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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The Fintech Fix: Here is some out ‘saucy’ gossip
Jul31

The Fintech Fix: Here is some out ‘saucy’ gossip

In today’s episode of The Fintech Fix, Doug Mackenzie explores the dangers involved with outsourcing, how Revolut are ‘go comparing’ to their rivals and what the European Commission is doing in the wake of Wirecard!...

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FF Virtual Arena: Elas Profile
Jul30

FF Virtual Arena: Elas Profile

In today’s #VirtualArena at 14:30 BST we hear from ElasBank’s CEO and Founder Dr Vanise Zimmer who tells us all about the banking culture in Brazil, one of the most exciting areas for fintech bank development! ElasBank is special as it looks to tackle the significant divide when it comes to financial inclusion for women. Please enjoy and share!    

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FF Virtual Arena: Finastra & Tonik
Jul29

FF Virtual Arena: Finastra & Tonik

In today’s #VirtualArena at 14:30 BST we host the ultimate Fintech party with Finastra & Tonik. Grab some refreshments and listen to Tonik’s Greg Krasnov and Finastra’s Anand Subbaraman discuss how to build a bank from the ground up, the newest approach to handling customers and everything in...

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FF Virtual Arena: Scalable Capital
Jul28

FF Virtual Arena: Scalable Capital

In today’s #VirtualArena, fresh off last week’s fundraising round, we take a look at Scalable Capital with its founder Adam French, to chat about both their B2B and B2C offerings, the effect of Covid & Brexit, where a “Robo Advisor” ceases to be such and just becomes an “advisor” plus their expansion plans for the...

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Jorge Madrigal, Belvo – biggest challenges facing traditional financial institutions if they don’t embrace change
Jul27

Jorge Madrigal, Belvo – biggest challenges facing traditional financial institutions if they don’t embrace change

We speak with Jorge Madrigal of Belvo about the biggest challenges facing traditional financial institutions if they don’t embrace...

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FF Virtual Arena: The Ultimate “Fin”dex
Jul27

FF Virtual Arena: The Ultimate “Fin”dex

In today’s #VirtualArena, Ali Paterson catches up with Simon Hardie from findexable about their newly launched Global Fintech Index, exploring some incredible geographical insights and their incredible partnership network. Numbers speak louder than words with over 6000+ registered “fintechs” on the platform so far. We hope you found this insightful, and please remember to join us every day at 14:30BST for more interviews!...

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Tory Jackson, Galileo – What are some of the biggest challenges Banks will face in the future
Jul27

Tory Jackson, Galileo – What are some of the biggest challenges Banks will face in the future

We speak with Tory Jackson of Galileo about some of the biggest challenges Banks will face in the future

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The Fintech Fix: Sorry, New Host, Who Dis?
Jul24

The Fintech Fix: Sorry, New Host, Who Dis?

In this episode of The Fintech Fix, Doug Mackenzie is stuck in a canal in Venice but that just means we roll out the one and only Ali Paterson from cyrofreeze. And boy is he hungry for Fintech. Featuring Lloyds Bank, JCB, Smartstream, Temenos and many, many more – you can catch your favourite slice of weekly Fintech news here…  

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FF Virtual Arena: Digital Asset
Jul23

FF Virtual Arena: Digital Asset

In today’s Virtual Arena, Ali Paterson catches up with Yuval Rooz, Co-founder and CEO of Digital Asset about their partnership with VMware, Digital transformation and Blockchain… and by Blockchain, we’re not talking about a “sprinkle a bit of Blockchain on top” approach; we’re talking interoperability between different blockchain platforms, distributed workflows and eliminating vendor/platform...

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FF Virtual Arena: Reviewing Stu’s Reviews
Jul22

FF Virtual Arena: Reviewing Stu’s Reviews

In today’s Virtual Arena, Ali Paterson catches up with YouTuber Stuart Thomas of Stu’s Reviews to talk about his experiences reviewing UK challenger banks for Fintech Finance over the last year, payment races and having the most viewed videos on YouTube about Monzo, Starling, Revolut AND Curve ...

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FF Virtual Arena: Varengold Bank on Fintech & CBILS
Jul21

FF Virtual Arena: Varengold Bank on Fintech & CBILS

In today’s Virtual Arena, Doug Mackenzie catches up with Alison Harwood, head of Varengold Bank’s London Branch to talk about how fintech has facilitated the lending liquidity for businesses in the current environment. We also delve into the effectiveness of CBILS and whether we may see a repeat of the 2008 pullback from traditional lenders.  ...

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Jorge Madrigal, Belvo – The state of LPMs in Mexico
Jul20

Jorge Madrigal, Belvo – The state of LPMs in Mexico

We speak with Jorge Madrigal of Belvo about the state of LPMs in Mexico  

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FF Virtual Arena: Global Fintech Study
Jul20

FF Virtual Arena: Global Fintech Study

In today’s Virtual Arena, Doug Mackenzie catches up with Tania Ziegler on the latest study to come out from The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) spotlighting the impact of Covid-19 on Global Fintech markets. To complete the survey, please click...

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Tory Jackson, Galileo – How can Galileo help organisations like Klar
Jul20

Tory Jackson, Galileo – How can Galileo help organisations like Klar

We speak with Tory Jackson of Galileo about how Galileo can help organisations like Klar

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The Fiftieth Fintech Fix from Fintech Finance
Jul17

The Fiftieth Fintech Fix from Fintech Finance

In today’s milestone episode, Doug Mackenzie finds out about subscription services, how you can use your bank to manage them and which bank *COUGH* its a fintech bank, charges to use this service....

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FF Virtual Arena: Wealthify Profile
Jul16

FF Virtual Arena: Wealthify Profile

In today’s Virtual Arena, Wealthify’s Andrew Russell speaks with Hannah Duncan all about their platform. From pensions to ISA’s, you can up your wealth with a wealth of options, all from your...

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