Fintech Fix: Tapping Out?
Jun05

Fintech Fix: Tapping Out?

Check out this week’s episode of The Fintech Fix, featuring MTA – Metropolitan Transport Authority, NYC and UK Finance. Anyone tired of the travelcard – me too? Find out when contactless payments will touch in for NYC...

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FF Virtual Arena: Belvo, Open Banking and What It’s Like to Get Millions
Jun04

FF Virtual Arena: Belvo, Open Banking and What It’s Like to Get Millions

In today’s Virtual Arena at 14:30 BST join us as we talk everything Open Banking and what its actually feels like to get a million bucks. The Open Banking enablers – Belvo talk to us about their funding and Latin American financial...

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FF Virtual Arena: Payments with BNY Mellon
Jun03

FF Virtual Arena: Payments with BNY Mellon

In today’s Virtual Arena at 14:30 BST Douglas Mackenzie will be hosting BNY Mellon’s Carl Slabicki, CTP, AAP, the Executive Manager of Payment Solutions as we continue our ‘Payments around the world’ series. Find out all about how large scale transactions are changing!...

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FF Virtual Arena: Payments with ING
Jun01

FF Virtual Arena: Payments with ING

Join us today at 14:30 BST for our Virtual Arena with ING’s Mark Buitenhek and Fintech Finance’s Douglas Mackenzie where they discuss the very nature of the ever changing payments ecosystem. This is your chance to listen to the Head of Transaction Services from the worlds most innovative bank...

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FF Fundraiser #2 May 2020
Jun01

FF Fundraiser #2 May 2020

We have the very talented Lewis taking on the biggest fundraising news throughout May! Absolutely not to be missed, because this guy can drop a beat!  

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The Fintech Fix: Where are the ATMS atm?
May29

The Fintech Fix: Where are the ATMS atm?

In this week’s episode of The Fix we look at the decline of cash and atms, Meniga’s cash injection and what’s been going on at Fintech Finance!

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FF Virtual Arena: An IFRS17 Guide For CFO’s
May28

FF Virtual Arena: An IFRS17 Guide For CFO’s

In todays Virtual Arena at 14:30 BST, we pit our host Ali Paterson, with two Insurance legends – in the red corner we have Aptitude Software’s Brian Heale, IFRS17 Consultant, and in the blue, Q_PERIOR’s Eduardo D’ Alma, Partner. These two are going to provide the ultimate guide for CFO’s when it comes to IFRS17 in the world. So if you have the word Finance in your title this will be a MUST...

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FF Virtual Arena: Payments as a Service
May27

FF Virtual Arena: Payments as a Service

In todays Virtual Arena, live at 14:30 BST, our host Ali Paterson will be talking to the Fintech Finance regular Ciaran Chu, the man with his head in the cloud but his feet on the ground. If you want to see how the very nature of paying and being paid will be changing. Find out More...

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FF Virtual Arena: Open Banking, Onboarding and COVID-19
May26

FF Virtual Arena: Open Banking, Onboarding and COVID-19

Hope everyone in the UK had a great Bank Holiday and happy Tuesday to you all! In today’s Virtual Arena, our host Ali Paterson chats with Trulioo’s Zac Cohen to discuss open banking, onboarding processes and, of course, COVID-19. Live onsite,...

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The Fintech Fix: Magical Movements in Fintech
May22

The Fintech Fix: Magical Movements in Fintech

In this week’s episode of The Fintech Fix, we will be covering the end of an era for Monzo, Paypal is launching its QR code payment method and Standard Chartered is looking to create their own fintech Hogwarts!...

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EXCLUSIVE: Stride Bank, Payfare and DoorDash are up to something
May22

EXCLUSIVE: Stride Bank, Payfare and DoorDash are up to something

An industry insider has exclusively revealed to us that Stride Bank, (formerly known as the Central National Bank of Enid) has just completed a long-term deal with Payfare and food delivery service DoorDash. With the ink still drying, and the (virtual) handshakes still warm… What could this triumphant trio be conjuring up?  Our source has hinted that there may be plans underway to offer exclusive bank accounts to DoorDash drivers,...

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FF Virtual Arena: Neobank 220
May21

FF Virtual Arena: Neobank 220

Today in the FF Virtual Arena, we’ll be unveiling the new face of luxury private banking, CEO and co-founder of 220, Henry R. Fudge. Think incredibly wealthy 20-somethings, high-status lifestyles combined with fintech convenience and you’ve got a flavour of what this sparkling new challenger is aiming for. Watch this space closely … could it be the closing of the infamous HNW Millennial market...

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FF Virtual Arena: Fintech in Hong Kong
May20

FF Virtual Arena: Fintech in Hong Kong

Today at 14:30 BST, on the Virtual Arena, we are travelling to Asia’s world city, Hong Kong to find out everything fintech. To help us in this adventure, we brought in Medhy Souidi, DBS Bank Hong Kong’s Head of Fintech. If you are looking to start a fintech in Hong Kong, you need to check this out!...

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FF Virtual Arena: Hiring and Getting Hired in a Pandemic
May19

FF Virtual Arena: Hiring and Getting Hired in a Pandemic

If there was ever a more important discussion in these times, it’s now! On today’s Virtual Arena find out how to get a job, or keep one during a pandemic, a question that only gets answered every 100 years,...

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FF Virtual Arena: Are Fintech Events Screwed?
May18

FF Virtual Arena: Are Fintech Events Screwed?

Join us today as we look at what is happening in the events space of Fintech. We are joined by Laurent Nizri, of arguably the best (and only so far) big Fintech event of the year, Paris Fintech Forum; and Lisa Moyle, from one of the few events that is attempting a grassroots virtual event, VC innovations. With so many events cancelled, we look at the knock-on effect of this, what this means for small tech firms unable to meet big...

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The Fintech Fix: WhatsApp, WeChat?
May15

The Fintech Fix: WhatsApp, WeChat?

Join Fintech Finance’s Doug Mackenzie for the latest episode of The Fintech Fix. The best weekly news round up on the web! This week is a crazy one. WeChat is creating its own payments score from the private conversations of its users and Mastercard are looking to bring in one Billion people into the digital world!...

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FF Virtual Arena: Speedboats
May15

FF Virtual Arena: Speedboats

Join us today at 14:30BST! In today’s Virtual Arena we’ve got two fintech heavyweights joining our host Ali Paterson, despite the fact that they’re on different sides of the world from each other. We’ve got Deniz Güven from Mox Bank and Nuno Sebastiao from Feedzai....

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FF Virtual Arena: free2 Profile
May13

FF Virtual Arena: free2 Profile

Check out our Virtual Arena for today! We profile the loan platform free2 with their very own CEO Paul Lindsay. Join our Ali Paterson today, here, at 14:30 BST.

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FF Virtual Arena: Judo Bank Deep Dive
May12

FF Virtual Arena: Judo Bank Deep Dive

On today’s Virtual Arena at 14:30BST we ‘deep dive’ down under to catch up with Judo Bank’s Joseph Healy! The Australian neobank scene is very exciting, so don’t get left...

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FF Virtual Arena: Stand the F*** Up For Fintech
May11

FF Virtual Arena: Stand the F*** Up For Fintech

Join us today as we stand the f*ck up for fintech with two highly anticipated guests, who’ve been dominating our headlines this week. Nick Ogden gives an update on his political mission. He’s lobbying to let alternative lenders provide government-backed loans to SMEs. If he can access some of the treasury’s £350 billion, it will be a game changer for challenger banks and alternative lenders. We’re also delighted to welcome Head of...

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The Fintech Fix: Small Week, Big News
May08

The Fintech Fix: Small Week, Big News

Join Fintech Finance’s Doug Mackenzie for the latest episode of The Fintech Fix. The best weekly news round up on the web! This working week is a small one in the UK (public holiday) however it was a big one for the industry news, from Revolut going old school in Lithuania to Bó closing we hear about all the goings on at Fintech Finance and around the...

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FF Virtual Arena: Mexico Profile
May07

FF Virtual Arena: Mexico Profile

Today 14:30BST HERE on our Virtual Arena we will be having our breakfast over in Mexico City as our host Douglas Mackenzie will be learning everything he can about the state of financial services in Mexico. Joining him today will be Pablo Cuaron from Mastercard, Tory Jackson from Galileo Financial Technologies and Stefan Moller from challenger...

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FF Virtual Arena: Kuda Bank
May06

FF Virtual Arena: Kuda Bank

Check out today’s Virtual Arena where our host Ali Paterson is finding out about the hottest Challenger Banks from around the world. Joining him this week will be Kuda Bank’s Babs Ogundeyi who is #1 when it comes to the financial scene in Nigeria....

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The Virtual Arena: All About AI
May05

The Virtual Arena: All About AI

Catch our Virtual Arena “All about AI” with our host Ali Paterson as he gets to hear from innovation legends Gulru Atak Gundem at Citi and Andreas Burner from SmartStream. This week we look to the future and find out what will AI do for us in the future and how it’s helped during the Corona Crisis.  ...

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The Virtual Arena: Customer Experience with Nationwide
May04

The Virtual Arena: Customer Experience with Nationwide

Catch our first Virtual Arena of the week as our host Doug Mackenzie will be discussing everything Customer Experience with Carole Layzell, the Channel Service Director at Nationwide, Britain’s best bank, that’s not a...

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The Fintech Fix: Can we ever go back?
May01

The Fintech Fix: Can we ever go back?

Join Fintech Finance’s Doug Mackenzie for the latest episode of The Fintech Fix. The best weekly news round up on the web! This week we hear about all the goings on at Fintech Finance and around the...

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FF Virtual Arena: SCA and e-Commerce
Apr30

FF Virtual Arena: SCA and e-Commerce

In this Virtual Arena we focus on the regulation SCA and its impact on the retail and payment industries, two fields that seem to be on a divergent set of fates. To find out how this regulation could ultimately be catastrophic or an incredible opportunity, we bring in Andy Ramsden, from the global payments giant Giesecke & Devrient and Paul Rodgers, Chairman from the payments community Vendorcom....

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The Paytech Magazine Issue 05
Apr30

The Paytech Magazine Issue 05

Many of the interviews for this issue were conducted when the world was a very different place… not that long ago! But if you look at our spine-tingler on our printed edition, “Life is 10 percent what happens to us, and 90 percent how we react to it.” So with that, we at Fintech Finance are very pleased to present, The Paytech Magazine! Payments as an industry has reacted to Covid-19 with imagination and fortitude,...

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FF Virtual Arena: Bunq Profile
Apr29

FF Virtual Arena: Bunq Profile

In today’s episode of FF Virtual Arena, please join our host Ali Paterson who is chatting with Bunq’s Ali Niknam. Together they discuss topics such as how to build a speedboat bank, the approach to customers, the approach to tech, and absolutely everything in between! Interested in seeing what musician Bunq would be personified...

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FF Virtual Arena: TCF and Cloud
Apr28

FF Virtual Arena: TCF and Cloud

In the latest Fintech Finance Virtual Arena, we hear from Temenosian Prema Varadhan to hear all about how they have moved their gigantic conference the TCF, to the digital world! In addition we find out more about how Cloud based technology is becoming increasingly important for banks around the...

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The Virtual Arena: Wealth and COVID-19
Apr27

The Virtual Arena: Wealth and COVID-19

In our latest episode of The Virtual Arena, join our host Ali Paterson as we find out how COVID-19 has had an impact on the Wealth Management industry. Now to anyone not involved in ‘wealth’ it might be a surprise to hear how far behind other financial services, in terms of digital offerings, it is, so hear from our speakers, April Rudin, The Rudin Group and Nicolai Hack from Nucoro to find out how COVID-19 might change...

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FF Virtual Arena: Retail Banking post COVID-19
Apr24

FF Virtual Arena: Retail Banking post COVID-19

Join Fintech Finance’s Ali Paterson for the latest Virtual Arena. This week we hear from Fintech legend Jim Marous, the owner and host of the podcast Banking Transformed.  Do you want to know how to stop your bank from becoming irrelevant? Find out how in this incredible live chat where we get the ultimate ingredients to becoming a retail banking god or...

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The Fintech Fix: Google owns your money now?!
Apr24

The Fintech Fix: Google owns your money now?!

Join Fintech Finance’s Doug Mackenzie for the latest episode of The Fintech Fix. The best weekly news round up on the web! This week we hear about Google’s Debit Cards, SIBOS 2020 and how will humble multinational bank- Banco Santander fair against the giant fintech unicorn,...

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FF Virtual Arena: Payments in Africa
Apr23

FF Virtual Arena: Payments in Africa

In this Virtual Arena we hear from Chris Hamilton, CEO of BankservAfrica the clearing house that handles the incredible task of helping money move around South Africa and beyond! Who better then, to help our host Ali Paterson get the ultimate lowdown, for ‘Payments in...

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The Virtual Arena: Fintech 4 Good – Opening Banking & Charity
Apr22

The Virtual Arena: Fintech 4 Good – Opening Banking & Charity

In our latest episode of The Virtual Arena, join our host Ali Paterson as we find out how open banking can fuel Fintech 4 Good in this crisis. We want to understand the whole fintech charity ecosystem so we bring in Sean Donnelly the Co- founder of the app, Roundups, a way to donate pennies from every purchase. We also get Jason O’Shaughnessy from Saltedge, the firm that can make all these exciting fintech ideas...

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The Virtual Arena: Fintech 4 Good – Opening Banking & Charity
Apr22

The Virtual Arena: Fintech 4 Good – Opening Banking & Charity

In our latest episode of The Virtual Arena, join our host Ali Paterson as we find out how open banking can fuel Fintech 4 Good in this crisis. We want to understand the whole fintech charity ecosystem so we bring in Sean Donnelly the Co- founder of the app, Roundups, a way to donate pennies from every purchase. We also get Jason O’Shaughnessy from Saltedge, the firm that can make all these exciting fintech ideas...

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FF Virtual Arena: SME’s, Scale and Cloud
Apr21

FF Virtual Arena: SME’s, Scale and Cloud

In the latest Fintech Finance Virtual Arena, we get industry heavy weights, Jason Oakley from Recognise, Elliot Limb from Mambu and of course, your host, Ali Paterson! In this arena we ask the question, why aren’t all clouds created...

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The Fintech Fix: Whats been going on?!
Apr17

The Fintech Fix: Whats been going on?!

Join Fintech Finance’s Doug Mackenzie for the latest episode of The Fintech Fix. The best weekly news round up on the web! This week we hear about 12 funding rounds, three cinema chains and two challenger banks but how do these all...

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FF Virtual Arena: Digital Islamic Finance
Apr16

FF Virtual Arena: Digital Islamic Finance

Joining us in the FF Virtual Arena today is CEO of Neo Islamic Bank Rizq, Akmal Saleem. We ask the question as to why there has been no “Starling” or “Monzo” of Islamic Banking, no Digital Challenger. We also look at what it means from an ethical level to be sharia-compliant, and how to start a new bank in the midst of a global pandemic....

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 3.04 – Down in Mexico
Apr15

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 3.04 – Down in Mexico

In this episode we investigate the state of financial technology and inclusion in Mexico, so we sent Doug Mackenzie to Mexico City to speak with key members of the Mexican fintech ecosystem. Galileo are a platform that powers key fintechs around the world, so Tory Jackson, their country manager for Mexico gives us the low down. Payments are digitising in Mexico so who better to tell us where the future lies, than Stefan Moller, CEO of...

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FF Virtual Arena: Covid Credit
Apr14

FF Virtual Arena: Covid Credit

Joining us in the FF Virtual Arena, is Freddy Kelly from Credit Kudos and David Luck from Capital on Tap! In this special arena, we will be discussing the future of credit and how the government are looking at working with businesses to help SME’s in this trying...

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FF Virtual Arena: Fair Credit – Serve and Protect
Apr09

FF Virtual Arena: Fair Credit – Serve and Protect

Joining us in the FF Virtual Arena is Freddy Kelly from Credit Kudos and Paul Norgrove from Serve and Protect! In this special arena, we will be discussing the future of credit and how fintech can help the people most in need.  ...

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FF Virtual Arena: The Future of PoS
Apr02

FF Virtual Arena: The Future of PoS

Joining us today in the FF Virtual Arena, is Hamza Khan from Suburbia and Elena Mesropyan from Money20/20! In this special arena, we will be discussing the future of PoS and POS Terminals… and what some of the opportunities...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Regtech Show 3.01 – Brexit, Cyber Security and how to stay compliant in 2020
Mar31

Fintech Finance Presents: The Regtech Show 3.01 – Brexit, Cyber Security and how to stay compliant in 2020

From Cyber security to Brexit, the regulatory complexity surrounding highly digital organisations is only growing. To make sense of it all we speak with fscom, one of the leading compliance firms in the UK and Ireland to understand it all. With such a variety of topics we called in Jamie Cooke, Managing Director, Alison Donnelly, Director, Tony Brown the Senior Manager in Financial Crime and Simon Whittaker!...

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FF Virtual Arena: Top Five Fintech reactions to Covid-19
Mar30

FF Virtual Arena: Top Five Fintech reactions to Covid-19

Joining us today in the FF Virtual Arena, is Liz Lumley from VC Innovations and Hannah Duncan from HD Investment Content and we will be discussing the elephant in the room, COVID-19 and looking at it, in the only way we are qualified to do so – in relation to Fintechs. We look at the “Top Five” Fintech reactions to Covid-19… the rule is simple: it’s never five, and I’m sure we miss many people who should be at the...

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FF Virtual Arena: Acquisitions with Accuity & Apply Financial
Mar27

FF Virtual Arena: Acquisitions with Accuity & Apply Financial

Welcome to the first FF Virtual Arena! Earlier this week, we caught up with Mark Bradbury from Apply Financial and David White from Accuity to chat about the acquisition, what this means from a product perspective at Accuity, and the industry as a whole. Check the link below for when we go live!...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 3.03 – Open Banking, Use Cases, Mass Cases
Mar26

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 3.03 – Open Banking, Use Cases, Mass Cases

In this episode of The Paytech Show, Doug Mackenzie heads to the land of Open Banking, the Nordics, where even the most traditional banks are taking to innovation far quicker than anywhere else. Sparebanken Vest’s Kjetil Sørtun tells us about how their bank has rolled out an entirely digital offering. Open Banking specialists, Georg Olav Ramstad and Paul Francis Walvik-Joynt over at Nets tell Doug how payments are at the heart...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 3.02 – The Best Payment Conversation
Mar23

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 3.02 – The Best Payment Conversation

In this extra special episode of The Paytech Show we have the top payment specialists in the world discussing the biggest payment issues we could think of. We sit our interviewees down in one big round table with Mastercard’s Mike Cowen, BPC’s Evgenia Loginova and Wirex’s CEO Pavel Mateev to hear their views from financial inclusion to consolidation. We also catch up with Monese’s CEO Norris Koppel and CEO of...

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FF on Covid-19
Mar20

FF on Covid-19

  So unless you have been Jared Leto’ing for the last few weeks, you’re probably working from home, signing up for a Zoom trial, and like me joining our friends at 11:FS team for daily 8am Yoga Over the past few days, we’ve cleared out our office and how have the whole team working remotely, and I have now spoken to all of our freelancers and suppliers… which took a lot longer then I expected as there is a fair few! Our Magazines...

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MPE 2020: Summary
Mar10

MPE 2020: Summary

Fintech Finance heads to Berlin to get the low down of all things MPE 2020

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