Tag: technology

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fintech Serial Entrepreneurship with Charlie Delingpole

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

An API That Layer Could Change Banking Forever

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

Episode 38: The Future of Computing

Scott Crowder is the CTO of IBM’s Quantum Computing business. In March, IBM announced the construction of a 50-qubit quantum computer as part of its IBM Q program, an industry-first initiative to build commercially available universal quantum computing systems. IBM Q enables customers to access quantum systems and services via the cloud. The technology sits […]

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 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 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 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 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 18: The Trouble with Legacy Systems

Andra Sonea is a banking systems specialist. Until recently Lead Solutions Architect within the Innovation & Digital Development Directorate at Lloyds Banking Group in London, Andra is currently pursuing a prestigious Anthemis Fellowship to build on her work in banking systems architecture. Andra has been involved in fintech for many years and is a keen […]

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