a success? We take the story so far back as to when the company was called /Dev/Payments! How do you create a successful company? Could it be as easy as listening to your customers and do what they want? David brings up one of Patricks quotes, If people don't think what you are doing is a little bit strange, maybe it's not strange enough. How do you find a strange ...


Fintech Insider USA: Derek Joyce, Klarna (S1E5)
Welcome back to the 5th episode of this new show, Fintech Insider USA! In this episode, we are extremely excited to bring you an interview with Derek Joyce, Vice President & General Manager, Global Accounts at Klarna! To start the episode, Derek explains Klarna's new operating model where each team has end to end accountability and ownership. How has this changed the work culture and what are the results? We continue by, of course, talking about the smoooth campaign with Snoop Dog and how the campaign has n...

329. News: Live from Money20/20
This weeks news show is coming to you straight from our 11:FS lounge at Money20/20 in Amsterdam! We have some great stories for you as Leda and Jason are joined by a couple of great guests: Bart Leurs - Chief Digital Transformation Officer at Rabobank Conny Dorrestijn - Founding Partner at BankiFi Jordane Giuly - Co-Founder and Head of Product at Spendesk Suresh Vaghjiani - CEO & Co-Founder at Tribe Payments We kick off the episode by taking a look at an article from Finextra about Money20/20 specifically:...

328. The F'in Debate - Live from Money20/20 Europe
How do you transform traditional banks to compete in the digital banking battlefield? Essentially, how do you win? DR Leda Glyptis is hosting this very special debate, live from Money20/20 Europe. The debate will be held between two teams, Brear's Bears and Bates' Bulldogs. The teams are made up of banking and fintech experts, including: Team Brear’s Bears: * David Brear - CEO and Co-Founder 11:FS - Team Captain * Megan Caywood - Managing Director, Global Head of Digital Strateg at Barclays * Gabrielle Inz...


Fintech Insider USA: Matt Burton, QED (S1E4)
This week Sam got the opportunity to sit down with Matt Burton, Partner at QED and the former CEO of Orchard! To kick off the episode, Matt tells us how he started out in the advertisement technologies space, how he now has three exits behind him and how he became Partner at QED Investors. Sam and Matt further discuss acquisitions, and how unfortunately most of them fail. How important is company culture, and how do you ensure a successful acquisition? Matt tells us his views on this matter! Not to be forgo...

327. News: Boom Time
This week we have some really interesting stories for you as David and Simon are joined by a couple of great guests: Gary Turner, a friend of the show and Co-founder and MD of Xero Helene Panzarino, MD of Rainmaking Colab Norris Koppel, CEO of Monese We kick off the episode by talking about the third major acquisition this year: Global Payments buys TSYS for 21.5 billion dollars! The combined company will be lead by a 12 member board and go by the name Global Payments. Gary points out that with a name like ...

Ep 326. Fintech Insider Live at FusionONE - a new era of finance
We are coming to you live from FusionONE! Today we have a brilliant live show for you with our hosts Simon and Sarah, and they are of course joined by some brilliant guests! Eli Rosner, Chief Product and Technology Officer, Finastra Eric Boyd, Corporate Vice President, Azure AI, Microsoft Andrew Smith, CTO ClearBank Today we take a deep dive in the new era of finance and how open platforms, emerging technologies and the rise of development talent will influense the industry. First up, our panel talks abou...


Fintech Insider USA: Michael Schlein, Accion (S1E3)
Welcome back to the third episode of this brand new show, Fintech Insider USA! In this episode, we are extremely excited to bring you a brilliant interview with Michael Schlein, CEO and president at Accion! Sam and Michael sit down to talk about the importance of financial inclusion and what Accion is doing to achieve that goal globally. Accion is a global non profit organisation dedicated to create a truly financially inclusive world. What needs to be done to achieve this goal and what tools are used to re...

325. News: Apple has my face
Hello from New York! This week, David and parts of his team are over in New York, and what an opportunity to have Sam Maule co-host this episode! This week we have some great stories for you, and of course some brilliant guests: Anna Irrera: Fintech Correspondent and Financial Companies Team Leader at Reuters Ian Kar: Product Consultant We kick off the episode by taking a look at JPMorgan Chase & Co will invest $125 million in programs to encourage people to save money! The goal in this is to aid the expans...

324. Insights: BlackRock WealthTech19
The world of wealth is changing and so is our mindset around money. We have new ways of saving money, and we are bombarded with new apps and services every day. We live longer but our lifestyles are changing. Still, we retire at the same age as previous generations which means our pensions have to last for a lot longer. Women and men are forced into the same pension buckets, but women often take time off their careers for parental reasons. Money and mental health are closely linked and we need to think abou...


Fintech Insider USA: Lowell Putnam, Plaid (S1E2)
Welcome back to the second episode of this brand new show, Fintech Insider USA! In this episode, we are extremely excited to bring you a fantastic interview with Head of Partnerships at Plaid, Lowell Putnam! Sam sits down with Lowell Putnam, Head of Partnerships at Plaid at a very exciting time for the company! Lowell Putnam was previously the CEO and Founder of Quovo which have now been acquired by Plaid. In this interview, Sam and Lowell talk about a recent couple of busy months for the company, writing y...

323. News: They're coming for Monzo!
This week we have some great stories for you as Sarah and co-host Adam are joined by a couple of great guests : Karen Kerrigan - COO of Seedrs Romi Savova - CEO and founder of PensionBee Iona Bain - blogger at Young Money as well as industry commentator, author and speaker We kick off the episode by taking a look at the remedies for small businesses story. Nationwide Building Society, Investec Bank and The Co-operative Bank have been granted a total of 80 million pounds from the RBS Remedies Fund Pool B. Th...

322. Insights: Are mortgages broken?
David and Jeff take a close look at mortgages, a painful process Jeff recently went through. Research shows that people who have gone through the process felt stressed, lost sleep, half of the couples rowed over the process and 1 in 10 couples stopped having sex! Furthermore, 1 in 10 sought GP help due to effects on mental health. What is broken here? The duo is joined by a panel of fantastic guests to tell us more about the mortgages market, why some of these challenges exist and what changes are coming: ...


Fintech Insider USA: New York Fintech Week (S1E1)
Welcome to this brand new show brought to you by 11:FS, Fintech Insider USA! In this week's episode, Sam Maule is at Empire Startups’ New York Fintech Week Conference where he was invited to mingle with some of the brightest and the best from the New York fintech scene and was able to record some interviews with some of the top speakers of the conference! We hope that you will enjoy these interviews, just as much as we have enjoyed recording them! Our fantastic guests for today's episode are: * Alexa von T...

321. News: Everything takes money
This week we have some excellent stories for you as David and Simon are joined by a few fantastic guests: Rebecca Duckworth, Chief Sales Officer at Quotevine Limited Louis Sutton, Co-Founder & Director at The Grapevine and host of I, Fintech Valentina Kristensen, Director of Growth and Comms at OakNorth Ryan Edwards-Pritchard, Managing Director at Funding Options We kick off the episode with Valentina making a big announcement regarding OakNorth entering the mortgage market. As mortgage processes can be con...

320. Interviews: Anthony Thomson, Founder of 86 400
Anthony Thomson is Founder of 86 400, Atom Bank and Metro Bank. Simon talks to Anthony about the Australian market and how he can apply the lessons he's learned from setting up UK challenger banks to Australia's financial sector, the differences between customer needs in the two countries and how to design a proposition for a brand new market. The pair also discuss the atmosphere Australia's regulatory environment creates for challengers and how new market entrants can operate in an area where incumbents ha...


319. News: I'm sorry, banks
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 ...

318. Interviews: Innovate Finance Global Summit
We were at the Innovate Finance Global Summit this week to bring you a very special collection of interviews. Sarah sat down with some great guests to get an insight into the breadth of London fintech’s influence on a global scale, she speaks with: Charlotte Crosswell, CEO of Innovate Finance Chris Woolard, Exec Director of Strategy and Competition Rishi Khosla, CEO and Co-founder, Oak North Charles Ng, Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion at Invest Hong Kong. Sarah talks to the interviewee...

317. News: Nettles and dock leaves
This week we have some great stories for you as David and Simon are joined by a few great guests: Hiroki Takeuchi, CEO of GoCardless Solange Dive-Chamberlain, Head of Commercial Banking Strategy at LBG Chris Maddern, Co-founder & CPO at Button, formerly of Venmo Niall Cameron, Global Head of Corporate and Institutional Digital at HSBC We kick off the episode by taking a look at Station F, could it be France’s F-You to London’s fintech hub? Opened in June 2017, Station F is the world’s largest startup incuba...


316. Insights: Customer infantstructure
Ross and Adam are taking a close look at financial literacy, how fintech is encouraging better money management from a young age and how pocket money apps are pushing forwards innovation. They're joined by a couple of experts in the space: Louise Hill, COO of GoHenry Will Carmichael, CEO of Rooster Money The panel talks about the effects of activating customers early on in life, something banks have done really well with student accounts. They take a look at whether there's a responsibility to create educa...

315. News: Tech for Tech’s Sake
This week we have some great stories for you as Sarah and Simon are joined by a couple of great guests: Freddy Kelly, CEO and co-founder at Credit Kudos Ben Gleisner, CEO and Co-founder at CoGo Simon Vans-Colina, Engineer at Monzo We kick off the episode by taking a look at US lenders preparing for a recession. U.S. online lenders such as LendingClub Corp, Kabbage Inc and Avant LLC are scrutinizing loan quality, securing long-term financing and cutting costs, as executives prepare for what they fear could b...

314. Insights: Strong Customer Authentication
This week we take a look at something set to change payments for everybody as we talk about Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) Sarah is joined by some great guests to discuss the subject: Nilixa Devlukia, Head of Regulatory at Open Banking Olivier Godement, Product Manager at Stripe Daniel Chatfield, Engineer at Monzo Fred Liu, VP Identity and Risk Products at Visa We kick off the episode by taking a look at what's driving the introduction of SCA and the theoretical benefits around it. The group explains ...


313. News: Copy/paste product
This week we have some great stories for you as Jason and Adam are joined by a few great guests: Anthony Craufurd, Director, Venture and Startup Engagement at Visa Europe Chris Low, Senior Advisor at Motive Labs Emily Nicolle, Technology Editor at City AM We kick off the episode by taking a look at Standard Chartered expected to pay just over $1 billion to resolve U.S., U.K. probes. Standard Chartered Plc has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to U.S. and British authorities for conducting illegal financial transac...

312. Insights: Live! The future of money
Live from NYC's New York Fintech Week with the DIT Sam's joined by some great guests to talk about the future of money: Natalie Ceeney, Chair, Innovate Finance Robin Mackenzie, Chief Marketing Officer, De La Rue Andrew Boyajian, Head of North America, Transferwise Farrah Lakhani, Director, Growth and Operations at OakNorth Analytical Intelligence We kick off the episode by taking a look at the story so far and how the UK fintechs have developed world leading challenger brands offering new customer products ...

311. News: Make tax great again
This week we have some great stories for you as David and Ross are joined by a couple of great guests: Ken Hart, CEO and Founder of Snowdrop Solutions Megan Caywood, Managing Director at Barclays We kick off the episode by taking a look at Revolut's newest scandal reveal. The Financial Conduct Authority has made enquiries into Revolut after being contacted by an ex-employee whistleblower who passed on their concerns regarding compliance and the CEO’s conduct as far back as 2016. Megan comments that it seem...


310. Insights: Finastra takeover
David and Simon are with some great guests from Finastra, including: Simon Paris, CEO Eli Rosner, Chief Product and Technology Officer Martin Haering, Chief Marketing Officer Nicola Hamilton, Senior Director, Brand and Communications We're bringing you an insight into how to manage diverse sets of client requirements, handling varying paces of change and overcoming the hurdles regarding legacy brands. We also talk to Finastra about their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, how the company int...

309. News: Sassy AI
This week we have some great stories for you as David and Leda are joined by a couple of great guests: Conny Dorestijn, Founding Partner at BankiFi Ryan Edwards-Pritchard, MD of Funding Options We kick off the episode by taking a look at Apple Card, Apple announced the launch of a credit card designed to help customers lead a healthier financial life. It offers no fees of any kind and encourages customers to pay less interest. Conny comments that it's a cool product that can deliver an excellent user experi...

308. Insights: Fintech Friday in Luxembourg
Last year we introduced you to the wonderful world of Luxembourg fintech through LHoFT, nine months later we've been invited back. Laura Watkins explores how Luxembourg has solidified its place in Europe as a fintech hub and how this tiny country plans to extend its reach globally by talking to some of the key players in Luxembourg's fintech space, including: Pierre Gramegna, Luxembourg Finance Minister, Nasir Zubairi, CEO of LHoFT - (lux House of Fin Tech) Susanne Schartz, Chief Operating Officer, Seqvoia...


307. News: Tinder for banking
This week we have some great stories for you as David and Jason are joined by two great guests: Caroline Plumb, CEO of Fluidly Simon Balmain, Operations and Community Specialist at Monzo We kick off the episode by taking a look at WorldPay selling to FIS and changing its tech stack. The group comments that it's not a modern way to approach tech stack spending, it's an oldschool way of doing things and 600M is a large amount to spend over 6 years to maintain technology (02:36). Next up, we talk about Barcla...

306. Interviews: Benoit Legrand, CIO of ING
Benoit Legrand is CIO of ING. Simon talks to Benoit about his unsuccessful startup experiences and what they taught him, how ING sees itself as a 20 year old fintech, why some banks are afraid of PSD2 and how to focus on the problems customers are facing. They also take a look at Yolt, developing resistence to change and the importance of having a team dedicated to delivering change, why the scale of partnerships matter and touch on Brexit. We hope you enjoyed the show! Don't forget to subscribe so you nev...

305. News: Graceful degradation
This week we have some great stories for you as Sarah and Simon are joined by a couple of great guests: Daniel Hegarty, CEO of Habito Sharon O’Dea, founder of communications and collaboration consultancy Lithos Partners We kick off the episode by taking a look at the RBS trials for a biometric fingerprint bank card. Sarah thinks it's not a terrible idea and a potential solution to upcoming Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) demands. But Simon and Daniel disagree. Simon thinks the whole thing is a gimmick ...


304. Interviews: David Duffy, CEO of CYBG
David Duffy is the CEO of CYBG. Simon talks to David about CYBG's recent acquisition of Virgin Money, how the challenger narrative is shifting and why integrating a challenger brand into CYBG's existing services might be easier than industry commentators believe. They also take a look at Brexit, the future of the industry, how fintech and banks can partner together and what role the big tech platforms can play. We hope you enjoyed the show! Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, and follow...

303. News: Magic beans
This week we have some great stories for you as Sarah and Simon are joined by three great guests: Mel Palmer, CMO Exo Investing Matt Valentine, Barclays UK Ventures Ali Paterson, Editor in Chief, Fintech Finance We kick off the episode by taking a look at some of the problems Revolut have been suffering from lately and the culture issues that are on-going. The general consensus is that response from Revolut has been tone-deaf at best and a great product is being lost to reputational issues, although Sarah d...

302. Insights: Women in financial services
Coinciding with International Women's Day, Sarah is hosting an episode that shines a spotlight on the financial industry's documented lack of equality and many headlines are made of the gender pay gap and many other negative aspects. But it’s not all doom and gloom. Our roundtable goes over a wide range of topics, looking at their personal experiences as women in financial services, the gender (im)balance at work, what's changed in the industry, differences in gender equality at incumbents and fintechs, how...


301. News: Not cashless but less cash
This week we have some great stories for you as David and Sarah are joined by four great guests: Nick Bortot, CEO of Bux Max Rofagha, CEO of Finimize Nicholas Megaw, Retail Banking correspondent at the FT Damian Richardson, Head of Product, New Digital Customer Propositions, Services at NatWest We kick off the episode with a close look at the winners of the RBS Remedies fund announced last week and wonder why some were snubbed. Max Rofagha points out how anti-competitive the awards were but it remains to be...

300. Insights: This. Is. Fintech.
It's been a long two and a half years. But we've finally hit a huge landmark with our 300th episode. This episode is an 11:FS special with some of your favourite hosts: David Brear Simon Taylor Sarah Kocianski Ross Gallagher Jason Bates Plus extra special guest Marko Wenthin, Co-Founder of Solarisbank. Our panel take a trip down memory lane, going over the early days of trying to figure out audio editing, why we took the approach that we did and how taking a conversation from the pub after a conference cr...

299. News: Buzzwords for everyone
This week we have some huge stories for you as David and Simon are joined by two fantastic fintech CEOs: Tom Blomfield, CEO of Monzo Romi Savova, CEO of PensionBee We kick off the episode with a story that'll give you 24 billion reasons to be impressed with the state of the UK's financial industry. It's the first time the four biggest lenders have made more than £20BN since 2007 and while it might appear to be a return to the good old days of pre-financial crisis finances, Romi points out that although the ...


298. Insights: The future of cloud
Sam Maule talks to AWS, Raifeissen Bank, Broadridge, FICO and Liberty Mutual on how Cloud is the new normal, moving to product and development cycles to Cloud in a matter of days rather than quarters and how capital markets and major banks are driving forwards Cloud adoption. Agility tends to be the main theme behind Cloud adoption and integration but no-one's underestimating the human component. Technology might be a huge factor in financial services but people are the ones who ultimately drive these compa...

297. News: Talking poop
This week we have some huge stories for you as Sam's joined by: Teana Baker-Taylor, Exec Director and Board Member, Global Digital Finance Alexa Fernandez, Open Innovation & Ecosystem Builder at BBVA Joaquin Ayuso de Paul, CEO of Denizen Mark Meisner, CEO of Gen6 Ventures We kick off the show for a US perspective on the super merger that broke on last week's show. Two of the US’ biggest banks merge to become a super bank, as BB&T buy SunTrust for $28BN in stock. It's a phenomenal merger and every one of our...

296. After Dark: Digital Love
Can you feel the #digitallove? We certainly could at the first After Dark of 2019. Just one day before Valentine's Day over 200 of finances' finest entered the tower of One Canada Square in Canary Wharf. Set high above the city of London at Level 39, it was standing room only for a show that sold out in six hours. Before we started the show with our first fin-couple, a rebearded David kicked off support for the 11:FS charity of 2019, Mind. Text GIVI88 to 70070 with your chosen amount to donate. Our first p...


295. News: The Revolut will be advertised
This week we have some massive stories for you as David and Simon are joined by: Mel Palmer, CMO at Exo Investing Saumeel Pachigar, Head of Partnerships at acasa Viktor Nebehaj, CMO at Freetrade Iona Bain, Author, speaker, commentator at Young Money blog We couldn't NOT kick off with the story causing the most noise this week, and we were lucky enough to have Iona join us on the show to give us her perspective. Of course we're talking about THOSE Revolut-ionary Valentine's day tube adverts that caused a Twi...

294. Insights: Money and Mental Health
There's no question about the impact finances have on mental health and with today being Time to Talk Day (7th February) we wanted to take a closer look at how finance interacts with the mental health problems that affect 1 in 4 of us. Time to Talk Day wants to break down the stigmas around mental health and get people talking more openly about it. Sarah's joined by Katie Evans, Head of Research and Policy, Money and Mental Health Policy Institute, Joe Surtees, Policy Manager at the Single Financial Guidanc...

293. News: Ain't nothing but a GFIN
Our hosts David, Simon and Sarah are joined by Oscar Williams-Grut, Senior City Correspondent at Yahoo Finance, Valentina Kristensen, Director, Growth and Communications at Oak North and Livia Benisty, Head of Financial Crime at Mimiro. First up, China launches an app to dob in debt 04:01 Lloyds unveils 100% mortgage for first-time buyers 10:32 TrueLayer launches Open Banking-based payments API 20:27 FCA launches GFIN 27:37 We spoke to Anna Wallace from the FCA to tell us more 33:37 11:FS AMA with a questio...


292. Interviews: Michael Rouse, CCO of Klarna
Michael Rouse is the CCO of Klarna. David talks to Michael about avoiding the trap of copying others, partnering with a brand as unique as Snoop Dogg's, and the evolution of payments in a broad sense, beyond simply moving money into a service and discovering the new areas of innovation. They also look at how to become both big and fast in the space and how that is born from creating a culture that allows people in the company to act autonomously. Michael talks about how empowering the leaders of Klarna's te...

291. News: My relationship is contactless
Our hosts David, Jason and Sarah are joined by Daniel Macklin, Co-founder of So-Fi, board member and Angel Investor, Daniel Lowther, Head of FinTech at CCgroup and Freddy Kelly CEO of Credit Kudos. First up, Snoop Dogg Invests In Klarna, Sweden's $2.5 Billion Unicorn 02:49 We've also got a great cutaway from Aoife Houlihan, VP Communications and Public Policy at Klarna to tell us more about the partnership 11:16 Square launches debit card for businesses 15:04 Google hit with £44m GDPR fine over ads 20:10 A...

290. Interviews: Reuben Lai, Grab Financial Group
Reuben Lai is Senior Managing Director of Grab Financial Group. Simon talks to Reuben about making taxis safe, opening bank accounts for those used to relying on a cash-first economy and how Grab Financial Group rose so high in the markets so fast. Reuben talks about how Grab Financial worked to turn one of the least safe industries in Malaysia into reputable and safe service through fintech, removing the cash element of transactions to improve standards and ensure customers know what they're getting. Gra...


289. News: Meaningful Merging
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 fund...

288. Interviews: Steve Bartlett, Social Chain
Steve Bartlett is an entrepreneur and Founder of Social Chain. David talks to Steve about technological curves, disrupting the mobile phone, building brand love and the power of being transparent. We hope you enjoyed the show! Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode, and follow Fintech Insider on Twitter or Facebook. If you really loved it, please leave us a review, we love reading them! This episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse Special Guest: Steve Bartlett....

287. News: Bank like Rihanna
Our hosts David, Jason and Leda are joined by Jeppe Rindom, CEO of Pleo, Saalim Chowdhury, Partner at 500 Startups and Simon Vans-Colina, Engineer at Monzo. First up, RBS takes stake in student-focused fintech 02:22 Google gets go-ahead from Central Bank for payments 08:52 Two-Thirds of Financial Decision-Makers Believe Tech Giants Will Offer Retail Banking in Five Years 13:29 Logging In to Your Bank Account Is Now a $3 Billion Business 15:25 Our Open Banking expert, Adam Davis had a few minutes to bring a ...


286. Interviews: Howard Marks, Co-Founder, Activison and StartEngine
Howard Marks is Co-Founder and CEO of StartEngine with a long history in the gaming industry, he co-founded Activision and founded Acclaim, and has unique expertise in innovating within echnological limitations, turning around failing businesses and raising capital. Simon talks to Howard about how to help entrepreneurs achieve their dreams and the difficulties of raising capital unless you bootstrap the business. Howard wanted to solve the problems entrepreneurs face in raising funding, especially when entr...

285. News: Techlash
Our hosts Simon and Adam are joined by Emily Nicolle, Technology Reporter at City AM and Valentina Kristensen, Director of Growth and Comms at OakNorth. First up, Starling Bank reviewing data policy after customer complains his passport was shared in a web link 01:41 (https://fi.11fs.com/449?t=101) 2019 looks to continue another lights-out year for fintech startups 06:51 (https://fi.11fs.com/449?t=409) Google just nabbed an e-money license and it highlights the serious threat tech companies pose to incumben...

284. Interviews: Bart Leurs, Rabobank
Bart Leurs is Chief Digital Transformation Officer of Rabobank, he joined the company two years ago to drive its fintech innovation and came from ING where he headed up its digital transformation. Jeff and Bart talk about scaling up to a full fledged digital bank in the retail market, what it's like to be a part of an industry shift, what digital transformation means to Rabo Bank, why customers are driving the change in digital and why the meta of digital is going to disappear. We hope you enjoyed the sho...


Ep. 283. Bonus: Blooper Reel 2018
Happy New Year's Eve to all of our listeners. To give you one last fintech laugh before the end of the year we've got a quick collection of the stumbles, fumbles and absurdly mispronounced names from all the recordings this year. The stuff that doesn't usually make it in. We hope you have a great celebration tonight and can't wait to see you for even more fintech goodness in the new year! Produced by Laura Watkins. Edited by Alex Woodhouse....

Ep. 282. Insights: Our Fintech Predictions 2019
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 offic...

Ep. 281. Insights: 2018 in Review
You might’ve seen on Twitter we’ve been running an advent calendar of the 11 Days of Christmas, with our top things from across fintech and banking in the last year. Today we’re going to take a deep dive on those: Open Banking. The initiative launched almost exactly a year ago on 13th January and it's not exactly an overnight success. The CMA9 were not ready, but fintechs and FS providers welcomed it. We take a look at how far we have come since it began. We take a look at GDPR, if anyone was ready, how suc...


Ep. 280. Insights: US financial health
We discover what financial inclusion really is, what it really means, what financial health is and the reasons behind the wealth gap in the USA. We spoke to some of the best industry experts there are to get you the clearest picture: John Hope Bryant, CEO of Operation Hope Dr. Anita Ward, President of Operation Hope Jennifer Tescher, founder of the Center for Financial Services Innovation Isabelle Barrès, Vice President at the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion and Global Director at the Smart Campaig...

Ep. 279. News: It only works if you're alive
Our hosts Simon and Leda are joined by two great guests, Livia Benisty, Head of Financial Crime at ComplyAdvantage and Ryan Edwards-Pritchard, MD at Funding Options. First up, Revolut’s brand new banking licence. British fintech unicorn Revolut wins banking licence. Revolut has secured a European banking licence from authorities in Lithuania, allowing them to start offering current accounts and loans across the EU from early next year. Initial focus on Lithuania, where it has about 150,000 customers, befor...

Ep. 278. Fintech Insider: Live - Payments (F)innovation
In this week's insights show we're bringing you reindeer burgers, christmas trees and death metal. We've also got some great insight into the payments innovation taking place in Scandinavia, what the future of payments will look like and whether or not cash will be removed from society entirely. We've got Finland, Iceland and Sweden represented this evening so there's a ton of local insight for you to enjoy. Our amazing guests include: Kristian Luoma, Head of OP Labs at OP Aoife Houlihan, VP of Communicat...


Bonus Sneak Peek: Vitalik Buterin, Founder of Ethereum
Simon's with the founder and creator of Ethereum, one of the largest cryptocurrencies, Vitalik Buterin to talk about the future and enterprise capabilities of DLT, blockchain and Ethereum. And just what are zero-knowledge proofs? Here's a little sneak preview on what happened. Listen to the full interview on Thursday 13th December over on Blockchain Insider - bi.11fs.com Special Guest: Vitalik Buterin....

Ep. 277. News: Sons of Breaches
Our hosts Simon and Ryan are joined by Menno van Leeuwen, Head of Business & Customer Development at Moneyou, Guy Stiebel, VP Products at SCANOVATE and Paul Stamper, Head of Financial Services, Ipsos MORI. First up, all the misinformation in the world. Monzo attacked for lending customers money to buy its shares. Monzo, has been accused of “going beyond the pale” by allowing its customers to get into debt to buy its shares. As discussed on last week’s show, Monzo is aiming to raise £20 million through crow...

Ep. 276. Insights. Regtech: where innovation meets compliance
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, tec...


Ep. 275. News: Ritual Humiliation
Our hosts Sarah and Simon are joined by Emily Nicolle, Technology Reporter at CityAM, Valentina Kristensen, Director of Growth & Comms at OakNorth and Sophie Winwood, Investment Associate at Anthemis Group. First up, Show me the money! Monzo are crowdfunding for the last chunk of its series E fundraising round. Fundraising with a target of £20M. Existing Monzo investors will get early access to the round from 3 December. The round will then be opened up to other Monzo customers, who can invest up to £2,000...