FF Virtual Arena: Soldo & Small Business
Sep18

FF Virtual Arena: Soldo & Small Business

In today’s Virtual Arena, Soldo’s Darren Upson chats with Doug Mackenzie about all the issues facing small businesses and how fintech can be used for good to overcome them! We find out about how improving financial visibility can ultimately improve businesses and their owners financial wellbeing. Join us live on LinkedIn at...

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The Fintech Fix: Swiftly Moving On
Sep18

The Fintech Fix: Swiftly Moving On

In this week’s episode of The Fintech Fix, Doug Mackenzie gets a Lion King style overview of the Fintech ecosystem from Appian and The Financial Times. And Swift seem to be heading in a brand new direction – payments just got real....

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FF Virtual Arena: XFW
Sep16

FF Virtual Arena: XFW

In today’s Virtual Arena join friends Don Ginsell from Fintech Holland and FF’s Ali Paterson as they catch up virtually. They will be discussing the state of fintech in the UK, Holland and the wider world as the Amsterdam Fintech Week kicks off in...

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Andy Ramsden, Giesecke & Devrient –  What role can a card play going forward?
Sep16

Andy Ramsden, Giesecke & Devrient – What role can a card play going forward?

Doug Mackenzie speaks with Andy Ramsden of Giesecke+Devrient about what role can a card play going forward

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Chris Crespo, Nordea – What are some of the potential opportunities for future revenue streams for a bank?
Sep15

Chris Crespo, Nordea – What are some of the potential opportunities for future revenue streams for a bank?

Chris Crespo, Chief Futurist at Nordea chats to Ali Paterson about what the potential opportunities future revenue streams are for a...

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FF Virtual Arena: Zumo Profile
Sep14

FF Virtual Arena: Zumo Profile

In today’s Virtual Arena, we ask Zumo’s Nick Jones and FF’s Douglas Mackenzie to solve financial literacy, inclusion and crypto in JUST half an hour. Can they do it? Find out here!...

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Georg Ludviksson, Meniga – Do you think larger insitutions can be in a better position by partnering with meniga
Sep14

Georg Ludviksson, Meniga – Do you think larger insitutions can be in a better position by partnering with meniga

Georg Ludviksson, CEO and Co-Founder of Meniga discusses how larger insitutions can be in a better position by partnering with meniga with Doug...

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The Fintech Fix: On her majesty’s revenue
Sep11

The Fintech Fix: On her majesty’s revenue

On this week’s Fintech Fix its a brand new set up! Doug Mackenzie hears about all the new buy now, pay later schemes and HMRC’s new open banking project. Also if you can believe it – Starling Bank looks to be appealing to an even younger generation than ever before!...

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FF Virtual Arena: Papara Profile
Sep11

FF Virtual Arena: Papara Profile

In today’s episode of our Virtual Arena, we are joined by Cenap of Papara, where we delve into the cryptocurrency and neo banking landscape which continues to develop and evolve within Turkey! Tune in today here and on our LinkedIn page to find out...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 4.01: Nordic Innovation
Sep10

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 4.01: Nordic Innovation

In today’s episode we have brought together great minds from the ever innovative Nordics. We were tasked to find out how collaboration can still help provide the best service for banking customers. We bring in two excellent challenger banks from Sweden and Iceland with Rocker and Indo respectively and Enfuce a Finnish organisation that enables open banking. Joining us is Denise Johanssen from Enfuce, Haukur Skúlason from Indo...

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FF Virtual Arena: Moneyhub & Open Finance
Sep09

FF Virtual Arena: Moneyhub & Open Finance

In today’s Virtual Arena we host Moneyhub’s Samantha Seaton who discusses financial well being with Ali Paterson. With some institutions still grappling with open banking – Moneyhub are going one step further with Open Finance. Improving financial well being for people and...

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Andy Ramsden, Giesecke & Devrient – How has the role of a credit card changed over the last few years?
Sep09

Andy Ramsden, Giesecke & Devrient – How has the role of a credit card changed over the last few years?

Doug Mackenzie speaks with Andy Ramsden of Giesecke+Devrient about how has the role of a credit card changed over the last few years.

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Chris Crespo, Nordea – What are some of the opportunities that you can do as a bank when it comes to personalisation?
Sep08

Chris Crespo, Nordea – What are some of the opportunities that you can do as a bank when it comes to personalisation?

Chris Crespo, Chief Futurist at Nordea chats to Ali Paterson about what the opportunities are for banks when it comes to...

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FF Virtual Arena: Lumio – Putting the Pep in Your Pennies
Sep07

FF Virtual Arena: Lumio – Putting the Pep in Your Pennies

In today’s Virtual Arena join Lumio’s Charlie Richardson, Co – Founder of Lumio and Fintech Finance’s Doug Mackenzie as they discuss how increased financial clarity can lead to greater financial planning. With new accounts and products all in one place we are starting to see open banking become open finance....

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Georg Ludviksson, Meniga – How do you fit into and help institutions grapple with open banking?
Sep07

Georg Ludviksson, Meniga – How do you fit into and help institutions grapple with open banking?

Georg Ludviksson, CEO and Co-Founder of Meniga discusses how do you fit into and help institutions grapple with open banking with Doug Mackenzie

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FF Virtual Arena: WeLab & The Virtual Bank Ecosystem
Sep04

FF Virtual Arena: WeLab & The Virtual Bank Ecosystem

In today’s Virtual Arena, we are joined by WeLab, the best new bank on the block! Jessica Lam and Doug Mackenzie discuss the incredible WeLab story, the Hong Kong fintech scene and of course, the new Virtual Bank ecosystem which looks to be shaking up the banking industry worldwide....

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FF Virtual Arena: On the Pulse with 11:FS
Sep02

FF Virtual Arena: On the Pulse with 11:FS

In today’s #VirtualArena Ali Paterson is joined by 11:FS’s Clouston Mahon and Lindsey Kistler as they bite into how banks around the world can now stay ahead of the pack in a constantly evolving ecosystem where only the strongest survive. Join us today at 14:30 BST...

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FF Virtual Arena: The world’s first Tinder for Horses 🐎 ❤️
Sep01

FF Virtual Arena: The world’s first Tinder for Horses 🐎 ❤️

Why the long face? Come and join Hannah Duncan today as she talks to Andrew Amy, co-founder of Whickr. They’ll be discussing all the highs, the lows and the total mares of starting up the world’s first horse trading app!...

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Chris Crespo, Nordea – Why do you think that banks have historically not been able to utilise data?
Sep01

Chris Crespo, Nordea – Why do you think that banks have historically not been able to utilise data?

Chris Crespo, Chief Futurist at Nordea chats to Ali Paterson about why banks have historically not been able to utilise data

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Georg Ludviksson, Meniga –  What new services will we see in future because of open banking
Aug31

Georg Ludviksson, Meniga – What new services will we see in future because of open banking

Georg Ludviksson, CEO and Co-Founder of Meniga speaks to Doug Mackenzie about the which new services we will see in the future because of open banking

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FF Fundraiser Rap-Up #5 August 2020
Aug28

FF Fundraiser Rap-Up #5 August 2020

It’s that time of the month everyone – FF’s Lewis is here to deliver August’s fintech fundraising round-up, delivered in a tidy little rap… Ft. overall Fintech hero Chris Skinner....

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The Fintech Fix: The Chase is on
Aug28

The Fintech Fix: The Chase is on

This week The Fintech Fix is putting Douglas Mackenzie on the geopolitical and economic trail as he finds out about the ECB’s moaning and groaning and what JP Morgan Chase is cooking up in the UK next...

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FF Virtual Arena: Freetrade Fandom
Aug28

FF Virtual Arena: Freetrade Fandom

In today’s Virtual Arena, Adam Dodds at Freetrade teaches Ali Paterson how to invest on their super simple platform. You can now invest in the largest companies in the world from the touch of a button, so what are you waiting for. Download the app now....

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FF Virtual Arena: Manzil
Aug26

FF Virtual Arena: Manzil

History in the making? Join Mohamad Sawwaf, CEO and Founder of Islamic neobank Manzil and Hannah Duncan as they discuss the extraordinary mission of bringing Sharia finance to North America.

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Chris Crespo, Nordea – Whats the biggest issue facing financial institutions at the moment
Aug25

Chris Crespo, Nordea – Whats the biggest issue facing financial institutions at the moment

Chris Crespo, Chief Futurist at Nordea chats to Ali Paterson about the biggest issues facing financial institutions at the moment

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FF Virtual Arena: Social Capital & Influencers
Aug24

FF Virtual Arena: Social Capital & Influencers

In today’s Virtual Arena, join Jay Palter and Ali Paterson as they look to grow their social capital. With fintech events feeling more like Tron than a meeting this has become more important than...

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Georg Ludviksson, Meniga – How has the financial industry changed since open banking?
Aug24

Georg Ludviksson, Meniga – How has the financial industry changed since open banking?

Doug Mackenzie speaks to Georg Ludviksson of Meniga on how the financial industry has changed since open banking.

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The Fintech Fix:  Lettuce have more Cabbage
Aug21

The Fintech Fix: Lettuce have more Cabbage

In this week’s episode of The Fintech Fix, Douglas Mackenzie has some catching up to do when it comes to Central banks and decentralisation and the Wirecard rescue mission. Also find out all about the fate of Cabbage as the American Express train pulls...

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InvestHK & Global Fast Track Programme
Aug20

InvestHK & Global Fast Track Programme

In today’s episode of the Virtual Arena, Hong Kong’s foreign investment department – InvestHK, showcases all that the SAR has to offer when it comes to innovating and staying at the head of the curve. Join Doug Mackenzie and King Leung as they discuss the new fintech programme – The Global Fast Track...

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FF Virtual Arena: Financial Planning with Claro
Aug19

FF Virtual Arena: Financial Planning with Claro

In today’s Virtual Arena we hear from Claro Money about how to plan ahead in a time of abject uncertainty. Alexander Ford shows Ali Paterson how easy it is to plan big, while still looking at ESG investments to have the ultimate clear conscience. ...

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FF Virtual Arena: Blue Tree Savings & Helping Parents Invest
Aug18

FF Virtual Arena: Blue Tree Savings & Helping Parents Invest

In today’s #VirtualArena, Will Rainey the founder of Blue Tree Savings discusses why it’s becoming critical to teach parents how to invest for themselves and their kin. With cash becoming less widely used how will children learn how to save money? Join Doug Mackenzie today as he finds out about the changes in financial culture, literacy and what the future can hold for our digital savvy children....

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FF Virtual Arena: Varengold Bank and Fintech in Eastern Europe
Aug17

FF Virtual Arena: Varengold Bank and Fintech in Eastern Europe

In today’s Virtual Arena, we bring back our favourite Fintech lender Varengold Bank to discuss the fintech ecosystem in Eastern Europe. Sergey Panteleev heads up the bank’s presence in Bulgaria so we got Doug Mackenzie to grill him about all the exciting developments in...

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The Fintech Fix: Results Time!
Aug14

The Fintech Fix: Results Time!

In today’s episode we mark the fintech banks performance over the past year – see what the traditional banks have been innovating on when it comes to atm’s atm and whats been going on in Hong...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 3.06 – An SMB’s Covid-19 Guidebook
Aug13

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 3.06 – An SMB’s Covid-19 Guidebook

In this episode of The Paytech Show: Valitor’s Christine Bailey helps Ali Paterson understand the issues small businesses have been suffering from during COVID19 and how they can use digital technologies to come back better than before. With e-commerce giants Klarna and Valitor, the future is bright for the SMB’s of the...

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FF Virtual Arena: Onebanks and Open Banking for All
Aug13

FF Virtual Arena: Onebanks and Open Banking for All

In today’s Virtual Arena, Duncan Cockburn from OneBanks talks to Doug Mackenzie about how open banking is forever changing the way Britons get access to their finances. With cash and branches on the decline – how far will you go to get a tenner? With OneBanks it could be closer than you thought!...

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FF Virtual Arena: Varengold Bank and Fintech in Eastern Europe
Aug12

FF Virtual Arena: Varengold Bank and Fintech in Eastern Europe

In today’s Virtual Arena, we bring back our favourite Fintech lender Varengold Bank to discuss the fintech ecosystem in Eastern Europe. Sergey Panteleev heads up the bank’s presence in Bulgaria so we got Doug Mackenzie to grill him on the warmest day in the UK this year about all the exciting developments in EE!   UPDATE: Due to an error on LinkedIn, which we are assured they are working on fixing, this will now be...

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FF Virtual Arena: B-North Profile
Aug11

FF Virtual Arena: B-North Profile

In today’s #VirtualArena Ali Paterson is joined by Jonathan Thompson, CEO of B-North to talk about how they are planning on disrupting the UK Business Lending Market. We tackle their unique mixture of technology, culture, product offering to deliver lending solutions that can work for firms outside the M25...

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Stu’s Reviews: Bunq – The SUPERGREEN Bank of the Future!
Aug10

Stu’s Reviews: Bunq – The SUPERGREEN Bank of the Future!

Welcome back to Stu’s Reviews! Today Fintech finance have tasked me to take a look at a bank called Bunq, and find out what it has to do with Supergreen...

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FF Virtual Arena: SmartStream and AI
Aug10

FF Virtual Arena: SmartStream and AI

In today’s Virtual Arena we learn all about the most science-fiction of technologies, Artificial intelligence. Andreas Burner, CIO at  SmartStream joins us to talk tech, innovation leads and how that leads right to the heart of finance. And Suduko. Is AI more fiction than science-fiction, find out at 14:30 BST today. Follow us on Linkedin to be alert when we go live.      ...

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Tory Jackson, Galileo – What is the most distinct thing about the payments scene in Mexico
Aug10

Tory Jackson, Galileo – What is the most distinct thing about the payments scene in Mexico

We ask Tory Jackson of Galileo what is the most distinct thing about the payments scene in Mexico

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The Fintech Fix: The first guest!
Aug07

The Fintech Fix: The first guest!

In this week’s Fintech Fix, Doug has his first guest on the show, a sense of humour fail and more importantly hears what GRAB and Apple are doing in the financial services industry.

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FF Virtual Arena: European Payments Ecosystems: Target 2
Aug07

FF Virtual Arena: European Payments Ecosystems: Target 2

​In today’s Virtual Arena we learn all about the shifting nature of the advanced European payments infrastructure from UniCredit and TAS Group. Leading the conversation we bring in payments experts Raphael Barisaac and Mario Mendia who discuss how the delayed T2 consolidation will change payments forever! ...

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FF Virtual Arena: Outsourcing: Risk Vs. Reward
Aug06

FF Virtual Arena: Outsourcing: Risk Vs. Reward

In today’s Virtual Arena join Ray Brash from PPS, David Parker from Polymath Consulting as we discuss the elephant in the room. Wirecard, outsourcing and all the risks and rewards that fintech will now face in this post (Wirecard) apocalypse world. Join our host ALi Paterson today at...

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FF Virtual Arena: Landbay and Buy to Let Lending
Aug05

FF Virtual Arena: Landbay and Buy to Let Lending

In today’s Virtual Arena we speak with Landbay the specialist in buy to let mortgages. Doug Mackenzie chats with CEO John Goodall about the lending ecosystem in a post and current corona world and where lending will go in the future. Lenders, renters, banks and fintechs bend your ear at...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 3.08 – God From the Machine
Aug04

Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 3.08 – God From the Machine

This episode of The Fintech Show is all about the most science-fiction of technologies, Artificial intelligence. To find out more, Fintech Finance speaks with Jamie Broadbent, RBS, Stuart Riley, CITI and Andreas Burner, SmartStream, all tech and innovation leads right at the heart of finance. Is Ai more fiction than...

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FF Virtual Arena: Synchronising Europe with Stripe
Aug04

FF Virtual Arena: Synchronising Europe with Stripe

In today’s Virtual Arena we learn how Stripe are helping to increase the GDP of the internet and businesses alike as Ellen Moeller and Fintech Finance’s Doug Mackenzie discuss Stripe’s new White Paper. Is regulation a barrier to growth in retail and for businesses? Is Europe actually out of regulatory...

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Volante Technologies Receives $35m of Growth Funding from Leading International Investors to Accelerate Cloud Expansion Globally
Aug03

Volante Technologies Receives $35m of Growth Funding from Leading International Investors to Accelerate Cloud Expansion Globally

Volante Technologies., a leading provider of payments and financial messaging solutions in the cloud, today announced that it has raised $35m USD in growth equity financing led by Wavecrest Growth Partners with strategic participation from BNY Mellon, Citi Ventures, PostePay and Visa Inc. The capital raise represents the company’s first outside investment after nearly two decades of strong organic growth and profitability. Volante...

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Galileo Powers MoneyLion’s RoarMoney
Aug03

Galileo Powers MoneyLion’s RoarMoney

Galileo, the company that powers world-leading fintech companies, financial institutions and investment firms, today announced that its powerful and customizable API-based payments processing platform is powering RoarMoney, the new demand deposit account offered by award-winning consumer digital finance platform and neobank MoneyLion. MoneyLion, which has soared to mass-market popularity in the U.S. with its all-in-one financial...

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FF Virtual Arena: Walrus
Aug03

FF Virtual Arena: Walrus

In today’s #VirtualArena join our host Doug Mackenzie as we discuss financial literacy in India with Bhagaban Behera, the CEO of Neobank Walrus. Walrus is designed with GEN Z in mind, so cure your after lunch zzzz’s and listen in to the future of banking. Live on our LinkedIn Page. Follow us on Linkedin to be alert when we go live....

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Tory Jackson, Galileo – Background to financial services industry in Mexico
Aug03

Tory Jackson, Galileo – Background to financial services industry in Mexico

Tory Jackson of Galileo gives us some background to financial services industry in Mexico

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