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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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FF Virtual Arena: Coconut Profile
Jul15

FF Virtual Arena: Coconut Profile

In today’s Virtual Arena Coconut will be holding Ali Paterson to account as we will be finding out about how fintechs can revolutionise accounting. Also Sam O’Connor will be discussing the SMB and business banking...

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FF Virtual Arena: Open Banking with Banco Sabadell
Jul14

FF Virtual Arena: Open Banking with Banco Sabadell

In today’s Virtual Arena, Banco Sabadell’s Paula Blazquez Solano and Fintech Finance’s Douglas Mackenzie discuss open banking and how banks can continue to innovate in this incredibly unusual...

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FF Virtual Arena: UK Financial Inclusion
Jul13

FF Virtual Arena: UK Financial Inclusion

In today’s Virtual Arena we have a full on Colosseum as Ali Paterson hosts THREE guests from: HooYu, Muniy and PREPAID INTERNATIONAL FORUM LIMITED. Even in the UK there are still countless people with no access to financial services – find out here how fintech can fight for the people who the banks have...

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FF Virtual Arena: Swift GPI & Universal Confirmations
Jul09

FF Virtual Arena: Swift GPI & Universal Confirmations

Today on The Virtual Arena at 14:30 BST, join Bottomline Technologies, Société Générale and of course Fintech Finance’s General – Ali Paterson as they are going to be discussing the huge changes coming to...

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FF Virtual Arena: Get Minted
Jul08

FF Virtual Arena: Get Minted

Today’s Virtual Arena is all about GOLD! As Minted’s Shahid Munir and Ali Paterson will be finding out how people can now buy and sell gold, simply, securely and most important quickly!

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FF Virtual Arena: Insha Profile
Jul07

FF Virtual Arena: Insha Profile

In today’s Virtual Arena, insha’s Mehmet Burak Dikmen will be discussing with Hannah Duncan the in and outs of banking with values. How insha can help people bank with their convictions and principles, seamlessly and for...

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FF Virtual Arena: Discovery Bank Profile
Jul06

FF Virtual Arena: Discovery Bank Profile

Today at 14:30 BST – Discovery Limited’s Akash Dowra will be chatting with our host Ali Paterson about how Discovery can help fuel a better future for people in South Africa by entwining health and insurance in ways never done before! Live onsite and on...

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FF Virtual Arena: Friction CX and Fraud
Jul02

FF Virtual Arena: Friction CX and Fraud

Today’s Virtual Arena is with Santander UK and Feedzai, discussing the BIG topics of payments, fraud and AI. With corona locking everyone down, you do not want to miss this. Live onsite and on Linkedin at...

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FF Virtual Arena: Cloud, Cloud, Cloud
Jul01

FF Virtual Arena: Cloud, Cloud, Cloud

In today’s Virtual Arena – Nationwide Building Society’s Gary Delooze and Marcus Chambers from CloudHealth by VMware will be teaching our host Ali Paterson all about Cloud technology. Are cloud based technologies the golden goose for financial institutions or do they cost too much? Live onsite and on Linkedin at 14:30BST!...

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FF Virtual Arena: HPS & Payments Around the World
Jun30

FF Virtual Arena: HPS & Payments Around the World

In today’s Virtual Arena at 14:30 BST, Douglas Mackenzie hosts Abdeslam Alaoui HPS’ CEO as they will be talking about the birth of HPS and what makes payments unique, around the world....

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FF Virtual Arena: Mo Muniy Mo Problems
Jun29

FF Virtual Arena: Mo Muniy Mo Problems

Crowdfunding, Wu-Tang Clan and how to get tasty discounts on iced lattes … Join Jeremy Suarez co-founder of neo bank Muniy and Hannah Duncan today at 14.30 as they discuss what lies ahead for this exciting new challenger...

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FF Virtual Arena: The Human Touch
Jun25

FF Virtual Arena: The Human Touch

At 14:30 BST in today’s episode of The Virtual Arena, Ali Paterson hosts Jim Marous and Peter -Jan Van De Venn from Mobiquity Inc. We will be having a masterclass on how you can create an incredible customer experience in financial services when everyone banks from home, on the go – but not in the branch!  ...

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FF Virtual Arena: Innovation in Insurance with Nationwide
Jun24

FF Virtual Arena: Innovation in Insurance with Nationwide

Check out our Virtual Arena Live at 14:30 BST, where we host Nationwide’s Michael Fulton. We hear all we can about insurance in the States and everything in between. This is going to be streamed live on LinkedIn so make sure to check it out today at 14:30...

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FF Virtual Arena: Bank of America – Payments
Jun23

FF Virtual Arena: Bank of America – Payments

In today’s Virtual Arena at 14:30 BST, catch up with Bank of America’s Ad van der Poel and Fintech Finance’s Douglas Mackenzie as they discuss EVERYTHING payments. From remote working to ISO20022, European payments are changing – and you can find out how, online at 14:30BST!...

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