FF Virtual Arena: Trends in Payments
Oct26

FF Virtual Arena: Trends in Payments

In today’s Virtual Arena, join Robert Courtneidge and Ali Paterson as they discuss the future of regtech, lawtech and how it all comes back to payments! With payment tech and culture changing rapidly and exponentially – how can governments, regulators and banks keep up? Find out here today at 14:30 BST...

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Discover Moneyfest by Money2020
Oct26

Discover Moneyfest by Money2020

Money20/20 in the year 2020 was always going to be a significant event. None of us could have foreseen just how significantly different it would turn out to be, of course!  Potentially, this will be the biggest and most diverse in the 18-year history of the payment industry’s premier conference. Forced by events to go exclusively online, it is free and open to all,  cross-sector and entirely without borders, thanks  to a global...

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FF Virtual Arena: The Trade Finance Ecosystem
Oct23

FF Virtual Arena: The Trade Finance Ecosystem

In today’s Virtual Arena we ask BNY Mellon – What will Main Street look like post pandemic? With SME’s being increasingly important to the business ecosystem Ali Paterson and Joon Kim find out how banks can offer up new services to enable the business to go and thrive. Watch here at 14:30BST...

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The Fintech Fix: Lockdown II
Oct23

The Fintech Fix: Lockdown II

In this week’s episode of The Fintech Fix, we hear about Lockdown II, UniCredit and Barclay’s working from home efforts and how Ecosia are helping destroy desertification by enabling wooden cards!...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 4.03: Biometrics in Finance
Oct22

Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 4.03: Biometrics in Finance

In today’s episode of The Fintech Show, we get a grip on biometric technology! Joining Ali Paterson in the FF studio we have David Crawford from Natwest and Fergal Coburn of Allied Irish Bank fame. Luckily just before lockdown, Lea Jakobiak headed to Soho to meet up with biometric specialists Nuance!...

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FF Virtual Arena: Eurofinance and Innovation in Treasury Departments
Oct21

FF Virtual Arena: Eurofinance and Innovation in Treasury Departments

In today’s Virtual Arena, join Bank of America Business’s Alex Young and Douglas Mackenzie as they recap the world’s best event for Treasurers, EuroFinance. Diving deeper, they also discuss how CFOs and Treasurers are changing in a data rich world, and becoming the diamonds of the executive board. Join us here today at 14:30BST...

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How can Neobanks banks differentiate themselves?
Oct19

How can Neobanks banks differentiate themselves?

In today’s virtual arena, join Jo Dewar from GPS and Ziglu’s Mark Hipperson as they discuss, how can the new neobanks set themselves apart? In an ecosystem that is starting to get cramped, are we in danger of the fintech banks becoming one and the same? Find out here today at 14:30 how the new banks will beat the rest to be the best....

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Magazine Issue 06
Oct19

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Magazine Issue 06

We at Fintech Finance are proud to present our latest edition of The Paytech Magazine! There has been so much going on this the Paytech sphere and we provide updates on key Neobanks, such as Banking Circle, Manzil and ESG. Included in this issue are commentaries by Marcel van Oost, who compares two leading neobanks as well as a delve into how ISO 20022 & SWIFT gpi show interoperability between crossborder payments. We finally look...

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FF Virtual Arena: Innovation in Insurance
Oct16

FF Virtual Arena: Innovation in Insurance

In today’s Virtual Arena join Deloitte’s Nigel Walsh, AXAXL’s Helene Stanway and Instanda’s Tim Hardcastle as they are grilled about the state of innovation in insurance from Fintech Finance’s Doug Mackenzie. Has innovation in insurance been stagnant? Have customers finally woken up to the possibilities their policies can provide? Find out here at 14:30BST...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 4.02 – Payments, They Are Changing
Oct15

Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 4.02 – Payments, They Are Changing

In today’s episode of The Fintech Show we are going to be looking at how the very nature of payments has changed over the last decade. With the digital economy moving at instant speed the way we buy and sell products is having to change: from subscriptions to pay later schemes there are a few players taking advantage of this revolution. But can we do more? To find out we talk to Ciran Chu, ACI Worldwide’s head of public cloud...

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FF Virtual Arena: PPS and Monese
Oct14

FF Virtual Arena: PPS and Monese

In today’s Virtual Arena, we are talking partnerships! Fintech Finance’s Douglas Mackenzie chats with Norris Koppel, founder and CEO of Monese and CEO of PPS Ray Brash about how to create the perfect partnership...

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FF Presents: The Fintech Show 4.01 – How to Build a Bank
Oct13

FF Presents: The Fintech Show 4.01 – How to Build a Bank

In today’s episode of the Fintech Show we take a look behind the scenes of a bank. In recent years there has been a change to the way banks are run – new technologies and slick front ends take all the headlines. But with the sheer volume of data that banks own on their customers, CFO’s and financial teams have found their roles and lives change, dramatically. Featuring speakers Jim Marous, Soren Anderson from Danske Bank and...

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FF Virtual Arena: Jimmy Nguyen & The Bitcoin Association
Oct12

FF Virtual Arena: Jimmy Nguyen & The Bitcoin Association

In today’s Virtual Arena join Jimmy Nguyen and Douglas Mackenzie as they discuss the incredible work crypto currencies can do when it comes to empowering people and democratising financial services. We hear how the Bitcoin Association is working to make Bitcoin SV move beyond a simple payment method and change the world forever....

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FF Virtual Arena: MoneyFest & USA
Oct09

FF Virtual Arena: MoneyFest & USA

In today’s Virtual Arena we will be speaking with Sanjib Kalita about Virtual Events, big and small. It certainly doesn’t look like lockdown will be over by Christmas and with the events backlog starting to pile up – what’s next for the beleaguered industry? Are digital events just a salve, or are they the next evolutionary step in sharing industry knowhow. Find out if you’re Darwin or a Dodo...

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FF Virtual Arena: Curve Credit Profile
Oct07

FF Virtual Arena: Curve Credit Profile

In today’s Virtual Arena Curve Credit and Ali Paterson discuss the incredible importance of financial visibility and flexibility. Curve Credit are Ali Paterson’s favourite Fintech and with good reason. With open banking a thing of the past – open finance is here to stay and what better way to embody that than with a time bending, finance shifting, all in one Curve card....

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Discover Sibos 2020
Oct05

Discover Sibos 2020

To celebrate what is turning out to be one of the biggest Sibos events ever, we are proud to present a special edition of “Discover Sibos 2020” “Although the pandemic has affected so many areas of our lives, we need to become united across the globe in looking for new ways to succeed and flourish… To not see the limitations but the opportunities of change.” That quote comes from Natalie Abalo-Ratcliffe. Natalie is a...

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FF Virtual Arena: Currensea
Oct05

FF Virtual Arena: Currensea

In today’s virtual arena, fresh off today’s fundraising announcement, we take a look at Currensea. We are joined by cofounders James Lynn and Craig Goulding to talk all things open banking, not having to top up cards and the story behind Currensea....

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FF Virtual Arena: Clim8
Oct02

FF Virtual Arena: Clim8

In today’s virtual arena,  find out how you can change the world with Clim8. The hottest new way to cool the planet. Join their CEO Duncan Grierson as he explains to Doug Mackenzie on how Clim8 focus on the E in ESG to provide new investors with the chance to put their money where their mouth is and save the world, while earning a significant...

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FF Fundraiser Rap-Up #7 September 2020
Oct02

FF Fundraiser Rap-Up #7 September 2020

It’s that time of the month everyone – FF’s Lewis is here to deliver September’s fintech fundraising round-up, delivered in a tidy little rap. Feat. Clintex, Ziglu, Robinhood, Klarna, Airwallex, TrueLayer, Acin, Exabel, Allica Bank, Deel, Chip, Zorin Finance, Greenlight, Mollie, Pollinate, Thunes, Uncapped, Syfe, Mercury, Finix,...

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FF Virtual Arena: Stack Finance Profile
Sep30

FF Virtual Arena: Stack Finance Profile

In today’s Virtual Arena join Smriti Tomar from Stack Finance and Ali Paterson as they define ‘Sustainable Investments’. As more millennials are looking to invest their money they can find their financial freedom with Stack Finance with no fees and completely customisable card....

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Self Service Banking Asia 2020
Sep29

Self Service Banking Asia 2020

I’ll be honest. When Editor-in-Chief Ali Paterson asked if I wanted to attend a two-day event on ATMs, I started to question my career choices. It sounds like a bit of a snooze-fest, right? I imagined a lot of drab chat about god knows what, and a strong sense of the passing of time. So, with suitably managed expectations, I dragged open my laptop at 6am to tune into the Self Service Banking Asia event 2020. My preconceptions were...

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FF Virtual Arena: CBDC’s & R3
Sep28

FF Virtual Arena: CBDC’s & R3

On today’s Virtual Arena we host @R3’s @Daniel Eidan to discuss the very future of the payments industry. With the advent of Central Banks around the world bringing in their own Crypto Currencies are we going to see the way we pay for things change...

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The Fintech Fix: Golden Jubilee Episode
Sep25

The Fintech Fix: Golden Jubilee Episode

In this week’s the fintech fix, join our celebratory Golden Jubilee episode as Doug Mackenzie finally reaches 50 weeks of The Fix. My! Hasn’t he grown? Not only is this cause for celebration but we hear about the big parties @Robinhood and @Chime are going to be having this weekend. Over in Russia we hear the tingle of a @Tinkoff Bank and @Yandex marriage so be sure to check this episode out now...

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FF Virtual Arena: Plaid and Open Banking
Sep25

FF Virtual Arena: Plaid and Open Banking

In today’s Virtual Arena join Plaid’s Keith Grose and Douglas Mackenzie as they weave together a discussion about the future of open finance. If you weren’t ready for open banking, you will be left on the bottom of the cutting room floor. With Plaid any company can become the fintech of the...

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FF Virtual Arena: Financial Inclusion with Finastra
Sep23

FF Virtual Arena: Financial Inclusion with Finastra

In today’s Virtual Arena Doug Mackenzie is joined by Wissam Khuory, Finastra’s head of international, to talk about the biggest fintech mission in the world – making finance work for everyone. Financial Inclusion, disrupting the status quo and collaboration in a COVID19 environment are all on the cards....

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FF: Ultimate Sibos Pub Quiz – The Afterparty!
Sep22

FF: Ultimate Sibos Pub Quiz – The Afterparty!

We are very proud to partner with our friends at Sibos and Swift Innotribe for next months first ever virtual Sibos! Sibos has gathered speakers from all over the globe – Jamie Dimon, Amber Case, Mike Ebeling, Esther George, to name a few. They have live panels, virtual networking, the Sibos hackathon and of course Perfect Pitch –  it’s going to be brilliant! And as for an afterparty – that’s where we...

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FF Virtual Arena: Cocoa Invest
Sep21

FF Virtual Arena: Cocoa Invest

In today’s Virtual Arena join two Scots Omar Shaikh and Ali Paterson as they discuss ESG, faith and ethical investing. Omar Shaikh, CEO of Cocoa Invest incorporates all the above into their slick platform, so we had to get him on the show....

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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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FinTECH Talents Virtual Conference North America 2020: Distance? What Distance?
Sep14

FinTECH Talents Virtual Conference North America 2020: Distance? What Distance?

by Hannah Duncan Welcome to the new age of industry festivals, where you can catch all the talks, hot goss and invaluable insights in just a few clicks. There’s no need to book a flight or stand in long queues (which is something of a disappointment to us Brits). FinTECH Talents has earned a solid reputation for organising some of the best virtual festivals around. This time, we were heading to North America. Like totally awesome! I...

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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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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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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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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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The Fintech Magazine Issue 17
Sep01

The Fintech Magazine Issue 17

In this of The Fintech Magazine, From a messenger bank for Gen Zers to a challenger inspired by hip-hop, our look at neobanks of the world in this issue is a refreshing, upbeat change from the news of the past few months. There’s an urgency and optimism about these newbies – some spun out of more traditional institutions, others born out of pure, entrepreneurial genius, that haven’t been blown off course by the pandemic, and some that...

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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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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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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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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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