Tag: fintech

Special Episode: Seedcamp Interviews Will Beeson

Hello and welcome to Rebank. I’m your host, Will Beeson. Or should I say, I’m your guest, Will Beeson. Today’s episode is different. The mic got turned on me this time to discuss CivilisedBank, the SME opportunity and the future of fintech more broadly. The host is Carlos Espinal, Partner at Seedcamp, one of the most active […]

Bringing Crypto to the World with Circle

In today’s episode, we catch up with Marieke Flament, Chief Marketing Officer of Circle, one of the most noteworthy crytpo companies. Circle was the first company to receive a BitLicense from the State of New York and the first virtual currency business to receive an e-money license from the British government. Circle has raised over over $246 million since 2013, including a $50 million […]

Fintech for SMEs with Xero, Fluidly and Adaptive Lab

This week, we look at the massively important topic of fintech for small businesses. Joining us are Edward Berks, Head of Fintech at Xero, a cloud-based accounting platform, Caroline Plumb, Founder and CEO of Fluidly, a cash flow forecasting tool, and James Haycock, Founder and Managing Director of Adaptive Lab, now Idean, following their recent acquisition by Capgemini. These three guests bring […]

B2B Fintech & More with Philippe Gelis and Steve Lemon

This week, we’re joined by Philippe Gelis and Steve Lemon. Philippe is the Co-Founder and CEO of Kantox, a B2B FX company. Steve is the Co-Founder and VP of Corporate Development at CurrencyCloud, a wholesale FX and payments provider. We discuss a wide range of topics in today’s conversation, including Monzo’s recently published financial results, […]

The Future of Mortgages with Habito

Today were joined by Dan Hegarty, Founder and CEO of Habito. Habito is a digital mortgage platform helping homebuyers makes sense of the more than 10,000 mortgage offers available in the UK. Habito is backed by some of the biggest names in venture capital including Mosaic, Ribbit and Atomico. As always, connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or on our website […]

Platform Banking and Other Fintech Trends

Aman Ghei is a Principal at Finch Capital, a Venture Capital firm with offices in London, Amsterdam and Singapore. Nigel Verdon is the Co-Founder and CEO of Railsbank, a banking utility layer giving fintechs access to banking services in five lines of code. Aman and Nigel are two extremely insightful guys. We explore a range of subjects in today’s conversation, […]

Fintech Opportunties in Emerging Markets

Today, we’re joined by two excellent guests to discuss recent developments and new opportunities in emerging markets fintech. Ameya Upadhyay is a Principal at Omidyar, an impact fund that has deployed over $1.3bn over the past 10 years. Asad Naqvi is Managing Director of Apis, a growth stage private equity fund focused on financial services in growth markets. We originally […]

Open Banking 2.0 with Bud, Starling and techUK

Hello and welcome to Rebank, I’m your host, Will Beeson. Today we have an epic line up to discuss the ever evolving topic of Open Banking. Formally implemented as law in Europe in January as PSD2 in Europe and Open Banking in the UK, we’re still in the very early days of what will be […]

Leveraging Data to Fix Consumer Credit

Today, we’re joined by two entrepreneurs making credit more understandable and accessible for people. Freddy Kelly is the Founder of Credit Kudos, a new model credit bureau making better data available to lenders. Matt Ford is the Founder of Pariti, an app built to help consumers improve their credit and qualify for new products. Pariti […]

Bringing Open Source to Financial Services with FINOS

Gab Columbro is the Executive Director of FINOS, the fintech open source foundation. FINOS is creating an open source movement in banking and financial services the same way open source technologies like Linux, Firefox, WordPress, Hadoop, NodeJS and many more have done for tech. Born out of Symphony, the open source platform launched to rival Bloomberg, FINOS has […]

Financial Markets and Network Effects with StockTwits

Dan Ramsden is the Chief Financial and Strategy Officer of StockTwits. StockTwits is a social media platform designed for sharing ideas between investors, analysts and traders. Founded in 2009, the company has been called one of the “50 best websites” by Time Magazine and one of the “top 10 most innovative companies in finance” by […]

The Power of Artificial Intelligence for Good and Evil

Artificial intelligence and automation are becoming powerful forces of change in the world today, and the impacts of these technologies will shape the next few decades at least. This episode is part of a conversation I had with three smart and experienced entrepreneurs and thinkers, who all happen to work in fintech. Maybe I’ll released […]

Is Culture a Problem in Banking?

Today’s topic is corporate culture: what works, what doesn’t, what needs to change and how. We’re joined by three extremely qualified guests to dig into this hairy topic. Duena Blomstrom is the author of Emotional Banking, a book looking at culture in banking specifically. Sharon O’Dea is the former Head of Digital Communications at Standard Chartered and current communications strategy consultant. Alessandro Hatami is […]

Institutional Crypto with Kevin Beardsley of B2C2

Kevin Beardsley is the Managing Director of B2C2, a leading cryptocurrency marketmaker. and one of the 40 coolest people in UK fintech, according to Business Insider. B2C2 provides 24/7/365 liquidity for half a dozen of the leading crytocurrencies in all of the main fiat currencies, plus synthetic exposure to crypto. In his role, Kevin is uniquely […]

What’s Next in Cards? with Global Processing Services

Suresh Vaghjiani is the Managing Director of Global Processing Services, a card processor supporting some of the best known fintechs including Monzo, Starling, Revolut, Curve, Pockit and more. Suresh brings a potentially dry subject to life with some pretty interesting examples of where card technology is going and what new experiences are likely to appear […]

Society, Culture and Financial Innovation with The FR

Gregg Schoenberg runs The Financial Revolutionist, a weekly newsletter touching on some of the most interesting developments in financial innovation and linking them in interesting ways to all sorts of social and cultural considerations. Prior to starting the FR, Gregg was a senior executive at Natixis, a French bank, where he ran equities. The FR […]

The State of the Union with Sam Maule

Sam Maule is Managing Director, North America for 11:FS, a UK-based digital consulting firm. Prior to joining 11:FS, Same led Digital and Fintech for NTT Data, and before that, he worked on product at TSYS, a card processor. Sam is the host of the Connection Interrupted podcast, where he interviews guests about their experiences with […]

Making Banking 10x Better with Former Barclays CEO Antony Jenkins

Antony Jenkins is the Founder and Executive Chairman of 10x Future Technologies, a UK-based fintech company creating digital platforms for banks. Antony is also Group Chairman of Currencies Direct, an FX and international payments provider, and a board member of Blockchain, one of the leading software platforms for digital assets, backed by the likes of […]

Open Banking with Starling Bank

Megan Caywood is the Chief Platform Officer at Starling Bank, one of the UK’s newest and most tech forward banks. Megan is responsible for the design and development of Starling’s API strategy and the bank’s marketplace, both of which we discuss in detail in today’s conversation. And what a timely conversation it is. PSD2 in […]

An Update from Crypto Land

Today, we welcome back our good friend Lawrence Wintermeyer, former CEO of Innovate Finance. Lawrence now works with a range of institutional investors and companies to help them capitalize on the shifts underway as part of the digital revolution. Lately, he’s been doing a lot of work in cryptocurrency and tokens, the topic we pick […]

Bringing Fintech to the Masses with Bud

Today, we’re thrilled to be joined by Jamie Campbell and Nina Mohanty of Bud, one of the most compelling fintech apps around. Despite its startup status, Bud has hit some major milestones and is working on a project with HSBC and First Direct that see them integrated directly into the incumbents’ apps in what could […]

From Uber to Oval with Benedetta Arese Lucini

Benedetta Arese Lucini is the co-founder of Oval Money, an app helping people save more and improve their financial lives. Prior to starting Oval Money, Benedetta ran Uber in Italy, launching it in that country and running it for three years. And what a journey that was. We get into that experience, which is mind […]

Will Your Next Bank Be a Tech Giant?

Alessandro Hatami is the former Group Innovation Director at Lloyds Banking Group and current Managing Partner at Forestreet. Alessandro brings a grown up view to fintech. Working closely with incumbents on fintech strategy, he has great insight into the way larger players are positioning themselves in a changing FS landscape. Today, we get into what […]

The Future of Investments with Scalable Capital

Ella Rabener is the co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Scalable Capital, a technology-driven investment management platform for retail investors. Scalable Capital has raised 41 million Euros in funding from BlackRock, Holtzbrinck Ventures and Tengelmann Ventures. Scalable employs over 50 people in offices in Munich and London. I think this is one of the most […]

What’s Wrong with Personal Financial Management? with Marble

Fiona Mackenzie is CEO and founder of Marble, a personal financial management app. Fiona has spent most of her career as an actuary in insurance and pensions and is looking to bridge the gap between what people are doing with their money and what they could be doing to better achieve their goals. What do […]

Disrupting Capital Markets with ING

Stephane Malrait is a Managing Director and Global Head of Financial Markets eCommerce at ING. In that role, he effectively leads ING’s electronic trading business as market maker and on behalf of clients. Stephane also sits on the Innovation Council of ING Bank and the Innovation steering committee of ING London. Today’s chat was an […]

Bringing Google Thinking to Core Banking with Thought Machine

Paul Taylor is the founder and CEO of Thought Machine, a brand new banking platform combining a Google-like approach to software with bank-like requirements for functionality. Prior to Thought Machine, Paul headed the text-to-speech group at Google. He joined Google in 2010 when they acquired his company, Phonetic Arts. Phonetic Arts developed speech synthesis technology […]

Fintech, Blockchain and ICOs with Futurist Lex Sokolin

Lex Sokolin is a futurist and entrepreneur focused on the next generation of financial services. He directs Fintech Strategy at Autonomous Research, a leading research firm for the financial sector, helping clients understand and leverage innovation. Prior to joining Autonomous Research, Lex founded and ran NestEgg Wealth, a roboadvisor that pioneered online wealth management and […]

Alternative Lending with Spotcap and iwoca

Scott Robinson is the founder and VP of Plug and Play FinTech, a fintech-focused startup platform run with partners including BNP Paribas, Santander, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, TD Bank, Sberbank, USAA, Mitsubishi, Capital One, Sumitomo, Intuit and many more global financial institutions. Since the launch of the program in February 2015, Scott and his team […]

Building a Good Bank with Tandem

Ricky Knox is the Founder and CEO of Tandem, a new UK bank that partners with its customers to improve their financial lives. Tandem is at least Ricky’s third business. He’s also a co-founder of Small World and Azimo. In addition to starting companies, Ricky also invests in them via his investment vehicle, Hexagon Partners. […]

Creating A New Experience Layer with Curve

Shachar Bialick is the Founder and CEO of Curve – the smarter banking card for business. Curve works like….well, magic. It lets you spend on all your cards on a single piece of plastic and even go back later and change which card you paid with. Over 75,000 have signed up since Curve launched last […]

Disrupting the $10T European Deposits Market

Tim Sievers is CEO and Founder of Deposit Solutions, an Open Banking platform for deposits, connecting banks and depositors across Europe. The platform allows banks to offer attractive third party deposit products to their own customers through their existing accounts. Deposit Solutions works with banks across Europe, has mediated deposits in excess of €2bn, and […]

The Future of Wholesale FX & Payments

Philippe Gelis is Co-founder and CEO of Kantox, a wholesale FX company. Kantox is a multinational Fintech company offering FX management solutions. Kantox is built to allow our customers to manage their currency exposure, build hedging strategies, automate FX transactions and process international payments in a smart way. The company was founded in 2011, serves […]

Innovation & Open Talent with BBVA

Today, we’re thrilled to be joined by not one but three guests from BBVA, a bank setting the pace for innovation among incumbents. We connected with BBVA as part of their Open Talent Competition. Last week in London, BBVA held their Fintech for Companies final, organized in conjunction with Innovate Finance. In this episode, we’ll […]

Venture Debt & Funding Fintech with Silicon Valley Bank

Erin Platts is Head of UK Commercial Banking at Silicon Valley Bank and Kristi Oliver is a Managing Director in the same business. Silicon Valley Bank is one of the best known banks in the startup community, banking many of the most successful tech companies and VCs in the US and UK. The episode is […]

Incubating Fintech Startups with Entrepreneur First

Matt Clifford is the co-founder and CEO of Entrepreneur First, the world’s leading technology company builder. EF invests in top technical individuals to help them build world-class deep tech startups in London and Singapore. Since 2011, they’ve created over 100 startups, including Magic Pony, an AI company acquired by Twitter in 2016, and Cleo, a […]

Special Episode: Insider Advice for Fintech Founders

Welcome back after a week off last week – our first in a year. Wow. Hope everyone’s having some fun this summer. We’ve got some amazing guests lined up over the next few months, so stay tuned for that. We’re increasingly active in our newsletter lately – if you’d like to be a part of […]

The VC View: Balderton Capital on European Fintech

Rob Moffat is a Partner at Balderton Capital, a London-based venture capital firm that has invested in fintech businesses including GoCardless, Revolut, Crowdcube, Nutmeg, Seedcamp, ComplyAdvantage, Wonga, Zopa and more. Prior to joining Balderton, Rob worked at Bain & Company and Google. Rob holds degrees from Cambridge and INSEAD. As always, connect with us on […]

Episode 50: How to Start a Fintech: Asset Management Software

Aman Ghei is a Principal at Finch Capital, a London- and Amsterdam-based venture capital firm focused on high growth fintech companies. Prior to joining Finch Capital, Aman worked at Facebook and Accel Partners. Aman first joined Rebank for Episode 37, together with Alvaro Alvarez del Rio, where we looked at similarities between fintech and other […]

Episode 49: Fintech Serial Entrepreneurship

Charlie Delingpole is the founder and CEO of ComplyAdvantage, a company using artificial intelligence and machine learning to help prevent financial crime. Prior to founding ComplyAdvantage, Charlie co-founded and ran MarketInvoice, a leading alternative lending platform focused on invoice finance. Charlie founded his first startup in 1999, and somehow managed to run it for seven […]

Episode 48: The Fintech VC’s View: Eight Roads Ventures

Michael Treskow is a Partner at Eight Roads Ventures, focusing on venture and growth investments in technology companies across Europe. Previously, Michael worked at Accel in London, where he was involved with investments in companies such as Funding Circle, GoCardless and WorldRemit. He moved to London from San Francisco, where he did cross-stage investing in […]

Episode 47: The Fintech VC’s View: Octopus Ventures and Atomico

A couple weeks ago we joined our friends at Innovate Finance in London for their annual VCs Take the Stage event, where we caught up with two of the headliners. The first interview you hear is with Alex Macpherson, CEO of Octopus Ventures, the £660 million venture capital arm of UK fund manager Octopus Group. […]

Episode 46: Rethinking Mortgages with Trussle

Ishaan Malhi is CEO and Founder of Trussle, the UK’s first online mortgage advisor. Trussle uses technology to help homebuyers and existing homeowners select from the over ten thousand mortgage and remortgage options on the market in the UK. Trussle has attracted investment from a range of noteworthy backers, including Zoopla, Seedcamp and the co-founders […]

Episode 45: Building the Rails to Support the Data Industry

Danny Gilligan is back for round 2 with Rebank, this time to discuss the future of data. Danny is the co-founder of Data Republic, a company building the rails to support the emerging data industry. Danny is also co-founder and managing partner of Reinventure, an Australia-based, fintech venture capital fund. Danny joined us in Episode […]

Episode 44: ClearBank: The Biggest Thing in Fintech?

Nick Ogden is the Founder and Executive Chairman of ClearBank, the UK’s first new clearing bank in more than 250 years. ClearBank offers banking infrastructure, including clearing, to incumbent and startup financial services companies and fintechs. Built on real time technology, ClearBank aims to support increased transparency and competition in the UK banking market. Prior […]

Episode 43: How London Became the World’s Fintech Capital

Lawrence Wintermeyer (@LWintermeyer) is the CEO of Innovate Finance (@InnFin), an independent membership association that represents the UK’s global FinTech community. Founded in 2014, Innovate Finance looks to accelerate the UK’s leading position in the global financial services sector by supporting the next era of technology-led financial services innovators. During our conversation, Lawrence references Innovate Finance’s […]

Episode 42: The Component Layer Revolution

Peeling back the banking stack, one layer at a time. This week, we’ve put together a special show looking at a couple of the biggest topics in fintech. Rebank is lucky to host some of the most noteworthy figures in fintech. The perspective and insight they provide is often an indicator of where things are […]

Episode 41: An API Layer That Could Change Banking Forever

Nigel Verdon is a pillar of the London fintech community. Prior to founding Railsbank, an API-layer connecting fintechs to a wide range of banking and payments services in five lines of code, he founded and ran CurrencyCloud, an API-based FX and payments solution, invested as a venture capitalist at Orange Growth Ventures, advised startups in […]

Episode 40: Why Google Ventures Invested £25m in CurrencyCloud

Google Ventures invested $25m in CurrencyCloud earlier this year, buying into one of the most powerful fintech solutions in the payments space. Today we’re joined by Steve Lemon, co-Founder of CurrencyCloud, to discuss the investment, the company and the payments space in general. CurrencyCloud’s API-based payments engine automates B2B payments and FX, powering an impressive […]

Episode 39: Fintech, Inclusion & Social Impact

The Omidyar Network is a high-impact, social investment fund set up by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. Today, we’re joined by Ameya Upadhyay, Principal at Omidyar. Ameya focuses on the firm’s Fintech and Financial Inclusion efforts, investing in organizations that have the potential to create economic opportunity for individuals in Africa, Europe, Myanmar and India. His […]

Episode 37: What Can Fintech Learn From Video Games?

Today, we’re joined by two fintech venture capitalists for an update on investment trends in our industry. Alvaro Alvarez del Rio is Principal at Initial Capital, a mobile gaming and fintech focused venture capital fund. Prior to joining Initial Capital, Alvaro worked in investment banking and private equity. Aman Ghei is Principal at Finch Capital, […]

Episode 36: The Convergence of SME Banking & Accounting

Darren Fell is the Founder and CEO of Crunch, one of the original cloud-based accounting platforms, launched in 2009. Crunch serves thousands of sole traders and small businesses in the UK with an ever-increasing range of accounting and financial services products. Lav Odorovic is Co-Founder and CEO of Penta, a Berlin-based neobank offering banking services to early-stage […]

Episode 35: Quantum Computing & AI

Brett King, acclaimed author, speaker, futurist and host of the Breaking Banks radio show joins us to discuss quantum computing and AI following the Innovate Finance Global Summit event in London on April 10th, 2017.

Episode 34: How to Start a Payments Company

Michael Kent is a serial entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of Azimo, one of Europe’s most successful fintechs of recent years. Michael is also co-founder and a non-executive director of Tandem, a new digital-only bank in the UK. Previously, Michael co-founded Small World Financial Services, a money transmission provider, which he grew to $4.5bn […]

Episode 33: How the OECD is Looking to Make Fintech Work for All

Today, we’re thrilled to be joined by Gert Wehinger. Gert is a Senior Economist at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In nearly 20 years at the OECD, Gert has worked on subjects including financial market structure and stability, economic policy and regulation, and engagement of the private financial sector. Gert is the […]

Episode 32: Why Data Will Change the World

Today, we’re thrilled to be joined by Usama Fayyad. Usama is the CEO of Open Insights, a US-based data strategy and technology company. Usama also serves as CTO of Stella.AI a Mountain View, CA based, VC-Funded startup, and as Interim Chief Operations & Technology Officer for new, innovation-focused division of MTN, Africa’s largest telecommunications provider. […]

Episode 31: Digital Banking is 1% Finished

Today we’re thrilled to be joined by fintech superstar David Brear, one of the most prominent thinkers and doers in our industry. David is focused on addressing one of the biggest challenges in banking: driving technological innovation at large, incumbent organizations. David Brear is CEO and co-founder of 11:FS, a FinTech consultancy that helps banks […]

Episode 30: The Future of Bank-Fintech Collaboration

Today, we’re joined by two of the Queens of Fintech, Duena Blomstrom and Liz Lumley, for an insightful conversation about bank-fintech collaboration, plus an exclusive announcement from Duena. Duena headed sales for Meniga, a successful Icelandic fintech startup, from 2010-2015. Duena has been investing in and advising fintech startups since then, especially on commercial and […]

Episode 29: Core Banking in the Cloud

Eugene Danilkis is co-founder and CEO of Mambu, a banking technology provider based in Berlin. Eugene is literally a rocket scientist: He led a software engineering team developing NASA-certified software for the International Space Station prior to founding Mambu. Mambu is a cloud-based technology platform that enables banks and fintechs to rapidly address new market […]

Episode 28: Fintech Venture Investing & The Future of Data

Today we’re thrilled to be joined by Simon Cant and Danny Gilligan, founding partners of Reinventure, an Australia-based, fintech venture capital fund. Simon and Danny are entrepreneurs, and they bring that experience and mindset to venture investing. We cover a number of interesting topics today, including how Reinventure thinks about fintech investing, how best to […]

Episode 27: How to Partner with a Fintech Startup

Today, we’re thrilled to be joined by Nektarios Liolios. Nektarios is CEO & Co-founder of Startupbootcamp FinTech and Startupbootcamp InsurTech, the leading innovation programs in the financial and insurance industries. The programs provide funding, mentorship and office space in the heart of London, Singapore & New York, along with access to a global network of […]

Episode 26: AI, VR and the Future of the Banking Experience

In Episode 26, we’re joined by entrepreneur and innovator Dhiraj Mukherjee. Dhiraj is Head of Innovation at Virgin Money, a prominent UK bank and part of Richard Branson’s Virgin Group. After graduating from Dartmouth College and then Stanford GSB, Dhiraj co-founded Shazam, one of the best known apps of all time. Launched in 2002, the […]

Episode 25: Rethinking Banking

Today we’re very lucky to be joined by Sophie Guibaud, Head of European Expansion for Fidor Bank, one of Europe’s original and best known digital-only banks. Originally launched in Germany in 2009, Fidor expanded into the UK in 2015. Prior to joining Fidor, Sophie led product strategy and commercialization at Bankable, a white-label banking platform […]

Episode 23: Addressing the Syrian Refugee Crisis with Fintech

Today we welcome Balazs Nemethi to the podcast. Balazs is the founder of Taqanu, a bank for all. Taqanu wants to provide banking to anyone, regardless of background and available documents. One of their first target user groups is refugees displaced by unrest in Syria, but the potential for a solution like Taqanu extends across […]

Episode 22: Fintech & Venture Capital

Today’s episode is a fascinating look at fintech from the venture capitalist’s perspective. Pascal Bouvier (@pascalbouvier) is a full-time venture capital investor, fintech practitioner and prolific blogger. Before becoming a full-time venture capitalist, Pascal founded and ran startups, worked for commercial and investment banks, and has been at one time or another a CFO, COO, […]

Episode 21: Neobanks & Financial Inclusion

Financial inclusion is a global issue. In fact, it’s probably more global than most of us think. Even in developed markets like the UK, US and Western Europe, there are huge numbers of unbanked people. Pockit, a UK-based neobank, is addressing that problem in the UK. Launched in 2014 and currently serving 123,000 customers, Pockit […]

Episode 20: Where We’re Going From Here, Part 2

This is Part 2 of a two-part review of our first 18 episodes. Before you rip out your headphones in disgust, let me explain. I’m not a fan of the classic “year in review”, I mean, we were all there, right? If we were paying attention the first time around, why do we need to […]

Episode 19: Where We’re Going From Here, Part 1

Episode 19 is a special one. We’re celebrating the year-end with a long-overdue dive into some of the key concepts that have found their way across multiple episodes to date. We’ve interviewed some of the most noteworthy founders, investors, thinkers and doers in fintech & banking innovation over the past few months. Their insight and […]

Episode 16: Building Moven and Breaking Banks

Brett King (@brettking) is a bestselling author and was voted Innovator of the Year for 2012 by American Banker. Since 2010 Brett has released 5 Global Bestselling books, including Bank 2.0, Branch Today – Gone Tomorrow, Bank 3.0, Breaking Banks and his latest Augmented. His books have topped bestseller charts for banking in 18 countries […]

Episode 15: IBM Watson & the Future of Cognition

David Robson leads IBM Watson business in the European financial services sector. Perhaps the world’s most recognizable AI system (after HAL 9000), IBM’s Watson is live across multiple industries and is using artificial intelligence to solve hard, real world problems. For the uninitiated: Watson is a cognitive computer that can read, understand, reason and engage […]

Episode 14: The Voice First Revolution

Brian Roemmele is the consummate Renaissance man. He is a scientist, researcher, analyst, connector, thinker and doer. More than anything, I’ve found Brian to be an observer of the world, asking questions and following his seemingly infinite curiosity to the root of an astounding variety of issues. Over the long, winding arc of his career, […]

Episode 13: All About Challenger Banking

Devie Mohan is a prominent fintech writer, speaker and commentator. Devie is the co-founder and CEO of Burnmark, a fintech research company established in partnership with Berlin-based FinLeap. She is also a market strategist and UK coordinator with FinLeap. Throughout the course of her career, Devie has helped numerous banks, startups, innovation groups and investors […]

Episode 11: Data, Commerce & Social Networks

Chris Gledhill is the Founder and CEO of Secco. Chris is the #1 fintech influencer globally and regularly speaks and writes about fintech, banking and the future of financial services. Chris was lead mobile architect and led the disruptive innovation labs at Lloyds Banking Group before founding Secco (@seccoaura), a next generation “bank.” Chris has […]

Episode 10: APIs & the Platformification of Banking

This week we’ve got a special two part edition, with two guests who represent arguably the future of banking and financial services technology. Martin Häring is the Chief Marketing Officer of Misys (www.misys.com), a global core banking provider that recently opened its systems to third party development, in yet another sign that the industry is […]

Episode 9: KYC, AML & General Musings

Duena Blomstrom is an independent digital banking consultant, entrepreneur, VC, speaker and, in her words, “uncomfortably opinionated blogger.” For the past 18 years, Duena has worked across Telco and Finance on strategy and consulting for sales and marketing, including a 5-year stint as Head of Sales and Marketing for Meniga. During her time at Meniga, […]

Episode 7: Fintech in Asia

Slava Solodkiy founded Life.SREDA, a fintech-focused VC fund, in 2012 and has been running it ever since. Life.SREDA 1, which was focused on A-rounds in the US and Europe, invested $40m in 13 companies including Fidor, Moven, Simple, Anthemis, SumUp and Rocketbank. In November 2014, Life.SREDA launched its second fund, a $100m fund focused on […]

Episode 6: Blockchain!

Today, we’re joined by Alex Tapscott, a globally recognized thought-leader, advocate, speaker and writer focused on the impact of emerging technologies on business, society and government. Alex is the co-author of the critically acclaimed best-seller, Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World. He is the author of dozens […]

Episode 5: All About Payments & Remittances

In Episode 5, we’re joined by payments & remittances guru Faisal Khan. Faisal is a banking and payments consultant providing advisory services to banks, financial services companies and startups. He specializes is cross-border money transfer and all aspects of the value-chain associated with it, across B2B, B2C and C2C. Faisal has extensive knowledge in the […]

Episode 4: The Future of Banking

Today, we’re joined by none other than Chris Skinner, one of the world’s most authoritative voices on the future of banking. Chris is a writer, speaker, analyst and commentator covering all things digital banking. Chris has published multiple books on the future of banking and fintech, including most recently ValueWeb, which in Chris’s own words […]

Episode 3: The Digital Banking Revolution

This week, we’re joined by Jason Bates, co-founder of 11:FS and the bank formerly known as Mondo. Banking is becoming digital. In the UK, four digital-only retail banks are poised for roll-out, and the trend extends to Europe, the US, Canada, and much of the rest of the world. Jason has extensive experience in digital […]

Episode 1: The Current State of the Banking Industry

Rebank welcomes Jeff Tijssen, Managing Principal and Head of Fintech at Capco UK, to the mic for our first episode. Where better to start than with the current state of the banking industry? Jeff’s experience working for and with numerous incumbent banks in Europe and the UK shapes his views on the current landscape and […]

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